Days: Wednesday, March 29th Thursday, April 13th

Wednesday, March 29th

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10:30-11:30 Session 2A: Parallel Session
Partners in Pedagogy: Using a Feminist, Student-Staff Partnership Approach in the Co-Creation of Online, Postgraduate Teaching Resources (abstract)
PRESENTER: Tanya Cheadle
Student-staff co-creation of equality and diversity focussed curricular teaching resources (abstract)
PRESENTER: Nana Sartania
A student-staff partnership scheme focused on co-creating a decolonised statistics curriculum (abstract)
PRESENTER: Donald Reid
10:30-11:30 Session 2B: Parallel Session
Improving equity of access to Medical School - perspectives from a new foundation year access to Medicine programme (abstract)
PRESENTER: Aileen Linn
“It definitely geared me up”: Academic and study skill development and Access to Higher Education students’ experiences of transitioning to undergraduate study (abstract)
Breaking down barriers to access: A case study in widening participation and accessibility directly from further education. (abstract)
PRESENTER: Peter Moult
11:40-12:40 Session 3A: Parallel Session
‘I felt as if I was there’ - can Virtual Reality (VR) enhance students’ learning experience of immunology teaching? (abstract)
PRESENTER: Kirsty McIntyre
Parasites, Posters and Patisserie: Increasing Parasite Awareness in Veterinary Undergraduates with a Collaborative Symposium' (abstract)
PRESENTER: Louise Anderson
The Impact of using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Microbiology Online (abstract)
PRESENTER: Claire Donald
11:40-12:40 Session 3B: Parallel Session
From Method to Practice: Evolving research methods learning to student-centered active learning (abstract)
Developing a principled skills development credit-bearing course (abstract)
PRESENTER: Bob Morrison
Face-to-face, online or independent study? Factors influencing student choices of study mode in hybrid-flexible learning (abstract)
12:45-13:45Lunch Break
13:45-14:15 Session 4: Posters and Networking
Shaping graduate teacher identity: A model for the training and support of GTA skills development and graduate attributes (abstract)
Steps towards positive change in the geosciences: inspiring Girls into Geoscience Scotland (abstract)
PRESENTER: Amanda Owen
The leaky pipeline: a statistical analysis of self-reported barriers to participation of women and non-binary physicists at undergraduate level (abstract)
Why not write your dissertation in the industry? A case study of industry-based projects for business school PGT students (abstract)
Understanding how the presence of an instructor in online videos can influence learning under high cognitive load (abstract)
Physics Theory in Simple English (abstract)
PRESENTER: Claire Neilan
Approaches to programming in 1st year Physics (abstract)
PRESENTER: Yuliyan Savchev
Can an Interactive Virtual Orientation e-Resource Reduce Cognitive and Sensory Loads to Support the Transition to Higher Education? (abstract)
PRESENTER: Peter Stockwell
Exploring the Limits of Teamwork through Task Splitting (abstract)
14:30-15:15 Session 5A: Parallel Session
Developing graduate attributes by engaging students with SoTL (abstract)
Careers lab in L1 life sciences: introducing student awareness of developing skills throughout their university career (abstract)
PRESENTER: Fiona Stubbs
14:30-15:15 Session 5B: Parallel Session
Using a group podcast and policy brief to support sustainability literacy, communication and teamwork skills: Insights from undergraduate students (abstract)
Embedding communication, teamwork and reflection skills in introductory physics courses (abstract)
PRESENTER: Peter Sneddon
Thursday, April 13th

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10:00-11:00 Session 7: Opening of Conference Day 2

Welcome from VP L&T and SRC VP Education followed by welcome activities.

Scavenger Hunt

Either as a team, or as an individual (we have prizes for both categories), answer a series of questions (available on the day) about JMSLH. 

Manifesto for Active Learning

Student-centred active learning constitutes the first pillar of UofG’s learning and teaching strategy and seeks to enable students to (1) engage more deeply with course material in the discipline, (2) learn more effectively, (3) perform better in assessment, and (4) develop more fully as critical thinkers. The university has made a commitment to supporting active learning face-to-face and online, through enhanced physical and virtual spaces that promote independent reflection, and cooperative and collaborative learning. This conference activity aims to create the foundations for a manifesto for active learning at UofG, inviting a range of stakeholders to identify underlying principles and associated practices for active learning that all staff and students can commit to.

11:00-12:00 Session 8A: Parallel Session

Interactive Workshop

Location: TEAL 707
Experiences of Team Based Learning in a Widening Participation Foundation Year Access to Medicine Programme (abstract)
PRESENTER: Aileen Linn
11:00-12:00 Session 8B: Parallel Session

Interactive Workshop

Location: TEAL 607
From Students to Leaders: A Peer Learning Workshop by Students for Practitioners (abstract)
PRESENTER: Aleix Vecino
11:00-12:00 Session 8C: Parallel Session

Interactive Workshop

Location: Room 639
Evaluating Skills Attainment & Competency to Support Student Confidence & Awareness: Scaffolding a VLE-based Skills Tracker in Life Science Undergraduate Degrees (abstract)
PRESENTER: Laura McCaughey
12:15-13:15 Session 9A: Parallel Session

Interactive Workshop

Location: TEAL 707
Co-creating self-advocacy skills with neurodivergent students (abstract)
12:15-13:15 Session 9B: Parallel Session

Interactive Workshop

Location: TEAL 607
Course mapping to engage, inform and empower students (abstract)
12:15-13:15 Session 9C: Parallel Session

Interactive Workshop

Location: Room 639
The XXXX Game (abstract)
13:15-14:45 Session 10: Exhibition stalls and networking: Room 743

Childhood Practice Programmes (Ba and PGD/MEd) in the School of Education

Elizabeth Black and Marie McQuade, Hazel Sinclair (2nd year, BA Childhood Practice),  Natasha MacArthur (2nd year, BA Childhood Practice), Amy Magill (3rd year, BA Childhood Practice), Amanda Mulholland (graduate, BA and MEd Childhood Practice) 

The Childhood Practice programmes (BA and PGD/MEd) in the School of Education work exclusively with students in work-based learning, using a range of active learning approaches to support students in connecting their practice with theory through reflection. Many students fall into the widening participation category, and on the BA programme, all come from non-traditional routes into academic study, articulating into second year via practitioner qualifications. Across both our BA and PGD programmes, academic skills are embedded into courses to support learners in their transition or return to higher level study. Student feedback and NSS results (the BACP frequently achieves 100% overall satisfaction and consistently reaches above 90% in assessment and feedback) indicate that what we are doing is successful, and our own professional reflections and previous SoTL work have identified the supporting evidence for approaches we adopt.

Members of the programme teaching team and some current (or recently graduated) students will be available to share experiences/knowledge of graduate attributes developing in practice, and examples of the types of activities and resources we use. This will provide both the teacher and student perspective on why particular activities are useful

HNC Articulation Programmes in CoSS at UofG

Karen Wright, Dan Keenan and Gavin Stewart

Colleagues involved with the HNC Articulation in CoSS will be available to:

  • highlight the challenges faced by the HNC Articulation programme in UofG’s College of Social Sciences and the strategy it developed creating a unique mini-module in International Relations to address them.
  • provide a picture of the current status of the COSS Articulation programme, including its expansion across subject areas and degrees, the addition of new FE college partners, the evolution of the IR mini-module, and the outcomes for the first cohorts of students.

Meet the Careers Team

Fiona Stubbs, Careers Manager, MVLS; Jess Henderson, Careers Manager, CoSE; Lesley Taylor, Employer Engagement Manager

Colleagues from the Careers Service will be on hand to meet and discuss ways we can work with you to support your students. Our expertise includes;

  • Working in partnership with industry: employer engagement and associated knowledge of the graduate labour market, employer requirements, selection processes, industry trends, skills needs etc.
  • Workplace learning: including course/opportunity design, reflective practice, partnerships, authentic assessment (in relation to workplace-related tasks/ assessments)
  • Widening participation: including potential barriers students may face in moving into graduate level destinations
  • Graduate attributes and the development, recognition and articulation of skills

Student Learning Development (SLD)

SLD (formerly LEADS for Students) provides year-round academic development for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students across the institution. An award-winning, multidisciplinary team, we provide courses, materials, one-to-one sessions, classes, and more, on all elements of academic study. This work ranges from academic writing, critical investigation and research methods to peer-led initiatives, quantitative analysis and data handling. SLD also runs a number of courses (compulsory and optional) for our incoming undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

Please come and speak to us about your students' needs around assessment, academic integrity, research and research methods, numerical and quantitative skills, and all things peer learning. More information is available here:

SLD Staff List

Dr Andrew Struan (Head of SLD)

Dr Scott Ramsay (Deputy Head of SLD)

Dr Elina Koristashevskaya (Deputy Head of SLD)

Dr James Rowe (ELA for CoSE)

Dr Stuart Purcell (ELA for Arts)

<Vacant> (ELA for CoSS)

<Vacant> (ELA for MVLS)

Dr Mona O'Brien (ELA for International Students)

Dr Pamela Olmos-Lopez (ELA for International Students)

Dr George Vazanellis (Statistics Adviser)

Dr Jenny August (Maths Adviser)

Dr Aleix Tura Vecino (Peer Learning Facilitator)

Caitlin Diver (Digital Learning Technologist)

The UofG SenSEI (Sensational SoTL Ethics Initiative) and the SoTL Network

Frances Docherty, Sarah Honeychurch, Carolyn Loveridge, Linnea Soler and Nathalie Tasler

We are a group of colleagues who met serendipitously via the SoTL Network and discovered that we all had similar experiences with SoTL and the thorny issue of ethical approval. For the last three years we have been meeting regularly (mainly over Zoom) to support each other, and to collaborate on SoTL projects. We have written about the importance of this group to each of us, both personally and professionally, and have recently submitted a collaborative autoethnographical account of our experiences to a peer reviewed journal.

Come along and chat to us about our own experiences, to find out more about the SoTL Network and all of the initiatives and resources it produces, to discover other SoTL Champions or to talk about finding support to set up SoTL support in your own area.

The Learning Innovation Support Unit (LISU)

The Learning Innovation Support Unit (LISU) remit is to up-skill and support staff using technology to enhance their teaching practices and give practical advice and support to develop online material. We are also responsible for the university's MOOCs, Microcredentials, Expert Tracks and Specialisations. Come and chat to us about how we can support your teaching or teaching support.

Physics and Astronomy Staff Student Partnership Sceme

Staff and students will be on hand to talk about their experiences of the SSPS and to answer questions from colleagues who would like to find out more about their project.

Location: Room 743
14:45-15:45 Session 11A: Parallel Session

Interactive Workshop

Location: TEAL 707
Make null results great again: A tutorial of equivalence testing (abstract)
PRESENTER: James Bartlett
14:45-15:45 Session 11B: Parallel Session

Interactive Workshop

Cancelled due to ill health (abstract)
14:45-15:45 Session 11C: Parallel Session

Interactive Workshop

Location: Room 639
The efficacy of two different types of exams (abstract)