Science Team

Projects

Science logo2017-18

Science Team Picture

Learning and teaching priority:

Feedback for student learning

Project outline:

The 17-18 SALT project will seek to embed the student perceptions of feedback SALT 16-17 project within departments.

This will entail close working with L&T leaders and students in each department to determine the range of current practice, what works and what needs to change, address points made, assess current understanding of feedback from the stakeholders and seek to change practice where appropriate. It is anticipated that this will feed into and inform the strategic directive of getting students involved in programme level working.

2016-17

Learning and teaching priority:

Assessment and Feedback

Project outline:

This project sought to provide an insight into the student experience of assessment. The project explored students’ views on a variety of formats and types of assessment. Students also considered current practices in feedback, the range of assessments used in the faculty and, working with departmental staff, how it could be improved.

Outputs will feed into individual departments and the faculty through student-staff and learning and teaching committees. Video, social media and possible staff development workshops will ensure these outcomes become embedded within learning and teaching practices in the faculty. This work will help to enhance the student experience and inform staff approaches to teaching. A key aim was to align the expectations of both students and staff as to the purpose of assessment and feedback.



2015-16

Learning and teaching priority:

Work experience

Project outline:

SALTs investigated what Faculty of Science students want to get out of work experience opportunities, why employers value these activities, any barriers to undertaking work experience, and the benefits of undertaking work experience. They consulted with different stakeholders through a number of different research methods, including student surveys and focus groups, staff interviews, and employer surveys.

From this research, the SALT team produced a series of recommendations for the Faculty of Science, the Careers Service, and other stakeholders, to increase student engagement in work experience and help students understand the benefits of work experience.

Contacts

2017-18

Faculty / Academic contact: Alistair Warren m.a.warren@sheffield.ac.uk

Professional Services contact: Claire Allam c.allam@sheffield.ac.uk

2016-17

Faculty / Academic contact: Eleanor Stillman e.c.stillman@sheffield.ac.uk

Professional Services contact: Claire Allam c.allam@sheffield.ac.uk