Jisc Change Agents’ Network Staff & Student Meet Up

The team recently contributed to the Jisc Change Agents’ Network (CAN) Staff & Student Meet Up, hosted by the University of Lincoln, 2 June 2016. CAN is a rapidly growing national network of student and staff practitioners in student engagement. This one-day event provided a chance to share practice, research, experiences and new thinking on student engagement, with a particular focus on engaging students as partners.

We took part in the practice showcase, presenting our latest project that sought to engage students in designing the Academic Book of the Future. This networking event enabled us to discuss the co_LAB workshop model and receive feedback of our student partnership projects from other educators. We were also accompanied by a student participant from the latest workshop to share her experiences and contribute a student perspective.


co_LAB stall at the CAN Showcase


1215.today Innovation Lab 2

We recently had the pleasure of being involved in the 1215.today Innovation Lab, which was held at Lincoln UTC, 11th May. The Lab brought together students from local schools, colleges and the University to work alongside artists and creative technologists to develop ideas for a digital intervention that responds to the theme of ‘contemplation in a digital age’.
Jon and Stephen were Creative Technologists for the day, and were allocated a group of students to discuss, debate and develop a ‘proof of concept’. Here’s an overview of the concept they developed during the Lab. If ‘AVR’ is chosen for full commission for the 1215.today project, Jon and Stephen will work with the artists to fully realise this concept.