One of the high points for our Stage 3 students is the annual poster competition normally held in a large venue with all students and supervisors simultaneously. This is something I could not do this year due to the pandemic restrictions. I used Miro to set up a poster exhibition for around 80 posters which is simply accessible via a URL.
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.
The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences have utilised the Sustainable Development Goals as a platform to develop students’ global awareness and essential graduate attributes. Find out more from Dr Sara Marsham.
The aim of the Your Future module was to enhance students’ awareness of roles that they could go into; enhance their employability for their ideal roles through reflecting on, and developing, their skills; and also enhance their resourcefulness. Hear more from Dr Catherine Douglas.
Students taking part in the Integrated Work Study Programme have the unique opportunity to deliver effective solutions to real industry problems. This case study is an example of how academic practice and industrial engagement can combine to enhance the student learning outcomes.
Around 25 face to face lectures and a further 12 to 15 tutorial sessions were condensed down to just seven live sessions. This was a golden opportunity to flip teaching, something that was talked about and something that has been considered for some time.
A programme developed by Autodesk called Tinkercad, an online computer simulation, was used in place of the hardware students would normally use. This started out with 12 students’ projects but has moved to over 180 in a module due to the success with the original 12 students.
Using the screen sharing function created an online cinema or community watch-along for teaching material that will support student engagement with asynchronous material. This activity helped students to organise themselves better, and also to discuss with each other in real time and build connections with other students.
Used an iPad connected directly to a computer in order to handwrite solutions for both lecture material and problems classes. For a recorded lecture, the program OBS Studio is used. Prompts were made throughout to check all students could see the material and could follow along with the learning.
Professional engineers use physical logbooks to document and record their work, from thoughts, design ideas, calculations and sketches, through to literature readings and lab results. For ENG1002, Sustainable Design Creativity and Professionalism, we created an electronic version of this logbook using a Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook.