Technologies for Feedback & Advice in PGR Supervision

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.

A photo of students sitting around a table playing the Team Work Training Board Game

Team Work Training – Alien Alliance Groupwork Board Game

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

The SustainaWHAT? Gatherings – embedding Education for Sustainable Development in PGR education and researcher development

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.

Experiential learning: challenges and opportunities in hybrid delivery

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

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Supporting student groupwork

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.

Newcastle campus and Loyola campus
The Yamuna and Tyne rivers
Rachelle Maddison and Paul Mackay
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