CAP Forum: Embedding Research in Teaching

This year’s first CAP Forum focused on the topic of embedding your research in your teaching. As a result, we invited one of this year’s Research-informed Teaching Award winners to present on how and why she embeds her research into her teaching, and what her research is about. In 2002, Dr Cheryl Travers set upRead more

Developing Outreach and Employability through Innovative Teaching

A group of student historians from Loughborough are heading out into schools across the UK this winter on a mission to research teaching. The staff-student collaboration project, Developing Outreach and Employability through Innovative Teaching, led by Dr.Catherine Armstrong and final-year student Lauren Porter involves students observing how history is taught in schools. Both primary andRead more

The impact of term-time employment on students' academic success

  There is growing concern about the detrimental effect of term-time employment on university students’ academic success. Richardson et al (2013) report on the results from an online survey of 1837 students of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, whose responses were later matched to their academic records for a semester. They found: TheRead more

Publishing company Lamplight Press launched

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Following funding from the University’s Enterprise Awards and from our own Teaching Innovation Awards, Lecturer in Publishing Studies, Melanie Ramdarshan launched Lamplight Press Publishing company in late September this year. ‘Lamplight Press is a not-for-profit general trade and academic publishing company dedicated to promoting new fiction, non-fiction and academic writing by students, academics and authorsRead more

Employability in Psychology

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The HEA has recently published this useful resource aimed at Psychology but don’t let the title put you off. This guide would be helpful for any programme team wishing to review how employability might be embedded within a programme (rather than being bolted on) and offers a number of cases studies describing what other institutions have doneRead more

Employability in Action update

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Employability in Action is an initiative led by the Careers and Employability Centre to develop and promote employability and career planning skills within and alongside the academic curriculum.  At the first event held on the 15th March 2013, academic staff and professional services staff came together:  •To showcase some of the existing work that isRead more