‘Working together on the COVID-19 indoor transmission review and publication’ – A joint blog by UNCOVER student volunteers

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, four Masters in Public Health alumni and one PhD student from the Usher Institute share their experience as student volunteers on the UNCOVER project, which is a network of researchers and information specialists from the University of Edinburgh dedicated to providing up to date evidence review on COVID-19. They …

#CelebratingTogether: Dr Mary Diaz

Reading Time: 2 minutes Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Student-Led Teaching Awards are back to recognise outstanding members of learning and support staff. After a challenging year for everyone, we’re celebrating our worthy nominees by shouting about their successes across our digital platforms.    What is your full name?  Mary Diaz  What is your job title?  Lecturer …

Enabling student autonomy and co-creation during Covid-19 lockdown – Summer SLICCs

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Simon Riley Professor of Student Experiential Learning, Gavin McCabe who leads the Employability Consultancy in the Careers Service, and Claire MacGregor the lead administrator for the SLICCs, describe the pedagogical foundations of Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses and how this agile learning and assessment framework has responded rapidly and …

Effect of remote exams on performance in applied knowledge assessments in Edinburgh MBChB 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, David Kluth, Director of Teaching MBChB, Colin Duncan, Year 5 Director, Karen Fairhurst, Year 5 Director and Alan Jaap, Assessment Lead MBChB, discuss the effects of remote exams on performance in applied knowledge assessments in the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) degree Effect of remote exams …