HE agenda
Transition into, and through stages of Higher Education.

19 resources

Advising students on reading: prioritising reading lists.

What kind of help and support do you give for students in helping them focus and direct their readings, in your …

1 min 46s video by Andrew Fisher, School of Humanities (June 2007)

 

Bridging the gap? Evaluation of a pre-sessional course.

First-year undergraduate students have very diverse academic backgrounds, and this presents a challenge for courses where the… (471 word resource by Maria Montero, School of Economics: January 2005).

 

Declining mathematical standards among Science and Engineering undergraduates: fact or fallacy?

There is a perception that mathematical ability/knowledge among science and engineering students is declining. This issue was… (409 word resource by Marion Unwin et al.: September 2004).

 

Defining a critical curriculum: UCAS admissions and first-year study in the Department of Music.

This project will explore the relationship between undergraduate admissions and first-year learning and teaching within the Music… (347 word resource by Daniel Grimley, School of Humanities: January 2004).

 

Finding out what students know and don't know.

Knowledge gaps are common and apparent in students owing to their varied personal backgrounds. This is compounded by the … (432 word resource by Mike Johnson et al.: January 2006).

 

Goalsetting for learning in stages on placement.

Alison: It gives the students a clear goal of where they're supposed to be because they'll go out and watch a practitioner do the …

3 min 19s video by Alison Clark et al. (January 2010)

 

A half-way house? Assessing the effectiveness of a guided independent learning programme.

The transition from school to university can prove difficult for many students, particularly in subjects which typically involve … (504 word resource by Kathryn Batchelor, School of Modern Languages & Cultures: September 2008).

 

Improving numeracy skills in Masters students.

Background: Statistics plays an important role in the curriculum of Masters courses in the Medical Faculty, due to the need for… (438 word resource by Jo Leonardi-Bee et al.: January 2005).

 

Jude Carroll on plagiarism.

And what's interesting about the question "Are any of these people plagiarists?" is actually that question is…

9 min 7s video by Jude Carroll, External Consultant (January 2006)

 

Learning academic writing and skills of argument.

Our good students really get the element of discussion and critical debate and argument into their essays and …

5 min 47s video by Iain Coyne et al. (November 2009)

 

Perceptions of first year undergraduates of facilitated and non-facilitated small group learning environments.

Student-centered learning is of growing importance within Higher Education and increasingly includes student-led as well as … (490 word resource by Rachael Tarlinton et al.: July 2009).

 

Reading academic papers: participation in tutorials.

I get them to go to the library and to make a copy of an academic journal article. It's…

4 min 33s video by Nicola Pitchford, School of Psychology (September 2009)

 

Saul Becker on learning to learn at university.

Saul Becker: I teach the first four lectures that our first year students have on a particular module, called Social Problems. …

3 min 16s video by Saul Becker, School of Sociology & Social Policy (May 2011)

 

Study skills support for international students.

Students can either make appointments to come see me one on one or in a group, and throughout the year, I also…

4 min 30s video by Rebecca Moor et al. (September 2009)

 

Support for writing skills.

Students are going to need to develop very high levels of writing and argument and different ways of presenting their ideas …

1 min 46s video by Andrew Fisher, School of Humanities (June 2007)

 

Supporting students in reaching their academic potential.

Robin Dollery: getting into a University like Nottingham is very competitive. Once we get our students here, we would like to …

4 min 15s video by Robin Dollery et al. (February 2011)

 

The "Tour de Pasenville": an induction exercise

Well this year we had something like 220 first year students working in about ten teams with a mixture of students from each of… (839 word resource by Tim Heath, Department of Architecture and the Built Environment: June 2005).

 

Undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses: a twenty first century approach.

Practical courses in the School of Chemistry have retained a largely traditional style over recent years with the focus being … (480 word resource by Anna Bertram, School of Chemistry: January 2006).

 

Using problem-based learning in your teaching - advice for colleagues.

Start by saying it isn't particularly new, lots of people assume immediately that it is something new and it's all symbols and…

5 min 22s video by Maggi Savin-Baden et al. (March 2008)

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