The Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi)

HEFi’s mission is to support staff to deliver innovative and inclusive research-intensive teaching. The aim is to optimise student learning and prepare students for their futures. HEFi is open-access to facilitate shared learning with and from colleagues across the higher education sector.


Registration is now open for the HEFi19 Conference Learning and Teaching in the 'Next Generation' University.

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Personal Academic Tutoring – Dionne Barton
At the University of Birmingham, every undergraduate and taught postgraduate has a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT). The role of the PAT is to support academic progress and personal development throughout a student’s University career (University of Birmingham, Code of Practice for Personal Academic Tutors, 2019). Personal Academic Tutoring is an anchor for students; it puts … Continue reading "Personal Academic Tutoring – Dionne Barton"

MöbiusLab – Thomas Murphy
Various forms of automated assessment including the familiar MCQs are available through systems such as Canvas and are used daily across the STEM subjects. Up to 40% of assessed work in a given year of a STEM degree is laboratory based, and existing automated assessment systems require correct answers to be pre-determined and therefore can’t … Continue reading "MöbiusLab – Thomas Murphy"

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