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3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference Films

We worked with Glasgow-based film production company, Urbancroft, to produce the following short films. These films comprise interviews with a number of higher education experts offering tangible advice and learning on enhancing the student experience, including: Professor Elspeth Jones on internationalisation and the student experience; Professor Peter Felten on ensuring student success; Professor Roni Bamber and Professor Karl Leydecker on the legacy of the Student Transitions Theme and aspirations of the next Evidence-based Enhancement Theme; NUS Scotland President 2015-2017 Vonnie Sandlan on the distinctly Scottish approach to student engagement and representation; and a highlights film. We believe that these films are a rich and valuable resource for anyone interested in the student experience.

About the interviewees

Professor Elspeth Jones

Professor Elspeth Jones
Elspeth Jones is Emerita Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University. With over 35 years in international education, her specialisms include personal, professional and employability outcomes from international mobility, strategic leadership, internationalisation of the curriculum at home and abroad, global citizenship and intercultural competence development.

Professor Peter Felten

Professor Peter Felten
Peter is based in the United States where he is Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History at Elon University. His publications include the co-authored books, The Undergraduate Experience (2016) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (2014), as well as the co-edited, Intersectionality in Action (2016).

Professor Roni Bamber

Professor Roni Bamber
Roni Bamber is Director of the Centre for Academic Practice, at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, running a department whose role is to 'enhance learning, teaching and research' for students and staff across the University. She is Chair of the current Scottish Enhancement Theme, Student Transitions, and was previously Chair of the Learning from International Practice in the Taught Postgraduate Student Experience project.

Vonnie Sandlan

Vonnie Sandlan
Vonnie Sandlan was NUS Scotland President 2015-2017. Vonnie studied an HNC in Early Education & Childcare at Langside College, during which time she served as President of Langside College Students' Association, before moving to the University of the West of Scotland to study BA Childhood Studies. Vonnie's priorities are improving access to education, particularly for those from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds, and the role of education in securing social justice.

  

Professor Karl Leydecker

Professor Karl Leydecker
Karl Leydecker joined the University of Dundee as Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching) in July 2013. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of learning, teaching and the wider student experience at the University. He also leads the University's strategy for Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. In 2014 he led a review of the structure of the University and since then has led the cultural and communication aspects of the implementation of the new structure in August 2015.