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A student led session on reviving curiosity and student engagement

First year student reps, Ismah Irsalina Binti Irwandy and Liv Camacho Wejbrandt, co-developed and delivered a workshop for lecturers at the Engineering and Informatics Teaching and Learning Away Day. Here they explain the part they played in developing the session,

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Developing a feedback policy for Life Science

Dr Joanna Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, explains how the School of Life Sciences developed and implemented its feedback policy.   What we did:  Over the summer of 2021 I led a working group in the Life Sciences tasked with developing

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Strategies for making quantitative assessments more AI resilient

In this case study, Dr Myrna Hennequin, Lecturer in Economics, shares her strategies for making online quantitative assessments more AI resilient.  What I did   I redesigned the online assessments for the module Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics: Maths (QMBE

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Using Vevox in the classroom

In this case study, Seun Osituyo, Deputy Director of Student Experience and Director of MSc Accounting and Finance at USBS, explains how she uses Vevox to increase student engagement.  What I did  One of the tools I have used to

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Developing authentic assessment for learning

Dr Verona Ní Drisceoil, Reader in Legal Education at the University of Sussex Law School, explains how she developed a new Case Briefing Assessment for her Year 1 core law module to promote inclusivity and foster transferable skills.   What I

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Introducing optionality in assessment modes

In this case study, Dr Jo Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, talks about how she introduced optionality in assessment modes in her final year module, Advanced Contract Law in Practice, to create more inclusive and accessible assessment practices.  What I

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Mapping the circular economy: A flexible mapping project for Product Design students.

Claire Potter is a Senior Lecturer and the course convenor of the BSc / BA Product Design degrees, teaching on and leading on a variety of modules. In this case study, Claire describes how module and course design help develop

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Building learning communities through formative group work

Dr Zahid Pranjol, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences and Deputy Head of School for Life Sciences, explains how a formative project-based learning (PBL) group work assessment helps develop his Foundation, first and second year students’ belonging and team work skills.  

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Playful Learning with escape rooms

In this case study, Dr Katie Piatt, Head of Educational Enhancement and co-Chair of the Playful Learning Association, talks about how she developed an escape room for the University Pasts and Futures conference as a fun way to introduce students

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Using digital tools to support inclusive practice

In this case study, Tab Betts, Lecturer in Higher Education Pedagogy at Sussex and National Teaching Fellow, explains how community introductions on Padlet support inclusive practice in his classroom.   What I did  In order to set up an inclusive approach

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