Transforming a module from face-to-face delivery to blended format

Find out how the HSS8002 information and library skills module (part of the HASS PG researcher development programme) was transformed from face-to-face delivery into blended (i.e. online and face-to-face) format.

Students working together in groups

Psychological Applied Learning Scenarios

Dr Elizabeth Evans describes how she uses real world scenarios to engage students and to help them to put theory and research into practice. She uses interactive seminars, OMBEA, peer support and formative assessment to support this process.

Rethinking the lecture in order to engage students in active learning and discussion

Dr James Stach, Senior Lecturer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? The third-year/MSc module BIO3030/BIO8041 asks students to watch recorded online lectures and complete further reading – both so that they take responsibility for their own learning and so that they can make better use of timetabled Read more about Rethinking the lecture in order to engage students in active learning and discussion[…]

Teaching psychological research methods through a pragmatic and programmatic approach

Dr Patrick Rosenkranz, Senior Lecturer School of Psychology Medical Sciences What did you do? We took an action research approach to re-design, implement and evaluate a module guiding students through a programmatic and pragmatic research cycle. These revisions allowed for a move away from tutor-led, direct instruction and built in more opportunities for collaborative and Read more about Teaching psychological research methods through a pragmatic and programmatic approach[…]

Linking students (as prospective alumni) with research groups

Dr Alan Tully, Guest Member of Staff School of Computing Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Computing Science is creating a series of Degree Programmes linked to the strengths of research groups in the School. Who is involved? Alan Tully is DPD for undergraduate programmes. These Programmes are developed with the relevant research Read more about Linking students (as prospective alumni) with research groups[…]

LAW8152: A subject-specific research training module

Jenny Johnstone, Lecturer Newcastle Law School Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? The Law School offers LAW8152, a two semester module on theories and methods of research specific to the field of law. Who is involved? Professor Chris Rodgers and Jenny Johnstone organise the module, and several other members of staff lead seminars Read more about LAW8152: A subject-specific research training module[…]

Early career mentoring network

Dr Tom Smulders,  Senior Lecturer Institute of Neuroscience Medical Sciences What did you do? Developed a mentoring network for ECRs Who is involved? Any academic staff in FMS and all PhD students and post-docs in FMS. How do you do it? Academic staff members volunteer to have their names listed as potential mentors. We also Read more about Early career mentoring network[…]