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.
Making use of module roadmaps has helped students get the most out of their learning, reduced ten page documents down to one and resulted in learning activities and expectations being communicated ‘at a glance’. Rosalind Beaumont shares how this approach has been used in the HaSS Faculty PGCert in Research Training.
Creating a community can be challenging, particularly in a modular course but the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics have started to address this with the ‘Doing the Degree’ sessions. Read about their programme of events and find out how it all came together in this case study.
Does the competitive nature of a game help to improve student knowledge retention? Dr Alessio Iannetti investigated this and shares the results in this case study.
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.
This interdisciplinary approach to a flipped classroom gets students creating, engaged and sharing knowledge using short videos.
Creativity and Innovation challenges are interactive, intensive, competitive student events that the Enterprise Team run with a variety of disciplines. Students are put into teams and presented with the opportunity to work collaboratively on a real life ‘problem’ that they need to solve through developing a product, service or intervention. Read on to find out what happened in Combined Honours…
INTO foundation students engage with primary sources as part of their British Culture module. Read more about how this approach gives students confidence for independent archival research.
Archaeology students submit an formative piece, “What will I get from my degree?” near the start of Semester 1. Find out more from Dr James Gerrard in this Case Study.
Dr James Gerrard used formative tests with postgraduate students which helps to encourage engagement with resources and contributes to better summative assessment grades.