In Their words – The Experience of Teaching During a Pandemic

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

Updated: How do you do socially-distanced in-person small-group teaching?

As colleagues plan for hybrid teaching across the University, one challenge that has been identified by many people is how to do effective socially-distanced in-person small-group teaching. In response to this question, we have gathered together some ideas and possible solutions to this challenge. As of 27th August when this …

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

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 …

Valuing diverse knowledges in higher education: a post-COVID proposition

In this post from Advance HE, Hilary Noone Research and Projects Officer (REF Environment and NUCoREs), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University argues that people-centred approaches, where everyone’s contribution is welcome, valued and acknowledged, can and should be implemented in the ‘new normal’ and will give institutions the …