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St George’s students and staff sharing perspectives on teaching, learning and life in higher education.

An illustration of a brain and a lightbulb.Through a series of lunchtime sessions, the Education Ideas Hub showcases engaging discussions on current topics and research at St George's as well as  the work and impact of the Student-Staff Partnership Grants teams. The Grants offer funding for students and staff to collaboratively design and lead projects that enhance student experience at St George’s. 


Check here for the 2020/21 Education Ideas Hub lunchtime sessions!

These sessions 

  • provide a networking opportunity for staff and students 
  • showcase how student and staff collaborations shape St George’s
  • highlight issues with rich potential for further student and staff collaboration
  • encourage students and staff to engage in St George’s community and foster a life-long relationship with the university
  • explore the challenges, inspiration, and impact that arise in collaborative project

When and where?

The Education Ideas Hub lunchtime series are usually scheduled on the third Wednesday of the month, 12:00-13:00 on the Education Ideas Hub MT site. However, due to speakers' engagements, the times may vary from time to time.

How do I take part?

We encourage students and staff to register for each session but you can also join on the day by going to the Education Ideas Hub MT site. Previous Education Ideas Hub events have included showcasing how staff and students have successfully published in partnership and interactive sessions about whether leadership development should be part of a transformative curriculum. 

Education Ideas Hub 2020/21 lunchtime series

 MBBS Career Profiles 

Speakers: Emma Metters, Hannah Gyekye-Mensah 

This project enhanced careers resources by producing and evaluating video profiles of doctors and healthcare professionals in different specialities and at different stages in their careers.

Past events

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Reviewing leadership teaching for St George's undergraduates
  • Date: 17 February 2021
  • Time: 12:30-13:30
  • Location: Education Ideas Hub Teams site (online)

Speakers Judith Ibison, Corey Briffa, Salina Khan,  Maxim Minakov

In 2019-20, this SSPG project reviewed the leadership curricula of all Courses and interviewed Course Directors about the delivery of teaching on leadership skills. The team also ran focus groups for students about their knowledge and skills with respect to leadership competencies and their views on what was needed. One of the most interesting findings was that few students self-identified as future leaders, at this stage of training.

During the session, the team will present more findings from the project with a view to stimulating shared thinking across St George's Courses about how we can further develop St George's learners for their current and future leadership roles.

Improving SGUL Mental Health
  • Date: 20 January 2021
  • Time: 12:00-13:00
  • Location: Education Ideas Hub Teams site (online)

Speakers: Jane Cronin-Davis, Hamzah Niaz 

This session will draw on the experience of developing a SSPG project aiming to increase awareness about the various resources and services that can offer help and support students dealing with mental health issues. The project was fundamental to obtaining valuable data in understanding the prevalence of mental illness among all students, from all courses, as well as learning about what barriers prevent students from accessing certain services on offer. During the session, Jane and Hamzah will discuss the key findings from their university-wide survey as well as the impact of this project for the future of mental health and wellbeing at St George's.

Domestic Silence: Giving a voice to improve practice to stop familial violence and Black History Month exhibition
  • Date: 27 November 2019
  • Time: 12.30-14:00
  • Location: Alistair Hunter Room

Margot Turner has taken part in the Student Staff Partnership grant a couple of times and is going to share her insight on her projects that she ran in collaboration with students. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Margot’s projects emphasises the role that St George’s can play to empower people to influence and improve societies and communities. This session will discuss the Black History Month exhibition and work being done to address honour-based violence, family rituals and forced marriages.  

Careers video profiles: insights for current students from medical and healthcare professionals
  • Date: 19 February 2019
  • Time: 12.30-14:00
  • Location: H4.2 and 5

Emma Metters, MBBS Careers tutor and Arabella Watkins, medicine student, set out to enhance the careers resources to produce video profiles of doctors and healthcare professional in different specialities at different stages of their career. Come and find out how they got on and how these resources will be invaluable to the student body. 

Leadership in Undergraduate Teaching
  • Date: 29 January 2019
  • Time: 12.30-14:00
  • Location: Lecture Theatre B

Dr Judith Ibison and medicine student Corey Briffa in collaboration with other students and staff across the university, led an interdisciplinary project to review leadership teaching for St George’s undergraduate students. Come and hear what they found out, what legacy their project will leave and share your insights on leadership in higher education. 


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