Tag: Student Experience

What do we really mean by “partnership work”?

(Illustration: Ada Jusic) At the Change Agents Network (CAN) Conference, “change agents” are any students and staff working in genuine partnerships with the aim of transforming the educational experience. While the 2018 conference encompassed presentations (from students as well as staff) on a range of partnership projects – in areas including  curriculum development, learning analytics,…Continue Reading What do we really mean by “partnership work”?

A fresh view on Learning Spaces

Deconstructing a classroom workshop

  Let me first start by introducing myself. I have recently completed my degree in Civil Engineering with Architecture and joined the LEaD team as a winter intern at City, supervised by Julie Voce, Head of Educational Technology and I met Sheila Egan who is the Learning Spaces Lead, part of the Educational Technology Team…Continue Reading A fresh view on Learning Spaces

Enhancing the Student Experience…one panel at a time

If you were to ask me ‘how can we enhance the student experience?’, the first thing I’d do is debunk the concept entirely. The ‘student experience’ is generic, its broad brush painting the idea of a homogenous, maleable entity whose university life and satisfaction can be molded into the most pleasing shape. This is probably…Continue Reading Enhancing the Student Experience…one panel at a time

Rethinking the lecture theatre

'Giants Causeway' by Frédéric Lepied (Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)

To enable collaboration and flexibility; the design of a traditional lecture theatre will alter dramatically to enable working together in groups and for the teacher to move between groups. I envisage future lecture space to be more open, with flexible furniture that will allow for reconfiguration and for students and teachers to move around freely….Continue Reading Rethinking the lecture theatre

Showcasing excellent teaching and learning at Cass Business School

On 7th May 2014, the Cass Business School held its fourth annual Teaching and Learning Showcase. Themed on excellence in teaching and learning, it featured inspiring talks from Cass lecturers, as well as colleagues from other Schools at City University London. The showcase was jointly organised by key members of the Cass Teaching and Learning…Continue Reading Showcasing excellent teaching and learning at Cass Business School

Dealing Effectively with Student Complaints Seminar

White Paper Conferences organised a day on various issues surrounding student complaints. This was obviously a popular topic as the location changed before the day due to the numbers of people attending! The day was framed around a series of speakers from different aspects of the complaints process – from the QAA, OIA to University…Continue Reading Dealing Effectively with Student Complaints Seminar

Leadership for a better student experience; What do senior executives need to know?

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a one-day event on ‘Leadership for a better student experience: What do senior executives need to know?’ jointly organised by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and the Higher Education Academy. The event’s topic, homonymous to Prof Ramsden’s 2013 stimulus paper, was particularly appealing to me on…Continue Reading Leadership for a better student experience; What do senior executives need to know?

The call for abstracts for the 2014 Learning at City Conference is now open to all City Staff.

Learning at City Conference 2014 – Students as Partners in Learning? Wednesday 4th June 2014 | 9am – 6pm We are pleased to open the Call for Abstracts for the 6th Annual Learning at City Conference, to all City University Staff. Following the success of previous conferences, we will also be inviting colleagues from other…Continue Reading The call for abstracts for the 2014 Learning at City Conference is now open to all City Staff.

Student writing – the benefits of freewriting

  Many students find the writing process difficult.  Despite having completed A levels or other qualifications, it is quite common to find students somewhat mystified by the writing required at university.  This is particularly the case when it comes to writing a final year dissertation, which will usually be a longer and qualitatively different piece…Continue Reading Student writing – the benefits of freewriting

Moodle 2: What does your online profile say about you?

Have you ever wondered why students don’t seem to engage that much on Moodle? Why they may not be interacting with their peers as much as you thought? Well there might be a number of reasons for that, but one I put to you is this. Do your students have an updated profile on Moodle?…Continue Reading Moodle 2: What does your online profile say about you?