We work with colleagues across the University, DUSA, other HE institutions and external bodies on a range of projects. Projects before September 2017 may refer to our previous name, CASTLE.

Making the Most of Masters Legacy Project

We are a project partner in the Scottish Funding Council's Learning to Work 2: Making the Most of Masters (MMM) Legacy Project. We joined this Times Higher Education award-winning project in the Summer of 2015. It has supported work-based learning and projects for over three years at the original partner institutions of the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and Stirling. Academic Skills Centre and Careers Service supported the development of the MMM project.

Capturing Learning Gain from Work Placements

This Higher Education Academy (HEA) funded project was led by Academic Skills Centre, in partnership with Careers and Enterprise and the School of Education and Social Work. The project piloted a protocol to capture learning gain and focused on undergraduate student work placements. It assessed the skills, competencies, content knowledge, and personal development demonstrated by students at two points in time, such as before and after that placement.

Quality Enhancement Themes

The Quality Enhancement Themes (QETs) are part of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). We are working towards enriching the student learning experience through our involvement. We welcome any ideas you might have about the current theme.  

Academic Skills Week

Our Academic Skills tutors collaborate with DUSA The Union during Reading Week. We deliver lunchtime workshops sessions to help students enhance their academic skills.

Open Badges in HE – What, Why and How?

As part of a QAA Scotland funded project, looking at the use of Open Badges through a transition lens, we hosted a dissemination event attended by project partners from the Universities of Aberdeen, Abertay and 49 colleagues from a range of HE and FE institutions.

For more information on any of our collaborations, contact: asc@dundee.ac.uk