Paul Scott, HYMS Learning Enhancement and Support Manager, gave a presentation at the Durham 15th Blackboard Users Conference (6-7 January 2015), along with fourth year HYMS students Aseem Mishra and Edward Miller. The presentation, entitled "Blurring the boundaries: putting students at the centre of curriculum delivery", involved sharing some of HYMS experiences and aspirations of working in partnership with students and reflecting on some of the benefits that this can bring both to the institution and also the students themselves.
HYMS Learning and Enhancement team were recently selected as a centre for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) programme, which has involved external consultancy review and benchmarking by a panel including representatives from the National Union of Students. HYMS student engagement strategies were commended and it was further recommended that "...students should continue to be encouraged and empowered to constructively challenge and question the acquisition of knowledge..."
and "Process and function should embed students as drive agents"
HYMS Learning and Enhancement Team continues to develop student - faculty partnerships in a number of areas including having student representatives working with them on designing and implementing CLL@HYMS Technology Enhanced Learning programme. More information can be found via the following link: http://cll.hyms.ac.uk/