All projects within this Directory have already been completed in the Academic year 19-20

Faculty of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering: Pedestrian Dynamics for MSc/MEng Civil Engineers

Summary

The practical and academic development of a MSc level course on the burgeoning area of Pedestrian Dynamics.

Project type:

Translation of research

Project lead:

Arnab Majumdar - Civil and Environmental Engineering dept

Further details/Experience required

2 Postgraduates - students already appointed. 

Faculty of Medicine

School of Public Health: Virtual Roundtable for Collaborative Multistakeholder Education Design (ViRCoMED)

Summary

Involvement in the organisation and running of the ViRCoMED from beginning to end; curriculum and assessment in Refugee Health in particular.

Project type:

Curriculum Development

Project lead:

Dr Mariam Sbaiti - School of Public Health (m.sbaiti@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

Alumni of BSc Global Health programme still undergoing study at Imperial college, 2 students in total, 10 half days during Summer term-time and 2 weeks at full-time during Summer holidays. 

Virtual Roundtable recruitment ad

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Physics: 'Redesigning the Physics Teaching Laboratory space for the 21st Century'

Summary

Collaborating with Undergraduate peers and staff members in the redesigning of the Physics Teaching Laboratory space.  This will include illiciting a consensus of opinion from peers as well as seeing this through to the integration into design plans.  Acting as a partnership bridge between the department, and the broader department student community. 

Project type

Space Design

Project lead

Dr Simon Bland, Department of Physics

Further Details/Experience Required

2 Undergraduate Physics Department students, from year 2 or 3. 

Multidisciplinary or non-Faculty based projects

Imperial Horizons: 'Dear Diary'

Summary

A partnership autoethnographic study capturing individual experiences of our first year Change Makers modules, with contributions from staff, co-learners and student partners diarying and sharing their experiences of the same module at the same time. 

Project type

Educational Research

Project lead

Elizabeth Hauke, Field Leader in Change Makers of Imperial Horizons

Further Details/Experience Required

16 students in total,  8 undergraduates and 8 postgraduates. 

This is open to first year undergraduate students from any department who are enrolled on any of the three Global Challenges (Analysing Global Progress/Collecting and Understanding Data/Innovating for Change) Change Maker modules in the autumn term 2019. It is also open to research postgraduate students who are appointed to the module as Co-Learners. We don’t normally recruit Co-Learners until the beginning of October, but anyone that is interested in the project will also be considered for one of the Co-Learner roles before then.

Dear Diary recruitment ad

Dear Diary Partnership description

Centre for Academic English: Reshaping how we empower students *recruitment ad included*

Summary

Engaging with the CfAE curriculum review as they aim to support the growing diversity of assessment's UG students encounter, and the resulting potential challenges to academic literacy and oral communication skills, students will be involved in quantitative and qualitative data collection and running of focus groups, as well as transcript analysis and presentation of their findings. 

Project area

Curriculum Development

Project lead

June Hammond, Teacher of English for Academic purposes, Centre for Academic English

Further Details/Experience Required

6 students for one half day per week per student - over 12 weeks as follows.

• writing the questionnaire and focus questions immediately after the summer term with support from staff partners – 3 half days

• drafting the ethics application with staff partners – 2 half days

• Start of Autumn term – student partners distribute the questionnaire 1 half day

• From week 2, organise 4 focus groups to be completed by the end of term – 2 half days

• At the end of Autumn term student/staff partners analyse data using NVivo 12 and prepare a presentation of the data – 4 half-days

3 x year 1 undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering, 2 x year 1 undergraduate students from the Faculty of Natural Sciences,1 x year 1 undergraduate students from the Faculty of Medicine. 

'Reshaping how we empower students' recruitment ad

Education Office: 'Designing the I-Explore STEMM module portfolio'

Summary

Contributing to the Design Management team behind STEMM Module, to help oversee and support the design of the I-Explore STEMM Modules (a programme comprising of a diverse range of modules designed to provide an opportunity for all undergraduate students in College to broaden their perspective: further info)

Project type

I-Explore

Project lead

Caroline Clewley,  I-Explore STEMM Module Stream lead

Further Details/Experience Required

Two students who already have experienced as wide a variety of different learning and teaching methods as possible, so having taken courses outside of their department (such as Imperial Horizons/ BPES) is a plus. For the same reason, 3rd-year students would be preferred (as often teaching methods change between second and third year).  Across any Department or Faculty. 

Designing IExplore STEMM Module recruitment ad

EDU/CHERS: Being a Student in a Digital Age

Summary

A research project investigating student experiences of learning at university; using digital storytelling methodology to collect students' individual experiences. 

Project type

Educational research

Project lead

Dr Monica Pazio, Teaching Fellow in the Educational Development Unit

Further Details/Experience Required

6 students in total, year 2, 3 and 4 students across all departments. 

Student in a Digital Age Recruitment ad