Giving Students, Parents and Employers Confidence: Geography’s Experiences of Accreditation

Dr Richard Hodgkins, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, has recently received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award from Loughborough University for his contribution to Learning and Teaching. In this post, Dr Hodgkins details the recent experiences in gaining accreditation for some, rather different, programmes offered by the Department of Geography at Loughborough. On the face of it, some academicRead more

Designing and Delivering a Quality HE Curriculum – some takeaways

By Gabi Witthaus, Learning & Teaching Facilitator, School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University. On 3 March I attended the Inside Gov event in London, “Designing and Delivering a Quality HE Curriculum”, wearing my SBE Learning & Teaching Facilitator hat. Here I summarise my key take-aways from the day. Alan Palmer, Head of Policy andRead more

Loughborough Academics Publish Research in Prestigious Journal

2010 Teaching Innovation Awards winners, Dr Lawrence Leger and Dr Karligash Glass (Kenjegalieva), have recently published their work in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.  Their research article, ‘What if best practice is too expensive? Feedback on oral presentations and efficient use of resources’, suggests that ‘less resource-intensive [teaching and learning] methods need not compromiseRead more

Student Engagement in Curriculum Design

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Marcus Collins from the Department of Politics History and International Relations won one of seven Teaching Innovation Awards this year. The project title was ‘Student Engagement in Curriculum Design’ and involved a group of 7 students (plus himself) carrying out research and work on the creation of a new single-honours History course set to runRead more

Peer Support at Lboro event – programme update

The Peer Support at Lboro: Enhancing the Student Experience event, which is being jointly hosted by the Mathematics Education Centre and the Teaching Centre, will be held in James France (Room CC.1.11) from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2013. Further to the details posted previously regarding this Peer Support at Lboro event, we can nowRead more

Peer Support at Lboro: Enhancing the Student Experience

The Mathematics Education Centre and the Teaching Centre have teamed up to host a practice sharing event entitled Peer Support at Lboro: Enhancing the Student Experience in James France (Room CC.1.11) from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2013. This is just one element of a wider peer support project which has been facilitated by LoughboroughRead more

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

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Research-informed teaching goes to the heart of the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. It is epitomised by the dissertations and/or projects which students themselves undertake towards the end of their studies, when staff deliver final year undergraduate modules within their field of research, and when students collaborate with staff in research and/or are exposed to their latestRead more

The teaching and assessment of graduate attributes

  What abilities do we want our students to be able to take away with them on graduation? Knowledge and expertise of their discipline area is one, but there is also a growing emphasis on the skills and attributes that will prepare them for work and life. In the UK, David Willetts, the Minister forRead more

New UG curriculum at MMU

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It’s the annual JISC online conference this week and I’ve just been watching today (via Blackboard Collaborate) a striking presentation by Mark Stubbs who’s the Head of Learning and Research Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. In this talk he described how MMU have been going through a complete UG curriculum re-write process in just 3Read more

Peer Support Directory – new online resource

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In looking to support a variety of peer support initiatives which have been taking place across campus in recent years, the Teaching Centre is in the process of creating a new online resource to support staff and students. Called a Peer Support Directory, it promotes the idea that students are particularly well positioned to supportRead more

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