Thinking pedagogically about qualitative research in HE

There is a growing recognition across the sector that the institutional (student or staff) survey has limitations as a single source of data.  The default method to ‘make sense of’ quantitative data seems to be the trusty focus group.   A well designed and facilitated focus group can be a useful way of gathering qualitative data to deductively investigate survey findings or…

Survey on mental health literacy and help-seeking behaviours

On behalf of a Sheffield Hallam University Undergraduate student: My name’s Hollie and I’m a third year student at Sheffield Hallam University. For my dissertation I’m investigating if there is a relationship between mental health literacy and help seeking behaviours in undergraduate students throughout the UK. Ideally I would like to gather data from all…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

STEER takes on the Sheffield Half Marathon

On the 9th April, three of STEER’s finest gave up the usual Sunday morning lie in and instead laced up their trainers, pinned on their numbers and took to the road to take part in the Sheffield half-marathon.  The trio were made up of Nippy Nathaniel Pickering, Kick-Ass Katie Alexander and Gracious Gabrielle Latham, who…

Development Event: Module evaluation good practice in the sector

25 January 2017, 12.30 to 14.30, Surrey-5520 Offered as part of our Interventions with Impact series of workshops, Module evaluation: good practice in the sector considers how good practice incorporated into module evaluation can assist course improvement and planning, for example,  by carrying out mid-module evaluations. By participating in this workshop, you will enhance your understanding…