Learning and teaching

Overview This case study presents the findings of an action research project conducted in Autumn 2019 aiming to examine the extent to which employability-enhancing skills are signposted to students in final year translation modules at Leeds. Findings revealed some examples of best practice which can serve as models across the...

Overview This case study presents the main findings of a project begun in 2017, to explore students’ understanding and expectations of the role played by assessment and feedback in learning. It identifies some key drivers which underpin student perspectives on assessment processes and considers what students regard as characteristics of good and valuable feedback.  Goals/Purpose Many in the HE sector...

Overview Making Group Work Work is a piece of pedagogical research conducted in the School of Earth and Environment.  The project focused on staff perspectives of group work with a view to enabling staff to decide for themselves which were the most appropriate activities and to help them think about how group work would work best for them and...

Overview At the 2018 Leeds Student Education Conference, we ran a workshop as a collaborative team, exploring the process of designing interdisciplinary learning and teaching in a way that helps students forge the connections. The workshop built on our experience of collaboratively building an innovative blended learning module to introduce the discovery...

Overview My aim is to provide a concrete and replicable demonstration of how theatre and translation can be used as a pedagogical means and ends; in other words, how two aspects of an undergraduate teaching programme are not merely objects of knowledge in themselves, but also provide skills and practices...

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 Early in 2017, my working group published a set of online resources to support University of Leeds staff in making their teaching as inclusive as possible, to reflect the broad diversity of the Leeds student body.  The resource comprises primarily of a set of 19 written guides entitled ‘Being inclusive in..,’ which align with...

Overview This study describes the use of Impact Case Studies created for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment to develop a Discovery module for first year students allowing them to engage with research undertaken at their own institution.  Goals / Purpose The project aims to increase Y1 students’ awareness of Faculty...

Overview Given the ongoing challenges facing undergraduate recruitment, especially in the arts and humanities, international PG recruitment remains a key growth area for the University of Leeds. The success of this recruitment depends on the positive word of mouth our programmes receive from graduates and employers. A synthesis of the feedback from these key stakeholders indicates that...