SALT Lunchtime Seminar: Teaching large groups 3.12.10

Teaching Large Groups

Friday 3rd December | Council Chamber



Teaching large groups is becoming a reality for more and more academic staff and is one of the SALT Themes for this academic year.  This two hour, interactive seminar will look at some of the issues and challenges that large group teaching raises and consider some solutions and approaches.  Dr Paul Latreille from the School of Business and Economics, will highlight some possible strategies and techniques, including some used in his own teaching. 


Dr. Paul Latreille, a Reader in Economics in the School of Business and Economics, is the Director of the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching.  He was an early winner of the University Distinguished Teaching Award and is the only academic to be recognised by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Economics Network for his excellence in learning and teaching in different categories in different years. In 2008 he was the recipient of the HEA’s Student Nominated Award, and he was a co-winner of the E-Learning Award in 2007.


To register for the seminar please email  Lunch will be provided.

SALT Lunchtime Seminar- 5th November: Turnitin and Plagiarism: More than just detection?

Turnitin and Plagiarism: More than just detection?

Friday 5th November | Council Chamber


Use of Turnitin is increasing across the University and is being employed in a variety of ways in different schools. This seminar, chaired by Jane Thomas – Deputy Head of the School of Human and Health Sciences and Superintendent of Assessment, will examine how Turnitin fits in with University procedures, the use of Turnitin as a plagiarism checker and its use as a teaching tool, with examples from a number of schools. There will also be an opportunity to work through and interpret some Turnitin reports from anonymised unfair practice cases.


To register for the seminar please email  Lunch will be provided

SALT Lunchtime Seminar: Embedding Employability in the Curriculum?

Embedding Employability in the Curriculum?

Friday 22nd October | Council Chamber



Graduate employability is becoming increasingly significant and is one the SALT themes for 2010/11. This two hour seminar will explore the issues surrounding embedding employability in the curriculum. Dr Janet Strivens from Liverpool University will set out some of the current issues and Adam Shore from the School of Business and Economics will show examples of how successful embedding of employability has been carried out in the School of Business and Economics.


Dr. Janet Strivens works at the University of Liverpool Centre for Lifelong Learning, where she is co-Director of the Postgraduate Diploma/Masters programme in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and leads the module on Theory and practice in learning and teaching. In addition she is seconded for a day a week to the Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA) ( as Senior Associate Director.

Adam Shore is an Academic Champions of Enterprise (ACE) in the School of Business and Economics and has set up an innovative Entrepreneurship module.  He also lectures in business mathematics  incorporating his experience as an entrepreneur into innovative pedagogical teaching


To register for the seminar please email Lunch will be provided