Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Edinburgh Network: Growing Approaches to Genuine Engagement (ENGAGE)

A network for students and staff interested in student engagement.

Who is the network for?

The Edinburgh Network: Growing Approaches to Genuine Engagement (ENGAGE) aims to bring together students and staff interested in creating genuine and meaningful interactions between students and staff focused on learning, teaching and assessment. Meetings focus on sharing ideas, research and practice, as well as offering space for discussion and collegial support. Whether you are interested in enhancing student engagement in learning and teaching from the student or staff perspective, you are welcome to come along to ENGAGE meetings.

How often does it meet?

This new network was launched at the start of the 2017-18 academic year.  Please see details of Network meetings below:

Title:                   ENGAGE - The Launch: 10 Ways to enhance student engagement in learning and teaching

Speaker:           Dr Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, Institute for Academic Development

Date:                   Tuesday 17 October 2017

Time:                   12:30-14:00 (with lunch)

Venue:                 Room 1.26, Paterson’s Land

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Title:     ENGAGE: Student-staff co-creation of a course: Understanding Gender in the Contemporary World

Speaker:           Dr Meryl Kenny, Lecturer in Gender and Politics, Social and Political Sciences

Date:                   Friday 17 November 2017

Time:                  15:00-16:30 (with coffee/tea)

Venue:                Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

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Title:                    ENGAGE: Introducing Piazza - a tool for students to ask, answer and discuss questions with staff input where needed

Speakers:          Prof Alan Murray, Engineering, Prof Iain Gordon, Maths and Dr Pamela Docherty, Maths, and students

Date:                    Tuesday 12 December 2017

Time:                    09:30-11:00 (with coffee/tea and mince pies)

Venue:                 Room 1.204, 7 Bristo Square

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How do I join?

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive more information about events please contact Rosie Bree:

Rosie Bree

Head of Event Management

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