Co-Tutor early adopter programme

Co-Tutor, developed and widely used at Loughborough, is now being made available to other institutions under an ‘Early Adopters’ programme. Co-Tutor is a Student & Staff Relationship Management (SSRM) system which allows academic staff and administrators to communicate with and manage personal tutees, project students, industrial placement activities, postgraduate research supervision and course cohorts. Co-TutorRead more

"Making personal tutoring work"

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Personal Tutors have a central role to play in the support – both academic and pastoral – that is on offer to our students. Guided by Academic Quality Procedures Handbook, and in particular by Appendix 16 – Personal Tutoring and Academic Guidance: Minimum Standards, a new Teaching Centre resource has been created to support the work of colleagues, asRead more

Loughborough Student Charter, 2013-2014

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The Loughborough Student Charter, 2013-2014, is the third edition of a resource which is updated annually by the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee in conjunction with staff, students and student representatives from across campus. In addition to the leaflets, posters and posterboards that have just gone to print and which will be made available to colleagues in goodRead more

Enhancing the student academic experience

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The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has just published the second volume in what is fast becoming a series of proven approaches to many of the issues and problems faced today by staff and students in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). In sum, if colleagues are looking for ideas over the summer regarding how they might build upon student engagement, thereby enhancing theRead more

"Partnership between staff and students in Higher Education"

Provisionally entitled “Partnership between staff and students in Higher Education”, Grace Barker (University Mentoring Co-ordinator, Newcastle University) is giving a talk at 5pm on Monday, May 20th, in Room A.2.04 (Schofield). Organised by Dr Marcus Collins (Department of Politics, History and International Relations (PHIR)), this talk will centre on aspects of student engagement; if you are interestedRead more

Equality and diversity for academics

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Equality and diversity are increasingly central considerations in all of the decisions we make and the actions we take as Loughborough University staff. The Equality Challenge Unit (which promotes equality and diversity across Higher Education) has created a specific set of resources for use by academic staff; this includes a briefing document regarding the legal context andRead 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 Student Charter, 2012-2013

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The Loughborough Student Charter, now in its second year, is increasingly establishing itself in the consciousness of staff and students across campus. Signed by both Prof Bob Allison (Vice Chancellor) and Ellie Read (LSU President), this document exemplifies the nature of the academic community that exists here at Loughborough University. In addition to being made available to new students in leaflet formRead more

English language workshops for home students

There are two free workshops coming up soon in this popular series aimed specifically at home students: Coherent Writing (6th March) and Grammar and Punctuation (13th March). Coherent Writing: this workshop is for home students who would like to improve their communication in writing. By the end of the session, participants will be better able to logicallyRead more

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