Education and student experience
Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will offer an inspirational education experience which instils academic knowledge, independent learning skills and the soft skills sought by employers. We will attract talented students from across the globe who aspire to learn and apply their knowledge to fulfil their lives and contribute to society.
Our students will be taken to the cutting edge of their subject through research-led teaching and experiential work-based learning and encouraged to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship.They will also be developed as individuals and global citizens and equipped to apply their knowledge, understanding and skills in the workplace.
Our staff will be renowned for excellence in teaching and for creating an outstanding learning environment which inspires curiosity and creativity and recognises the needs of the individual. They will work in partnership with our students to enhance their academic experience and opportunities to engage in a broad range of extra curricular activities.
The University will be recognised across the world as an engine of social mobility, attracting talented students from diverse backgrounds and enabling them to realise their potential irrespective of their social or cultural background.
The Academic Practice team promotes excellence in all areas of academic practice through the University's APEX framework for initial and continuing professional development.
We champion the embedding of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and promote professional recognition through the various categories of Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
These online booking pages have been developed by members of the academic practice team. They have been customised inline with suggestions and requests from Brunel staff and PhD student members that use this web site. The booking page not only records your details for a workshop attendance list, it also holds information about which workshop you have attended going back 3 years. Our online recording system make it easier for you to keep track of your training records, you also get a pdf version of an attendance certificate for each workshop that you have registered for and attend.
Learning & Teaching Symposium
Thank you to everyone who joined us on on Thursday 9 May 2019 for our annual Learning and Teaching Symposium, focussed on engaging students actively in their learning. With energising speakers including Dr Hannah Critchlow, Dr Ian Turner and colleagues from the Centre for Comedy Research Studies and the Department of Education who closed with a Comedy and the Classroom event, the day was lively, entertaining and action-packed.
Look out for our next event in 2020.
Presentations from our workshops (download)
- Gamification of a Session with Dr Ian Turner, University of Derby, plus information on Large Group Teaching Resources and Ten Things Every Game Needs
- Game Based Learning in Practice with Dr Thaleia Deniozou, Mario Michaelides, Chris Cox Games Design, CBASS and Monica Fernandes, ASK-BEEC
- Interdisciplinary education: Team Based Learning as a tool to empower students to read academic journal papers that span across multiple disciplines with Dr David Tree and Dr Pascale Kippelen, CHLS
- Team Based Learning 101: Optimising Active and Collaborative Learning with Dr Simon Tweddell, Bradford University
- Using Digital Learning Platforms in Teaching – three case studies with Astrid Ferreira, Dr Oliver Gibson, Joanne McPhie and Dr Sabrina Tosi, CHLS
- Zombie Attacks - a gateway activity with a collaborative approach to teaching group work with Richard Bond, ASK-BEEC and Paul Butler Digital Media, CEDPS
- Use of collaborative tools for embedding Essential Skills in Programme design – A case study with Natalie Parnis, DET-BEEC and Dr Busayawan Lam, Design, CEDPS
- Case studies, poll questions and an example of a scratch card from using team-based learning to teach students to teach with Dr Simon Kent, Computer Science, CEDPS
JET - Journal of Education & Teaching
A journal where staff can share their educational development projects.