Author Archives: amckie

Second year blues: transitioning beyond the second year

With the increasing focus on retention and student success being placed on universities, the process of transition into higher education and the first year experience have been subject to extensive research. Based on that research, most institutions have developed a … Continue reading

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Student as consultant?

In 2014/15, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) developed a ‘Framework for partnership in learning and teaching in higher education’ as a way to bring focus to discussions about student engagement and the concept of partnership. In the framework: ‘…partnership is … Continue reading

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Quick wins in your teaching to better support international students?

  As our international student community begins to grow at UCA, we may find ourselves reflecting on our teaching approaches to better support learners with English as an additional language. UCA’s Learning Development Tutors have spoken to a number of … Continue reading

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Inclusive fashion curriculum

We are delighted to have our first guest post from Professor Victoria Kelley, UCA’s Director of Research and Education.  Here, Victoria reflects on a recent seminar she attended on decolonising the fashion curriculum.  The speaker, Dr Elizabeth Kutesko discussed decolonising … Continue reading

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Engaging students with the reading by re-thinking the reading list

In her recent article for UCA’s journal JUICE entitled ‘Rethinking the reading list’, Ray Martin offers the provocation that the reading list might be dead. Ray observes that there are lots of things we should be doing  in our teaching … Continue reading

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Become a mentor in creative education?

Have you achieved HEA Fellowship in the last 5 years? Are you familiar with the UKPSF and see its value as a pedagogical tool to reflect on creative education? Are you interested in non-formal, practice based learning opportunities at your … Continue reading

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Online social learning spaces for building campus communities?

UCASU provide a number of groups, societies and activities for students at UCA to join at each campus.  Many students at UCA take up this offer, but providing campus experiences is a key challenge for our four campus communities.  Some … Continue reading

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