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Category: <span>Building Community and Belonging</span>

Get to Know Your Students and Let Them Get to Know You (3 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss the importance of getting to know your students and having them get to you know you in the wider context of assessments in a hybrid learning environment. Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss designing assessments for hybrid teaching. The topics …

The point of an on-campus education

Reading Time: 7 minutes In this post, Dr Sarah Ivory from the Business School makes the case to potential students and their supporters that a university education is more than simply the accumulation of discipline-specific knowledge. Instead, an on-campus education facilitates thinking, intellectual, social and personal transitions, which will be the foundations on which …

The First Five Minutes and Beyond: Community Building in the Classroom

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this extract from her book Co-Creating Learning and Teaching: Towards Relational Pedagogy in Higher Education, Cathy Bovill demonstrates how building good relationships creates a foundation for co- creating learning and teaching, but in turn co- creation of learning and teaching can strengthen positive relationships between teacher and students, and …

Student-Staff Liaison Committee Practice: Engaging Undergraduate Students, Engaging Staff

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Dr Esther Mijers, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Ethan Rummel, 4th year Student in Classics, at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, reflect on how their School’s Student-Staff Liaison Committee facilitates valuable dialogue between staff and students, with the shared aim of improving their school. Student-Staff …


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