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#SoTLAdvent: Day 04

Making the Case for Virtual Placements Jamie Murray In today’s post, Dr. Jamie Murray (@jamiegmurray86) makes the case for increasing virtual placements by outlining the main benefits but also considering the key challenges facing students and placement coordinators. Jamie is also delighted to introduce the new School of Psychology & Neuroscience Employability Network which he […]

#SoTLAdvent: Day 03

1. Interactive Learning – Sharing our Experiences Geethanjali Selvaretnam and Ian Smith (University of Glasgow) and (University of St Andrews) The value of interactive learning is widely recognised and educators are curious to learn about the effectiveness of different methods of interactive learning. Our contribution to the advent calendar is to share some methods we […]

Messy Writing

By Julia Bohlmann I’m a draft writer or daft writer, depending what way you are looking at it. What I’m trying to say is that I’m a writer of multiple drafts. This is because I have long accepted that my first two drafts of anything are going to be messy. So apart from being a […]

“Are engineers better placed to learn to become physics teachers than physicists?”

Asks our author Nicola Jones in this thoughtful blogpost. So get your cuppa and enjoy the read! Learning to become a teacher is a challenging and daunting task for many but for those with backgrounds in physics and maths, learning to become a physics teacher may be harder than for those from engineering backgrounds. To […]


Colleagues of the College of Science & Engineering (CoSE) are running a social media campaign via Twitter this week (14-19 March 2022) to share our love of the amazing SoTL work of our colleagues in our disciplines. SoTL is an integral part to provide evidence-based teaching practice, and therefore continuously improve our students’ learning experience. […]