Science and Engineering host learning and teaching showcase event

As part of Science and Engineering’s 2016 Learning and Teaching awards, staff are invited to an event showcasing the work of this year’s nominees.

The showcase event is open to all faculties and is a chance for staff to find new insights in learning and teaching. The event will take place on Wednesday 27th April between 2pm – 4.50pm at Flexible Teaching Space, Ground Floor, Central Teaching Laboratory.

Enhanced learning

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science and Engineering, Professor Ken Badcock said “The Faculty of Science and Engineering is proud to be running an event showcasing its Learning and Teaching award nominees.

Examplars of excellence include several outreach initiatives, an improved pastoral support scheme for students and a new electronic system for conducting in-class surveys and registering attendance. This event reflects the Faculty’s commitment to enhancing learning, improving student experience and developing the next generation of leaders in teaching and learning.”

The Faculty of Science and Engineering have provided an itinerary for the afternoon below. If you wish to attend the event please contact Pauline Parker at:


2pm                      Introduction and overview
                              Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Ken Badcock

Part A: Delivering Research-led Teaching and Enhancing Outreach

2.10pm                 Teaching Palaeontology with a research focus
Charlotte  Jeffery, Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

2.25pm                 Jelly, syrup and volcanoes: experiments in research-led teaching
                               Janine Kavanagh, Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

2.40pm                 Engaging with outreach
                               Joel Haddley, Mathematical Sciences

2.55pm             Embedding outreach in the undergraduate Chemistry curriculum
                           Helen Aspinall, Chemistry

3.10pm             Refreshments

Part B: Supporting and Enhancing Learning

3.30pm             An apple a day… Supporting Independent Study
                           Terry Payne, Computer Science

3.45pm             Identification and resolution of student problems through a  pastoral scheme                                        Debbie Hitchell, Chemistry

4pm                  NELL – Network Enhanced Learning in Lectures
                          Dave Jackson, Computer Science

4.15pm             Teaching chemical skills using gap-handouts
                           Rick Cosstick, Chemistry

4.30pm             Plenary: ‘Potential for wider Faculty roll-out’
                          Panel including Pro-Vice-Chancellor Ken Badcock

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