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Toughing it out with the guys’
A distinctive form of student
engagement for direct entrants to engineering at University
Wednesday 17 October, 12:15-12:45
seminar is based on a two year research study into students’ lived experiences
of transition support initiatives, designed to help them develop a sense of
engagement (Bryson, 2014) and belonging (Masika & Jones, 2016) as they make
their transition from college to university. The study took place in the context
of a Scottish government funded Associate Student Project (ASP) (Scottish
Funding Council, 2013) designed for widening participation in STEM subjects at
University and to enhance collaboration between colleges and their university
partners. Students articulating on this route are recognized as ‘Associate
Students’ of the host University and their status gives them access to
University library, gyms and associations as well as campus visits, guest
lectures, academic skills workshops and advice and guidance.
will have the opportunity to discuss the ways in which student engagement
initiatives fail to resonate with particular student groups, and to consider
ways in which the notion of studentship varies from the dominant
interpretations of belonging to the university.
Bryson, C. (2014). Clarifying student engagement. In
C. Bryson (Ed.), Understanding and Developing Student Engagement (pp.
1–22). Oxon: Routledge.
Masika, R., & Jones, J. (2016). Building student
belonging and engagement: insights into higher education students’ experiences
of participating and learning together. Teaching in Higher Education, 21(2),
Scottish Funding Council. (2013). Guidance:
Additional articulation places scheme for partnership between college and
universities. Retrieved from http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/Guidance/Guidance_06032013_Articulation_scheme.pdf
Serving on a University Programme Approval or Review Panel: Panel Member Essentials
Workshop at Sighthill – Wednesday 24 October – Sighthill Campus 3.D.13
Workshop at Merchiston – Wednesday 21 November – Merchiston Campus C83a
Booking essential as places are limited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Helping Students Engage More Fully with Assessment Feedback
Dr Naomi Winstone, University of Surrey
Monday 5 November 2018
Sighthill 2.D.05 @ 12 noon (All welcome and sandwich lunch provided)
In this session Naomi will be drawing upon the findings from her recent programme of research to explore how the responsibility for ensuring that feedback has high impact can, and should, be shared between educators and students. She will share practical strategies that can be used to support students to engage productively with feedback, and will discuss how we can involve students as active rather than passive participants in the feedback process. Naomi will also share her work on staff-student partnerships in feedback design.
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Publishing Your Pedagogic Research
Dr Naomi Winstone, Surrey University
Monday 3 November, 3-4pm
This workshop will be of interest to those seeking to publish the outcomes from pedagogic research projects. We will discuss different outlets for pedagogic research, and how to overcome common pitfalls in order to maximise chances of acceptance. Participants are encouraged to bring along an idea for a project, or a brief description of a completed project, which will form the basis of discussion activities in the session.
Available all year
Understanding and applying the academic regulations including preparation for Exam Boards
This Moodle resource offers guidance on how to understand and apply the University’s assessment regulations. It is updated annually in February/March https://moodlecommunity.napier.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=198
Preparing for Programme Approval and Review
Tailored support for programme teams in understanding the requirements of Sections 1 and 2 of the Quality Framework
Support for setting up eSubmission of assessment is available from the Learning Technology Team. Guidelines, training sessions and 1-2-1 support are all on offer.
Find out more about eSubmission and access the Guidelines: https://blogs.napier.ac.uk/learningtechnologyhub/esubmission/
Sign up for Learning Technology training sessions
Learning Technology Support Sessions
The Learning Technology Team offer a range of support sessions – from Creating & sharing videos to Classroom voting and much more.
Sessions are regularly added. Check out availability at http://libcal.napier.ac.uk/
For more information about HEA Fellowship routes contact Louise McCarte at email@example.com or visit the ENroute pages here.