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…

Hallam Guild: Pracademia Network launches on Advance HE Connect

Established Hallam Guild group, Hallam Pracademia has now launched the new Pracademia Network with Advance HE Connect, bringing together academics and practitioners to share best practice, create opportunities for professional development, and facilitate collaborations with partners. To find out more and to join the network please see the Advance HE Connect website or contact Jill Dickinson.  Advance…

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…

Course Leader Fest online – resources now available

Our second Course Leader Fest was completely redesigned into an online event and provided an opportunity to participate in live sessions discussing topical issues and to engage with pre-recorded sessions. We had excellent engagement from staff during the day with 650 attendees across 25 sessions. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you were unable to attend…

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…

Upcoming event: Mapping the genre knowledge students require in order to successfully write assignments

About the session What can we do to help students write more appropriately or effectively in their assignments? A crucial first step is raising our own awareness of the formal, rhetorical and process knowledge students need in order to produce what lecturers are expecting. In this 2 hour hands-on session, participants will map the “genre…

Making the message count (part 1) using your voice and body to teach more effectively

About the session – Part 1 Ever thought about your voice as an instrument, does it ever get tired, for example? Do you wonder about your body language, appearing confident, using engagement skills and owning the space in your classroom/lecture theatre? What about other forms of communication environment? Part 1 showed you learnable skills, tips and techniques that…

Managing student behaviour in taught sessions

About the session This 1 hour session introduced participants to the principles of promoting positive behaviour in the higher education learning environment. It focused on the underlying causes of misbehaviour and the importance of understanding the social, emotional and behavioural skills of students and ourselves. This also acknowledged how our own behaviour impacts on students’ behaviour. The session highlighted…