22nd of September at 10am

9am: Facing ‘social risks’ as ‘non-learners’: Connecting Prisoner Learner and Mature HE Student Identities
Helen Nichols (Lincoln)

This presentation will propose arguments about the shared experiences of ‘otherness’ and ‘non-learner’ identity across social institutions. Highlighting the ‘othered’ identities of prisoner learners and mature students will create a space for considering lessons for pedagogical practice from the high-security prison setting to the university.

9:20 am: Transitioning to Pastoral care in the virtual environment; lessons from pre and post pandemic
Jessica Hodgson (Lincoln)

Student pastoral support is a crucial component of academic programmes and is often delivered through face to face meetings with personal tutors or mentors. Following the response to the covid-19 pandemic, the national switch to online teaching removed the ability to provide students with support in‐person. This talk will focus on the experience of transitioning student support into the virtual environment in the context of Lincoln Medical School, and will make comparisons with the Medical School’s pre-pandemic virtual mentoring scheme. It will include some top tips for ensuring virtual or remote support remains effective and engaging.

9:40 am: Sign Language Survival Kit
Lincoln BSL

This presentation will cover some essential sign language to help you keep lectures inclusive and welcoming for students with hearing challenges.

10:10am: The doors are closed but the archive is open: helping students locate and use primary sources online
Hope Williard (Lincoln)

Learning to use primary sources is a key part of history students’ development of advanced skills in research and analysis, and work with texts produced by people who lived through the events they described frequently forms a key part of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. Online archives are a popular choice for student researchers, yet students are often unsure how to go about finding one.This talk will address how I help students locate and identify online archives that are appropriate for academic work and relevant to their research.

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