Following students expressing anxiety over their ‘employability’ and their lives postgraduation, a year long research project in the School of Arts and Cultures explored how employability is embedded within teaching practice and ethos of the School as a whole. The Beyond Employability teaching pack provides a summary of the research, key findings and a number of teaching activities.
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.
Dr James Gerrard used formative tests with postgraduate students which helps to encourage engagement with resources and contributes to better summative assessment grades.
Service users work with staff and students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Find out more about the contributions they make to this course.
Fiona Holdsworth from the FMS Graduate School explains how discussion boards are used to shape learning around a difficult subject.
Dr Sue Thorpe records feedback using Blackboard for MSc Psychology Students. Students have responded well to this with lots of positive comments. Read more in the case study.
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Find out about how Newcastle University Students took part in a competition to prepare a marketing and product development plan for local firm Greggs.
Dr James Stach, Senior Lecturer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? The third-year/MSc module BIO3030/BIO8041 asks students to watch recorded online lectures and complete further reading – both so that they take responsibility for their own learning and so that they can make better use of timetabled Read more about Rethinking the lecture in order to engage students in active learning and discussion[…]
Jenny Johnstone, Lecturer Newcastle Law School Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? The Law School offers LAW8152, a two semester module on theories and methods of research specific to the field of law. Who is involved? Professor Chris Rodgers and Jenny Johnstone organise the module, and several other members of staff lead seminars Read more about LAW8152: A subject-specific research training module[…]
Dr Alison Graham, Senior Lecturer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? School of Biology (now part of the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences) made training available for postgraduate demonstrators. Who is involved? Dr Alison Graham and team applied to the Innovation Fund for money to run Read more about Training and support for postgraduate demonstrators[…]