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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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Some strategies for improving assessment and feedback

I attended a conference on assessment and feedback in Edinburgh in May 2016.  Here are a few learning points on assessment and feedback practice that you might find useful: 10 things I learnt at the SEDA Conference on Assessment and … Continue reading

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Improve ISS/NSS metrics on your course

Use these NUS learning and teaching resources to improve student satisfaction on your course.  The resources include a Comprehensive Guide to Learning and Teaching, a resource for Students Unions, but also a useful tool for teaching teams to enhance current practice.  … Continue reading

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Creative pedagogies

6 things I learnt at the GLAD Conference ‘Creative Pedagogies across Disciplines’, February 2016, Birmingham. With an increasing national debate on the meaning of excellence in teaching and learning and the introduction of the ‘Teaching Excellence Framework’ later this academic year, … Continue reading

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