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Re-Orchestrating Society: a team-based online project focused on music and social action topics

Rebecca Miller, Department of Music

The Re-Orchestrating Society project aimed to turn the COVID-19 restriction of human interaction into an opportunity – it extracted the essential skills from orchestral playing and applied them to a team-based online project that tackled large-scale social action topics and developed ideas of music’s relation to them. Read more here

Legal Advice Centre: Empower, Enhance and Encourage

Nicola Antoniou, Department of Law and Criminology

The Legal Advice Centre is a student-led practice under the direct supervision of the Director that provides free/pro bono legal advice and information to the local community and beyond, which enables students to deal with real people with real problems, putting their theoretical knowledge into practice.  Read more here 

Supporting student wellbeing through innovative personal tutoring system

Dr Elton Xhetani, Department of Human Resource Management and Organisation Studies

Through a robust personal tutoring mechanism, we provide the sense of ‘one community’ that serves as a pastoral care and confidence building for all of our students. Read more here

TeacherHub>English: Teaching American Literature Programme

Dr Deana Rankin and Dr Katie McGettigan, Department of English

TeacherHub>English was launched in 2015 to enable research-led knowledge transfer between KS5 teachers of English Literature. Read more here

Applying Student Critical Skills to Engender Active Youth Citizenship and Policymaker Engagement

Dr Akil Awan,  Department of History

Last year, the UK government proposed a new Counter Terrorism and Security Bill, which if passed would have far-reaching impacts on all UK citizens, including the monitoring of university students by their lecturers….

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Student Journals in Literary Theory

Professor Robert Eaglestone and Dr Elizabeth English, Department of English

The use of student journals in English as a discipline has been limited: this project aimed to explore this innovative practice and help the students tie the ‘theory’ into their concrete experiences, both intellectual and personal…

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Undertaking research with final year students: a survey of British MPs on British PMs

Dr Nicholas Allen, Department of Politics and International Relations

This innovative project involved a whole class of final-year UG students  in a piece of original empirical research, replicating a study undertaken by Kevin Theakston and Mark Gill…

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Inclusion, international collaboration, and peer learning: A student-created legal advice website on human rights and peacebuilding with the University of Hargeisa (Somaliland)

Dr Alex Gilder & Dr Nicola Antoniou: Law, Dr Michelle Bentley & Dr Daniela Lai: PIR and Dr Nasir Ali, University of Hargeisa

Our project is a ground-breaking international learning collaboration between students based in the UK and the Horn of Africa to promote deep peer learning by creating an innovative legal advice website. Read more here  

2S for 2C: Skills-Sharing for Communication Competence

Walter Lucchesi, Biological Sciences

In these workshops, staff and students worked together to teach essential skills such as video production, recording, editing, illustration, infographics and story-telling. Students also gained essential employability skills related to communication, project planning and people management. Read more here

The Professional Self-Toolkit: Digital Innovation in Employability and Wellbeing

Dr Rita D’Alton-Harrison: Law and Criminology, Dr Richard Hawley: Classics, Gianina Harvey-Brewin and Louise Ogle: Careers and Employability Service and Helen Groenendaal, Head of Student Advisory and Wellbeing

The Professional Self-Toolkit brings together Royal Holloway’s existing student support networks onto a digital platform to provide an innovative tool via a web-based App for students from all backgrounds to take control of their own self-development at all the stages of student to professional. Read more here 

Cross-University, Globally-Distributed & Industry-Sponsored team project

Prof Niki Panteli, Department of Digital Innovation and Management

In this novel initiative, RHUL students were asked to work on an industry-sponsored  team project with students in other universities overseas exposing them to the opportunities and challenges of a virtual work environment as well as to cultural and organisational differences. Read more here

Using technology to improve the student experience and pedagogy in student projects

Professor David Cohen, Dr Carlos Matos and Dr Johannes Kinder, Department of Computer Science

On this final year project students choose a topic and work, under the guidance of a supervisor, for the whole academic year to produce software and a report.

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Operation Bornholm: Practising media-military relations

Dr Alasdair Pinkerton, Department of Geography & Dr Rikke Jensen, School of Law

This case study centres around a live scenario exercise developed to support students undertaking the course ‘Military and the Media’ as part of the MSc in Geopolitics and Security…

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Engagement with artists in refugee-responsive teaching: ‘Seeking Asylum in the 21st Century’

Dr Emma Cox (Drama and Theatre) and Dr Agnes Woolley (English)

The English / Drama joint honours course introduced a group of 17 final year undergraduate students to a wide range of contemporary representations of and responses to refugees, as well as to refugee-led arts practices.

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Student Empowerment, Public History and Wikipedia

Dr Akil Awan, Department of History

This novel project sought to creatively include students in the growing field of Public History, by providing them with the opportunity to contribute to the creation of open source knowledge through online-learning spaces like Wikipedia…

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