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…

When you shouldn’t always listen to your VC about WP: spurious explanations of widening participation performance

by Stella Jones-Devitt Recently HEPI produced a report Benchmarking WP: how should we measure and report progress? In it, Professor Iain Martin, the VC of Anglia Ruskin University suggests that sole reliance on one singular crude measure of disadvantage, namely POLAR quintiles, should be avoided. Who would disagree? Prof Martin favours applying the Gini index…

Can we talk about Whiteness?

#LTHEChat Wednesday 7th March 8-9PM Liz Austen @lizaustenbooth LTHEchat runs every Wednesday evening and has an international audience.  During the designated 60 minute time slot, invited hosts deliver a series of six questions and wait for the world of HE to tweet their replies. The topic for this session was Can we talk about Whiteness?  The…