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|DURATION||Start Date: 1st November, 2013
End Date: 31st October, 2014
This project was initiated to review how some Department of Materials laboratory activities are delivered and propose new ways of delivery to enhance the student experience.
Laboratory sessions were observed, interviews with staff and students conducted and a literature review undertaken. The laboratory scripts were reviewed and a visual brand developed for all laboratory-related documentation. Branded hard-backed laboratory notebooks are to be introduced for AY2014/15 to foster a more professional approach to recording lab results. The methods and timing of assessments was analysed and improvements suggested, based on the views of students, staff and demonstrators. The objective is to increase student engagement in the practical components of their learning, and to foster a practitioner mentality from the outset.
The following changes have been implemented for AY2014/15:
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Last Updated: 4th November, 2014