Dr Charlie Ball, Head of HE Intelligence at Graduate Prospects, dispelled some myths surrounding the graduate jobs market. For example, suggestions that ‘everyone has a degree these days’ whereas 38% of the adult population currently have a degree (as at the end of 2017); and ‘there are no graduate jobs’ when the Annual Population Survey (APS) data […]
This in-depth Masterclass was delivered in partnership with academic and eLearning colleagues. The aim was to give participants a greater understanding of different types of technology that could be used to facilitate teaching experiences and ultimately improve student experience.
Caroline Bowsher gave a thought-provoking talk about the assumptions we make regarding assessment and feedback that can affect a student’s understanding or participation. We considered ways to demystify the process and Caroline shared some good practice from within the School of Biological Sciences.
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.
Jennie Blake delivered a very practical session on how to incorporate different learning strategies into your teaching session in order to support student independence. Jennie has written a blog article detailing the process and strategies used during the session for those who missed out:
Sally Hickson and Polly Turner gave some useful tips on encouraging deep learning through constructive alignment of the curriculum and formative feedback opportunities. They emphasised the notion that there should be no short cuts through the curriculum and students should go through the whole journey.
Prof Cathy McCrohan presented this seminar on the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning, explaining how the College operates and the benefits it can bring to a student’s education, employability, and ability to contribute to society. The slides for the session are available below.
This masterclass was divided into four groups, focusing on digital literacy, assessment and feedback, careers, and what instructors bring to the learning environment. Resources will be made available here, alongside the introductory slides.
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 […]
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 […]