College of Engineering and Physical Sciences funded Undergraduate Summer Internships Seminar

School of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Students, Teaching
Wednesday 26th November 2014 (13:00-16:15)
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During the summer of 2014 a number of projects were established during which undergraduate students from across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences worked with academic members of staff on educational enhancement activities.  This approach demonstrates how staff and student can work collaboratively to enhance the student educational experience and the model forms a particularly effective one for successfully undertaking project based activities.

This seminar will provide delegates with the opportunity to learn more about the range of projects that were undertaken and to see the outcomes and outputs that emerged; in doing so this will demonstrate the impact and effectiveness of the approach.  The session will be led by students interns and staff members are encouraged to attend in order to hear how this approach can help undergraduate students enhanced their wider skills. In addition, there will be an opportunity to discuss and explore the use of student internship as a model of working on a range of educational enhancement and research activities.

A buffet lunch available will be available from 12.15 p.m.

There is no charge for attending this event however, registration is essential for catering and accommodation purposes.

Outline Programme:

13:00 – 13:30

Enhancement of the Chemical Engineering UG programme

Staff supervisor: Phillip Robbins, Chemical Engineering

  • Company video tour - Ben Harwood, Emma Jones and Emma Jenkins
  • Research videos - Amir Dezashibi
  • Shoe box labs - Alexander Kitt, Mark Beville
  • Cross module tutorials - Tomiwa Oladipo, JustinOkpe and Beatrice Sampson

13:30 – 13:45

Canvas API   - James Rees

Staff supervisor: Mark Lee, Computer Science

13:45 – 14:00

Student ordering system - Tristan Bell

Staff supervisors: Mark Lee, School of Computer Science and Edward Tarte, School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

14:00 – 14:15

Canvas examples and guide - Sian Gooding

Staff supervisors: Jon Binner, Metallurgy and Materials and Mark Lee, Computer Science

14:15 – 14:45

Developing supporting resources for mathematics in chemistry - Alan Cunningham and Rory Whelan

Staff supervisors: Michael Grove, Joe Kyle (Mathematics) and Samantha Pugh, University of Leeds


Developing supporting resources for mathematical proof and reasoning - Agata Stefanowicz

Staff supervisors: Michael Grove and Joe Kyle, Mathematics


Enhancing Mathematics Feedback - Mano Sivantharajah and Heather Collis

Staff supervisors: Rosemary Dyson, Michael Grove and Chris Good, Mathematics

14:45 – 15:00


15:00 – 15:15

Module choice guidance - Helen Ansell

Staff supervisor: Nicola Wilkin, Physics and Astronomy

15:15 – 15:30

Transition tool for international students - Caroline Taylor

Staff supervisor: Stephen Kukureka, Metallurgy and Materials

15:30 – 15:45

Predictors for academic success - Daniel Luckett

Staff supervisor: Dirk Hermans, Mathematics

15:45 – 16:15

Discussion on student internships