Lessons Learnt from Major Infrastructure Projects

Peter Green gave an illuminating talk on his experience as the Teaching and Learning Academic Lead for the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) project.  As part of the project he considered ways to optimise the 191 teaching rooms in MECD to ensure they were fit for purpose in the current climate, for example, considering the […]

Teaching Innovation

Dr Penny Haughan, PVC Student Life and Learning at Liverpool Hope University gave a thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking talk about raising standards through innovative practice.  Examples included radical changes to timetabling, setting up communities of practice and ensuring all students receive information about careers and further study in their first week of tutorials.

21st Century students – Learning@Lunch

In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the use of playful approaches in higher education. This encompasses a range of techniques and practices, from video games to Play Doh, and a way of reimagining learning design. This Learning@Lunch seminar, presented by Prof. Nicola Whitton from MMU, presents a model for playful learning […]

Developing professionalism in students – Learning@Lunch

Jenny Silverthorne presented this month’s Learning@Lunch seminar, which looked at the difficulties that students may face in making the transition from their studies to the workplace, and why some of the common methods to ease this transition such as placements may not be as effective as expected. The very end of the seminar and some […]

Student Experience, Learning@Lunch

The off-campus students’ project was developed 3 years ago after it was identified that retention and achievement levels at university were being affected by whether students chose to live at home rather than move into student housing. This group also intersects strongly with mature students, student parents and student carers who are given their own […]