Category Archives: Student Support

Enabling greater access to teaching materials on academic integrity

Kim Shahabudin & Helen Hathaway, Library (Study Advice)    k.shahabudin@reading.ac.uk                                                              … Continue reading

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Syllabusless: Students and staff engaging through research

Nathalie Folkerts, School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science nathaliefolkerts@gmail.com                                                             … Continue reading

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Flipping Earth Science practicals and the use of digital specimens

Dr Hazel McGoff, School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science           h.j.mcgoff@reading.ac.uk                                                 … Continue reading

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Supporting diversity through targeted language skills development

Alison Fenner, Lecturer, International Study and Language Institute  j.a.fenner@reading.ac.uk                                                               … Continue reading

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Group work: investigating the requirements of a student resource

Sonia Hood, Study Adviser, Library                                                             s.hood@reading.ac.uk         … Continue reading

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Managing transition to the MPharm Degree

Dr John Brazier, Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy j.a.brazier@reading.ac.uk Overview The MPharm degree at the University of Reading has a diverse student cohort, in terms of both ethnicity and previous academic experience. During the most recent development of our programme, we … Continue reading

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Constructing research methods and statistics teaching

Dr Lotte Meteyard, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences l.meteyard@reading.ac.uk Overview Statistics teaching to Speech and Language Therapists within the Department of Clinical Language Sciences was redesigned in response to module evaluations. Whereas students had previously reported anxiety about … Continue reading

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Legal Seagulls : Experience Plan for overseas students

Shweta Band, Law s.band@reading.ac.uk Year of activity: 2015-16 Overview The name ‘Legal Seagulls’ represents all overseas students in the School of Law. I initiated the Legal Seagulls Experience Plan in 2015-16 as a three-step support initiative to enhance the academic … Continue reading

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Fostering effective transition to university learning

Dr Ciara Healy, Arts and Communication Design c.healy@reading.ac.uk Overview This case study presents some approaches taken in the Department of Art to encourage relationship building between different cohorts of students and all members of staff. The majority of activities took … Continue reading

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Improved Neural Network assessment by staged laboratory practicals

Professor Richard Mitchell, School of Systems Engineering r.j.mitchell@reading.ac.uk Overview Adjustments were made to teaching, assessment, and feedback in a Part Two module within the School of Systems Engineering, Neural Networks (SE2NN11), successfully using three-staged laboratory practicals in order to encourage … Continue reading

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