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Investigating students perception of some of the key learning activities in T272

  • Foroogh HosseinzadehAnne-Marie GallenHelen LockettRafael HidalgoMaxim Lamirande
  • The purpose of this research is to engage with Stage 2 engineering students, studying T272 Core Engineering B module, about different modes of online activities and how effective these are in engaging, informing, and reinforcing their learning.

    May 2021 to March 2023

    Investigating how to enhance the idea generation process by students for their T452 project

  • Martin Braun
  • At the Open University in the UK, final year engineering undergraduates are required to suggest a topic for their project.

    August 2021 to July 2022

    Creating a community of support through social activities

  • Cath BrownSue Pawley
  • A number of STEM students find their modules academically demanding; success for such students requires the development of resilience and a growth mindset, as discussed in Johnston-Wilder and Lee (2010.

    October 2021 to September 2023

    Early Start for TM470 project students

  • Christine Gardner
  • Students on the IT/computing named degree have a compulsory project to complete at the end of their studies (TM470), yet for some this is a major challenge due to the independent nature of the research, with relatively little taught content in the module.

    October 2021 to April 2023

    Embedding research into teaching: practices, motivations and impacts

  • Sarah Davies
  • Academics are often interested in using their own research in their teaching – this can be a valuable way of sharing their passion for their subject, connecting students with cutting edge research knowledge, and enabling students to experience authentic science practices.

    November 2021 to April 2023

    Online peer mentoring at scale: Benefits and impacts from a student buddy perspective

  • Julie RobsonChris Hutton
  • The project aims to evaluate student buddy experience on S112, S(XF)206, S209 and S390 in EEES to understand the drivers behind volunteering, impacts on employability and whether sustainable communities of buddies can be fostered.

    July 2019 to August 2023

    Engineering residential school or home experiments? A comparison from the perspective of both the student and the tutor

  • Alec GoodyearIestyn JowersJan KowalCarol MorrisDavid Sharp
  • Residential schools are essential for accreditation of our engineering qualifications by Professional Engineering Institutions and they have had to be temporarily replaced by a set of practical engineering activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    April 2021 to December 2021

    Investigating how to enhance the idea generation process by students for their T452 project

    Having taught on project modules at HNC, HND and final UG level (T452), I have observed that the most intense tutor engagement is when discussing possible topics.

    August 2021 to July 2022

    Developing student use of feedback on their marked TMAs

  • Carol CalvertClare Morris
  • The correspondence tuition that tutors provide, via the TMAs, is a key part of our teaching and support to students and represents a major investment of time and effort by tutors.

    April 2021 to September 2022

    Cultivating student led tutorials in STEM

  • Melanie GreggVivien Cleary
  • The objective of this small-scale study was to create a tutor free, active learning environment where students feel at ease to discuss and work on skill-based problems together.

    October 2021 to December 2022