Engage 2019

Our annual learning and teaching conference, Engage, celebrates learning, teaching and assessment-related activities across our University.

In 2019, more than 200 people attended to hear keynotes and participate in workshops and presentations.

Here you can take a look at the resources produced for the event.



View photos from Engage 2019 on Flickr.


View sketches from the conference on Flickr. © Matthew Brazier and Natalie Eldred

Vice Chancellor's address

Prof Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor
Our Education strategy – one year in

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Reshaping our thinking about employability: the dawning of a new era?
Sarah Flynn, Associate Director of Learning and Teaching (Workplace Learning), University of Hertfordshire and Chair of ASET, the Work Based and Placement Learning Association.

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Creating student-led interdisciplinary scenario learning activities for allied health subjects
Nicky Milner, Acting Deputy Head of the School of Allied Health

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Team-based learning: focus group findings in an optics cohort
Dr Marta Vianya-Estopa, Senior Lecturer in Optometry Learning and Teaching

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Promoting attendance, participation and engagement in a first-year module
Dr Suzanna Forwood, Deputy Head of School, Psychology and Sport Science

The wrong kind of knowledge and the wrong kind of knower?
Dr Kevin Bryant

Profiling the information seeking behaviour of nursing students
Dr Peter Stokes, Librarian; Dr Robert Priharjo, Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Midwifery

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Addressing differential attainment through curriculum enhancement
Julian Priddle, Anglia Learning & Teaching; Ganesh Gupta, BME Student Advocate and ARU-SU BME Student Rep; Katie Potts, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Student Services

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Adapting the jigsaw technique: engagement, inclusivity and pedagogic literacy
David Jay, Tutor and lecturer in English Language; Sarah Etchells, Director of Studies Course Leader, Humanities and Social Sciences; Stephanie Dimond-Bayir, Anglia Ruskin University Language Centre

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Improving the quality of simulated learning experience through mindfulness meditation
Dr Antonio Bonacaro, Senior Lecturer – Adult Acute Care; Dr Dave Sookhoo, Senior Lecturer – Adult Acute Care

Impact of an active learning intervention on attainment gaps
Dr Rachel Berkson, Academic developer: Active Collaborative Learning, Anglia Learning & Teaching; Uwe Richter, Academic Lead, Distance and Online Learning, Anglia Learning & Teaching

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Did I miss anything?
Elaine Brown, Acting Deputy Dean (Student Experience) Academic Lead Personal Development Tutoring & Ruskin Modules, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Talking heads: alumni, application and assimilation
Dr Dan Gordon, Principal Lecturer; Dr Mathew Timmis, Deputy Head of Department, Vision and Eye Research Unit; Adrian Scruton, Deputy Head of Department, Psychology and Sport Science

Credit bearing in HE: the micro skills of practical compassion in HE student group work
Dr Theo Gilbert, Associate Professor, Learning and Teaching

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Running the Anglia Ruskin Qualitative lab: evaluation and reflection
Dr Francesca Cavallerio, Lecturer, Psychology and Sport Science; Sharon Boswell, Research Assistant for ARQlabs

Co-designing the curriculum to embed enterprise education: enhancing employability
Jo Morrissey, Course Leader BSc Crime & Investigative Studies; Marcia Baldry-Bryan, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Manager; Ian Styles, Student, BSc Crime & Investigative Studies

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Because they are my friends
Elaine Brown, Acting Deputy Dean (Student Experience) Academic Lead Personal Development Tutoring & Ruskin Modules

Building higher education curricula fit for the future: how HE institutions are responding to the industrial
Emma Coonan, Research Fellow

The relationship between reward and recognition and teaching excellence
Mark Warnes, Research Fellow

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Getting the most out of using e-textbooks to support teaching
Margaret March, Assistant Director: Academic Services; Christina Harbour, Subject Librarian for Business, Health & Education; Carlos Sejournant

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A problem-solving framework to enhance creativity and innovation in science students
Dr Linda King, Deputy Head of Department, Life Sciences; Joana Rodrigues, Graduate Research Assistant, Faculty of Sciences; Preethi Nair, Faculty of Sciences; Rhiannon-Breeze Harris, undergraduate, Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

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Anglia Ruskin University Teaching Fellows 2019

Congratulations to our new Anglia Ruskin University Teaching Fellows:

  • Dr Annelie Harvey, Senior Lecturer; Deputy Head of School, Psychology and Sport Science
  • Dr Sue Kitchin, Course Leader, Education and Social Care
  • Dr Steve McDonald, Director of Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Business and Law
  • Dr Claire V S Pike, Deputy Head of Department, School of Life Sciences
  • Uwe Matthias Richter, Academic Lead: Distance and Online Learning 
  • Dr Matthew Timmis, Deputy Head of Department, Psychology and Sport Science