Managing time and competing priorities
September 30, 2013
Video >> Students on fitting work and play into a busy schedule, making sure that the balance is right for them. Visit the University’s Studying Effectively website for more on learning at University.
Students on placement: supporting learning with a Mahara portfolio
September 2, 2013
Judith Wayte: “Don’t ask what the technology can do for you, rather what the pedagogy needs – Gilly Salmon; Professor of e-learning and learning technologies, University of Leicester” “Say at the outset – it’s just a piece of software” “I first used the first of these quotes when giving a presentation at the Assessment in …
Beyond employability and the market: envisaging curriculum change in the new higher education environment
April 11, 2013
Video >> Dr John Holmwood: “The session addresses issues arising from the ‘over-interpretation’ of employability as a desirable outcome of undergraduate education. Applications for undergraduate degrees in sociology and social policy have fallen nationally at the same time as the core and margin system have created a highly competitive environment in the upper margin. In …
Making the development of employability skills more obvious to students.
January 22, 2013
Dr Jo Robinson explains how the School of English helps students to tailor their studies to develop a wide range of skills for their future careers. Dr Jo Robinson, School of English. This interview was carried out as part of the Study Skills project, run by Kim Lawson in Academic Support.
Transition to, and through, university
January 8, 2013
Dr Jo Robinson talks about the connections between developing students’ subject-specific and academic skills and the skills that will help them into employment. Dr Jo Robinson, School of English. This interview was carried out as part of the Study Skills project, run by Kim Lawson in Academic Support.
Employability skills in Politics teaching
October 18, 2012
Dr Lucy Sargisson: “We identified a need to update the curriculum to meet changing demands and to increase relevance in the School of Politics and International Relations. We want to offer a curriculum that supports students’ transition to becoming independent learners and also enhances staff skills, knowledge and expertise with regard to their teaching. “The …
Enhancing student presentation skills
June 13, 2012
Dr Karen Kilby: “The Department of Theology and Religious Studies identified a need to help UG students build their confidence and gain experience in making presentations. “In order to achieve these aims it set out to develop a 10 credit presentation module as part of its second year curriculum. The purpose of the module is …
The Nottingham Advantage Award
February 1, 2011
Video >> Paul Greatrix: “Students, when they graduate, will want to feel confident that the skills, the learning, the knowledge they’ve acquired, the experience, the personal development they’ve gone through at University is something that will enable them to be more ready for work, whatever kind of work that may be, whenever they choose to …
Portfolio compilation: evidencing learning and professional development
January 26, 2010
Video >> Alison: “I think portfolios are getting increasingly important. They seem to underpin a lot of professional education as a strategy, or a tool, for assessing, formatively, or summatively, students’ progress. And the NMC requires it, that’s the Nursing and Midwifery Council, once you’re qualified, that you could be asked to submit one every …
Becoming a professional practitioner
Video >> Jo: “Within, like, nursing, it’s all evidence based, isn’t it? So, you know, to justify what you do, you have to learn and understand why you’re doing it and that’s how I see it, so if I approach something and I’m doing it, then I’m questioning myself why I’m doing it, why is …