Impact of feedback on final Dissertation grade

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Law & Criminology (DLC) The aim of this project was to explore the relationship between different components of academic feedback and academic performance.  On this basis this project looked at historical student dissertation work (the Interim Framework Report (IFR) and the final Dissertation) and evaluated the…

Inclusive Student Engagement

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Humanities This project aimed to improve all students’ attainment and compare student-staff views on what works to promote good attainment. It then looked to compare Humanities lecturers’ and students’ perceptions of student engagement; identify barriers to engagement, with particular attention to BAME students. The project initially…

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.…

Road map to Change Event

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion (DECI) On Stephen Lawrence day (22nd April), the department held the Road map to Change Event. All undergraduate courses across the department reflected on their current attainment gap and the impact of projects and work on closing the gap. This was done…

Staff awareness raising campaign

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion (DECI) Prompted by a series of awareness raising activities, Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) staff were supported to draw on their education research background to identify improvements that can be made to close the BAME attainment gap on their courses. Whilst each…