Author Archives: tonyjreeves

Mental health – be prepared

Mental health issues now affect a significant number of university students. In this post, UCA’s Ray Martin highlights key warning signs for both Home/EU and International students, and provides guidance about what you can do. What are the statistics? 29% … Continue reading

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Opportunities for professional development

UCA offers a range of professional development opportunities for staff. Whether you are looking to obtain a formal teaching qualification, or explore new ways of enhancing your teaching or supporting learning, we can provide you with the support you need. … Continue reading

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High impact learning strategies

Sometimes you come across research that you just can’t ignore. While a lot of educational research can be context-dependent and difficult to generalise, just occasionally somebody pulls it all together. In his seminal book on teaching and learning in higher … Continue reading

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Creative Arts Technicians in Academia – Tim Savage

Webinar recording: Creative arts technicians in academic: to transition or not to transition? . How do technicians feel after moving into an academic role? UCA’s Tim Savage conducted research into the experiences of UCA technicians who have become academic staff, … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ teaching tips #4 and #5

A double helping of teaching tips this week from Dr. H – here they are: If a learner has an unfamiliar ‘non-UK’ name, it is important to pronounce it as well as possible (rather than mess it up, or avoid … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ teaching tip #3

It’s time for Nicholas Houghton’s teaching tip of the week. This week’s tips is: Learn all students’ names as soon as possible. You’ll find you can do it; we all can. By using their name every time you address them, … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ teaching tip #2

Nicholas Houghton’s tip for this week is: If your teaching involves using technology, arrive early enough to be able to set it all up and ensure it is all working; ensure you have the contact details of the person to … Continue reading

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