Following on from the success of Part 2 students presenting at the SEDA Conference in Belfast in May, another Part 2 student, Jess Davies, attended the national Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference on 4th July 2019 in Newcastle. Jess co-presented a session about the staff-student partnership assessment design project that she had been involved in, together with Amanda Millmore from the School of Law, and fielded audience questions. Jess was able to network at the conference with academics and policy advisers and now has opportunities to enhance her CV further as a result, improving her own employability skills.
Jess had been part of a core group of 5 students working with Amanda Millmore and Dr. Annika Newnham (academics from the School of Law) this year to design assessments for a new module, which embed employability skills. These students ran focus groups with other law students, and collaborated in the design of the assessments, and the new module “Children, Families and the State” is starting in September 2019 for Final Year students with the student-designed employability skills-focused assessments. The module is already oversubscribed!