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DCAD Volunteering & Gaming Day

By Zoe Harrison

Department Manager

DCAD Volunteering

On Friday 13th December, staff within DCAD took part in some team building activities in the form of volunteering and a gaming day.

Some staff got involved in the Feeding Families Hamper …

Mexico Pre-sessional 2019

By Helen Costello

Mexico Pre-sessional Manager

DCAD is currently delivering an eight-week pre-sessional programme in Mexico. A team of two co-ordinators, Dr Simon Ness and Emma Must, and six teachers have flown out to work at the two prestigious Mexican

Pre-sessional Programme – Summer 2019

By Louise Greener

Head of Pre-sessional Programmes

This summer saw a record number of students (851) joining our pre-sessional programmes. It takes a village to run a pre-sessional, and as well as the management team and the administration team, quite

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Content has lost it’s crown: communication is now king/queen

By Dr Malcolm Murray

Head of Digital Learning

As October drew to a close, I headed down to Keele University to the 2019 Keele Digital Festival. This was organised by Keele University’s Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence – KIITE

A Year of DCAD Writing Retreats

By Dr Peter Whitton

Researcher Development Officer

One of the most enjoyable parts of my work since joining DCAD in February 2019 as Researcher Development Officer, has been working with colleagues to run writing retreats for our doctoral research students.

Enhancing the Student Experience in Sociology

Prof Nicole Westmarland, former Head of the Department of Sociology talks about changes they brought in to help enhance the student experience within the Dept of Sociology. 

Following a short presentation to Senate, I was grateful to be invited by …

DCAD Collaborative Grants

We’re pleased to announce the launch of their first call for applications for the Collaborative Grants, operated by DCAD’s Education Laboratory. This new and exciting grant scheme is designed to support staff across Durham University to develop innovative and inclusive …

Using Immersive Realities to Unlock Intercultural Communication

In the post Dr Sam Nolan, DCAD Assistant Director, discusses a trip to discuss using immersive realities in learning and teaching with colleagues in the US.

During my recent trip to the States to speak at the International Society for

Lego® Serious Play®

Lego® Serious Play® is a methodology to help answer tricky or difficult questions, through using Lego® bricks to develop models as metaphors for the problem and solutions you’re trying to find. In the short video below, DCAD Assistant Director, Dr …