Welcome Week 2022 featured the launch of the first Bristol Futures Festival that introduced new first years to the unique Bristol educational offer ...
Lots of staff have struggled with engaging their students from time to time. There are oodles of ways to address this problem, but in this blog, I want to showcase ...
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As costs are rising across every facet of life, I wanted to take a moment to consider how this is affecting our students and how we can address the issue ...
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“The ideal teacher student relationship exists when the student is better than the teacher”, so writes the Japanese author Kenzaburō Ōe. ...
Did you know that their resources are accessible to everyone at the University of Bristol? QAA membership is available for free to staff and students in a wide range of ...
A case study describing collaboration, pedagogy and design of the Sustainable Development optional unit, an interdisciplinary blended learning 20cp unit taken by up to 300 students a year. ...
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A reflection on current events for Researchfish and UKRI, and how this can be used as a cross-disciplinary case study of research ethics and practice nationally. ...
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A discussion of issues facing teaching staff looking to introduce or expand research-rich curriculum, how we can limit our ambitions, the role of intersectionality, and the interplay of research culture ...
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This blog outlines what support is available to PGRs who teach and asks questions about what departments and schools can do as next steps to ensure that such staff are ...
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In a time of extended stress on mental health, small actions can salve a weary heart and restore faith in how communities can and do care for each other. ...
Crowdsourcing ideas from large groups of people is a proven technique for encountering new perspectives and generating innovation. Informally, this happens frequently through popular social media accounts. In early October ...
keynote speakers Prof. Helen O’Sullivan (DVC and Provost at the University of Chester) and Dave White (Head of Digital Education and Academic Practice at the University of the Arts London). ...
A personal story of how family philosophy impacts attitudes to higher education. ...
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How can we invite meaningful feedback from our students? What are creative ways to learn about what students are thinking and feeling? What are student beliefs on their curriculum experiences? ...
In this blog, I share thoughts from Lincoln Wallen, Chief Technical Officer at Improbable. His perspective draws on his career journey, starting out as an academic and then a trailblazing ...
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No matter the discipline, educators can employ gamified pedagogical perspectives and methodologies to embrace new ways of engaging students, challenging them to apply their learning in unexpected ways. ...
The EAUC, Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges, is an influential leader worldwide on all things sustainability and climate change. I’ve attended several annual EAUC conferences in person and this year online for the first time. It’s always ...
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In the spirit of having a bit of fun with digital-only teaching spaces, I propose some ways to lighten the digital experience and take advantage of digital social norms. ...
Asking the right questions gets the best data. ...
As universities continue to be affected by the Covid-19 situation, colleagues are asked to redesign the curriculum for online and blended learning, as well as continue other academic duties remotely. ...
A few months ago, I wrote a blogpost on urban spaces and the concept of the civic university. This topic is now reconsidered in the context a pandemic-affected world and ...
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Between the 18th and 21st of May, the fifth annual Sustainability in Higher Education Conference took place, jointly hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University and Plymouth University.   The Paradox Model  ...
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Chinese higher education institutions are ahead of the rest of the world in adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic, testing new approaches and technologies to identify the best ways to help ...
For some students, their teaching assistants are the biggest source of contact time at University. They co-run our labs, co-deliver field schools, lead reading groups and deliver workshops. We depend ...