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…

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.

Update: Hallam Academic Award

Update from Dr Rebecca Hodgson, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, College of Social Sciences and Arts   The next intake of the Hallam Academic Award (PgDip in Academic Practice) will be in January 2021. There won’t be a cohort starting in September 2020. This was planned to ensure that the onboarding of new staff onto the…

Call for contributions: Expertise in Teaching in HE symposium

The call for contributions has been announced for the inaugural ‘Expertise in Teaching in HE’ symposium on Friday 16 October 2020 at UWE Bristol, UK. This inaugural one-day symposium will bring together researchers, educational developers and others interested in the topic to explore the various dimensions of teacher expertise in higher education: Pedagogic Content Knowledge…

Upcoming events: Advance HE – COVID-19 related webinars

Advance HE are running a series of COVID-19 related series of webinars that SHU staff may be interested in.  These webinars are free to attend for anyone working in an Advance HE member institution, so please feel free to raise awareness of these sessions with colleagues. Emergency Remote Teaching – What have we learnt? Tuesday…

Upcoming event: Compassion in HE

The Hallam Guild Group ‘Compassion in HE’ invite you to attend: Show and Tell Friday 5th of July City: Cantor 9232 11am till 1pm Come along and see what its like to take part in a learning set and we’ll provide you with a brief introduction to Action Learning. We’d appreciate if colleagues attending are able to bring along and…