Horizons in STEM HE Conference 2021 – Presentations

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Day One – Tuesday 29th June 2021

9:15-10:00Opening Keynote Presentation – Paul Taylor
10:15-11:15Short Orals: Assessment 1

Enhancing learning through online open book MCQ examinations – an example from the Biosciences – Alfred Thumser, Ian Bailey, Sarah Bailey, Rita Jabr and Simon Lygo-Baker

Multiple True-False quizzes with unlimited attempts – Mark MacDonald

You Have 10 Minutes of My Attention – Using Time as the Criterion for Assessment Deliverable – Sean Lancastle and Martin Ould
10:15-11:15 Short Orals: EDI 1

A case study for connective learning: connecting students, tutors and subject – Stephanie Bridges

Using food to encourage a sense of belonging at university: The Cultural Food Stories project – Hilda Mulrooney, Mau Lola, Ashley Nabukenya Ndenzi, Chidera Nnadozie, Fatmata Sow and Maya India Jackson

The value of the Personal Tutor Scheme (PTS) as a mechanism of supporting belonging in an online world – Paty Paliokosta, Karen Lipsedge, Matthew Cunningham, Christopher Barker, Gianpiero Calebrese, Hilda Mulrooney, Konami Groves, Rachel Davies, Penny Burden, Joanna Bailey and Mel Topcu
Short Orals: Active Learning 1

Addressing the challenges of delivering a laboratory class when students are miles away – Sarah K. Coleman and Caroline Smith

Flipping the classroom: results from a pre-pandemic study to inform the post-pandemic future – Charlotte Price and Maria Walker
10:15-11:15 Short Orals: Laboratory Work 1

Supporting the affective dimension of laboratory learning in the biosciences with virtual laboratory software – Danielle L Knight and Ian G Bailey

Summative assessment and digital collaboration: scaffolding reflection in laboratory learning – Rebecca Ferrari and Christof Jaeger

#DryLabsRealScience a collaborative network addressing the virtual
David Smith, Nigel Francis, Ian Turner, Tom Bassindale and Robert LeSuer
11:30-12:30Short Orals: Blended and Online Learning 1

Attitudes and Aptitudes in an Interdisciplinary STEM Programme – Sarah Gretton, Derek Raine and Cheryl Hurkett

Employing a Socratic Dialogue when creating online lecture content
Sion Hannuna

An investigation of how Jupyter Notebooks enhance students learning of data management and analysis – Sharon Dawes, Chris Thomson, Stephen Bowles and Stephen Rice
11:30-12:30 Short Orals: EDI 2

How students’ inspirations and aspirations impact motivation and engagement in the first year of study – Mel Lacey, Hollie Shaw, Caroline Dalton and David Smith

Inclusivity in academic support: Can strategies to support remote learning help to narrow the gap? – Nicola Swann, Hannah J. Moir, Frank Owusu-Sekyere, Taz Baker and Jeanette Dahl

Perceptions of science research: visibility and accessibility of science research as a career in post-16 Biosciences and Chemistry students
– Mel Lacey, Rachel Schwartz-Narbonne, Susan Campbell, Alex Hamilton, Catherine Duckett and Katherine Rawlinson
11:30-12:30 Short Orals: Transitions and Student Support 1

Flexible STEM education for a post-pandemic world: a case study in Computer Science – Neil Gordon

Statistics Service Teaching: What type of support should we provide?
Rachel Hilliam and Carol Calvert

Opportunities and challenges of online mathematics support – Holly Gilbert, Duncan Lawson, Mark Hodds, Lara Gildhaus, Mirko Shurmann and Michael Liebendoerfer
11:30-12:30 Learning Science Workshop – Teaching Innovation Award Winners 2020

Smart Worksheets to Identify Student Numeracy Skills in the Division of Natural Sciences – Alexandra Moores and Francis Samra

A Virtual Practical Produces Surprising Results – David Gould and Sadani Cooray

The impact of effective online design and the use of Learning Science resources – Juliet Stoltenkamp, Carolynne Kies and Faghad Khan

The Use of an Inclusive Curriculum Framework to close a BAME module award gap – Neil Williams
13:30-14:00Birds of a Feather Networking Session
Learning from the pandemic
Can we use Course Level assessment for STEM subjects?
Tools and Techniques for Effective Hybrid Teaching
How do we best support under-represented students whilst they are at university?
Students should co-create STEM curricula: let’s ruffle feathers with a student-led debate!
14:00-15:00Short Orals: Assessment 2

Searching for Best Practice in the Successful use of Mark Schemes: Top Ten Tips for Successful Post-hoc Marking – Simon Lock, Lucy Berthoud and Becky Selwyn

Implementation of exam proctoring for an end of module exam: Case study from the department of Pharmacy at Kingston University – Ali Al-Kinani, Shereen El Nabhani, John Fletcher and Kyren Burns

Peer Assessment through Comparative Judgement: setting and assessing less structured mathematics questions – David Sirl
14:00-15:00 Short Orals: Employability, WBL and Apprenticeships 1

Supporting activities to embed creativity and innovation as an implicit part of the bioscience student experience – Francesca Mackenzie, Anna Morgan, Michael Stolinski, Amanda Baker, Dwain Reid, Martha Mador and Nigel Page

Structured Biomedical Sciences Honours Projects: A Protocol for Resilience and Preparedness for the World of Work During the Pandemic? – Claire Garden

Outreach in the curriculum: Skills development in undergraduate and postgraduate Biosciences and Chemistry students – Katherine Rawlinson, Susan Campbell, Amber Shakeel, Harry Linsley and Melissa Lacey
14:00-15:00 Short Orals: Active Learning 2

Interdisciplinary Co-creation for active learning of immunology concepts
Eva Malone, Richard Firth and Iain Macdonald

Inclusive inter-disciplinary outreach: Learning in action, learning from action – Jane Essex and Margaret Cunningham

Design, Development and Evaluation of a Green Chemistry Concept Inventory – Barbara Villa Marcos, James Bennett and Mohamed Hamud
14:00-15:00 Workshop 1

Developing online collaborative design and prototyping for a Gold Standard Project Based Learning (GSPBL)Multi-disciplinary Project – Avalon Cory and Corrina Cory
15:15-16:15Short Orals: Pedagogical Research 1

Disciplinary literacies in STEM: What do undergraduates read, how do they read it, and can we teach scientific reading more effectively? – Katharine Hubbard

The Importance of Problem Solving in Maths Online Teaching – Ksenia Shalonova

Training the Lively Mind: Toward a Signature Pedagogy for Cybersecurity – Ashley Gess
15:15-16:15 Short Orals: Sustainability 1

A sustainability snapshot within a large post-92 university from different perspectives – Hilda Mulrooney and Lisa Chevallereau

Computing student attitudes to environmental sustainability education – Sally Smith, Callum Egan and Christina Plum

Enhancing Programme Management to enable Programme Leadership: A Roadmap for Programmes – Eva Malone, Adam Satur, James Fontana and Steve Yorkstone
15:15-16:15 Short Orals: Transitions and Student Support 2

Student use of digital experience insights and transitions data to develop data literacy via undergraduate MPharm research projects – Elizabeth Newall, Cristina De Matteis, Stephanie McDonald, Helen Boardman, Vibhu Solanki, Celine Thien, Chidubem Ugwu, Madihah Hussain and Po Kamta

Forging friendships in first year: CS entrants’ reflections on collaborating in a small-group, large-class setting – Jyoti Bhardwaj

What’s the point of A-levels? – Nicky King
15:15-16:15 Workshop 2

What should an inclusive and student-centred timetable look like post-COVID-19? – Nigel Page, Gary Forster-Wilkins and Mark Bonetzky
16:30-17:30Short Orals: Assessment 3

Integrated Assessment in Brunel Design Programmes – Hua Dong and Stephen Cockett

Flipped Feedback – Engaging Students with the Feedback Process – Nigel Francis, Kathryn Sinclair and Owen Bodger

Engaging students through feedback at scale on an introductory programming course – Simon Grey and Neil Gordon
Short Orals: Employability, WBL and Apprenticeships 2

Two Years into a Level 6 Laboratory Scientist (Chemistry) Degree Apprenticeship: A Reflection – Barbara Villa Marcos, Oscar Siles Brugge, James A. Bennett, Trevor Farren, Kyle W. Galloway, Katherine Jolley, Glenn Lees, Sian Masson and Jonathan McMaster

Cross-disciplinary perceptions of research-informed teaching – David Smith, Libby Allcock, Lewis Partington, Jo Lidster, Girish Ramchandani, Jon Wheat and Mel Lacey

Student agency in a chemical engineering curriculum: perceptions, connections, and critical thinking – Mark Haw, Steven Pisani and Conor Teahan
Short Orals: Transitions and Student Support 3

Transition and support experiences of first-year STEM students in distance learning universities – Maria Aristeidou

Exploring and supporting undergraduate students’ digital learning transition from school to university – Stephanie McDonald, Cristina De Matteis, Elizabeth Newall, Fiona McCullough, Lisa Mott, Barbara Villa Marcos, Vibhu Solanki, Nicholas Rea, Rossana Wright, Steven Bagley, Steven Bamford, Qingqi Wang and Anshul Lau

Moving beyond a threshold – developing writing skills in a Bioscience undergraduate cohort – Alfred Thumser, Sarah Bailey and Simon Lygo-Baker
Short Orals: Pedagogical Research 2

Design and application of the LivChoices web app to signpost programme pathways for C100 Biological Sciences students – Rachel Floyd, Zenobia Lewis and Robert Treharne

Students as Partners in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Lessons from Practice – Cath Brown, Jenny Duckworth, Charlotte Hancox and Catherine Halliwell

Learning & Teaching Adjustments within the Mathematical Sciences in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic – Michael Grove, Matthew Henley, Rachel Hilliam, Kevin Houston and Duncan Lawson
17:30-18:00Wine Down
18:00Close of Day One

Day Two – Wednesday 30th June 2021

9:15-9:30Registration and Coffee
9:30-10:30Short Orals: Assessment 4

Evaluation of students’ employability skills development and the use of radar diagrams in Personal Development Planning – Fiona Aiken and Christopher Hutton

Curriculum review for 1st year Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering – Lucy Berthoud, Sean Lancastle and Mark Gilbertson

“Discussion boards don’t work”: Evaluation of a course blog for teaching with Second Year Bioscientists – Chris Willmott
9:30-10:30 Short Orals: EDI 3

Study skills for scientists – are students prepared for the transition to a science degree? – Katherine Rawlinson, Elise Charlton and Susan Campbell

Supporting Students’ Scientific Writing in the Age of COVID: Taking Kingston University’s SEC Academic Success Centre (SASC) Online – Simon Lambe and Maia Ibsen
9:30-10:30 Short Orals: Active Learning 3

Does taking part in a healthy lifestyle challenge enhance student learning and change their attitudes to people living with obesity? – Louise Dunford, Yannan Jin, Agata Buczak, Amena Abdulla and Zoe Redshaw

Using a SLICC (Student-led Individually Created Course) and the RDF (Researcher Development Framework) to capture the experiential learning of a cohort of interdisciplinary PhD students on an industry project – Layla Mathieson, Kirsty Ross, Jean O’Donoghue and Fumi Kitagawa

Problem-Based Tuition in Blended Environments – Derek Raine, Sarah Gretton and Dylan Williams
9:30-10:30 Short Orals: Laboratory Work 2

Challenges and Opportunities for Online Practical Work in Sub-Saharan Africa – Femi Babalola and Sina Fakoyede

Home Lab kits: a COVID anomaly or a learning innovation to promote ‘playful’ Engineering? Reflections on their development, delivery, and impact on learning – Jude Bramton, Sean Lancastle, Joel Ross and Becky Selwyn
10:45-11:45Short Orals: Blended and Online Learning 2

Exploring belonging in an online world: perspectives of staff and students – Lija Abu, Craig Chipfuwamiti, Adrian Costea, Alison Kelly, Krisztina Major and Hilda Mulrooney

The Virtual Palaeosciences Project: connecting, innovating and sharing online pedagogies in a traditionally hands-on field – M. Jane Bunting

Evaluation of NUMBAS software for creating undergraduate chemistry online lab resources – Frances Docherty, Beth Paschke and Ellecia Queen
10:45-11:45 Short Orals: EDI 4

Practitioner examples of improving accessibility in online tuition – Rachel Slater, Anne Campbell, Elaine McPherson and Christine Pearson

Widening Participation by Effective Outreach in Chemistry – Andrea Mallaburn, Linda Seton and Victoria Brennan

Demographic gaps in physics attainment and degree outcomes – Arran Stirton, Holly Hedgeland, Annika Lohstroh and Sally Jordan
10:45-11:45 Short Orals: Transitions and Student Support 4

Professional Practice, Accreditation and Citizenship: Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering Programmes – Corrina Cory and Avalon Cory

Maintaining Engineering Students’ Sense of Community through a Peer Assisted Study Scheme – Sean Lancastle, Aaron Grice and Lucy Rycroft
10:45-11:45 Workshop 3

A Table-Top Role-Playing Game (TTRPG) for developing Higher Education employability skills – Ian Turner and Louise Robinson
11:45-12:15Closing Keynote Presentation – Jon Scott
12:15-12:30Awards, New Directions Submission Process and Closing Remarks
12:30Conference Close
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