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You would like the sense of community for Economics students to be stronger.
... submitted a bid to the University for improvements to the Department’s physical space, including a common room for undergraduates. We will continue to liaise with students on this.
You would like more contact with staff and better academic and pastoral support.
... organised daily drop-in sessions with the academic and pastoral support team for students who want to discuss any issues. We also hold ‘Coffee and Cake’ sessions with three senior members of staff, during which students can chat about any course issues.
You value the quality of the teaching and learning in the Department.
... set up a teaching observation process for all Teaching Assistants and new Teaching Fellows, as well as a workshop for teaching staff and introduced a new Peer Observation process to share best practice.
You are inspired and engaged by lectures and classes which are stimulating, interactive and innovative.
... introduced a new Teaching and Learning seminar series for staff to encourage innovation in teaching and share best practice, including sessions on using Forums and Turning point to increase participation and engagement. This generated further ideas for application in departmental teaching practices which are being taken forward by a group of colleagues.
Postgraduate students would like more say in the decisions made about the course.
introduced a separate Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research Graduate Student-Staff Liaison Committee to allow more time and focus to be dedicated to postgraduate feedback.
4th year PhDs need Job Market advice.
now share sources of information with 4th years which previously had only been made available to students who had already submitted and were about to go on the job market.
PhD students want better access to visiting speakers.
have instructed seminar series coordinators that they must reserve at least one hour for PhD students to meet with a visiting speaker and this will be monitored.
you would like more engagement with employers from a wide variety of sectors.
introduced a bespoke Economics Careers Event with a wide range of high profile employers attending including HMT, GES, PwC and Frontier Economics plus many more.
PhD students needed more training in research skills and research integrity.
introduced a new module on the MRes ‘The Practice of Economics Research’ to serve as a bridge between theoretical material taught and the practical application of theory to strengthen the preparation for undertaking research in the PhD stage.