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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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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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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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‘Mental health isn’t addressed properly’: students on the pressures of university

Reposted from the Guardian Higher Education Network. With the number of students seeking counselling on the rise, we asked you to tell us about your experience of dealing with mental health issues at university Elle, 20, was studying politics but … Continue reading

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