Developing a successful ‘buddy scheme’ across undergraduate cohorts

Report from Alex Reid – Department of Psychology, University of York The recording for this session can be found here. On November the 2nd 2020 Caroline Chaffer, Jo Hawksworth and Jane Neal-Smith from the University of York Management School (UYMS) ran a highly informative online workshop for the Teaching and Learning Forum on a recent … Continue reading Developing a successful ‘buddy scheme’ across undergraduate cohorts

Inclusive practice for learning and teaching in the Department of Chemistry

Report from Alex Reid – Department of Psychology, University of York The online recording for this session can be found here. On November the 27th 2020 Dr Julia Sarju and Dr Leonie Jones from the Department of Chemistry ran a workshop for the Learning and Teaching forum which focussed on sharing a number of successful … Continue reading Inclusive practice for learning and teaching in the Department of Chemistry

Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: A conversation – Recordings and resources now available

What have we learned from our experiences of teaching and learning in the Autumn term 2020 online and on-campus?What positives can we take forward and share from these experiences in the immediate future and in the post-COVID University? These were the questions that brought together a group of around 80 staff and students from across … Continue reading Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: A conversation – Recordings and resources now available

Supporting the transition to academic writing in HE

Alex Benjamin and Alex Reid, Department of Psychology The transition to Higher Education presents students within the first year with a number of social and academic challenges. One of these is understanding and meeting the expectations for academic coursework at university. This task is not a simple one, or one for which students feel prepared, … Continue reading Supporting the transition to academic writing in HE

Individual Arrangements and Inclusive Practice for Practical Learning & Teaching: Teaching Labs, Placements, Outreach and Field Trips

Workshop run on 27/11/20 from 12:30-2pm Dr Julia Sarju and Dr Leonie Jones from the Department of Chemistry provide an overview of inclusive practice using a diverse range of case studies and examples from their Department. This session was intended to directly encourage conversations about inclusivity (and by extension, exclusivity) when it comes to practical … Continue reading Individual Arrangements and Inclusive Practice for Practical Learning & Teaching: Teaching Labs, Placements, Outreach and Field Trips

York Management School Undergraduate Buddy Scheme – Process and Reflections

Speakers: Caroline Chaffer, Jo Hawksworth, Jane Neal-Smith Session originally ran on the 2nd of November 2020 (12:30 to 2pm). Link to session recording Abstract This presentation explores the implementation and operation of the UYMS first year undergraduate buddy scheme. The scheme was piloted in 2019/20 with first year students and has been rolled out in  … Continue reading York Management School Undergraduate Buddy Scheme – Process and Reflections

Online teaching in 2020: A personal view from inside the York Management School

2020 the year of Covid and no commuting to the campus. The year in which I reorganised my homeworkspace and am grateful that I have an office at the bottom of the garden and food on the diningroom table at the end of every day. How lucky we are, and still drawing a salary, so … Continue reading Online teaching in 2020: A personal view from inside the York Management School

Imposter Syndrome in the Classroom

Anastasia Tsylina Williams, a Ph.D candidate in Slavic Studies writes about the signs, consequences, coping strategies, and some ways to mitigate imposter syndrome amongst students. From the post: Many faculty and students report experiencing Impostor Phenomenon, or feelings of self-doubt about their accomplishments and abilities, at some point in their academic careers. This sense of … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome in the Classroom

Using Google Sites to create digital teaching and learning materials

Report from Nick Ritchie - Department of Politics, University of York Session recording available here. On 7 October 2020 Phil Martin from the International Pathway College ran an online Teaching and Learning Forum workshop on Google Sites. Phil has been using Google Sites to create a new digital, classroom-based learning experience for students on the … Continue reading Using Google Sites to create digital teaching and learning materials