John Holton, Director of Education in HCA explains how student demand for clarity on navigating the PEC process led him to develop a bespoke, student-facing infographic, re-packaging important information and key take-aways in an engaging and easy to understand format, resulting in a reduction in student anxiety, increasing confidence in the process, and reducing workload for staff responding to queries.
Dr Helen Mason and Gabrielle Vallons explain how the Peer Mentor Induction Period Challenge on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is incorporated into first year teaching and delivered to students studying Nutrition and Dietetics, creating opportunities for students to submit group proposals for creative and innovative solutions to campus related issues with the potential to have lasting impact across the student body, alongside enhancing Peer Mentors’ personal and professional development.
Tracy Scurry, Professor of Work and Employment and Sarah Carnegie, Senior Lecturer in HRM from Newcastle University Business School, discuss the Get Sust! project, working in partnership with students to develop a game-based learning approach to engage Business School students with sustainable development, to facilitate a social and developmental learning experience, and support the personal development of students by enhancing their teamworking skills and global and cultural awareness.
Rosalind Beaumont, Senior Lecturer in School X discusses how Newcastle PGR students had the opportunity to come together via a cross-faculty series of events during COP26 in November 2021, to explore and discuss their research through the lens of sustainable development. This allowed students to develop a wide range of skills, collaborate across disciplines and reflect on their experiences and learning.
This challenge gave students the opportunity to become familiar with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, work as a team and demonstrate their creativity. Find out how it worked and view some of the fantastic winning entries.
David Walker in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology has placed student wellbeing at the centre of his module Politics of Happiness. Find out how weekly assignments posted to Canvas on mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and unplugging your devices, have helped improve student engagement…
Time management can be a bit of a dull topic to teach students, especially in a lecture format. GPS decided to take a new approach developing their very own TimeWasters board game.
Politics instituted a full curriculum review, lasting over a year, to investigate how they could enhance their programmes in the following areas: feedback and assessment; student voice; employability; EDI; and teaching research methods. Find out more from Dr Michael Barr.
The new Transition Officer has a real positive impact on students in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. This is achieved through a proactive approach to providing both pastoral and academic support. Dr Kate Henderson shares how this works in practice.
Creating a community can be challenging, particularly in a modular course but the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics have started to address this with the ‘Doing the Degree’ sessions. Read about their programme of events and find out how it all came together in this case study.