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Extra-curricular & fieldwork


Social Psychology in the News (SPIN)

Dr. Samuel Fairlamb, Department of Psychology

Social Psychology in the News is a student-led discussion group whereby the aim is to provide students the opportunity to learn more about Psychology, and the use of their degree to explaining real-world phenomenon and popular news stories. Read more here


Media, Technology, and Credible Knowledge: The Royal Geographical Society as a Historical Geography Fieldwork Site

Benjamin Newman, PhD student, Department of Geography

This case study describes a fieldtrip created to make a tangible link between the class-taught elements of a third year advanced-level historical geography module titled: Exploration, Science, and the Making of Geography.  Read more here


Participatory student research: Tackling mental health at university

Dr Eilidh Cage, Department of Psychology

This initiative involved the development of a participatory research project focused on student mental health with final year psychology undergraduates. Read more here


Searching the City — Academic treasure hunt as pedagogic innovation

Dr Oli Mould & team, Department of Geography

The Academic treasure hunt at the start of the field trip to New York is designed to foster students’ active participation in the field — both by finding relevant places and by making sense of these places. Read more here


Interdisciplinary Futurism/Performing Dada’s Women

Dr Ruth Hemus and Prof Giuliana Pieri, School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

This one-day workshop, which took place at Tate Modern, was the first in a week-long series of events, Theatres of Exchange, bringing together school teachers and students, academics, university students, creative practitioners and the public visiting the museum to produce creative responses to artists’ work... Read more here


Academic Conference for Undergraduates: Engaging Students as Critical Writers and Discussants

Dr Ursula Hackett, Department of Politics and International Relations

This conference gave my third year undergraduates the opportunity to improve their writing, critical thinking and presentation skills in an intensive small-group setting with individualised feedback… Read more here


Magna Carta @ 800: Using Social Media to Structure and Enliven Field Trips for Politics Students

Dr Nicholas Allen & team from Politics & International Relations 

Social media and field trips are both under-utilised resources in the teaching of politics and international relations. Social media occupies a far more significant place in students’ lives than academics generally recognise. It constitutes an important potential mode of communication for structuring the learning environment and for facilitating engagement among students and with learning materials….Read more here


Psychology Mentoring Project

Dr Alana James, Department of Psychology  

This is a cross-age mentoring project run by Dr. Alana James, which started as a project funded by the Higher Education Academy…

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A Tour of Highgate Cemetery: Examining the Victorian Material Culture of Death through Object Analysis

Katie Carpenter, Department of History

This case study involved taking undergraduate students from Dr Jane Hamlett’s course Grand Designs: The Victorians and their Material Worlds to visit Highgate for a walking tour around the West Cemetery. Read more here


Project Directing: Competition Reality Shows as a Pedagogic Model

Dr Will Shüler, Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance with Department of Media Arts

Project Directing is a competition reality show inspired by popular television competition reality shows as a model to investigate game learning in Higher Education. Read more here


Teaching and Learning across borders in Europe’s Last Divided Capital City, Nicosia

Dr Alasdair Pinkerton & team from Departments of Geography & ISG 

This field trip was designed to support students to understand the social, cultural, and political geographies of everyday life across the divide. Read more here


Public Speaking for First-Year Historians

Katie Carpenter and Claire Kennan, Department of History

We designed, organised and implemented a two-day event for first-year students studying in the History Department to address the lack of formal training students receive in public speaking... Read more here


Encountering the Salient: Clues to the Absent and present legacies of WWI

Dr Alasdair Pinkerton & team from Geography & Politics & International Relations

Acknowledging  the centenary of the First World War, we designed a one-day participatory field trip to “Flanders Fields” and the Ypres Salient in Belgium and northern France. It  brought together students and staff from a diverse set of postgraduate taught and postgraduate research backgrounds in order to share diverse knowledge, perspectives and expertise and to build avenues for research collaboration…

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Social Work Ethics Film Club

Stefan Brown & Donna Jones, Department of Social Work

In 2011 the Department of Social Work used a small teaching initiative grant to develop a Film Club, which helps students connect theory to their practice while on placement and to develop a broader and contextual understanding of social work ethics... Read more here