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Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus

9 Sighthill Court

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EH11 4BN

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One day event sponsored by the Society for Experimental Biology, held at Edinburgh Napier Sighthill campus.

Join us for a day of presentations and discussion of student-centred learning.

Free to attend, all staff and research students welcome

Event Theme: Engaging Students in Learning, Teaching and Assessment in the Applied Sciences

Thank you to everyone who proposed a title for presentations. The programme is now complete, and we are looking forward to hearing from you all.

a.tierney@napier.ac.uk

c.garden@napier.ac.uk

c.chalmers@napier.ac.uk

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Programme

10:00 Welcome

10:15 Students as Colleagues (Mark Huxham, Edinburgh Napier University)

11:00 Putting Students at the Heart of Curriculum Design (Graham Scott, University of Hull)

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 The Quecture: Thinking During Lectures (Heather McQueen, University of Edinburgh)

12:30 How Students View Feedback (Damian Parry, University of Newcastle)

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Swap shop 1 – Examples of practice. Theme: Inclusivity

(1) Improving Teaching for Students with Special Learning Difficulties (Fiona McQueen, Edinburgh Napier University)

(2) What’s Up with Apps? (Nicola Veitch, University of Glasgow)

(3) Teaching Bioinformatics to Biomed, Forensic and Psychology Students (Douglas Lester, Abertay University)

(4) Student-led Assessment (Gwenne McIntosh, Edinburgh Napier University)

14:45 Tea break

15:00 Swap shop 2 – Examples of practice. Theme: Reflective learning

(1) Reflection in Professional Practice in Ecology (Jay MacKinnon, Edinburgh Napier University)

(2) Reflection on Skills Development

(Janis MacCallum and Samantha Campbell-Casey, Edinburgh Napier University)

(3) Building a Successful Partnership in Sports Coaching (Tony Westbury, Edinburgh Napier University)

15:45 Discussion

16:30 Closing remarks (Charlotte Chalmers, Edinburgh Napier University)

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Travel to Edinburgh Napier, Sighthill Campus

Edinburgh is well served by public transport links. The main train stations are Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket. Edinburgh Napier Sighthill campus can be reached by taking the tram from either station in the direction of the Airport, and alighting at Bankhead stop. There is also a train station at Edinburgh Park, which is half an hour's walk from the campus, or one stop on the tramline in the direction of York Place, alighting at Bankhead stop. The cost of this journey is £1.60 and tickets, purchased before travel, are available at machines at all stops.

The quickest way to get to Edinburgh Napier Sighthill campus from Edinburgh Airport is by tram, in the direction of York Place, alighting at Bankhead stop. The cost of this journey is £5.50, and tickets may be purchased before travel at the tram stop.

Further details about Edinburgh Trams may be found at: http://edinburghtrams.com/

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Accommodation

Should you require overnight accommodation to attend this event, there are two hotels in the vicinity of Edinburgh Park train station/tram stop. These are Novotel and Premier Inn.

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This meeting is sponsored by The Society for Experimental Biology.


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