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Book Review: Engaging Students as Partners In Learning and Teaching

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty, By Alison Cook-Sather, Catherine Bovill, Peter Felten. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2014. Reviewed by: Tom Davidson, BSc Web Science (Computer Science)  The rather weighty tome Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching arrived on my desk almost 3 weeks ago now. It was clear to me from the beginning of this book that it is not a book written to entertain. Continue reading →

Our Trip to Cadbury World!

Is there a better way to end a stressful term than lots of chocolate?! (Actually don't answer that, who knows what some of you might get up to...) Anyway, chocolate was exactly how the Business Co-Creation group decided to celebrate; make sure you read below the summary of that trip from Calvin. ****** The 20th of May commemorated the end of the first year of Business School undergraduates through an educational visit to Cadbury World in the historic village of Bourneville. Continue reading →

Reflection on Recent Conferences – Dr Mark Gatenby

Hi all! As we approach the end of what has been a massively busy term, we will be uploading a couple of reflective pieces about what we've been up to as a group. This is the first of them, written by the Programme Leader of BSc Business Management at the Business School, Dr Mark Gatenby. Hope you enjoy reading and learning more about our trips to various conferences! ****** It’s been a busy couple of months for the project and co-design group. Continue reading →

ALDinHE Conference – Edinburgh

On the 22nd March 2016, Dr Mark Gatenby, Dr Stefanos Marangos and I (Samuel Phelps) visited the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (or ALDinHE) at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Learning development is a highly discussed term within academia that encompasses the idea that students and staff at higher educational institutions should work together in the development of academic practices such as curriculum or research. Continue reading →

ILIAD VLE Awards 2016

Last Thursday, we had the opportunity to attend the University of Southampton's Institute for Learning, Innovation and Development Awards Ceremony for Excellence in use of VLE's. This is held to recognise modules across all disciplines and levels which make excellent use of VLE systems, including Blackboard, module blogs and Social Media channels. From 246 applications in total, staff from the Business School had three modules included among the 26 shortlisted for two different awards. Continue reading →

Unitu Feedback Software Report

Hi All! Attached is a report from a recent meeting reviewing the potential to bring a different type of feedback software - Unitu - into Southampton! You'll see some student comments in the report, but if anyone has anything to add after reading this please don't hesitate to get in touch via the comments below! Thanks! In addition to this, we have recently been made aware that iSolutions are doing a software sweep of all faculties in the University. Continue reading →

Chartered Association Of Business Schools Conference

Hi, I'd like to talk to you about our trip to the CABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference. The conference kicked off a very busy week for our Co-Design group. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Amy Morgan and myself travelled to Birmingham to this conference, before biding farewell to two more of our members, Tom Rowledge and Zak Rakrouki, who left on Friday for the bright lights of Toronto, Canada. Continue reading →

Upcoming World Cafe Sessions

This is a notice of World Cafes coming up at the start of the next month! These cafes are slightly different to previous ones, as the Student Design group has offered their input to ensure that the cafe time is most relevant to you all. This your opportunity to give your feedback and share experiences of your first year - don't miss out! ******** Hello everybody,   We are near the end of our 1st year of university. Continue reading →