Faculty of Engineering & Design staff

Sharing experience and best practice across the Faculty of Engineering & Design

Keep up to date with new posts

Subscribe

Subscribe to Faculty of Engineering & Design staff

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 36 other subscribers.

Latest posts

  • 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...

  • Seven questions with Andy Matthews

    Last month I chatted to Andy Matthews who is a Senior Technician in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Andy is responsible for the Undergraduate teaching labs, managing the risk assessment and practical needs of students undertaking project work....

  • Assessment - using Moodle Assignment

    On 31 March Rachel Applegate and I held a presentation and practice workshop on the Moodle Assignment tool. Our presentation looked at the settings and Rachel explained the impact (on staff and students) of choosing particular ones. The presentation was...

  • 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...

  • Macro of the month: User profile

    Introduction The User Profile function in Confluence is an easy way to display contact details. User Profile is a macro that displays the latest profile details of a named user. It can be used to help visitors to the wiki...

  • 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...

  • Macro of the month: Contributors/Contributors Summary

    Introduction The Contributors/Contributors Summary function in Confluence is useful in just about every wiki space where there are multiple authors and editors; it both informs visitors about who is working on a space and also acknowledges those contributors. Contributors/Contributors Summary is a...

  • The need to move towards a more sustainable society

    Dr Caroline McFarlane from the Department of Chemical Engineering writes about why she worked to develop our new MSc in Sustainable Chemical Engineering Hello, my name is Dr Caroline McFarlane and I’m the Director of Studies for the MSc in...