Conference blog: Dr Cindy Lee, Newcastle University in Singapore

Written by Dr Cindy Lee, Assistant Professor and Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University in Singapore

Dr Cindy Lee, Assistant Professor and Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Dr Cindy Lee, Assistant Professor and Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Welcomed by a drizzle of snow upon my arrival at Newcastle airport, I must say that attending the learning and teaching conference has been a great experience for me. This has been made possible by the travel bursaries provided this year for participants from Singapore and Malaysia. Presenting in the session on “How might a research intensive environment add value to the education of all students at all stages” broadened my horizon on how to enhance the research-informed learning environment for students. Continue reading Conference blog: Dr Cindy Lee, Newcastle University in Singapore

Conference blog: Dr Hassan Karali, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Written by Hassan Karali Senior Clinical Lecturer in NUMED, Fellow of UKHEA Consultant in Obs& Gyn, Lead of EJR Women’s Health programme

Newcastle Learning and Teaching conference was a remarkable event. We had glamorous reception and warm welcoming in the cold weather those days.

Dr Hassan Karali in front of the arches
Dr Hassan Karali, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

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NSS FINAL Week – Survey closes Monday 30 April 2018

National Student Survey 2018 – Final Week

We launched the NSS to our final year undergraduate students on Monday 5 February 2018; and the time has come to confirm that we are now in the final 7 days for students to provide feedback as the NSS will close on Monday 30 April 2018.

Our UK-based students were alerted to the NSS by an email from Ipsos-MORI and have been able to either follow the individual link in that email, or use their student details to log in to the survey at www.thestudentsurvey.com.

As the NSS is only applicable to UK-based students, our Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia and Newcastle University International Singapore students received an EvaSys generated email to complete the Newcastle Student Survey, which is an NSS-equivalent survey. We have also been running an internal NSS-equivalent survey for the School of Pharmacy students at the University. Please note that these will also close on Monday 30 April 2018.

Thanks to the promotional efforts across the University, we achieved a response rate of 69% in 2017, and we would like to exceed that this year. As such, may we please ask all colleagues to continue to promote the NSS within their school and programme areas, as they see fit, to ensure we continue to improve response rates as we enter the final week.

Similar to last year, as an incentive to encourage participation, subject areas/Schools with the highest response rates at the end of the survey will win a cash prize for their students to choose how to spend. Weekly response rate updates have been circulated to NSS Champions, who will have cascaded these to interested parties.

Further information on the NSS can be found on the LTDS webpages at

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/student/opinion/nss/

Contact for queries:  newcastlestudentsurveys@ncl.ac.uk

NUTELA award winners

Newcastle University Technology Enhanced Learning Advocates  (NUTELA) were busy in advance of this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference, reviewing all submissions relating to Technology Enhanced Learning.

Student engagement, transferability to other areas and innovation were all key in the decisions of the group.

Three fantastic winners were selected, each winning funds to further develop or disseminate their project.

Dr Chris Graham and Dr Laura Delgaty
Dr Chris Graham and Dr Laura Delgaty

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NUHRI Challenge Labs 2018 Call now open

Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI) invites students to propose an interdisciplinary research challenge
for summer 2018.

The Challenge Labs scheme is:

  • open to all current Newcastle University students (undergraduate or postgraduate);
  • designed to support interdisciplinary approaches to humanities-related research challenges;
  • funding projects up to £3k (incl. student bursaries) over a three-week period in summer vacation 2018.

Continue reading NUHRI Challenge Labs 2018 Call now open

Poster Winners: Learning and Teaching Conference

The high quality of submissions  meant that voters had a tough time choosing their favourite poster submissions at this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference.

Respondents voted for the three posters most inspirational for their own practice, resulting in three winners reflecting some of the diverse teaching practice across the University. The winners, in no particular order, were……. Continue reading Poster Winners: Learning and Teaching Conference

April 2018 Learning and Teaching Newlsetter

Vice-Chancellor’s Education Excellence Awards

Applications are now open for the all-new Vice-Chancellor’s Education Excellence Awards – a chance to recognise the exceptional contributions of staff who teach or support students’ learning.

The awards are open to all members of staff, academic and professional services, individuals and teams who have made a marked impact on enhancing our students’ educational experience.
Groups of colleagues who work closely together are invited to apply for the newly-established team award.

For details of the revised criteria, and application process, please see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/funding/vc/

Deadline for applications: Wednesday the 25th April

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

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Inclusive Learning: Conference Guest Blog

How considering inclusive learning can help change your mind-set.

Dr Jhoram Funtanares Nufable, Associate Professor, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) shares his thoughts on the Inclusive Learning session delivered at this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference. This session was led by Dr Ruth Graham, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Sandy Alden, Team Leader, Disability and Specialist Learning, Student Wellbeing Service.

Photo of Dr Jhoram Funtanares Nufable
Dr. Jhoram Funtanares Nufable, Associate Professor, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)

Inclusive learning interests me a lot to a personal level as I have a child who struggles with learning and has some developmental delay. As parents, we surely want the best for our children. We would support them as much as we can and would really appreciate if teachers would be more sensitive to their needs. Continue reading Inclusive Learning: Conference Guest Blog

Evidencing Teaching Excellence as part of promotion applications

Are you interested in applying for promotion in whole or in part on the basis of your teaching?

Newcastle University has a programme to support staff with their applications.  It may be of particular interest to staff intending to make an application to the 2018-19 or 2019-20 promotion rounds.

You can find full details of the programme on the LTDS website

Marita Grimwood
Marita Grimwood, Learning and Teaching Consultant

 

As part of the programme there are a number of one to one sessions with Marita Grimwood, Learning and Teaching Consultant, arranged for Tuesday 17th and Tuesday 24th April. Continue reading Evidencing Teaching Excellence as part of promotion applications

Approaches and tools for Internationalisation at home in higher education

Education Research Seminars

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Tuesday 17th April 2018
Location: KGVI Howden Room, 1-2.30 p.m.

Dr Joana Almeida and Professor Sue Robson

Higher education internationalisation is more than mobility – if universities are to become truly ‘international’, they have to start ‘at home’. This is the motto of Developing Innovative Approaches and Tools for Internationalisation at Home (ATIAH), an Erasmus+ project between three European universities: Newcastle University (Coordinating institution), University of Bologna (Italy) and KU Leuven (Belgium). Continue reading Approaches and tools for Internationalisation at home in higher education