Dr Stacy Gillis and Dr Chiara Pellegrini present the findings of their NUTELA Funded project researching the technologies used by supervisors to provide feedback and advice to postgraduate students, highlighting the the most and least popular methods of feedback and making recommendations for best practice to improve the student experience of feedback.
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.
Dr Catherine Douglas (staff: she/her) and Manjot Brar (student intern: she/her) from the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, discuss the development of an innovative ice-breaking board game to enable students to discuss effective strategies for addressing common group working issues, and learn about the value of feedback. Students were integral to the design of the game which was funded to address requests for support in preparing for groupwork. This extremely successful pilot initiative will continue to be used and can be loaned out to anyone interested in reviewing the game and trialing with their students.
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.
Jo Clark, Deputy Degree Programme Director of Master of Business Administration Newcastle Unviersity Business School Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences What did you do? How did you do it? Why did you do it? Does it work & Student Voice Graduate Framework Collaborative Resilient Creative, innovative, and enterprising Future focused Confident
Group work was introduced right at the start of this Planning module to get students working together ready for their assessed group project. Find out how it worked.
Emma Robinson, Dr Paula Waterhouse & Luisa Wakelin Dental Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences What did you do? Created a four-week online virtual exchange between Newcastle University, Universitas Indonesia, and Fiji National University. The exchange was open to both BDS and ODHS students. Very limited information was sent to students regarding what the exchange would Read more about Virtual Exchanges – The value of international student exchanges during Covid[…]
Students worked together in this online event to share experiences and develop ideas to advance selected Sustainable Development Goals.
Students from our University took part in a successful online event with students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IITD) to share ideas around environmental sustainability.
Mentors from external partners worked closely with current students to help develop professional, communication and interpersonal skills. Dr Carla Chivers shares how this worked in this latest case study.