Workplace-Based Assessments The Journal Article was ‘Workplace-Based Assessments in Postgraduate Medical Education: A Hermeneutic Approach’. The paper investigated workplace-based assessments for medical postgraduate students. It identified twelve main lessons that can be used to improve such assessments. These were; (1) using formative and summative assessments, (2) ensuring that assessors are all trained in workplace-based assessments, […]
Rebecca Farrington and Enam Haque delivered this session on inclusivity in academia, with a particular focus on anti-racism. The session covered how academic institutions have a duty to be more inclusive and anti-racist, but often fall short of this, some studies were highlighted that suggested the issue was most prevalent in medical subjects due to […]
The article for discussion was ‘How medical school alters empathy: Student love and break up letters to empathy for patients’ Authors Megan Brown and Gabrielle Finn were present and provided background and an overview of the paper which then informed subsequent discussion. Paper focused on medical students, but built alongside other research undertaken by Gabrielle’s […]
Maria Regan (Senior Lecturer, Division of Medical Education) and Karen Heggs (Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work) delivered an interactive session focused on challenges to giving feedback on reflective practice and how these challenges could be overcome to provide students with feedback to develop as reflective practitioners. Participants considered whether a […]
Rebecca Farrington and Cath Prescott, alongside three students, led an open discussion on diversity and its impact on the learning environment. They shared some practical exercises to equip participants with tools to use in their daily lives.
Karen Heggs and Maria Regan gave an enjoyable Masterclass on Reflective Practice. They considered the meaning of reflective practice, the theoretical underpinnings for reflection, the challenges and barriers to reflection as well as the value of technology to facilitate reflection. Further information is available as part of their presentation below:
Polly Turner presented her experience from the MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health programme where reflective practice is a core component of the programme that is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Reflective practice is embedded throughout the programme and students record their reflections in an online portfolio (through PebblePad) that is then available to them […]
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 […]
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.