Assessment brief and marking grid

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Department of Allied Health Professions The project was prioritised for Levels 4 and Level 7. Students were engaged in the discussion at an early stage in the process. The project has been delivered with the support of the assessment leads and a number of workshops were held with staff…

Academic Language and Literacy Group

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion (DECI) Two seminar sessions were delivered by the Academic Language & Literacy Group (ALL) to all Level 4 BA Education Studies students. The sessions were based on priorities identified through consultation with course and module leaders and analysis of previous students’ assignments.…

Enhancing extended scientific writing skills (HWB)

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Department of Biosciences and Chemistry This project had a working hypothesis that the BME attainment gap within Biomedical Sciences may be partly due to BME students having under-developed skills in extending writing.  This project aimed to investigate two areas: the underlying reasons behind any differences in extended writing skills…

Dissertation Writing Support Drop-in

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Academy of Sport and Physical Activity (ASPA) This project aimed to reduce the BME attainment gap in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity through writing support drop-in sessions for dissertation students. The drop-in sessions were delivered by dissertation tutors in the Academy who had previously undertaken a one-hour…

Writing Skills Group

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing: Department of Social Work and Social Care and Community Studies The department is revisiting a previous writing skills group to see if the re-introduction of the programme would be helpful and achievable within current resources. The successful work was published by departmental colleagues in 2014 and has had some success…

Enhancing extended scientific writing skills

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion (DECI) Two seminar sessions were delivered by the Academic Language & Literacy Group (ALL) to all Level 4 BA Education Studies students. The sessions were based on priorities identified through consultation with course and module leaders and analysis of previous students’ assignments.…

Academic integrity and academic conduct and the BME attainment gap

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing The university has a responsibility for operating processes for preventing, identifying, investigating and responding to unacceptable academic practice, outlined by the QAA Quality Code. As well as this, the university has stated intent to have an inclusive culture and curriculum. Currently Black and minority ethnic (BME) students are over represented…