Student Shaper Project – Curriculum Change for Phase1b Students

Dear fellow second-year students,  
 
This is the StudentShapers team in partnership with the Centre for Academic English (CfAE). Like you, we are entering the second year of our undergraduate studies. CfAE works with academic staff and students, both native and non-native speakers, to respond to and support their STEMM communication needs. 
 
As many of you are aware, the last academic year was the first year of a revised college-wide undergraduate curriculum, which caused many changes to the way our courses are delivered and what is required of you. With these changes, along with a global pandemic, we have all faced new challenges and difficulties in communicating our science effectively. The CfAE wants to adjust its curriculum to better support your changing needs. 
 
Being the first year group to experience this revised curriculum, we have a unique perspective, and CfAE wants to learn about our experiences and how they can support us. It would be greatly appreciated if you can complete this 15-18 minute anonymous survey: CfAE StudentShaper survey
 
At the end of the survey we ask if you are willing to participate in focus group discussions. If you are interested, please complete the form at the end of the survey. Participants in these one-hour discussions will receive a £10 Amazon voucher. 
 
This process will help CfAE to better understand the difficulties we have encountered and to design programs that will support us in communicating our science and knowledge clearly and effectively. 
 
Agnese Galeazzi, Physics; Atulit Dasaratha, Mechanical Engineering; Dewen Sun, Materials; Emily Li, Materials; Zeling Xiong (Elle), Physics