Upcoming events: Advance HE – symposia series

Advance HE’s range of symposia events focus on thematic areas of interest within teaching and learning and are for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of the latest teaching pedagogies and upskill their practice in key areas. Practitioners are invited to participate in each symposium through submitting an abstract on their work as a presentation…

The Hallam Award – What’s Extra about Extra-Curricular?

Andy Callard (SHU) and Doug Muzawazi (SHSU) Sheffield Hallam University – Directorate of Education and Employer Partnerships (DEEP) Strand Student Outcomes Type Poster – take a look at the original poster Learning objective(s) Participants will be able to identify how to support students to make strategic decisions about their extracurricular activities that will help them…

“I would like to start thinking about my future career but don’t know where to start”: Exploring hesitation to help make career planning manageable for students

    Poster Ignite This session will focus on the findings of a small qualitative research project funded by both SHU Humanities department, and the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU). It was conducted by the Careers and Employability Service, SHU Humanities department, and a Student Researcher.A short internal questionnaire designed by the Careers and…

Word Café – ACHIEVE Projects strategic focus

Hosted by: Graham Holden, Director of Learning and Teaching, LEAD ACHIEVE is a programme of innovation, research and practice at Sheffield Hallam University concerned with not just improving, but rethinking, the student experience. ACHIEVE has been designed to support the ambitious strategy we have set ourselves to be a world-leading applied university. Using a World…

Placements: How effective are they and why do students choose not to do them?

Placement choices can have implications for outcomes and destinations of students. These choices can have a great influence on student attainment and opportunities; for example research has indicated that on average doing a placement gives a 4% improvement on final year degree performance of bioscience students (1). Researchers have expressed the opinion that ‘science educators…

Professional practice and industrial problem based innovative learning and teaching methods for chemical engineering courses

    Lixin Cheng, Bipro Dubey and Mark Thompson Sheffield Hallam University, ACES Presented their poster to the delegates of the LTA Conference, Thursday 29th June 2017                   Original abstract The development of new Chemical Engineering Programme (BEng/MEng) at SHU is very promising and exciting. However, as…

Student-led employability audit of undergraduate learning, teaching and assessment practice

  Peter Rowlett and Jeff Waldock presented their paper to the delegates at the LTA Conference, Thursday 29th June 2017       Original abstract To succeed in graduate employment, students require a range of discipline-specific and generic skills. Stand-alone employability teaching is not as effective as designing LTA activities that build employability development without…