Assessment Literacy

In this online workshop Dr Rebecca Pike and Dr Rose Murray from the School of Biological Sciences will explore how improvements in assessment literacy (for both staff and students) were realised through a series of co-creation initiatives involving student partners.

Discussing assessment for inclusion: Slow Reading Circle with a Twist

This reading circle invites colleagues across the University to discuss those (and other) questions around assessment for inclusion.

To support inclusion, this reading circle takes the ‘slow’ approach by spreading it over four days. Each day will begin with a prompt to guide your reading/discussion activities for the day. All you need to do is access MS Teams and commit to approx. 20 to 45 minutes daily for this, at any time of the day, over the four days.

Dialogic Feedback

This online workshop will showcase examples of approaches to dialogic feedback and will include contributions from staff from across the University.

Students experiences of online assessment

This online workshop will explore students experiences of online assessment and includes contributions from both staff and students from across different areas of the University.

Student centred framework for assessing programme’s Employability and Academic Skills (EAS)

in this workshop an interactive tool for Employability and Academic Skills (EAS) will be demonstrated by Senior Lecturer Dr Hadi Abulrub (Mechanical Engineering). The EAS tool was developed for Engineering with Management postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Engineering which aims to translate the University’s skills framework (along with programme attributes outcomes) into a programme-specific skills matrix.

Dr Adam Rutherford – Race, genes and scientific racism: the history and legacy of the invention of race.

An online talk by Dr Adam Rutherford. Contemporary concepts of race have shallow historical roots, invented as they were during the European Age of Enlightenment, exploration and plunder. From the 17th century, philosophers, scientists and writers concocted taxonomies of our species, sometimes based on crude traits like pigmentation and bone morphology, and often just made up.
Science, and notably the new science of genetics did a good job of dismantling these racial categories in the 20th century, and showing that while race is very real because we perceive it, the folk taxonomies that everyone understands and uses have little basis in biology. However, in recent years, new techniques in genetics, sometimes poorly deployed, misunderstood or misrepresented, have given succour to those who wish to reinforce traditional racial categories, alongside common attempts to understand common observations such as in sporting success and cognitive abilities.

Senior Tutor Induction

This Course aims to support academic staff as they take on the role of senior tutor in their school and provide a space to share experiences of personal tutoring.

Personal Tutoring online workshop

This workshop is available to all academic and professional services staff new to personal tutoring and those wishing to refresh their skills.