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Collaborative activity:
Video

Our video ‘What makes collaborative activity work?’ features colleagues from across the UK and in particular in Scotland, talking about their experience of managing collaborative activity. Also online distance etc.

They identified 5 key areas of activity essential for success. These areas work together and are necessarily interlinked:

What makes it work? 


Focus On video - What makes collaboration work?

You can watch the whole video or view only the section that interests you (bearing in mind the areas work together). Contributors are listed below each heading to help you decide what’s most relevant to you.

All of the presentations and workshops seen in the film are available in our resources pages.




Focus On video by section

Clear purpose

Running time: 00:50 minutes

This section, which considers the importance of strategic intent in managing collaborative activity, may be of particular interest to those with oversight of collaborative activity within an institution.

  • Brian Green, Associate Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Frank Haddleton, Director of Academic Quality Assurance, University of Hertfordshire
  • Dr Margaret King, Head of Academic Quality, Heriot-Watt University

Risk management

Running time: 04:33 minutes

This section, which considers quality assurance, enhancement and risk, may be of particular interest to those with responsibility for managing the quality of collaborative activity.

Positive relationships

Running time: 03:22 minutes

This section may be of particular interest to those teaching on collaborative programmes and those with responsibility for the oversight and management of those programmes

  • Stewart Falconer – Interim Dean, The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Dr Frank Haddleton, Director of Academic Quality Assurance, University of Hertfordshire
  • Professor John Ford, Senior Director of Studies, Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University 

Student community

Running time: 02:03 minutes

This section, which considers the essential things that staff can put in place to help create a community for students on collaborative programmes or studying at a distance, may be of particular interest to those teaching on collaborative programmes and those with responsibility for the oversight and management of those programmes as well as student association staff members.

  • Lorna Stanger, Vice President Highlands and islands Students’ Association
  • Rebecca Maxwell Stuart, Postgraduate research student studying the experience of transnational students, Heriot-Watt University
  • Edward Pollock, Student President, Robert Gordon University Students’ Union

Student engagement and representation

Running time: 04:29 minutes

This section, which talks about the challenges of student engagement and representation of students studying at a distance, or on collaborative programmes, may be of particular interest to those with institutional oversight of collaborative activity, those in quality assurance and enhancement roles and students’ associations’ staff and students.

  • Dr Margaret King, Head of Academic Quality, Heriot-Watt University
  • Rebecca Maxwell Stuart, Postgraduate research student studying the experience of transnational students, Heriot-Watt University
  • Kevin Ward, Student Voice Leader,  Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Association
  • Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka, Academic Engagement  Coordinator, Edinburgh University Students’ Association
  • Hannah Clarke, Development Adviser, sparqs, student partnerships in quality Scotland
  • Louise Macdonald, Student Representation Project Manager, University of the Highlands and Islands