Teaching Matters

Biological Sciences

Highlights from the School of Biological Sciences.

Cross-disciplinary learning with synthetic biology

group photograph of iGEM team 2015
A group of students from the the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Informatics and Philosophy has won an award at the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machines) Giant Jamboree in Boston.

Biology students create an anti-plagiarism video

A video that aims to help students avoid plagiarism and to reduce plagiarism concern was co-created by staff and students, and is now widely used across the University and beyond.

Experimental interactive learning “Quectures”

Second year Genetics students have been trialling new interactive “Quectures” in a project led by senior lecturer Dr Heather McQueen.

Supporting teachers: Biology Early Stage Teaching Accreditation (BESTA)

Biology has instituted a course to help new academic staff to think about their teaching in a wider context.

Training PhD students to be effective laboratory demonstrators

Undergraduate in biomedical lab
Nadia Tuzi (Senior Academic Tutor) runs a demonstrator training course for PhD students teaching on SBS courses.

Embodying the ‘invisible’ community: Enabling post-doctoral scientists to develop their teaching skills and share their knowledge with our students.

Tutor and students in Divinity tutorial
Nadia Tuzi (SBS) Daphne Loads (IAD) and Maurice Gallagher (SBS), run an annual tutor training course for post docs.