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eSTEeM Projects

eSTEeM is providing a mechanism for professional development through practice-based scholarship within a mentored community. Much of our work is organised on a project basis with project management aimed at the delivery of new educational outcomes and scholarship outputs. 

eSTEeM supports a rolling portfolio of approx. 80 active scholarship projects under a number of themes which include:

  • Access, Participation and Success
  • Innovative assessment
  • Online/onscreen STEM practice
  • Supporting students
  • Technologies for STEM learning

To learn more about our projects, please click on the project titles or use the search feature below by entering keywords. To search by the name of a project leader, please use the 'Filter by Project Leader' tab on the right-hand side of this page.

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    Can we reduce anxiety of students sitting remote exams? Sharing best practice between SPS and LHCS

  1. Gemma WarrinerFiona MoormanBecca Whitehead
  2. Many SPS and LHCS students reported anxiety concerning the 20J exams on module forums, and also in conversation with SST Advisors.

    April 2022 to December 2023

    What is known about how to write online exams and how to prepare students for them?

  3. Martin Braun
  4. When the Covid pandemic affected education, universities around the globe had to move not only their content delivery online, but also their assessments.

    April 2022 to December 2022

    Piloting Skills for Biologists sessions for biology students

  5. Janet Haresnape
  6. This project aims to evaluate a planned programme of events which:

    June 2022 to August 2022

    Building a sense of community in a core 2nd level Physics module (S217) and investigating qualitatively its effect on retention

  7. Anne-Katrin Klehe
  8. Retention on S217 (Physics: from classical to quantum) is a problem, with 30-40% of student withdrawing over the course of the module. Initial analysis of historic data (15J to 21J) shows that nearly half of the official withdrawals happen before Christmas (wk 10/11 of the module).

    November 2022 to October 2023

    Improving retention through small interventions: The U101 postcard project

  9. Theodora PhilcoxElouise Huxor
  10. This project aims to improve student retention on U101, Design thinking. U101 is a gateway Level 1 design module and part of Q61 in Engineering and Innovation (E&I).

    November 2022 to January 2024

    Ecoanxiety and environmental education: stories, conversations, actions

  11. Sarah Davies
  12. Ecoanxiety – the distress related to climate and ecological crises – is increasingly recognised in learners by educators (Hickman et al, 2021), in the media (e.g., BBC Ideas 2021, Rannard, 2022) as well as through programmes of advice and education (e.g., Wright, 2022).

    November 2022 to April 2024

    Team Based Learning tutorials in S248

  13. Kate NixonNick Chatterton
  14. This project seeks to improve student engagement in tutorials in S248 Chemistry in life: food, water and medicines.

    November 2022 to November 2023

    Assessment and Feedback on Introduction of Group Work on M140

  15. Ruth Neal Kaustubh Adhikari
  16. The aim of this project is to assess the impact on M140 of introducing group work, gain feedback from students and tutors and learn from this experience before rolling this out to all students.

    May 2023 to September 2024

    Innovation in online student support

  17. Cath BrownSue Pawley
  18. Due to the increasing popularity of the Data Science degree, MST224 student numbers have increased significantly.  This has resulted in the employment of significant numbers of ALs, and we would like to use the resultant increase in tutorial time to offer innovative tutorials and enhanced student

    May 2023 to November 2024

    A personal tutor scheme to enhance student retention and improve success

  19. Victoria BrownCath Brown
  20. Student retention and continuation are key drivers for this project.

    May 2023 to May 2025

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