eSTEeM is providing a mechanism for professional development through practice-based scholarship within a mentored community. Much of our work is organised on a project basis with project management aimed at the delivery of new educational outcomes and scholarship outputs.
eSTEeM supports a rolling portfolio of approx. 80 active scholarship projects under a number of themes which include:
International curriculum delivery
Online/onscreen STEM practice
Technologies for STEM learning
To learn more about our projects, please click on the project titles or use the search feature below by entering keywords. To search by the name of a project leader, please use the 'Filter by Project Leader' tab on the right-hand side of this page.
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Gemma Warriner Fiona Moorman Becca Whitehead
Many SPS and LHCS students reported anxiety concerning the 20J exams on module forums, and also in conversation with SST Advisors.
April 2022 to December 2023
When the Covid pandemic affected education, universities around the globe had to move not only their content delivery online, but also their assessments.
April 2022 to December 2022
This project aims to evaluate a planned programme of events which:
June 2022 to August 2022
Retention on S217 (
Physics: from classical to quantum) is a problem, with 30-40% of student withdrawing over the course of the module. Initial analysis of historic data (15J to 21J) shows that nearly half of the official withdrawals happen before Christmas (wk 10/11 of the module). November 2022 to October 2023
Theodora Philcox Elouise Huxor
This project aims to improve student retention on U101,
Design thinking. U101 is a gateway Level 1 design module and part of Q61 in Engineering and Innovation (E&I). November 2022 to January 2024
Ecoanxiety – the distress related to climate and ecological crises – is increasingly recognised in learners by educators (Hickman
et al, 2021), in the media (e.g., BBC Ideas 2021, Rannard, 2022) as well as through programmes of advice and education (e.g., Wright, 2022). November 2022 to April 2024
Kate Nixon Nick Chatterton
This project seeks to improve student engagement in tutorials in S248
Chemistry in life: food, water and medicines. November 2022 to November 2023
This short scoping project aimed to assess the feasibility of and, ideally, shape a longer‐term programme of collaborative working between the Faculties of Science and MCT, and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghai, China.
April 2011 to August 2012
Victoria Nicholas Steve Swithenby
This eSTEeM project has investigated student perception about online practical science for two modules at level 1. Students were interviewed and completed online questionnaires before and after studying these modules. The interviews confirmed the anecdotal evidence that students felt more positiv
December 2013 to February 2016
The aim of this study was to obtain data on how students studied online modules and to use this to put in place amendments to the current presentation where this could be easily done or to subsequent presentations to enhance the students’ experience.
December 2014 to August 2017