University of Glasgow – Enhancing the student experience through career-long professional learning (the Glasgow University Student Teacher Network)

This year’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) annual conference, Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience, explored how partnerships within higher education affect the student experience and educational outcomes. Partnerships may arise in many forms and might include interactions between students, employers, teaching staff, research staff, and wider organisations.

Professor Philippa Levy, Deputy Chief Executive of the HEA said: “These awards have highlighted just how power partnership can be in making a real difference to learning and teaching. The quality of submissions was very high, and it was exciting to see the volume and range of partnership working between staff, students, institutions and their student associations across the four nations of the UK. Everyone who has worked on these projects, not just the winners and highly commended, but all who submitted, should be proud of their achievements.”

ILETS member, Lee Dunn, was nominated for an award based on his partnership with a Year 2 Undergraduate Student of Primary Education, Marc Andrew. Together, they developed a strategy and launched the Glasgow University Student Teacher Network, which promotes career long professional learning above and beyond the traditional curriculum of the School of Education.

Lee and Marc co-wrote a poster which was highly commended by the HEA and came in the top 4 nominations from across the UK.

The winning and highly commended submissions will be showcased through the HEA website where you can read more about the conference and the Partnership Awards.

Dunn, L., and Andrew, M. (2013) Powerful partnerships: enhancing the student experience through career long professional learning [Poster]. In: HEA Annual Conference, 3-4 July 2013, Warwick, UK.

Posted by Lee Dunn

Academic Staff University of Glasgow and Author of Science Fiction

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