This Past Week

This past week I have been concentrating on getting my work done for my University modules. This has including: revising for tests in my Fundamentals and Multimedia modules, blogging and practicing DJing for my Social Media module and cracking on … Continue reading

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Fostering Intrinsic Motivation in Students: Bernadette Waldron

Bernadette reflects on fostering intrinsic motivation of nursing students, through Active and Experiential Learning.  She discusses the use of Emotional Intelligence methodology to develop their professional skills within the sensitive world of nursing. She discusses how she has changed her … Continue reading

Employability in Psychology: Lee Hadlington

This presentation will outline the key components of a compulsory final year module in Employability, developed for Psychology students in 2010. Key challenges and plans for future development will also be explored. … Continue reading

DMU Square Mile: David Hollis

SquareMile uses academic expertise and a network of student volunteers to offer potentially life-changing services in Leicester. This presentation highlights Square Mile’s current drive to increase the number of students working as mentors in schools within the local community. … Continue reading

Employability Themed Blogs: The Winners have been Announced!

Here at Square Mile we strive to enhance experience and employability for students throughout their time at DMU by providing unique opportunities. Our latest blog competition was aimed at finding out how our opportunities had enhanced student volunteers employability and their … Continue reading

Blog Winner: Janvi Pala gains crucial employability skills

With my initial interest in primary education, I began my volunteering journey in my first year with DSU volunteering, where I was part of the ‘Right to read’ programme at Imperial Avenue School writes Square Mile paired reading volunteer, Janvi … Continue reading

Blog Winner: Sarah Clarke “Teach your mentee that they are important, special and valued”

I have learnt that mentoring is about nurturing and encouraging, not just academic attainment writes Volunteer Mentor, Sarah Clark. The simple logic underpinning mentoring is consistency, which builds a relationship of trust that will inevitably teach your mentee that they … Continue reading