Fine art students respond to lockdown with a virtual art exhibition

Ruby Khan and Marta Betancourt are contemporary collaborative artists based in London. Currently in their 3rd year of a BA Fine Arts degree at The University of East London, they have been finding new ways to express their art in the face of lockdown restrictions. Without access to studios or workshops, and without being able

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Top Tips for Teaching Online

Jonathan Tulloch, Learning Technology Adviser, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) It’s rather disheartening. We emerge blinking into the bright new dawn of 2021, only to discover that Covid has not taken the hint from our collective renditions of Auld Lang Syne and is continuing to lock people away in their homes… So,

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Careers-focussed pedagogy using anticolonial praxis? Say what now?

Michael Cole, Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Sport & Bioscience, University of East London Most of us in higher education will be familiar with the concept of ‘employability’ and the increasing focus on careers and enterprise (if you haven’t, where have you been hiding? And is there room there for a little one?). Some may

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Co-creating with Students in Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity: A Lessons-Learned Toolkit

Esohe Uwadiae (Institutional Equity Officer), Office for Institutional Equity, University of East London On July 8th 2020, a symposium was held entitled ‘Eradicating the Degree Awarding Gap in the Creative Arts’. This symposium was a collaboration between Student Equity Champions at the University of East London (Jasz Brown, Nesmie Constantine, Talyaan Pambou and Louize Williams),

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My engagement with RAMHHE during Lockdown

This blog post is by Alshaymaa Muhammed, an undergraduate student and Research Assistant Intern at Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education Campaign RAMHHE The unforeseen first lockdown due to COVID-19 was undoubtably challenging in so many aspects as I mentioned in my first blog. However, I would like to share my own experience

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Moodle vs. microsoft teams: Which one should i use?

Most of us who have been involved in education over the last twenty years or so will be familiar with Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) like Moodle, Blackboard or Canvas. They are well-established platforms for putting lecture notes online, running quizzes, and getting students to submit work. Since 2017 however, something new has come into the

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UEL’s Learning and Teaching Symposium 2018 Report

On Thursday the 20th of September, the 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Symposium took place. What an amazing event it was, with 160 people attending, 57 externals from Imperial College, UCL, LSE, Birkbeck as well as presenters from UAL and Lancaster University, sharing practice as well as 38 unique views on the livestreams and 123

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Building a Philosophy of UEL education #phUELed

As we start a new year at the University of East London, we in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), have put together a training and events programme for the forthcoming year, based on feedback and alignment with current academic strategies. We have input from colleagues from across the University, to provide

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