Developing research practice

Overview  The Interactive Lecture Theatres provided a facility to record audio visual feedback and discussions on student project pitches (presentations). This improved feedback to students and saved staff time.  Goals/Purpose  Working as part of group, research projects students had to give a project pitch to four members of academic staff and...

Overview Students from final year discovery module PIED 3310 “Britain and the EU“ module have been submitting mid-term assessed reports (1500 words) addressing research questions set by the Clerk of the House of Lords EU Select Committee for the past 7 years. The top five present their work to a full House of Lords...

Overview This project involved working with students to research their peer interactions in group work to provide evidence for future group formation to maximise the learning experience of all abilities.  Goals / Purpose It is generally accepted that students improve their understanding of a complex topic by discussing the material with their peers. But to facilitate such discussion and...

Overview I am leading a project entitled Preparing to Be a Global Engineer or Scientist with STEM international foundation year students at the University of Leeds and 1st year students at its Joint School at South West Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. Goals / Purpose The aim of the project is for pre-undergraduate scientists and engineers to explore notions and attitudes towards...

Overview As part of their BSc in Applied Health (Medical Education) degree, intercalating medical students complete a year-long placement teaching first year medical students IDEALS (Innovation, Development, Enterprise, Leadership and Safety). Student teachers work alongside staff tutors to plan and deliver weekly small group teaching on professionalism. Although near-peer teaching is common in medicine,...

Overview The University of Leeds Living Lab facilitates collaboration and partnership between academics and operational colleagues, and between students and staff across all Schools, Faculties and Services. It seeks to utilise the University as a testbed for interdisciplinary research and innovation, tackling global sustainability issues at the local scale.   The University campus, infrastructure...