Yearly Archives: 2020

Blended Teaching and Learning: A balancing act

Dr Zahira Jaser, Deputy Director of the Sussex MBA and Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour, talks about the move to blended learning during Covid19 and overcoming the challenges that presented.

Posted in Online, Teaching

Understanding and applying the new Business School assessment criteria

Acting on student feedback from the National Student Survey (NSS) results, the Business School commissioned a collaborative project with Student Connectors and faculty to simplify and standardise the assessment criteria across the School. Dr Farai Jena, Director of Teaching and

Posted in Assessment

Using Role Play to Teach Policy Making for Managing Disease Outbreaks

By Alex Mankoo, Lecturer in Public Policy As part of the Policy Making and Policy Analysis (PMPA) module in SPRU, I run a seminar where students take on the role of advisers to principals from governments and international organisations that

Posted in Case Studies, Teaching

Student Academic Success Support for Masters dissertation students

By Dr Sarah Watson, Student Academic Success Advisor The Student Academic Success Advisors are delighted to be offering their support to Masters dissertation students within the Business School. While the dissertation supervisor provides expert advice for the content of the

Posted in Assessment, Online

Remote supervision for Postgraduate dissertations

By Susan SmithAssociate Dean (Education and Students) Many students are now on the cusp of starting their Postgraduate dissertations. The process of writing a dissertation is challenging in normal circumstances and many of our students who are embarking on this

Posted in Assessment, Online

Student Mental Health in a Time of Social Distancing: A Virtual Running Group at the University of Sussex Business School

By Dr. C. Rashaad ShababSenior Teaching Fellow in Economics For the last two academic years, members of the University of Sussex Business School have been meeting weekly during term-time behind the School’s academic building for a social run in the

Posted in Events, Wellbeing

Preparing students for online learning

By Susan SmithAssociate Dean (Education and Students) We’ve moved our content online successfully and developed an assessment but how do the students now know what we expect from them?

Posted in Online, Teaching

Assessing online

By Susan SmithAssociate Dean (Education and Students) The spread of the Covid-19 virus across the globe and the imminent move to online delivery of teaching and learning is presenting us with the additional challenge of moving our assessments online at

Posted in Assessment, Teaching

Rising to the challenge of the online pivot

By Susan SmithAssociate Dean (Education and Students) Many of us have never taught online and rely on traditional modes of assessment. The current ‘online pivot’ is being driven by necessity rather than choice in face of an unprecedented challenge to

Posted in Teaching

Innovative teaching case study: Josephine Van-Ess

Providing effective feedback to students is an important and challenging aspect of the teaching and learning process especially when dealing with a large cohort. One major challenge we faced teaching on a postgraduate module on leadership with over 200 registered

Posted in Case Studies, Introducing..., Teaching