You may (or may not) already know that Newcastle University has two branch campuses; one in Malaysia and one in Singapore. In this episode Sue Gill from the Learning and Teaching Development Service (LTDS) and Dr Paul Hubbard (Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at New Med and currently based at our Malaysian Campus in Johor) look at what academic life is like in a branch campus, what the learning and teaching issues to consider are, and how Covid changed the branch campus experience.
This discussion point, taken from the meeting of the Academic Progress Board in 2021, looks at the two main branch campuses in South East Asia. In this wide ranging conversation Paul takes various aspects of the branch campus life, including
- Location – what does it mean to be 10,837km away from Newcastle?
- Culture – how do these campuses compare to our Newcastle campus?
- Role – what does Paul do on and for the campus?
- Connections – what are the links from the branch campuses and the broader University?
- Experience – what does learning and teaching look like?
- Pandemic – how Covid changed the branch campus experience?
- Value – what is the importance of these campuses?
This is the second of a set of podcasts developed from the meetings of the Academic Progress Board of Studies and for more information on the work and support of the Academic Progress Team please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/professional/