Image of the cover design for the Get Sust! Sustainable Development Goals Board Game. It has 4 logos from the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals: clean water and sanitation; life on land; affordable and clean energy and life below water.

Get Sust! Working in partnership with students to co-develop a board game for raising student awareness of sustainable 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.

Virtual Summer School: Decolonising Research Methodologies in Applied Linguistics and Education

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

The SustainaWHAT? Gatherings – embedding Education for Sustainable Development in PGR education and researcher development

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.

Reduced Inequalities
Jon Sellars

Rapid Reviews in Pharmacy

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.

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[…]