The last time I set an assignment for students in my class, I did something different. Continue Reading
Guest authors, Annie Cheung (2nd year undergraduate Medicine) and Shreya Basu (2nd year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering), write about their experience designing a flood barrier for Tamil Nadu in India, for the Engineers Without Borders UK design challenge. Continue Reading
Real life breeds real experiences. Yet the studies that are discussed in laboratories, libraries and lecture theatres can feel removed from the social world outside. Continue Reading
I have just finished working on a biomedicine summer school with staff from the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. Continue Reading
I have now been teaching in the Global Challenges field for over a year. Most of my previous Higher Education teaching had been in social sciences following a fairly standard lecture-seminar format. On joining the Global Challenges team, I was looking forward to adopting more innovative pedagogical practices and, a year on, I have not been disappointed.
The #ScienceAfrica UnConference was organised by the Planet Earth Institute (PEI). Its aim was to celebrate ‘Big Ideas for Africa’ and it was set in Bishopsgate, London.