EUSA Teaching Awards Podcast – Dr. Crispin Jordan and Dr. Glen Cousquer (34 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome to the Edinburgh University Student’s Association Teaching Award Podcast Series. Working with the Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange to celebrate those that have been nominated and shortlisted for this year’s awards. In this episode, Grace Lavender Student Council Facilitator and 4th Year Religious Studies Student, talks with 2021 nominees Dr. …

#CelebratingTogether: Sandy McComish

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?  Sandy McComish  What is your job title?  Mental Health …

A series of videos for student-facing staff on supporting student mental health

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Charlie Waller Trust has been working with universities to raise awareness of student mental health. The University of Edinburgh has been working in partnership with the trust to raise awareness of the training modules across our community and have have produced a set of short films for non-clinical staff …

Updated: Insights From Reflections of the EUSA Student-Led Teaching Awards Nominees

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post, we summarise, visualise and outline trends in the reflections from the nominees for the Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Student-Led Teaching Awards based on written questions posed online to all nominees and featured on the Teaching Awards Page. The purpose of this page is to provide users of …

Supporting Students By Offering Signposting and Prioritisation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the last 6 months, we have seen many successes with hybrid teaching and learning see for example Brady et al’s work on teaching emergency medicine, Darmon and McQueen’s work on teaching molecular genetics, and Swanton’s work on teaching geography field courses. Some students have suggested they prefer learning digitally …

Podcast Series: Student Mental Health & Online Engagement

Reading Time: 2 minutes This two part podcast series produced by the Institute for Academic Development examines the impact of online engagement on students’ mental health.  It explores the positive sides of online engagement, the downsides, the unintended consequences and what we can do to make things a little bit better. Listen: Episode 17 …

Affordances of Places and Spaces When We Blur the Lines of Indoor, Outdoor and Online: A Conversation Between Robbie Nicol and Heidi Smith

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Robbie Nichol, Professor of place-based education and Heidi Smith Lecturer of Outdoor Learning discuss the critical role of Place-Based Education in hybrid teaching and learning and its capacity to support health and well-being. Affordances of Places and Spaces When We Blur the Lines of Indoor, Outdoor and …

The Power to Unite People in a Way That Little Else Does

Reading Time: < 1 minute We are sharing this Teaching Matters post to the Exchange to inspire conversations about the power of sport and exercise in a hybrid environment to support mental health, wellbeing, community, and belonging. In this post, Daniel Mutia a fourth year MasterCard Foundation Scholar studying BEng (Hons) Electronics and Electrical Engineering …

Something Solid When all is Tumbling: The Student Counselling Service in the pandemic

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Fingal Dorman, Counsellor at the University’s Student Counselling Service, reflects on the challenges of carrying on with his work from home and the importance of providing a solid space for students in particularly disquieting times… Something solid when all is tumbling: The Student Counselling Service in the …

Writing for Times Like These: A New Kind of Pandemic Pastoral Care

Reading Time: < 1 minute In post, Dr Kitty Wheater the University’s Mindfulness Chaplain shares the genesis and purpose of the weekly MindLetter which offers mindfulness techniques and a suggested practice for the University of Edinburgh community as part of the Chaplaincy’s pastoral response to the COVID epidemic… Writing for Times Like These: A New …