Staff insight

  • Forming a cross university networking group to share best practices and experiences

    Jane L Phippen, Taught Programmes Manager at the Faculty of Engineering & Design, reflects on her involvement in forming a cross university networking group and hosting the University’s first Taught Programmes Administration Networking Event. February 28 may have been the...

  • Why I (mostly) like using the new CMS

    I've had a long hiatus from using the new CMS, but with our Faculty pages finally live, it feels like things are moving again and I've been reacquainting myself with the new system. I'm reminded every time I log into...

  • The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for beginners ….

    Back in December Selina (Jobson) and I thought we’d try and get to grips with the latest educational acronym  ‘TEF‘ and find out what on earth its all about.  Spoiler alert – there are a quite a few acronyms coming...

  • Introduction to wiki (again)

      Wiki, wiki, wiki... We've all heard about it. Our Faculty's internal web pages. But why should we use it? Basically it has all the information you need... About everything else. Imagine this. You need to know what the new...

  • Building networks at the Engineering Placement Fair

    Author: Alison Ukleja, Placements Manager, writes about our recent Engineering Placement Fair - In November we welcomed over 70 companies to campus for our Placement Fair. Our industrial partners got the opportunity to promote their businesses and talk with our...

  • Using Wiki to improve processes

    I first used Wiki when I started in my current role to share papers for a group meeting. I only used very basic features to start with, such as uploading papers and using permissions to give new members access, but...

  • New woodworking and timber engineering workshop in 4ES

    Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services, updates us on 4 East South developments: After months of planning, the ACE woodwork and timber engineering workshop moved into its new facility back in June. We now have a much larger workshop capacity...

  • Handing over admissions

    During his time as Admissions Tutor, Dr John Chew has seen applications for Chemical Engineering increase by 50%. As he hands over the role, John shares his experiences with us: I was the undergraduate Admissions Tutor (AT) for the Department of Chemical Engineering...

  • Effective staff induction

    We are working on a new Faculty staff induction to complement the activities that happen at a departmental and University level. As part of this project we interviewed new staff about their experiences joining the University. We also asked some...

  • Top 5 worries for new MSc students

    I surveyed our current and recently graduated MSc students to find out what their worries were about starting an MSc. 1.    Getting back into the momentum of studying as quickly as others on your course You may have had an...