John Holton, Director of Education in HCA explains how student demand for clarity on navigating the PEC process led him to develop a bespoke, student-facing infographic, re-packaging important information and key take-aways in an engaging and easy to understand format, resulting in a reduction in student anxiety, increasing confidence in the process, and reducing workload for staff responding to queries.
Dr Raghda Zahran, Programme and Project Manager from the Project Management Office worked with colleagues from the School of Computing to engage postgraduate students taking an Innovation Project, offering students a unique opportunity to apply their Data Science skills meaningfully, alongside developing an understanding of Learning Analytics from Newcastle University students’ perspectives, to inform the development of practical tools and strategies.
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.
Politics instituted a full curriculum review, lasting over a year, to investigate how they could enhance their programmes in the following areas: feedback and assessment; student voice; employability; EDI; and teaching research methods. Find out more from Dr Michael Barr.
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.
Employability Ambassadors can help students with interviews, CVs and placements. Find out from Dr Beth Lawry how this scheme works in the School of Biomedical Sciences.
Dr Paul Fleet, School of Arts and Cultures describes how students helped to shape the curriculum design with some encouraging results.
Dr David Walker, Politics Senior Tutor School of Geography, Politics and Sociology Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? We produced a booklet called ‘The Politics Guide to Assessment and Feedback’ for distribution to all undergraduate politics students. The Guide provides information about the different forms of assessment used in Politics, assessment criteria, the Read more about Politics guide to assessment and feedback[…]
Melissa Ware, School Postgraduate Research Administrator School of Engineering Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? A Postgraduate Research Student Away Day has been held for the past two years to inspire community and social activity among students who come from a wide variety of research areas and expertise as well as countries, cultures Read more about PGR student away day[…]
Dr Lindsay Pennington, Senior Lecturer Institute of Health and Society Medical Sciences What did you do? Assisted students in the organisation of the annual student-led conference. Who is involved? Heather Brown, Lindsay Pennington, PGR Administrator, all Institute of Health and Society PGR students, staff speakers. How do you do it? A student committee for the Read more about Institute of Health and Society PGR Annual Conference[…]