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The aim of this project is to investigate the impact of different assessment strategies used in Stage 2 modules in the School of Life, Health, and Chemical Sciences (LHCS), and to determine if the assessment type used contributes to awarding gaps that may be observed for disadvantaged and/or unde
Maths Anxiety can be described as “an emotion that blocks a person’s reasoning ability when confronted with a mathematical situation” [Spicer 2004], in an extreme form, “when confronted with a math problem, the sufferer has sweaty palms, is nauseous, has heart palpitations, and experiences paraly
This project focuses on the potential for digital educational tools to provide more inclusive learning. More precisely, we will study to what extent two types of interrelated learning analytics models could be exploited to promote inclusion.
The research intends to assess how a framework (MACE) can help tutors make online tutorials more accessible and inclusive.
Overview: The project will evaluate the use of Support Network Mapping as a student-centred approach to support transition to university of Q65 (undergraduate Engineering) and Q61 (undergraduate Design and Innovation) students from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK.
Access to slides in advance of online tutorials is thought to benefit many students with disabilities, e.g., those with sight and hearing impairments, some specific learning disabilities including dyslexia, and some mental health conditions including anxiety.
The project will investigate patterns in the demographics and referral data, and student perceptions for Level 1 students who are referred to the Academic Conduct (AC) Office within C&C. Several research projects (e.g.
This project seeks to understand our current performance against EDI, widening participation and success (WPS) targets on postgraduate qualifications run by the schools of C&C and E&I, collectively Postgraduate Technology and Computing (PTC).
Practical work in the form of home experiments has always formed an integral part of the science curriculum, in particular at level one. The move, however, from printed materials to online delivery has been accompanied by a change in the way students are supported in home experiments.
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