University Mental Health Day, 7th March

The Higher Education sector is taking seriously the need to establish good practice in promoting wellbeing. To that end, Universities UK has produced the #stepchange framework which argues that Universities should be leading ‘a national conversation on mental health’. Before we can do that well, we need to be having those conversations locally, making sure…

Using Evidence for Enhancement

Since October, STEER colleagues have been designing and delivering a series of webinars commissioned for QAA Scotland.  These sessions aimed to discuss the current Enhancement Theme which debates the use of ‘evidence for enhancement’.  The national programme of Enhancement Themes, led by the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC) and managed by QAA Scotland, aims to improve…

Student Voice Report 2017/18

By John Adesola (STEER Student Researcher), Liz Chitwood (SHSU Researcher), and Adam Weston (STEER Student Researcher) The Student Voice Report reflects the Sheffield Hallam student experience through a collection of research conducted by the Students’ Union (SU) throughout the academic year. This is the eighth Student Voice Report written by Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union on…

STEER leads sector wide webinars on ‘evidence for enhancement’

In collaboration with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Scotland, and related to current Scottish Enhancement Themes, STEER colleagues have been designing and delivering a range of free webinars concerning evidence for enhancement.   Engaging student and staff voices (26th October 2018) Dr Liz Austen explored the scope, principles and practices of engaging student and staff…

‘The best one yet’: Sheffield Hallam hosts the eighth annual RAISE conference

Sheffield Hallam University recently hosted the annual conference of the RAISE network. RAISE (Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement) is a network of academics, practitioners, advisors and students from across the Higher Education sector, who are working and/or interested in researching and promoting student engagement. This year’s conference took place in the University’s Charles Street…

Exploring the utility of learning gain internally and across the sector

The most recent definition of learning gain offered is “a change in knowledge, skills, work readiness and personal development, as well as enhancement of specific practices and outcomes in defined disciplinary and institutional contexts” (Kandiko Howson 2018: 7) Sheffield Hallam University in committed to exploring the concept of learning gain across the institution and with…

Register your place at RAISE 2018

      Sheffield Hallam University is hosting this year’s annual conference of the RAISE network. RAISE (Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement) is a network of academics, practitioners, advisors and students drawn from the Higher Education sector, who are working and/or interested in researching and promoting student engagement. This year’s conference will be held…