Dr Angela Mazzetti, Senior Lecturer in Management Practice in NUBS explored how the transferability of human resource management concepts to a wider global context could be enhanced through involving international students in the co-creation of session content, enabling the concept of ‘the quality of working life’ to be explored from a diversity of global perspectives, encouraging students to reflect on how these insights might impact their future practice as people professionals.
Dr Adam Rathbone, Lecturer in Social and Clinical Pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy collaborated with Dr Meganne Masko, Associate Professor of Music Therapy, to adapt the intergroup dialogue method of developing cultural competence to a virtual exchange between Pharmacy students in Newcastle and Music Therapy students from Indiana University – Purdue University, Indiana (IUPUI).
As part of a doctoral research study, Dr Lucy Hatt, a Senior Lecturer in NUBS, conducted concept mapping workshops across all years of an undergraduate entrepreneurship programme. This case study explains how the workshops enabled the evaluation of students’ understanding of entrepreneurship and discusses the benefits of concept mapping as a tool to help students and educators visualise the development of conceptual understanding.
Dr Xin Li, Senior Lecturer in International Management and Degree Program Director for MSc International Business Management describes how he used in-class debate with the 2022/23 cohort of full time MBA students, using group work to develop presentations and debate to encourage communication, self-reflection and learning by giving students the opportunity to listen to and engage with different opinions.
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
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[…]