One of the key challenges facing medical education is ensuring that medical graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to prescribe safely and accurately. Studies by the GMC have indicated that new doctors are often poorly prepared for prescribing and that First and Second Year Foundation Doctors prescribe with error rates of 8% … Continue reading “Ensuring prescribing competency in medical graduates using SCRIPT (Vera Kubenz, SCRIPT team)”
The case for study abroad is increasingly compelling. Mounting political, economic and societal pressures assert the urgency of globally-connected and interculturally-aware citizens. Since 2011-2012 outgoing study abroad participation rates at UoB have increased by 63% — with 576 students (8.5% of the undergraduate cohort) studying abroad in 2016/17. In the next ten years we can … Continue reading “Our 2026 Global Education Offer (Erica Arthur, International Relations)”
Kathy Armour and Chris Wilkinson spent some time on campus talking with students to understand what they think a UoB education will look like in 2026.
The UK is not producing enough engineers or engineering technicians, and those it is producing are typically from a strikingly narrow stratum of society. Not only do we need more engineers, we require a greater diversity of people to become engineers. We also need to help the general public become confident enough to engage with … Continue reading “Big ideas: radical ways to reshape UK engineering education. By Peter Finegold, Head of Education and Skills at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers”
First of all, I want to say that I am a proud alumni of the University of Birmingham with a first-class degree in Drama and Theatre Arts, and I’m the first person in my family to have attended University. I currently look after the marketing and events activities of the School of Languages, Cultures, Art … Continue reading “2026: Doomsday for the Arts? Danielle Blackburn”
As a parent, I ask myself this very question…if I could influence change which could impact my own daughter’s future experience of Higher Education, what would I deem to be essential? What experiences could help provide a smoother transition into the labour market and help her become adaptable and resilient in today’s ever changing, global … Continue reading “How can we shape and design a curriculum to help future proof our graduates in the next 10+ years? A rapidly changing job market means we need to help prepare students for jobs which don’t yet exist. (Helen Hook)”
As technology increasingly drives the way education is delivered, the library of the future will need to rise to the challenge of collecting and archiving a wider range of digital formats – music, news media, gaming software, research data etc. We may need to adapt our library and IT infrastructure to better reflect an educational … Continue reading “Supporting research based learning in a ‘born-digital’ world. Christopher Cipkin, Library Services”
The current general B Medical Sciences programme may become a suite of more specialised programmes e.g. cancer sciences. There is likely to be a need for greater linkage between undergraduate and postgraduate courses, with opportunities for postgraduates to return for on-going development.
In the future, for healthcare professional-oriented courses, there is likely to be much more of a need to teach students from different professions together in interprofessional groups. This might include a common initial curriculum that focuses on learning with patients, interpersonal skills, understanding information and presenting to others. It could extend to being a common … Continue reading “What will be the main differences between the way your subject is taught now and the way it is likely to be taught in the future? (Institute of Clinical Sciences led workshop: discussion responses)”
It seems unlikely that the student choice agenda will go anywhere in the next decade, but our students also increasingly recognise that the world they enter upon graduation will reward adaptability, flexible intellect, and a willingness to see beyond the traditionally-conceived boundaries of their subjects. The divided academy, in which the majority of students and … Continue reading “Multidisciplinary Teaching is an Absolute Must. Will Tattersdill”