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  • Learning technology - What's out there? Peer assessment

    Welcome to our short blog series as we highlight learning activities and technologies you want to know more about. This month we'll tell you about... Peer assessment Peer assessment is when students assess and provide feedback on each others' work....

  • Jisc Connect More

    Rachel Applegate and I attended the Jisc Connect More event in Bristol (27 June 2017) and listened to some interesting presentations about digital capabilities - for students and staff.  We've summarised the sessions in the PDF below with some of...

  • Seven Questions with Iain Forster-Smith

    Recently I chatted to Iain Forster-Smith about his experience as Director of Administration in the Faculty of Engineering and Design.  I asked Iain to describe his role in one sentence and his response was: "making sure we are providing the...

  • Getting your message on our foyer TV screens

    The University's internal digital signage system is a great way to raise awareness of events, opportunities, PGR projects, and student activities - plus is saves printing costs and the environment too! How the system works in our Faculty Our TV...

  • Assessment and Feedback - Case Studies

    Following on from the workshop on using the Moodle assignment tool, Yvonne Moore and Rachel Applegate (Faculty Learning Technologists) have been working with staff in the Faculty on producing a series of case studies. Coming soon! The Learning and Teaching...

  • My Experience of the Mental Health First Aid Training

    Mental Health Awareness Week A couple of weeks ago it was Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental health is finally being considered as something we should all take notice of in ourselves, those we care about and work with. Not so...

  • Seven questions with Sue Fairhurst

    I recently chatted to Sue Fairhurst prior to her retirement from the University, where she has enjoyed a successful career providing an in-house graphic design service for "anything and everything that needs to be designed or printed".  I asked Sue...

  • A new online Faculty induction

    A long while ago now, our Director of Administration tasked a group of us to create an interactive staff induction module for everyone in the Faculty:   We interviewed members of staff to hear about their induction experiences. This helped...

  • Telling student stories

    There's a new online prospectus (named course search) on its way and we've been picking what to feature in the student testimonial sections. The bad news is that we don't have enough content, but the good news is that we...