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Projects for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students to enhance learning and teaching through curriculum redesign, development of innovative teaching methods or enhancement of learning resources for students.

A StudentShapers Curriculum development project is an opportunity for undergraduate or postgraduate taught students to become involved in educational development work in partnership with a member of staff. Most partnerships occur in the summer vacation; proposals for summer vacation should be made by the deadline in February. Whilst students are on vacation they can engage in projects on a full-time basis, and immerse fully into partnership and project. However in some circumstances students may engage during term time, up to half a day per week.

Curriculum Development covers a broad range of activities; students, in partnership with staff, may, for example, develop new resources for a module, translate existing content into new and more innovative methods of delivery or reconsider the assessment methods.

Students engaged on these projects may use their prior experience and expertise of learning on a particular module and integrate this with their other student experiences to develop a highly fir-for-purpose output from a project.

Further details of example projects can be seen below.