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Lecturers are performers. Like singers, your voice is your instrument and finding and using your ‘voice’ effectively is really important. I am fortunate that from a young age, I had the opportunity to sing in a choir and to take … Continue reading
This week, I visited the University of Salford where I started my first lecturing post more than 25 years ago. Revisiting the lecture hall where I gave my first lecture brought back the jumble of … Continue reading
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
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
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
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