Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference 2007

  • ‘Responding to what students tell us’

    The Brookes Student Learning Experience Conference 2007

    Wednesday 16 May 2007


    Links are to abstracts; presentations are available to download from those pages.

    Time Room LL311 Room LL101 Room LL109
    09.00 Registration and coffee: Lloyd Board Room

    Welcome; Lloyd Lecture Theatre

    Dr Petra Wend, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).

    Plenary: Lloyd Lecture Theatre

    Mike Ratcliffe, Director Academic and Student Affairs

    Are the students satisfied? Implementing change in the wake of the National Student survey and the Brookes Student Satisfaction Survey


    Session 1

    Mary Davis, ICELS

    The role of Turnitin within the formative process of academic writing: a tool for learning and unlearning

    Diana Williams, OCSLD

    Student evaluation of assessment feedback

    Martyn Greenwood, Business

    An ASKe project: a small scale experiment in the development of social learning space
    11.05 Morning Tea


    Session 2

    Pete Smith, Built Environment

    Students’ expectations of a research-based curriculum: results from an online questionnaire survey of first year undergraduates at OBU

    Karen Handley, Business

    When less is more: students’ experiences of assessment feedback

    Jane Spiro and Juliet Henderson, Westminster Institute of Education

    Internationalising the curriculum at Oxford Brookes: a student perspective


    Session 3

    Gus Strang and Julia Winter, Health and Social Care

    Partnership in practice 3 module design

    Sharon Curtis, Technology

    Computer-assisted feedback system

    Sue Piggott, Corporate Affairs

    The International Student Barometer – International and EU student feedback


    Session 4

    Jon Biggs, Student Union

    Enhancing the student experience through volunteering

    Nick Spencer-Chapman, Built Environment

    The Brookes student experience of electronic presentations (typically Microsoft Powerpoint) in lectures; relevant research in multimedia learning and novel ways to use Powerpoint

    Peter Bradley, Health and Social Care

    Student support in SHSC: Reviewing and refocusing


    Session 5

    Sue Robbins, Life Sciences

    Personal and Academic Support System (PASS) and interventions with at risk students in the School of Life Sciences, OBU

    Marion Waite, Health and Social Care

    Online discussion: the student experience

    Kate Williams, Academic and Student Affairs

    Upping grades? Upgrade's contribution to the student experience
    14.45 Afternoon tea

    Poster session

    Greg Benfield, Rhona Sharpe and Ruslan Ramanau (OCSLD). Towards a student-centred evaluation of e-learning at Brookes

    Jon Biggs (Students Union). How can we get the most from our student reps?

    Sally Davis (Health and Social Care). Developing a supportive environment within the SHSC for culturally and linguistically diverse students undertaking vocational programmes

    Arthur Linnet (Westminster Institute of Education) “Well you bloody stand up and deliver it then, if you’re so bloody clever.” Lecturer responses to student feedback: part of the quality improvement cycle?

    Angie Pears (Westminster Institute of Education) A portfolio for life? Eportfolios in teaching and learning in higher education

    Andrew Rosenthal (Life Sciences), Irmgard Huppe (Health and Social Care) and Jim Hyndman (Westminster Institute of Education). Shackled by technology?

    Helen Walkington (Social Sciences and Law).   Undergraduate research as student learning:  Geoverse – The undergraduate research e-journal for Geography.


    Plenary: Lloyd Lecture Theatre

    Clive Robertson, Head of Student Learning Experience (Powerpoint format, 72KB)

    BSLE Projects and the launch of BSLE Funding for next year
    16.30 Close