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January 2021

Communicating Scientific Research

28th January

Learning Objectives • Identify your own communication and presentation style • Develop a new strategy for discussing your research • Develop a new perspective about career prospects and options available to you • Recognise the need and benefits to science communication

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Developing Engineering Competencies in Industry for Undergraduates

29th January

Learning Objectives • Developing “culturally fit” graduates matching national employability criteria (core technical engineering competencies and deep skills) • Structuring learning outcomes of industrially hosted modules to enable successful completion by the student, independent of the sector, and assessed in a manner, which is tailored to the needs of student outputs at an advanced level • Demonstration of best practise on the delivery of industrial hosted modules from execution, mentoring and assessment of same ensuring student success based on continuous…

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February 2021

Cohort-based PhD Programmes in Ireland: Reflections, Learnings, and the Future

4th February

Learning Objectives • Understand the unique characteristics of cohort-based PhD programmes • Implement best-practice in cohort-based PhD training • Contribute to the design of cohort-based PhD programmes • Add to the conversation around student success in cohort-based PhD learning

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Implementing ‘Internationalisation at Home’ for Student Success

15th February

Learning Objectives • Assess the possibilities for the enhancement of student success in their learning through ‘internationalisation at home’ • Present a case study on the successful implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Identify the challenges and successes associated with the implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Reflect on how these successes and challenges might transfer to an Irish higher education context and discuss their impact on curriculum design With speakers Prof Jos Beelen, Professor of Global Learning, The Hague…

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March 2021

Supporting Academic Writing Among Postgraduate Research Students

3rd March

Learning Objectives • Evaluate the role of the thesis supervisor in supporting postgraduate research students to develop academic writing skills • Reflect on insights from the growing literature on effective feedback in higher education and explore their relevance for supervisory feedback with postgraduate research students • Appraise and employ a digital system based upon deliberate practice to foster critical analytical writing among postgraduate research students

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Developing a Community of Practice – Student Partnership in Curriculum Design

4th March

Learning Objectives • Consider the intended impact of student partnership in curriculum design • Discuss potential barriers to engagement and ways to mitigate such barriers • Reflect on methods to empower students as partners in a community of learning • Identify models of partnership which align with key learning and teaching values and goals • Develop plans to foster a culture of co-creation and partnership within a higher education institution *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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The Role of Computer Science Support Centres

8th March

Learning Objectives • Knowledge sharing between support centre coordinators and other educators • Discussion of best practices in support centres, so that each individual centre can gain new ideas to further their success • Encouragement for the creation of additional support centres in institutions who do not currently have one, and to encourage redevelopment of struggling centres • The creation of an ongoing discussion group for collaboration between institutions on the role of support centres in Ireland. As part of…

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Supporting Students with Neurological Differences

10th March
Griffith College

Learning Objectives • Support diverse cohorts of students better using practical strategies • Discuss learning challenges associated with neurological differences such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia • Explore strategies based on neurodiversity • Plan to use strategies to encourage student success for all students *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflections on the Triquetra Relationship

13th March

Learning Objectives • To develop a community of practice exploring the triquetra relationship among student, placement supervisor and placement mentor with a focus on student well-being and student success • To discuss the fusion of theory and practice, of the interdisciplinary degree, identifying the key components that assure student well-being and student success during professional practice placement • To reflect on the key components for high quality practice that contribute to and/or inhibit the success of the student, placement supervisor…

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Going all Online – Teaching Practice, Learning Design and Assessment

18th March

Learning Objectives • Discussion of challenges and opportunities of online teaching and learning • Design of feedback and assessment tools in a virtual environment • Demonstration of best practice in mathematics/machine learning • Professional development of teaching staff

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