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Bringing the rocks into your house, virtual fieldtrips (VFT)

With Dr Cees van der Land, Dr Sanem Acikalin & Dr Mark Ireland Newcastle University School of Natural and Earth Sciences Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? For our Earth Science students we developed a range of VFTs during which they learn to analyse and map the rock strata. We used Read more about Bringing the rocks into your house, virtual fieldtrips (VFT)[…]

Dr Cristina Navarro Reguero

Implementing a novel approach to the delivery of Chemistry labs in response to the COVID pandemic

Rapid changes to the practical delivery of Chemistry courses as a consequence of the unexpected Covid-19 restrictions whilst trying to maximise students’ experience by using a great variety of learning tools.

Dr Sara Marsham
Catherine Douglas and a dog

Your Future: Occupational Awareness Module

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.

Photo of Dr Heather Sudgen, Dr Sara Marsham and Dr Ben Wigham

Virtual Fieldwork Teaching

Colleagues in SNES are using ThingLink to create 360 degree virtual environments to replace traditional fieldwork activities. Feedback so far has been excellent with high levels of synchronous and non-synchronous student engagement. Read on to find out more…

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[…]

Demonstrators working together

Training and support for postgraduate demonstrators

Dr Alison Graham, Senior Lecturer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences  Science, Agriculture and Engineering  What did you do? School of Biology (now part of the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences) made training available for postgraduate demonstrators. Who is involved? Dr Alison Graham and team applied to the Innovation Fund for money to run Read more about Training and support for postgraduate demonstrators[…]

Using GradeMark to undertake online marking to improve feedback and engage students in the marking process.

Dr Alison Graham , Senior Lecturer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Utilised GradeMark to provide assignment-specific marking criteria and feedback and engage students in the feedback cycle. Who is involved? Alison Graham – School of Biology (now part of the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences)– Read more about Using GradeMark to undertake online marking to improve feedback and engage students in the marking process.[…]

Assessment and feedback workload calendars

Dr Alison Graham, Senior Lecturer and Dr Sara Marsham, Senior Lecturer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Created a calendar for staff members and students to visualise their assessment workload i.e. when assignments are due, marking required. Who is involved? Sara Marsham and Alison Graham with support Read more about Assessment and feedback workload calendars[…]

Organisation of a conference on current issues in animal science by final-year students

Dr Jonathan Guy, Senior Lecturer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Final year students organise a conference on current issues in animal science. Who is involved? Jonathan Guy, Facilitator, Andrew Beard, Facilitator, Helen Adamson, (expertise on poster design) Helen Atkinson, (Careers department) Eve Simcox, (Faculty Research Impact Read more about Organisation of a conference on current issues in animal science by final-year students[…]