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SAAW: Students as Partners

Wednesday 24 November 2021, 2pm-3pm
MS Teams

This event aims to showcase some examples of ways of working with students as partners within and beyond credit-bearing modules. Working with students as partners is a fundamental feature of the Leeds Curriculum Redefined project and this event is an ideal opportunity to learn more about approaches taken by colleagues across a selection of Faculties. There will be opportunities to ask questions and consider ways of working with students as partners in your own practice. The event will see 3 contributors speak for around 10 mins followed by a short Q and A. Details below. You can sign up for the workshop here.

Ben Chong (Engineering)- Partnership through Summer Internship

Recently more of our students are well-equipped with various transferable skills through either our research-based, career-focused degree programme or their industrial placement. An effective partnership can be established through summer internships where students and lecturers can co-create learning materials which are suitable for the current cohort of students, well-informed by our expertise and supported by the latest technology.

Sophie Renville (Educational Engagement)- Induction Week Welcome Sessions for Mature and Under-Represented Students

The Faculty of Environment ran one online and several in-person welcome sessions during this year's Induction Week for mature students, commuters, Access to Leeds and foundation year students. The online sessions involved current students from similar backgrounds, and included a Q&A panel discussion as well as information on relevant services and societies being shared. Sophie is keen for the sessions to be implemented in other faculties, so come along if you would like to learn more.

Kate Nash- (Media and Communications) Student-Staff Collaboration in the EDI Space: A Work-in-Progress

This presentation will provide a very preliminary look at a project designed to foster collaboration between staff and students on EDI projects. EDI is an area where staff and student conversations often struggle to join up. And yet, as learning communities we really need them to connect around key issues - inequality, inclusion, decolonisation and much more. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures has recently launched a new initiative to promote student-led projects to enhance EDI. In this presentation I will share what we have learnt so far.