Using UFOs to engage undergraduates in forensic science
Student engagement is typically measured by attendance levels, academic performance and survey responses. This presentation will highlight novel pedagogic approaches to maximising the potential for forensic science students from De Montfort University. UFOs (Unique Forensic Opportunities) offer bespoke events incorporating intra and extra curricular activities; within industry standard facilities through delivery by forensic science professionals from the UK Criminal Justice System. Resulting in 80% increased student engagement for a standalone Enhancement Week within the academic calendar. UFOs are integral at promoting employability and student autonomy for continual professional development. Therefore, an evident exemplar to other subject disciplines and academic institutions.
HEA STEM Conference 2017: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning Manchester
Citation : Nichols-Drew, L., Brawn, R. J. and Fowler, Mark R., (2017) Using UFOs to engage undergraduates in forensic science. HEA STEM Conference 2017:
Research Institute : Leicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- Leicester School of Pharmacy