Faculty of Engineering & Design

  • Compiling the REF Readiness Exercise submission

    An update from the Faculty REF Team on how the Faculty’s submission for the University’s second REF Readiness Exercise was prepared. What is the REF Readiness Exercise? The University’s second REF Readiness Exercise (RRE) supports faculties in understanding how well...

  • Allocating our studentship funding

    Dr Sally Clift, Faculty Director of Doctoral Studies, explains how the University Research Studentship Allowance (URSA) awards are allocated. Each year, the Faculty is allocated a number of URSA studentships to award to potential PhD students. There are two selection...

  • Staff Induction: Support for Managers Moodle course and my experience of user testing

    What’s the idea and who is this Moodle page for? Back in 2017 while working on the Staff Induction Moodle course, it was found that there was a LOT of variation when it came to how inductions were carried out across...

  • Training the next generation of technology leaders

    Author: Dr Steve Cayzer Director of Studies ITM and EBM "As engineering complexity continues to increase being technically skilled is no longer enough to progress in your career.  Having a solid understanding of management concepts, and the ability to implement...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • TEL Survey - results and action plan

    During the summer/autumn of 2016 we asked academic staff in the Faculty to complete our Technology Enhanced Learning survey. The survey aims to inform our planning so we can better support teaching staff. In discussion with the Associate Dean for...

  • 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...

  • Celebration day - 15th December 2016

    The Faculty Professional Services team held a Celebrating Excellence event in December which aimed to reward and recognise everyone’s amazing achievements over the past year. As part of this, the team were given opportunity to nominate and vote for colleagues...