‘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 …

Podcast: Co-Creation in Hybrid Teaching and Learning (8 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this Podcast, we explore how co-creation helped academic staff navigate the move to hybrid teaching and learning. Student-staff co-creation involves shared decision-making and negotiation of curriculum design or elements of the curriculum. You can watch extended conversations with the contributors on the Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange and discover more about …

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 …

Co-creation might seem novel but it has always been at the heart of knowledge

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Medhat Khattar, Deputy Programme Director MSc Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Biomedical Sciences, describes how knowledge is generated through our participation in the practice of co-creation and offers guidance on how to effectively manage common sites of co-creation such as online discussion boards and written assignments… Co-creation …

SLICCs (Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses): A Supportive Experiential Space Where Students Can Flourish

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Andrea Levy, a graduate of the Master of Public Health Programme, Sharon Levy the CPD lead for the Data Driven Innovation programme at the Usher Institute and Neneh Rowa-Dewar who co-directs the MPH (online)  explain the value of Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs) as a profound opportunity for …

Co-Creating Digital Escape Rooms: An Opportunity for Creativity and Collaboration

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Brendan Owers describes a recent project funded by the Usher Education Development Grant that explored students and staff curating digital escape activities. It describes how the workshops were structured alongside feedback and reflections from those involved… Co-Creating Digital Escape Rooms: An Opportunity for Creativity and Collaboration Feb …

Universities Can Be Allies in Confronting Racism

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post from WonkHe, Shaminder Takhar Associate Professor of Sociology at London South Bank University argues  that anti-racism isn’t always comfortable, but true allyship demands action and accountability from universities in support of #BlackLivesMatter… Universities can be allies in confronting racism Oct 6, 2020

In Their words – The Experience of Teaching During a Pandemic

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post from WonkHe, researcher Hilary Collins traces the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the practice and experience of teaching by drawing on a series of narratives from academic staff… In their words – the experience of teaching during a pandemic Oct 6, 2020

Delivering SLICC presentations should be part of the “new normal”: an online post-graduate students’ experience

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Masters of Public Health (online) student Stephen McBurney describes the paralells in the digital format of this year’s University of Edinburgh (UoE) Learning and Teaching Conference and the SLICC course. In particular, Stephen highlights how the SLICC course develops the essential skills to engage a community of academics and peers …