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MMU Learning and Teaching in Action
Volume 3, Issue 3: Focusing on Students

Published by: Learning and Teaching Unit

Rachel Forsyth

Conceptualising the Student-Tutor relationship
David Webster

Developing and Sharing Best Practice
Della Fazey

Plagiarism: a how NOT to do it guide for students
Bill Johnston

Designing out Plagiarism & supporting Widening Participation
Richard Eskins

Enhancing Feedback to Students
Jonathan Willson

Degrees of Uncertainty or TIPS for Success?
Gill Rice & Karen Duggan

The Employability of History Students
David Nicholls

Diversity and Achievement
Kate Kirk

LT2004 fast-forward: A winning formula
Mike Cole

Faculty Learning and Teaching Reports

Learning and Teaching News from the Library

News from the Library

An update on Infoskills

Back in the Summer of 2003, in Issue 5 of Learning and Teaching in Action, we told you about the Library’s new Information Skills project, which aimed to:

…offer students the relevant skills to be able to find, use and evaluate information effectively and efficiently...by developing the Library’s existing programme of presentations and workshops, and working closely with our academic colleagues…

Since then, our Infoskills team has produced a range of teaching materials in a variety of formats to support the delivery of Infoskills sessions across the University. Supported by staff training and an award-winning publicity programme we have been successful in raising the profile of Infoskills and reaching more students than ever:

In 2003/04 Library staff ran 298 Infoskills sessions providing training to over 9000 students. This represents an increase of 53% on the previous year, before the project began.


Could your students benefit?

With the recent launch of our Postgraduate Infoskills training materials, we now have tailor-made support available for students across the whole spectrum of MMU courses:

  • From Foundation Level to PhD
  • Available at all Sites/Faculties
  • Small workshops or large lecture theatres
  • Presentations, hands-on or online sessions
  • Tailored to fit with teaching/assignment schedules



In the first instance please contact Diana Massam, acting manager of the Infoskills team, for more information:

d.massam@mmu.ac.uk ext.3091

Winter 2004
ISSN 1477-1241

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