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  • Faculty Student Centre team building

    Last week, the Undergraduate Team and Graduate School took part in a team building day where we spoke about the new structure the teams will be moving in to. As you may or may not know, the Undergraduate Team and...

  • Macro of the Month: Roadmap Planner

    Introduction Roadmap Planner is a simple macro within Confluence that creates a map for projects. As well as displaying basic information about a project timeline, it can also be linked to more in-depth information on individual work packages. Roadmap Planner allows...

  • TEL Event #3 - Web conferencing

    Our third event saw Dr John Orr describe how he and his colleague, Dr Saverio Spadea, used a web conferencing tool called Adobe Connect to deliver a successful, blended workshop – with 20 participants on campus and another 50 online....

  • 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...

  • FED Learning Technologies survey prize winner

    Firstly, a big thank you to staff who completed the Faculty of Engineering and Design Technology Enhanced Learning survey. There were 50 respondents. The results give us some useful insights in key areas including which learning technologies are a high...

  • The Life of a Business Apprentice

    Apprenticeships are government funded training programmes that combine job training with nationally recognised qualifications. It is an incredible opportunity to gain and develop skills, have a wide range of opportunities and you get paid whilst you learn! I started my...

  • MSc student induction: improving the experience

    Our previous MSc induction events had taken the form of a one morning introduction to the Faculty with lunch, followed by a team building exercise during the afternoon. This year we decided to increase the number of presentations and include...

  • Macro of the month: Survey and Vote

    Introduction Survey and Vote are straightforward to set up and can be used in different ways. They enable the gathering of information, opinions and general feedback from visitors. Survey allows you to ask several questions and offers a list of...

  • TEL: latest news... Moodle upgrade and more

    With Induction week drawing to an end, it already seems a while since the summer months. During that time, we have upgraded to Moodle 3.0, and we also have a new look Moodle theme. I’m sure you will have already...

  • Apprentice Technician: Everyday something new

    Emma Walker, former Apprentice Mechanical Engineering Technician, has been nominated to receive the Building Services Construction & Engineering Work Place Learner of the Year Award. This award recognises the hard work, application and excellence in both her academic studies and...