Amy Thornton (Security and Crime Science) Asynchronous Submission Diversifying the curriculum is in and of itself a noble endeavour, but our aim was to do so in a way that brings students and staff together to discuss some of the big issues within society. Alongside showing them the wider value of their degree within thatContinue reading Using enrichment activities to bring students and staff together to diversify the curriculum: a case study from Security and Crime Science
Rachel Knowles, Sonia Kalsi (Centre for Access to Justice) Asynchronous Submission We teach access to justice and community engagement, a third year module which brings together literature on the fundamental obstacles to access to justice with experiential learning in our legal advice clinic in East London. With the advent of the pandemic lockdown, our challengeContinue reading Legal clinic in a virtual world: transcending barriers to access to justice
Cosette Crisan, Lesley Gourlay, Katherine Riding; Ian Warwick, Evi Katsapi, Lauren Clark, Kristyna Campbell (UCL IoE (CPA, CCM, EPS, PHD)) 10 minute talk The sudden move to remote teaching and learning in Spring 2020 brought together staff and students in order to learn from each other how to best address the challenges of the new waysContinue reading Learning from Lockdown: Listening to students’ voices about the challenges and benefits in the post-Covid digital practices
Lianna Bamberg, Steward C. Lee, David Blundred, Masuda Khanom, Sarah Lawson, Michael Moutoussis, Caroline Selai 10 minute talk Background: Given the timing of the first lockdown in the UK (March 2020), many of our Taught Masters students (2019/20) had to modify significantly their main research or switch to a different project altogether. Students were invitedContinue reading Teaching and facilitating learning during the Covid pandemic, academic year (2019/20): UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.
Sally Zou with Caroline Selai (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) 10 minute talk The lead author reflects with her primary supervisor on (i) how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted her PGR studies (ii) the first lockdown in London (iii) learning of her pregnancy (iv) experiences of racial abuse when wearing a mask in public inContinue reading The experience of a UCL international PGR student as she navigated Covid-19, lockdown, pregnancy and maternity leave, racial abuse, repatriation and quarantine: reflections and recommendations.
Manjula Patrick, Natasha Wilcock, On Ki Choi, Amy York/Jennifer Whitney (DCAL) 45 minute discussion In 2020, a 3-day residential event transformed to a remote experience. Asynchronous content delivered as a self-directed ‘short course’, with live sessions for discussion and Q&A. Challenges included: -Multiple presenters, creating accessible asynchronous content, and using this to create an engaging short course.Continue reading Discover UCL Summer School for year 11 and 12 deaf students: Lessons from 2020
Jane Simmonds, Annette Coomer, Naomi Winfiled (GOS ICH) 10 minute talk Reaching the admissions requirements for post-graduate paediatric physiotherapy at UCL can be very challenging for individuals in developing countries or in countries where undergraduate degrees contain insufficient subject specific or research content. Furthermore, access to affordable online professional development education in paediatric physiotherapy is limited.Continue reading Creating and delivering accessible and affordable online professional development short courses
Tim Young, Anna Foakes, Salman Haider (contributions from Chris Roath; Education Department, Queen Square Institute of Neurology) 10 minute talk In a major recent data review, our MSc in Clinical Neurology by distance learning was equal top out of 1,695 courses across UCL in terms of a composite of student characteristics which universities nationwide have longContinue reading How our distance learning Clinical Neurology course works to maintain our top ranking of student representation from desired demographics, reflecting BME status, overseas status and students in less privileged socioeconomic positions.
Nicole Estwick, Isobel Powell, Ash Talwar (UCL Careers and UCL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Asynchronous Submission Racial inequalities came to light more than ever in the last year. Recognising that anti-racism should not be an agenda pushed by those from ethnic minorities alone, UCL Careers established a group to bring racial equity to the coreContinue reading UCL Careers: Charting a way forward for race equity at a departmental level
Johanna Novales, Izzie Harvey (Engineering Faculty Office) Pecha Kucha Mainland Chinese students at UCL, including in UCL Engineering, face specific challenges with belonging and wellbeing that are often not visible to staff or even other students until the problems become severe. While Covid has exacerbated the problem, the issues pre-date the pandemic. Through surveys andContinue reading Supporting Chinese students at UCL Engineering: An exploration and first steps