Doors-Open-Day: Tuesday, 14th May

Published: 23 April 2024

The Student Learning Development (SLD) team is excited to announce a Doors-Open-Day for all staff who contribute to teaching across the institution

Doors-Open-Day: Tuesday, 14th May

The Student Learning Development (SLD) team (formerly LEADS for Students) is excited to announce a Doors-Open-Day for all staff who contribute to teaching across the institution. 


This special event will be held mid-morning to mid-afternoon on Tuesday, 14th May between the McMillan (Round) Reading Room and the Fraser Building next door, and promises a mix of information, taster sessions, and chances to discuss how the SLD advisers could work with you, your courses, and your students.


There'll be a relaxed atmosphere where you can browse the range of student-facing materials we produce, including significant online resources, with coffee and pastries available. The informal setting will allow you to meet and chat with the SLD team, who will be on hand to showcase the innovative teaching strategies used across our suite of open classes, which any of your students are welcome to attend.


Our team, who will be on hand throughout the day, includes:

  • College-aligned:
    • four Effective Learning Advisers, each from a cognate disciplinary research background
  • working across all subject areas:
    • two Effective Learning Advisers for International Students
    • two Maths & Stats Advisers
    • ⁠our Peer Learning Facilitator
    • ⁠the University's central Inductions & Transitions Team
    • ⁠our Digital Learning Technologist



Taster and info sessions will be designed to give you a window into the types of sessions that can be integrated into your current courses. Case studies will be on hand to illustrate how we can work with you by customising and embedding our sessions into the timetables for your courses, and aligning our work to your aims and ILOs.


You'll hear about sessions on academic topics such as:

  • ⁠critical analysis and engagement with literature
  • ⁠academic writing
  • ⁠statistical and data handling
  • ⁠graduate numeracy
  • ⁠intercultural communication and competencies
  • ⁠time, project, and study-life management
  • ⁠approaches to alternative assessments and digital learning techniques


RSVP to help us order the right amount of coffee and cake!


A more specific timetable will be available closer to the date, and will be circulated to those who have RSVPed.


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First published: 23 April 2024