Olivia Bernadette Niblock

1st year Bsc Medical Genetics

DISC feedback:

Studying Medical Genetics, I found that many of my modules required a fair amount of mathematical ability. Although I had secured good grades at Maths and Stats at GCSE, I had left these behind for A-level...

Students as Producers

This is our Westfield Fund 2013-14 project and involves students in creating learning resources of various kinds for use within their modules. Visit the project webpage to find out more.

STEM Wishees

STEM Wishees was a JISC-funded project led by Thinking Writing - STEM WISHEES stands for 'Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Writing in School, Higher Education and Employment Settings'.
The end result  of the project is a website (new window), providing  examples of authentic student writing (mostly from Queen Mary) together with short videos of academic tutors talking about the successful and less successful features of  the texts. Students can use the website to improve their science writing by looking at examples, listening to tutor commentaries, and doing some activities. If they are thinking about careers, they may find the employment section useful, with examples of written interview tasks, technical leaflets and reports from local employers such as Transport for London.
We can create new content for the website within the existing format, so teachers are invited to contact us if they'd like to create and include a resource for their students. 

Other self-access resources 

We've worked with academic departments to develop discipline or module-related resources that students augment face to face teaching. The activities below are designed to help students understand and practice specific types of required texts.
  • Writing lab reports - the IMRaD structure, for 1st year engineering and materials students (adaptable to other disciplines/contexts)