Group-work or working in a group?

Here is Mandy Jack abseiling off the top of Kilvey Hall of residence, behind Fulton House. She was part of the ISS team Book drop fundraising for SOS Africa. Video and images by Deb Baff Not exactly the type of group work we would normally be writing about here in…

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Making Assessment Clear

Assessment word cloud

  The need to make assessment clear is probably quite obvious, so that students know what is expected of them.  But is isn’t always as simple as that as many of us have found out to our detriment.  So what can we do to make sure that our assessment is…

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Blended Learning

It is great to see that the September technology activities made an impact, at least in one department. Paul Holland and Rhian Kerton have been experimenting with a range of electronic tools including the Blackboard Campus Pack Blog to further develop their e-lectures in the school of engineering. Last week…

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Improving Student’s Confidence

I recently came across a blog post on the HEA website written by Fabio R. Aricò ( You can read the full post here: When student confidence clicks academic self-efficacy and learning in higher education. The post refers to a project that was delivered at the HEA Social Sciences annual…

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Swansea University Islamic Awareness Week

Mandy Jack visiting the Islamic Awareness Exhibition at Swansea University

As you may know it’s Islamic awareness week in Swansea Uni and there are some great activities going on around the campus. Outside Fulton House there is an exhibition where everyone is welcomed to peruse posters, pamphlets and books about Islam and to engage in conversation or light refreshments with…

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Introduction to Inclusivity in HE

Inclusive teaching in higher education refers to the ways in which pedagogy, curricula and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all. It embraces a view of the individual and individual difference as the source of diversity that can enrich…

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A visit to BETT 2016

Bett 2016

I spent a few days at BETT 2016 in the London Excel Centre last week. If you don’t know about the Bett show, it’s a unique experience, with 4 days of innovations in education technology from all over the world, and well worth a visit. However, it is also a…

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New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is a time for making promises (some of which last longer than others) to yourself about improvements you can make to your life. Here at SALT we decided to share our Make One Change New Year’s resolutions, in the hopes that some of them may be useful…

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