Are we getting it right? Using an MBA Placement Tutor Snapshot survey during the pandemic to support effective personal tutoring

Introduction The MBA International Business Programme in the Greenwich Business School is a large programme with a predominantly international student cohort. The programme has three intakes – in September, January and April, providing nearly 1,000 students across the academic year. At the recent Learning and Teaching Festival, we discussed a… Continue reading

Improving onboarding to create an effective transition to university for new students. Case study of a postgraduate taught programme at the University of Greenwich

The onboarding process is essential for the success of students at university: the start to university life and academic study are a unique and challenging experience. The faster a student settles in and learns new systems, the more engaged they become (Grillo & Kim, 2015). During the Covid-19 pandemic many HE educators have faced deteriorations in incoming students’ engagement levels (McKie 2020). A few key factors have contributed to this such as the use of online platforms and reduction in or… Continue reading

Using films in teaching business subjects to GenZ: A case study from Vietnam

Recently when I joined academia to teach business subjects in Vietnam, I faced challenges in explaining complex theories or concepts in disciplines such as change management and organizational behaviour to undergraduate students with a lack of work experience. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the university invited guest speakers and organized company… Continue reading

A Case study on the use of a Student Focus Group to Enhance the Student Learning Experience

In this blog, I share how I organised a student focus group to enhance the learning experience for a second-year module on quantitative methods. This was a compulsory module for Undergraduate Economics students that ran for a double term with a class size of 99 students.   Due to covid restrictions, in term 1, the module consisted… Continue reading

A reflection on using different pedagogical approaches to teaching practical marketing experiences online

Imagine every class you have ever taught was in person and you had never taught online. You had no idea what to expect with blended learning let alone completely online teaching. You wanted to create an interactive learning environment for all your students but wasn’t sure which method to turn to. I think all of us felt… Continue reading

From “ivory tower” to “real world”: Transforming learning, teaching and research through Living Labs

In the past years, we all witnessed a progressive blurring of the boundaries between universities and their environment. Once depicted through metaphors such as the “ivory tower”, universities are now expected to be “entrepreneurial” and accomplish multiple missions by opening up to many stakeholders (Etzkowitz, 2014). On the one hand, from a teaching perspective, co-creation with learners… Continue reading

Being a Student Researcher – Personal Reflection

Being offered the position of a Student Researcher at the beginning of term 2 initially gave me the opportunity to develop my researcher identity and gain an interdisciplinary insight and understanding of the Higher Education system from an academic perspective – an opportunity that gradually evolved to become an experience… Continue reading

An inclusive approach to the ‘virtual campus’ – keeping student experiences in focus

Institutional responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have necessarily prompted a sharp and sudden change in learning and teaching as both staff and students move to what we’re calling ‘a virtual campus’. In the context of self-isolation and social distancing, this reflects a wider trend across the sector. The cancellation… Continue reading

Developing the student voice in five easy steps

“In all of my work in education, there has never been a more motivating or driving force than student voice.” Andrew Marcinek (Educator) Note: These five easy steps are based on my own personal learning experiences as a Programme Leader and Portfolio Lead on the BA Education Studies and Childhood… Continue reading