Learning and Teaching at Newcastle Podcast

Hello and welcome to the Learning & Teaching @ Newcastle University podcast. This fortnightly podcast will look at all the great things we are doing in learning and teaching here at Newcastle University.

In each episode we will hear from a wide range of guests, and guest hosts to discover more about their stories and the work behind their stories. There will be long form conversations, magazine style articles, and much more.

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  • Episode 024: Learning Analytics Special
    This episode introduces Newcastle University’s approach to learning analytics from four interconnected perspectives.  
  • Episode 023: The Return of In-Person Exams Special
    As we approach the 2021/22 semester two assessment period, we will see the return of in-person exams for most of our students. Spring 2022 will be the first time since January 2020 that most of our students last took part in an in-person exam. Many students have not completed an in-person exam since their A-levels or even GSCEs. In this episode, aimed at students, our guest host Orla Thomas, a third-year history student will take you through her experience of an in-person exam journey.
  • Episode 022: Learning and Teaching Conference 2022 Special
    Transcript available here Hello and welcome to episode 22 of the Learning & Teaching @ Newcastle University podcast. We look back at our 2022 Learning & Teaching Conference that took place on the 31st of March 2022. The conference, titled ‘Education for All: Learning Together’ was a chance to bring colleagues and students together and …
  • Episode 021: Supporting Student needs and wellbeing throughout the pandemic
    In this episode, we talk to Sandy Alden, team leader withing the Universities Disability and Specialist Learning team and Dr Luisa Wakeling, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Dental Sciences to explore how the university adapted to teaching students with additional learning support, disabilities, or conditions at the start and throughout the pandemic, and we talk about the what the future of learning looks like.
  • Episode 020: Ideas in Academic Practice: School X, rethinking a University Degree
    In this episode Dr Paul Fleet (Chair of the Academic Progress Board of Studies at Newcastle University) talks to Professor Ruth Morrow and Professor Richard Clay (Co-Heads of School X) about harnessing the collective power of interdisciplinarity and cross-sector collaboration across the University to help colleagues and students be producers of excellence, creativity, and impact.