As part of the conference programme colleagues came along to promote their work, special project or other activity that they were involved with.
Here’s what was on offer!
Sustainable SHU – ‘Today → Tomorrow’
Amy Dalrymple, Maxine Nation and Fiona Griffiths
Facilities Directorate – Business, Sustainability and Compliance Team
To promote the profile of the Sheffield Hallam’s continued contribution towards sustainability and the current practices that take place across the University on a daily basis to reduce our environmental impact. We want to share our ambitions and vision for the future of the organisation including the inclusion, development and support of sustainable pedagogy in all University courses. More information can be found on our Sustainability internet pages.
Library Learning and Teaching Support Team – Alison Lahlafi
Come along and talk to the Library Learning and Teaching Support Team about the latest resources and services to support you and your students:
- BrowZine – how to keep up to date with journal literature in your subject area.
- “Helping you develop your research skills for your studies” – a new online resource for HWB students.
- Pre-enrolment reading lists – an easy to use RLO template introducing students to reading and study skills at university before they arrive.
- SAGE Research Methods – supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process.
The Skills Centre
The Skills Centre offers inclusive academic skills development to all students at SHU through a programme of workshops, small group sessions and 1-1 tutorials, and supports staff to develop and integrate peer learning initiatives into their teaching practice.
For further information about the Skills Centre please visit blogs.shu.ac.uk/thebridge or email us at email@example.com
Keep on top of your studies with assistive technology
The firstname.lastname@example.org offer training sessions on the assistive technology software that is available on the university network.
Assistive software provides students with autonomous tools to assist in essay structuring, time management, organisational skills, proofreading, and research skills.
Please see the video on our blog page, from a student currently studying for masters, who has accessed our service https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/thebridge/assistive-technology
David Kyffin and Jacqueline Stevenson
Vice Chancellors Office
Showcase the Hallam Guild and provide updates of on-going projects, poster form, information and opportunities for staff to have discussions.
The interaction of SHU physical environments and the wellbeing of students
Promotion of Hallam Guild research project – to raise awareness among staff, capture thoughts and ideas on the subject, and seek expressions of interest in a future forum event.
This HG project will commence exploration of student wellbeing and the relationship with the Hallam physical environment; with the aim of influencing design and innovation in SHU spaces (existing and new). To support this investigation an interdisciplinary network/community of practice will be set-up, and present outcomes from an initial scoping exercise in the form of a protocol to guide future design and research.
James Blackburn – PebblePad
We are PebblePad, creators of an award-winning portfolio and personal learning platform. A platform where learners can squeeze every ounce of learning from each and every experience. Our mission is simple – to help learners wherever they are learning (at study, work or play) develop, shape and share their unique skills and attributes for success in today’s world.
Twitter @PebblePad – www.pebblepad.co.uk
Student Funding and Access Support
Coleen Mitchell and Sarah McLennan – Library and Student Support Services (L3S)
SF&AS is a team within Library and Student Support Services. Our aim is to remove financial barriers to access, progression and success for all students. We do this by providing financial, pastoral and practical support to disadvantaged groups, as well as educating all students to develop real world skills in managing finances and valuing diversity. The support put in place recognises the needs of the individual student and encourages autonomy for the future. We work closely with a range of internal and external partners to provide joined up and effective support throughout the student lifecycle.
The Global Engagement Curriculum Innovation Programme
Supports activities which lead to internationalisation of the curriculum, such as:
- providing a global student experience on campus through virtual internationalisation in the curriculum
- curriculum innovations which support the global experience of all students
- developing proposals for new academic modules/programmes which increase global engagement within a programme area or an academic department
- enhancing the global engagement offer through co-curricular and extra-curricular virtual or campus-based projects
- developing innovative and sustainable opportunities for international exchange as part of a course curriculum;
Deadline for applications: 24 September 2018
For more information, please visit https://portal.shu.ac.uk/departments/lsss/international/Pages/Global-Engagement-Curriculum-Innovation-Programme.aspx
GoGlobal Fund / Staff-led Projects
Krassimira Teneva – Head of International Experience – Directorate of Student and Academic Services
The Go Global Fund is a strategic initiative which encourages students to broaden their horizons and enhance their employability by undertaking an international activity while studying at Sheffield Hallam University. The Fund aims to increase the number of students, especially those from under-represented groups and from less-advantaged backgrounds, who participate in mobility abroad.
Students can receive one GoGlobal award once in an academic year to take part in:
- study visits, field trips and other course-related opportunities abroad which are at least five days long and are not already funded by an academic programme;
- short-term opportunities abroad such as internships, volunteering or summer work abroad, which are at least two weeks long;
- Semester- or year-long study exchanges or work placements abroad which are not fully supported by other means
In order to increase the number of students from widening participation group taking part in mobility, we encourage academic staff to develop opportunities for their students.
Deadline for applications: 14 September 2018
For more information, please visit https://portal.shu.ac.uk/departments/lsss/international/Pages/GoGlobal-staff-led-projects.aspx
Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union – ‘Giving Students The Edge’
Doug Muzawazi, Dan Williams and Holly Shreeves – Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union
We have over 70 student societies; offer a free Advice service; free academic representation and a range of food, drink and Live entertainment. By making a positive difference through representing, supporting and providing opportunities, activities and services we will:
- Help build student communities and a sense of belonging
- Offer life changing experiences
- Be the student ally by providing a strong, voice for students
- Help students to look after their wellbeing