‘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 Wiliiams, 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