MEIN Faculty Education Innovation Award 2021

The Medical Education Innovation Network’s Innovation Award recognises and celebrates outstanding innovative teaching practice taking place in the Faculty of Medicine. 

The 2020-21 inaugural award is open to individuals or teams from across our educational community involved in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including staff (academic and non-academic) and students. 

Educational innovation is not limited to the use of technology. Examples of innovation in education can include: research supervision, curriculum design, assessment practices, student support and/or pastoral roles.  

Award criteria and the application process is available here. Deadline is Friday 30 July.

Uyiosa Ogunbor, a final year medical student receives Akindolie Scholarship

Our thanks to Dr Scott Border for highlighting the following student achievement.  Dr Border is Principal Teaching Fellow in Anatomy, founding member of the Medical Education Innovation Network (MEIN) and host of the Teaching and Scholarship Podcast.  He is passionate about developing online learning platforms and peer teaching.  He is …

MEIN present at the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2019 Conference

The annual conference of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is established as the key meeting for all involved in medical and healthcare professions education including teachers, educationists, researchers, administrators and students. AMEE 2019 was held in Vienna, Austria in August.   Several members of the Medical Education Innovation …

ecoffee @ SGH: Universal Design for Learning

What is Universal Design for Learning? Why does UDL matter? Architect Ron Mace coined the term “universal design” to describe the concept of designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in …

eCoffee @ SGH: Using Microsoft Teams

In October’s eCoffee we looked at ways Microsoft Teams can support collaborative working and learning.  Teams is part of Office 365 (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/365) and works in conjunction with Office 365’s SharePoint, helping build communication and context around documents stored here. Setting up After creating a team (via the link at the bottom of the …

eCoffee @ SGH: Personal Professional Development module by Dr Siobhan Lynch

We finished a year of exciting eCoffees with an inspiring session from Dr Siobhan Lynch.  Siobhan shared the story of the creation and development of the Personal Professional Development module for final year undergraduates, which is delivered predominantly online, while students are on clinical placement.  Siobhan and Dr Ian Rodd have utilised a range …

eCoffee @ SGH: Communications and Marketing at UoS by Jonny Vaughan

In June’s eCoffee, Jonny Vaughan, Ayala Gordon and Hayleigh Sidhu from the university’s Communications and Marketing team visited to share the work they’ve been doing shaping the university’s social media presence. New guidelines have been developed to support university users, highlighting the benefits of a coordinated, collaborative approach, but within …

eCoffee @ SGH: Abreast of Health by Caspian Priest

Caspian Priest led May’s eCoffee, taking us on a fascinating journey through the development of an app for research and intervention.  The Abreast of Health study delivers a brief electronic intervention to women attending breast clinics, taking the opportunity to highlight links between breast cancer and alcohol consumption, and enabling users to …