Student support initiative in the Medical School

by Dr. Peter Leadbetter.

With the FY for Medicine we have incorporated a new student support system (and have written an SOP) to support students.  

We also have provided links to key student support services offered by the University (for examples please get in touch)

Given that staff only have 3 FY students as personal-tutees (well for this course anyway) we have a system where PAT’s (Personal Academic Tutors) contact their students directly each week to see if they are managing academically and personally. This is then mapped to course attendance/engagement reports that course leads (me) download each week related to slides/resources/collaborate. If students have not been engaging contact is made and support offered (this may also include lodging a formal “cause for concern” form). 

With the FY students all previously timetabled sessions have been delivered online to date and online delivery is until early June. Although the format varies for each session, it is typically a flipped classroom approach where slides/resources are put on Blackboard prior to the session. Students go through these prior to meeting for an hour via collaborate (for each 3 hour session) to discuss content, issues and ask questions.

For more information or accompanying documentation please contact Dr Peter Leadbetter or Jayne Garner.

Supporting students in AHSC

In this case study Hazel Flight, AHSC within the FOHSC explains how they are working to ensure effective student communications.

“We are using collaborate, not just to teach, but to have catch ups.  I have a weekly catch up with each year group. This is optional for the students to attend, and give me the opportunity to check on how they are doing. Importantly it is not a teaching session, but a time when they can see each other, virtually, and ask any questions or raise any concerns”.

She continues: “As from this week I will be holding these monthly throughout the summer, for all three year groups”.

In addition “Most of us have also set up microsoft teams and so students can have the option of meeting up on line, a phone call or email contact”.  

For more information please contact Hazel: Flighth@edgehill.ac.uk

Covid19 Online compendium

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Click here to access the online compendium of virtual Learning and Teaching Resources.

This list is offered in the spirit of supporting teaching, learning and both the student and staff experience. The resources are not presented as ‘recommendations’, but as suggestions, with users best placed to select and adapt what works for them.

The master list of resources can be found here.

Background:

This compendium evolved from #LTHEchat 170 and is now merged within SEDA. Aware of that the volume of resources available is somewhat overwhelming during #LTHEchat 173 Question 5 was posed to invite colleagues to post their ‘go to’ resource which has help us to curated the very best resources, pulling them together into a single space for ease of navigation.

High fidelity simulation: Using to technology to enhance simulation in Paramedic Practice

High fidelity simulation: Using to technology to enhance simulation in Paramedic Practice 

“The paramedic team have recently been experimenting with simulation and social media to simulate techniques that replicate ‘real-world’ activities and provides students with the opportunity to explore their own learning in a controlled environment.  It can be difficult to ensure both the fidelity and the relevance of a simulation in a simulation or clinical skills.

The utilisation of technology can increase the immersion of a student in simulation. Recreation of an environment can allow the student to practice skills in a safe space with the feel of working in practice, creating an unpredictable event in a predictable environment.  The use of patient monitors and mannequins that produce a life-like props that can be controlled by the academic, but interacted with by the student, can further add to this. 

 

If you interested in using this technology or looking to explore innovation in your area please get in touch or come and see us … we are presenting our current work at the SOLSTICE Conference which is being held at Edge Hill University on 4th and 5th June 2019. 

Barry Matthews and Rory Mc Kelvin are Lecturer’s in Paramedic Practice and Pre-hospital Care is based at St.James, Edge Hill University’s Manchester Campus.

Stepping Up: Supporting student nurses with their transition into the University

Learning Services are currently working in collaboration with colleagues in the Faculty of Health and Social Care on a pre-entry module ‘Stepping Up to Edge Hill University’. 

The aim of the pre-entry module, delivered via the Blackboard Open Education platform, is to support students with their transition into their academic programme at the University.  The learning modules are designed to be interactive and engaging with embedded videos and quizzes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objectives of the module include:

  • Meeting the academic teams
  • Expectations of the department/the course
  • Introduction to the terminology and language of the University
  • What to expect during the first few weeks
  • Help and support available from Learning Services and other support departments
  • Discussion opportunities with other students on the same course

For more information about the pre-entry module contact Helen Jamieson via email at helen.jamieson@edgehill.ac.uk

Using technology to gather student feedback

The proactive approach to collecting student module evaluations using tablet computers

What happens?

The Faculty Business Support Team (BST) worked collaboratively with the academic staff regarding improving student completion of module evaluations. A variety of IT issues affected students being able to log on with their hand-held devices. Academic staff book the services of the BST and they take the tablets into teaching sessions to enable access to the on-line evaluation.

What is the likely impact?

Important student voices are collected and collated in order to maintain module improvement and enhance the student learning experience.

 

For more information please contact Victoria Kelly,

victoria.kelly@edgehill.ac.uk

[SOURCE: BSc (Hons) Global Public Health – Stage 2].

Graduate Employer Symposium

Who/What?

Employers from various Applied Health and Social Care field were invited to the Faculty of health to showcase their organisation and deliver a 20 to 30 minute presentation on their application process and the types of graduate skills and attributes they were looking for. Post graduate programme leads were also invited to talk about the application process for PGCE teaching, Masters in Social Work and MSc in Leadership and Management, MRES and PHD graduate teacher posts. AHSC Alumni were also invited to talk to students about job searching and applications. Current students on the Personal Career Development module were invited to attend.

So What?

Students found the session extremely valuable as it enabled them to network with graduate employers such as NSPCC, Frontline. Nutricia, Dannone and other Private and Voluntary organisation. Additionally they were able to meet the programme teams from Masters and PGCE programmes at Edge Hill. Talking first hand to graduates who had been through the application process proved extremely beneficial for CV development and interview techniques. Some students commented on how this had shaped their career plans and highlighted the skills required for this.