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

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

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

Developing a successful ‘buddy scheme’ across undergraduate cohorts

Report from Alex Reid – Department of Psychology, University of York Link to session recording (UoY log-in required). 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 ‘buddy scheme’ … Continue reading Developing a successful ‘buddy scheme’ across undergraduate cohorts

Using Google Sites to create digital teaching and learning materials

Report from Nick Ritchie - Department of Politics, University of York Link to Session Recording (UoY log-in required) 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 … Continue reading Using Google Sites to create digital teaching and learning materials

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

Dr Donna Carroll - EDLAB, Maastricht University Session Report by Ian Gray 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 group work, projects and … Continue reading Drawing on diversity: The international classroom at Maastricht University and beyond

Facilitating Inclusive and Engaged Learning in Fully Online Masters Programmes

Nathan Page (Academic Support Office), Liz Matykiewicz (The York Management School) and Dawn Wood (Computer Science) Session report by Ian Gray: The University of York has recently started offering fully-online masters programmes from the Department of Computer Science and from the York Management School. In this session, the presenters took us through some of the … Continue reading Facilitating Inclusive and Engaged Learning in Fully Online Masters Programmes

Supporting students giving competent oral presentations

Speaker: Dr Silke Göbel, Department of Psychology Monday 10 February 2020 in H/G09, Heslington Hall, Campus West 12.30 - 2.00pm   Workshop Summary Dr Silke Göbel discussed the factors surrounding student anxiety in giving presentations, and how teaching staff might build in measures to support students in this type of task. We began by working together … Continue reading Supporting students giving competent oral presentations

2020 Conference Poster Session

AuthorsTitle and AbstractJenny Pollard, Tamsyn KissEnvironment and GeographyEasing transition for outgoing Year in Industry studentsThis project will pilot using students as mentors to ease transition for outgoing year in industry students creating a vital and inclusive learning community and offering students key peer support during the Year in Industry vacancy search and recruitment cycle. The … Continue reading 2020 Conference Poster Session