Room H, City Hall
Time Slot: 
Tuesday 27th March 13:30 - 15:00
Panel Chair: 
  • Dr Donna Smith (The Open University)
Panel Members: 
  • Dr Simon Sweeney (University of York)
  • Dr Frands Pedersen (University of Westminster)
  • Dr Cathy Elliott (University College London)
  • Dr Sarah Cooper (University of Exeter)
  • Professor Claire Dunlop (University of Exeter)

Even before the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) emphasised the importance of the student experience, politics teachers in HE have sought to put students at the heart of teaching and learning. This panel explores three key issues central to this: students and mental health, student opinion of teaching, and learning within a community of practice.


Mental health and well-being: protecting students in times of anxiety (Simon Sweeney, University of York)

What do students really think about our teaching and how does it compare to other subject areas? (Frands Pedersen, University of Westminster)

Learning stories: pedagogies of participation in reflexive research (Cathy Elliott, UCL)

Evaluating the Stages Heuristic in Policy Teaching: An Experimental Analysis (Sarah Cooper, Claire Dunlop, University of Exeter)