The Future of Higher Education; what do students think?

The Guild of Students hosted the Big Conversation recently, looking to further understand the future of Higher Education. Students were invited to stretch their minds and offer their inspirational views on the future of the University of Birmingham. What did our students have to say? Who knows how to teach better, the university or you? … Continue reading “The Future of Higher Education; what do students think?”

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)

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)”

How will students want to learn (in your subject area)? (Institute of Clinical Sciences led workshop: discussion responses)

In health professions programmes, there is likely to be an increased demand for learning through simulation. Well-equipped and staffed simulation centres are attractive to students and can allow them to learn clinical skills in an environment that is safe for them and for patients. Use of simulation may extend to augmented reality and virtual reality … Continue reading “How will students want to learn (in your subject area)? (Institute of Clinical Sciences led workshop: discussion responses)”

Want to make good teachers? Make them run 10K

On January 1st 2017 around 2:45 in the morning I began to establish a series of New Year’s Resolutions knowing that I would achieve very few of them. Of course, most of them were incredibly generic: be more positive, be better with money (both of which I have already failed). I then chose the golden … Continue reading “Want to make good teachers? Make them run 10K”