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Engagement: passion, relevance and giving back

A lecturer that encouraged me to be engaged with my studies One lecturer which I find particularly encouraging to engage myself with my studies is Miss Velta Vingelis, for which reasons I will explain later on. To me, a lecturer that encourages me to be engaged with my studies is when he/she is fully engaged […]

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The student experience of writing

When I was a tutor marking assignments, I was inevitably disappointed by the effort I felt students put into their work. At the time, I figured that they just weren’t putting in the necessary energy, or didn’t pay enough attention during the lectures or my tutorials. It was a disheartening view, to say the least. […]

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Student Engagement: ‘Communication, Choice and Career’

Last week I met with Kimberley, a Level III Biomedical Science student over coffee.  Kimberley wanted to tell me about a course she recently completed – Communicating Science III. Her enthusiasm and enjoyment for this course was refreshing, and I was eager to find out why this course was such a highlight in her studies […]

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Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Leadership, Belonging and Community

by Audrey Stratton “You’re all about ‘belonging’, aren’t you?” one of my new PASS Leaders commented during a recent brief conversation.  She was alluding to PASS Leaders feeling a sense of belonging to a PASS community here at the University of Adelaide.  I agreed with her.  “Finding a place to fit, a community to be […]

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The Importance of Names

There is a lot that staff can do to engage students in the university community and in their learning, and a lot of these things have to do with the staff being engaged with the students. One way that any staff member can show their own level of engagement with the students is to learn […]

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