New: Developing a LGBTQ* network for Postgraduate Researchers in Higher Education

University Alliance (UA) has launched a network for LGBTQ+ postgraduate research students taking part in its doctoral training alliance programme. The scheme aims to create a supportive environment for socialising and networking to counteract the isolation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. To mark the launch University Alliance Chair Debra Humphris spoke to the group’s coordinator…

News: Evaluation of the OfS Addressing Barriers to Student Success programme

An independent report summarising the findings from the OfS Addressing Barriers to Student Success programme has been published. Between March 2017 and October 2019, the £7.5 million programme funded 17 projects across the country, focusing on addressing gaps in educational and employment outcomes of students from the lowest socioeconomic backgrounds and for black, Asian and minority ethnic students by supporting student belonging and engagement with higher education, and consequently participation, retention and attainment.

Venture Matrix awarded the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Charmaine Myers and the Venture Matrix team, who have been awarded an Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).  The CATE recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning, and highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education.  Read the announcement of this year’s…

The Expectation Gap: New research published on the student experience through and after Covid

New research from Pearson and Wonkhe suggests that though students have found learning during Covid-19 painful, improving online learning will have the most direct impact on students’ future wellbeing, engagement and motivation. From almost 3.500 students surveyed, two fifths of respondents said they have struggled to manage their wellbeing and one third cited challenges with new…

News: New Lecture Remotely website launched

A team of academics based at De Montfort University have launched Lecture Remotely, a new website for higher education lecturers and institutions to find and share resources and support for remote teaching, assessment and student support in response to Covid-19. It is intended to be a “one-stop shop” to host useful resources from across the sector and further contributions are invited.

The SEDA Journal – Innovations in Education & Teaching International (IETI) – community of peer reviewers

The SEDA journal – Innovations in Education & Teaching International (IETI) Aims to promote innovation and good practice in higher education through staff and educational development and subject-related practices. With the ever growing reputation of the journal,  we are seeking expressions of interest to join our community of peer reviewers. Why become a peer-reviewer? It…