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  • Studying alongside work

    This time last year, I was just about to start studying with a rival university I can't possibly mention...  Oh ok, go on then!  I was about to start a 30 credit unit in Website Technologies with the Open University. ...

  • TEL Round-up – 5 reminders for the new semester

    For the first two weeks of the new semester  TEL and AV staff provided a series of lunchtime surgeries in the Claverton Foyer, answering questions and providing support to staff.  If you have any feedback about anything that was especially...

  • Retirement of Dr Peter Shepherd and Dr Martin Balchin

    The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is marking the retirement of two long-standing members of staff at the end of the month. Dr Peter Shepherd, Senior Lecturer and former Director of Studies in the Department of Electronic & Electrical...

  • Placement Team - 30 second update

    What were we working on last academic year? · Working to place around 400 new students into industry. · Supporting 356 Engineering students who are currently working out on placement. · Supporting around 200 Architecture and M-Arch students out on...

  • Assessment and Feedback case study - Using a rubric

    Over the summer we've continued to work with members of staff in the Faculty on the series of case studies looking at the theme of Assessment and Feedback. In the latest case study, Dr Sabina Gheduzzi (Department of Mechanical Engineering)...

  • Our evolving departmental print

    We've been working on new versions of our civil engineering and chemical engineering departmental brochures. A lot has changed since we last updated them, so we've taken a slightly new approach this year. CMA and its impact The Competition Markets...

  • A toolkit for user testing (what I learnt at IWMW)

    Last month I went to the Institutional Web Management Workshop (that’s IWMW for those of us who enjoy sounding like we’re speaking in tongues). This involved lectures, workshops and masterclasses by a great bunch of speakers from web-related roles in...

  • Why we should all go to Transgender Awareness training

    My (naïve) background A few months ago, I signed up to go on the Transgender Awareness Training offered by the University, and with Pride having gripped the nation recently I thought it would be a good time to go through...

  • Marketing and Web Team - 30 second update

    What have we been working on this year? Sent out UG and PGT e-communications to offer holders through the new CRM system Transitioned the Department of Electronic & Electrcial Engineering to the new CMS (just waiting to press the go...

  • 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....