We have worked together to implement some real improvements to your teaching and learning experience

We listen very carefully to all student feedback from both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The examples below show a large number of important changes that have been implemented as a direct result of your feedback and are a testament to both student and staff dedication to provide the best education possible.

Teaching and Learning

You said...

You value the quality of the teaching and learning in the Department.

So we...

... set up a teaching observation process for all Teaching Assistants and new Teaching Fellows, as well as a workshop for teaching staff and introduced a new Peer Observation process to share best practice.

You said...

You are inspired and engaged by lectures and classes which are stimulating, interactive and innovative.

So we...

... introduced a new Teaching and Learning seminar series for staff to encourage innovation in teaching and share best practice, including sessions on using Forums and Turning point to increase participation and engagement. This generated further ideas for application in departmental teaching practices which are being taken forward by a group of colleagues.

Assessment and Feedback

Academic Support

You said...

You would like more contact with staff and better academic and pastoral support.

So we...

... organised daily drop-in sessions with the academic and pastoral support team for students who want to discuss any issues. We also hold ‘Coffee and Cake’ sessions with three senior members of staff, during which students can chat about any course issues.

Learning Opportunities

You said...

you would like more engagement with employers from a wide variety of sectors.

So we...

introduced a bespoke Economics Careers Event with a wide range of high profile employers attending including HMT, GES, PwC and Frontier Economics plus many more.

Learning Community

You said...

You would like the sense of community for Economics students to be stronger.

So we...

... submitted a bid to the University for improvements to the Department’s physical space, including a common room for undergraduates. We will continue to liaise with students on this.

Student Voice