Call for Submissions: UG Research Poster Showcase 2020

The Undergraduate Research Network Hallam Guild group are pleased to announce that submissions for the Undergraduate Research Poster Showcase 2020 are now open! Students will have the opportunity to design and produce a professional research poster with the support of tailored 1-1s, ‘Ask the Experts’ workshops and online study guides. Students will then present their posters…

Engaging, including and activating: multimedia learning scholarship for the visual revolution

            Please note that all images are copy-right protected and must not be used without the owner’s permission! Strand Student retention Type Campfire Learning Objective(s) By the end of the session, participants will: be up to date with leading scholarship on multimedia learning and its predictions regarding pedagogic impact on…

How peer / friendship groups form, and their effect on engagement and attainment

          Strand Student attainment Type Ignite Learning Objective(s) 1) To identify factors that lead to peer / friendship group formation 2) Investigate in what way group formation influences attainment and / or engagement 3) Discuss if academics should seek to influence group formation Peer groups have a strong influence on student…

Conveying the tears behind the stories in child and adolescent mental health through distance learning

          The aim of this presentation is to show how an innovative distance learning course can engage practitioners from a wide variety of backgrounds in enhancing their knowledge and skills in child and adolescent mental health. Two experienced practitioners and educators in the field constructed a course which has proved popular…

Recent progress in automated monitoring of students’ attendance using their contactless student ID cards

                    A study conducted on KS2 and KS4 schoolchildren in the UK presented solid evidence that attendance and academic attainment are positively correlated [1]. There are also other reasons for recording attendance [2], for example, to support the status of international students on Tier 4 visas.While…

Thinking Creatively about Teaching in HE – An Educational Treasure Hunt

A Teaching Survival Kit – what to do if you get shipwrecked mid-session…… Based on chapters from our recently published book, An A-Z of Creative Teaching in Higher Education (Ashton and Stone, 2018), this walkshop invites you to uncover the whereabouts of six interactive posters related to engaging students in teaching and learning. The common…

Should we be concerned about student attendance or their engagement?…. (or either??)

                    Like many subjects, the learning of Accounting is built upon fundamental building blocks. Students who do not understand these building blocks (delivered at level 4) overwhelmingly struggle for the remaining two years. During the academic year 2015/16 (and the preceding year) poor attendance was clearly…