Innovating to stem flooding: Sembula

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

Experts, knowledge and criticality in the age of ‘alternative facts’

As part of this SRHE event on 3rd April 2019, I gave a talk about my paper ‘Understanding The World Today‘ – broadly covering what interpretive dance, ribbon and getting thrown out of a club have to do with navigating a world of fake news. Continue Reading

Case Study: Active Learning Design

We recently faced a challenging teaching situation – accommodating 170+ individuals for the opening session of a highly interactive and student-led module, in a raked lecture theatre with a 150 seat capacity, poor acoustics and very limited access in and out of the seats.   Continue Reading

Rising to the challenge – reflections on a year teaching Global Challenges

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.

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