Dr Sarah Ganassin oversaw a highly successful Virtual Summer School, bringing together students and staff from Newcastle University and the University of Nicosia in Cyprus to explore a wide range of issues, including decolonising theoretical perspectives, intercultural communication and collaboration, with the aim of equipping doctoral students with the research skills needed to progress their academic career.
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.
A collaboration with four other Universities provided students with a unique opportunity to showcase research related to UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduce inequalities within and among countries.
It became clear that the laboratory-based projects for stage 4 Pharmacy students would be undeliverable this year, so the type of project provided had to change. Building on their successful use in other areas, Rapid Reviews were introduced. Find out more about how they worked.
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.
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.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]