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Community building and student belonging online.

November 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Show, Tell and Talk: Community building and student belonging online


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This online workshop, open to all staff and students, explored how we can design online curricular and extra-curricular activities and sessions which build students sense of wellbeing and belonging. 

The session was chaired by Professor Alvin Birdi (Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education Innovation and Enhancement) and included the following contributions:

Simon Gamble (Head of Study Skills) (Chapter One in the above presentation)

Discussed how online Study Skills events such Study Lounges and Thesis Writing Circles develop a sense of student community and how they are changing as students return to in-person teaching.  

Patty Miranda (Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching – Student Fellow) (Chapter Two in the above presentation)

Offered student voice and shared ideas from her work as a BILT Student Fellow, specifically focusing on how online teaching, learning, and assessment activities can help develop a sense of belonging and nurture good wellbeing among students. 

Suzanne Collins (Student Digital Learning Experience Manager) (Chapter Three in the above presentation) 

Provided guidance and recommendations on tried and tested ways to develop community building and student belonging online and how the Digital Education Office can further support you in this area. 

Suzi Wells (Distance Learning Hub Manager) (Chapter Four in the above presentation)

Introduced the work of the new Distance Learning Hub, set up to support and encourage the organic growth of distance learning at Bristol which will include PGT and PGR programmes as well as short courses and continuing professional development online.  

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Part three of this series of Show, Talk and Tell presentations takes place in-person at The Wills Memorial Building (Old Council Chamber) on Wednesday January 11th, 2023, between 1pm and 2pm.   More information and booking link here

Title page for BILT event: Show, Talk and Tell - Community building and student belonging through in-person activities. Wednesday January 11th, 2023 at 1pm in the Wills Memorial Building
Title page for BILT event: Show, Talk and Tell – Community building and student belonging through in-person activities