The Faculty of Engineering & Design welcomed the Vice-Chancellor recently and showcased their use of digital technologies. Management, administration and specialist teams gave demonstrations on a range of new initiatives for student recruitment, exam setting and placements. The morning acted as a celebration for innovative practices and collaborative working across the Faculty in line with their new mission statement.
Dame Glynis enjoyed presentations from:
· The Placements Team who explained how they match students and companies to ensure the best fit for both parties.
· The Learning Technologists and Learning Enhancement Advisor who spoke about how they use the latest technologies to support academic staff.
· The Graduate School who described how they now create and set exams using Moodle, rendering a complex and slow process much more efficient and secure.
· The Marketing Team who demonstrated how they use augment reality through the Aurasma App and blogging to showcase student projects and experiences.
· The Faculty Executive Support Office who exhibited new methods for keeping staff updated.
· The Department Offices who talked about their social media channels.
Dame Glynis also spoke with the Faculty’s first Business Administration Modern Apprentices; Hajraah Qureshi and Mitch Rose. Hajraah demonstrated a social media training module she had developed for staff.
Addressing everyone over tea and a specially commissioned cake, Dame Glynis said: “It has been fascinating to find out so much about the new things you are doing. I am especially keen to create opportunities to help people develop, and it is great to hear how well your Modern Apprentices have been doing.
“I would ask you to share your work with colleagues across the faculties and the School of Management.
“Collaboration and inclusion are key to establishing innovation as the norm. The sky really is the limit when you start to work with everyone across the University. What you do here is fantastic.”