Learning and Teaching Conference 2013

Booking is now open for the Learning and Teaching Conference on the 19th June 2013, go to the conference blog to register.

Our Students as Researchers will be presenting their initial findings at the conference. You can find out more about our Students as Researchers Project here.

The conference, ‘What makes an excellent course?’, aims to share practice in creating and delivering an excellent course experience for students covering:

  • course identity
  • credibility
  • supporting students
  • the technology enhanced course
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Student as Researchers Project

The Students as Researchers Project funds students to undertake a small research project in collaboration with staff to improve academic practice and the student experience.  One of the themes for this year is ’embedding employability in the curriculum’.  Of the many applications received 12 research projects were approved.  The Student Researchers are supported by Quality Enhancement and Student Success (QESS) throughout the duration of their appointment. Research outputs will be presented at the University’s Teaching and Learning Conference on 19 June 2013 and the work will also lead to a submission to the University’s peer-reviewed Student Experience and Engagement Journal.

Details of each of the projects currently underway are available here.

If you would like further information of the Students as Researchers Project please contact Dr. Manny Madriaga on 0114 225 4022 or by email at m.madriaga@shu.ac.uk

International Students who want good jobs choose Alliance Universities

A research report from the University Alliance shows that universities like Sheffield Hallam, part of the University Alliance group, are the destination of choice for international students whose priority is getting a good job.

Alliance universities are 24 of the UK’s most innovative and enterprising universities, and their report has found that 87% of international students studying at Alliance are studying because they want to get a good job. This is compared to an average of 83% at UK Universities overall, and in higher education globally.

The report, ‘Growing Global Graduates’ brings together 24 best-practice examples, including a case study about Sheffield Hallam University’s Venture Matrix programme, which demonstrate why Alliance Universities are so effective at equipping students for long-term employability and why students are choosing to study at them.

Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said:

“Graduate careers are under the spotlight like never before. Students want to ensure their degree and time at university will help set them up for a rewarding and fulfilling career in a rapidly changing world. Students recognise the value of higher education in improving their employability and the data suggest that Alliance universities attract students particularly focused on their future careers.”