Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Language Practice Programme

Over the years the Language Resource Centre has offered a programme of student-led language learning groups during term-time. These groups provide an opportunity for informal speaking practice to all Newcastle University members who are registered with the LRC. With the March 2020 lockdown, the decision was made to continue this activity but to trial taking it online using Microsoft Teams. For the academic year of 2020-21 the programme was run entirely online and was also expanded, in terms of number of hours offered, the types of sessions and languages.

The Language Resource Centre’s Online Tandem Board

In the past we had a physical tandem board in the Language Resource Centre, where students could come in and pin up a notice to say what languages they spoke and what languages they wanted to practice. With lockdown in March 2020 and no access to the physical centre, within a week we set up the online version of the tandem board to facilitate people being able to do language exchanges entirely remotely wherever they were.

Dr Sara Marsham
Raghda Zahran

Using Design Sprints to Stimulate Students Collaboration

A Design Sprint is a process condensed in time, objective and outcomes used to transform an idea into a prototype. This case study explores how this approach was used to gather students’ feedback on using data analytics to support their learning experience

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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.

Jon Sellars

Rapid Reviews in Pharmacy

It became clear that the laboratory-based projects for stage 4 Pharmacy students would be undeliverable this year, so the type of project provided had to change. Building on their successful use in other areas, Rapid Reviews were introduced. Find out more about how they worked.

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Students as partners in learning

With Mark Jackson School of History, Classics & Archaeology Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Used student generated content to focus seminars; negotiated essay questions with students and offered a choice of format for a creative project. Who is involved? Dr Mark Jackson, Senior Lecturer Archaeology. For my 20 credit final Read more about Students as partners in learning[…]

Eugene Wong

Integrated Work Study Programme

Students taking part in the Integrated Work Study Programme have the unique opportunity to deliver effective solutions to real industry problems. This case study is an example of how academic practice and industrial engagement can combine to enhance the student learning outcomes.