Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Academic & personal support

Links to Principal's Teaching Award Scheme project abstracts and reports on the theme of academic and personal support.

Interactive online case studies for taught masters

Conversations and disclosure analysis online

Student-Led Workshops for Innovative Learning Week

Understanding the influence of gender on academic achievement in physics

Interdisciplinary collaboration: student-led projects

Materials education for engineers: a transformation

PALMS: Promoting Autonomous Learning through Mobile Phone Based Self-Assessment

Film studies and film in the public space "Thinking Cinema"

Analysis of mathematics diagnostic test

Defining the non-technical skills required by newly qualified doctors in managing acutely unwell patients

Critical skills in politics and international relations

Ways of thinking and practising in Chinese and Japanese studies

PeerWisdom: Evaluating and boosting biology student benefits from the PeerWise online learning tool

Leveraging digital technologies to enhance feedback, Part 2: bootstrapping blogs for peer review on written work

Extending an audio-feedback tool into new contexts: student and staff experiences

Websites and the creation of community: flexible learning for 2nd year English Literature students

Improved data collection, analysis and student support in Mathematics

A comparative study of home and international students' expectations and achievements in sciences, maths and engineering disciplines

Development and evaluation of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) in the veterinary curriculum: platform for a new undergraduate Certificate in Veterinary Medical Education

Guiding, monitoring and enhancing autonomous postgraduate learning abroad with virtual learning environments

Delivering innovative personalised feedback for large multi-station practical assessments

Transitions between academic cultures: developing culture specific understandings of critical reading among higher degree students

Evaluating the long-lasting benefits of integrated assessment and feedback practices on academic skills and performance of undergraduate SBMS students

From periphery to core: personal tutoring in transition

Managing your digital footprint (research strand)

An open-source early warning system and workshop for students at risk of failing

Dissertations at a distance - success for online distance learners at independent research stage

Developing doctoral students as (collaborative) writers

A qualitative exploration of the effectiveness of interdisciplinary simulated learning in the acquisition of clinical skills and students decision making

Diversity Reading List

The disciplinary effect on early career teachers

Approaches to teaching human empathy

How do students and staff view assessment: 'Of', 'In' or 'As' learning?

Using gesture recognition system for hand hygiene training

Evaluating professional internships for PhD Students

Learning about the limitations of medicine - exploring barriers to effective learning

Development and evaluation of a contextualised intervention to embed resilience training into the core veterinary curriculum

The English Bonus? Assessing the impact of non-credit English and academic writing

'Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn'.  Empowering postgraduate students in history to become better teachers

Implementing lessons learned on embedded study skills provision for first year undergraduate students of Politics & International Relations

Creating opportunities for students through the development of an anatomy bodypainting workbook

Telling it like it is! Nursing students exchanging knowledge and experience through stories

Pre-laboratory peer assessed skills in inorganic chemistry and PRELAB-e (Pre-laboratory e-resources to enable student preparation of practical work)   

Between paradigms: building competence in social sciences for students of medical sciences

"What are you going to do with that?"  The HCA Degree and Employability

Developing Context-Based Physical Chemistry Laboratory Investigations

Skills development and employability in the Business School Undergraduate curriculum

Asking the right question

Making students curious: using an app-based walking tour as a pedagogical tool

Exploring students' experiences of finding and accessing academic writing support

The role of the Programme Director in Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Helping students to write readable code - a peer approach using ACJ

Exploring the attitudes and learning needs of student nurses in relation to care home nursing

Teaching for critical thinking in business: developing the active teacher to support student critical thinking

Improving the mathematics diagnostic test

How do our teachers prepare their students to face wicked problems?

Coding club - a peer-to-peer learning environment to surmount statistics anxiety and code fear 

Edinburgh Arabic Learning Evaluation Project (EALEP)

Comparing the First Year Student Transition Experience in the Biomedical Sciences Programme at the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University

Data Fairs, Matchmaking and Collaboration Patterns for Improving Data Science Teaching

Vets at "Play"

Developing a pre-entry online Chemistry course for offer holders with widening participation backgrounds.

Writing Centre 2-year pilot in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology

EdAR – Educational Apps in Augmented and Mixed Reality