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Top Tips for your Poster Presentation

Here are five top tips for presenting a project poster. The ideas were developed in discussions at the Presenting with Confidence sessions in 2014 and are based on experience in assessing student poster presentations. Keep these points in mind when … Continue reading

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Presenting With Confidence

Every year, we run a poster day in the School of MACE where third year engineering students display posters and present the results of their individual projects. There is usually some apprehension as the time approaches. Last year, we organised … Continue reading

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Gamification – the Awesome Approach

Gamification is a buzz word in education, meaning encouraging people to learn through ‘playing’. Recently, the Association of Project Management published this report about gamification and its ability to increase motivation and teamwork. For the past two years, we have … Continue reading

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Engineering our Future

This week the Tomorrow’s Engineers initiative hopes to inform and inspire young people to consider engineering as a career. As engineers, we can become very focused on details and this affects our ability to communicate about engineering to the outside … Continue reading

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What a Waste!

I recently went to a Blockheads concert and was reminded of this song from 1978. It’s about life choices and how confusing it can be for young people. It was a popular song when I was making life choices about … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere…….

Recently my Facebook feed has been full of people doing the Icebucket challenge. In case you need reminding, this campaign started in┬áthe USA and went ‘viral’. It reached Ireland in late August where the compere on the ‘Rose of Tralee’ … Continue reading

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Seven Roles of Highly Effective Lecturers

At a recent visit to the theatre, I reflected about how theatre and performance can help to develop skills necessary for lecturers. There are many roles involved in producing a performance – it’s not just the actor on stage. Some … Continue reading

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