Wednesday, 25 March 2009

ESCAPE coverage in the Universe

Hi there, my name is Elizabeth Terry and I am a Business Studies student currently on placement with the Blended Learning Unit/ Learning and Teaching Institute (BLU/LTI). Working in such a committed learning environment, I have come to realise just how much the BLU/LTI value the students' opinion. Before working here, I had no idea how much thought went into enhancing the student experience, particularly within the classroom. Because of this, I have decided to do all that I can to make the students fully aware of what activities we do and the benefits that they bring to not only the university, but also their studies.

Liaising closely with Dawn Hamlet (Vice President Academic Support and Campaigns), I have successfully been able to get numerous stories on various projects that the BLU/LTI are running into the Universe (the student’s paper that has on average 4,000 readers). This week, the Universe features a story on the ESCAPE project. The article highlights concerns that are attached to assessment and invites the students to give their opinion and views on assessment and feedback.


Malcolm Ryan said...

What a great idea to have a student working in BLU - I was impressed by your enthusiasm for the work they do and that you have now begun to realise how much such a unit (and group of dedicated people) actually do - now that more of us academics are learning to listen to students and respond - you can expect the changes to continue - nationally, I hope!

MarkRussell said...

Absolutely right Malcolm. The BLU have always had a student consultant to help us keep in touch with our students - but we have only just this year taken two students on as placement students. Both these positions, the student placement and the two placement students, have really been helpful in connecting with students.