Laura Brown

Integrating employability and enterprise into the maths curriculum.

Colleagues in the Careers Service and the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics are working together to deliver the Mathematical Skills and Career Management module. This case study shares how they are successfully embedding employability into the curriculum.

Kate Henderson

WISDOM: Women In Science Doing Outstanding Maths

WISDOM is an inspiring outreach event aimed at encouraging girls in years 9 and 10 to study Maths at A Level. The event included a range of speakers highlighting the opportunities that studying Maths can bring. Dr Kate Henderson outlines some of the successes of the event in this case study.

A group of students at Grey's Monument

Transition Officer for Mathematics and Statistics programmes

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.

Dr Darren Kelsey

Aspirations, skills and knowledge (ASK)

Faculty Futures engages with local schools to become a familiar, friendly face to students who might not consider university as an option available to them. Dr Darren Kelsey gives more information about the design and delivery of this interdisciplinary programme.

Student and lecturer in practical workshop
Dr Fernando Russo Abegao, Dr Sue Haile and Sharon Joyce

Use of mobile devices

Graham Paterson, Computing Technician School of Engineering Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Staff in CEGS give out Galaxy Note 10 to first-year students in the School for use in lectures, seminars and private study. Who is involved? IT technician in the School Graham Patterson sourced the devices and provides support and training, Read more about Use of mobile devices[…]

A hands-on project-based mechanical engineering design module focusing on sustainability

Professor Tom Joyce, Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering School of Engineering Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? The School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering (MSE) changed the Stage 2 Design module to a Design and Manufacturing module, and completed the transition from a paper-based design exercise to a group exercise which required students to Read more about A hands-on project-based mechanical engineering design module focusing on sustainability[…]

A School-appointed ‘Coursework Czar’ reviews the setting of assessments

Dr Lindsay Marshall, Senior Lecturer Computing  Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? The School of Computing Science has appointed a “coursework czar” to act as an internal checker on the setting of all pieces of coursework. Who is involved? Dr. Lindsay Marshall serves as a “coursework czar” and reviews assessments as they are Read more about A School-appointed ‘Coursework Czar’ reviews the setting of assessments[…]