Sheila Fidler -Senior Lecturer in Audiology and Programme Director.
Sarah Littlejohn -Psychotherapist and Head of the UoM Counselling Service.
Hannah Marsden -Trainee Clinical Psychologist.
Emma Willert -GP, Clinical Lecturer Lead for Early Clinical Experience.
Sarah Shepherd - Consultation Skills Lecturer, Division of Medical Education
Erica Sullivan - BME Lecturer, Division of Medical Education
From the moment their studies kick off, students have to learn to navigate a ‘psychological curriculum’ as well as the academic one. This other part of student development covers categories such as managing stress, wellbeing, reflection, professionalism, inclusivity and managing feelings and relationships – and is intimately tied up with academic progression and attainment. Although much of it remains implicit, we are unfortunately coming to understand this side of student life more when things aren’t working, e.g. mental health crises, cultural barriers to engagement and attainment, and attrition. There is more that we as staff can do to support students to navigate this curriculum, but first we have to understand better what the issues are and how others are starting to address them.
This masterclass will include four workshops running in parallel, with each workshop running more than once. This ‘station rotation’ will enable attendees to participate in whatever order fits with their interest and priorities, and allow for smaller group discussions. The masterclass will begin and end with plenary sessions, where the context and learning outcomes for the day will be set out and the learning brought together in large-group feedback and take-home messages, respectively.
The workshops include:
Sheila Fidler’s ‘Creative Approaches to Reflective Practice’
Sarah Littlejohn’s ‘Empowering students to identify and solve their own problems’
Emma Willert’s, “Academic advising is the best bit of my job!”
Adam Danquah and Hannah Marsden’s widening participation / wellbeing initiative, ‘Mind Your Mind'
Delegates will leave the masterclass with a good understanding of:
what the ‘psychological curriculum’ contains,
strategic approaches within the University, at different levels and contexts, to support students to engage and attain academically while looking after themselves, and
ways in which they can develop student supports relevant to their own University context.
The Academy for Education and Professional Development’s mission is “To ensure consistent high-quality development and delivery of educational programmes with student experience at their heart”. Academy events are open to all those who contribute to the development, delivery and management of FBMH undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development programmes including staff from across the University, the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and our NHS clinical education partners. The Pedagogy Seminar Series provides a forum to discuss research undertaken and/or pedagogy literature of interest.
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