“From Margins to Centre?” A Student Perspective on Representation in the Historical Discipline

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Clare Burgess. Abstract: The historical discipline has a diversity problem: as the October 2018 RHS Race, Ethnicity and Equality report showed, university history departments are “overwhelmingly white” – more so than the national average undergraduate population. Although 86.3% of those surveyed suggested … Continue reading “From Margins to Centre?” A Student Perspective on Representation in the Historical Discipline

International students’ pathways: the journey and the challenges

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Eddie Cowling, Wanting Gu, Wei Sun. Abstract: Recent figures show almost a fifth of university students are from non-UK domiciles (Universities UK, 2018), and here at the University of York well over 3,000 students are from overseas. The economic, cultural and intellectual … Continue reading International students’ pathways: the journey and the challenges

University of York Students’ Vision for an Diversified and Liberated York

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Giang Nguyen. Abstract: During Black History Month 2019, YUSU and GSA hosted a panel discussion for students and staff, ‘Start the conversation: Decolonising and diversifying curriculum at York’. Interestingly, some of the conversations at and around the event touched upon whether diversifying … Continue reading University of York Students’ Vision for an Diversified and Liberated York

From pre-assessment consumption to ongoing active engagement: Student-created content and peer review using the Panopto recorder

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Angela O’Flaherty and Rob Shaw. Abstract: As part of an increased focus on active learning and student engagement, interest has grown in student-generated content and peer review processes in HE (Sánchez et al., 2019). Research has indicated that there are potential benefits … Continue reading From pre-assessment consumption to ongoing active engagement: Student-created content and peer review using the Panopto recorder

Technology in the Classroom: Game Based Learning Platforms and Student Engagement

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Ellen Spender, Lesley Davies. Abstract: In 30 years, technology has advanced at an exponential rate, from a time when students and lecturers were mainly reliant on text books and passive attendance at lectures to gain knowledge. Today, can we view passive attendance … Continue reading Technology in the Classroom: Game Based Learning Platforms and Student Engagement

Creating Innovative Learning Methods in Archaeology: Integrating the Practical and the Theoretical in Artefact Studies

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Andy Needham, Jess Bates, Mike Groves, Andy Langley, Steph Piper. Abstract: We report on the creation of an innovative learning method as part of the recently redeveloped Accessing Archaeology year one undergraduate course in Archaeology, which allows students to appreciate theory in … Continue reading Creating Innovative Learning Methods in Archaeology: Integrating the Practical and the Theoretical in Artefact Studies

Drawing on diversity: The international classroom at Maastricht University and beyond

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Donna Carroll. Abstract: Maastricht University is the most international university in the Netherlands with 53% of students and 42% of academic staff coming from overseas. With its emphasis on small-scale, collaborative and student-centred learning, this diversity can have a big impact on … Continue reading Drawing on diversity: The international classroom at Maastricht University and beyond