Doing the right things? Universities under Covid

Universities and students have come under fire as the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has intensified. Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham takes on the critics in this WonkHe post. https://wonkhe.com/blogs/doing-the-right-things-universities-under-covid/ Oct 28, 2020

A close connection

The School of History, Classics & Archaeology has a strong tradition of working closely with the University’s Students’ Association and student societies, and throughout the coronavirus pandemic this relationship has been stronger than ever. https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/our-community/a-close-connection       Image Credit: Roman Ruins and figures – statue of Marcus Aurelius, Panini, …

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

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

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 …