Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference 2021

Escape the new normal

Alan McBlane, Oxford Brookes Business School
Co-exhibitors: Dr Brianna Wyatt | Beverley Fulton | Oxford Brookes Business School

The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate how student feedback can be used to direct the development of new modules, thereby allowing students greater engagement with module development and thus ownership over their learning. In November 2020 Second-year Events Management students created and delivered a week of 11 virtual events under one umbrella theme – Escape The New Normal. Participation and engagement were high, with attendance at taught sessions regularly topping 95%, and the students put a significant amount of their own time into the planning of each element with strong evidence throughout of teamwork.