In 2014, the School of Pharmacy successfully gained maximum accreditation status for the innovative design of their new MPharm course. Designed to enrich the learning, professionality and employability of pharmacists, this new approach embraces Team Based Learning (TBL) as the predominant teaching style for the first two years of the course.
A year on and following glowing feedback from staff and students alike, the University of Wolverhampton has now confirmed plans to invest in a dedicated and purpose built TBL facility. This will bring this innovative teaching method alive with the use of innovative technologies and the development of a fresh and conducive learning space to further support group work.
In December 2015 it was great to see two second year Pharmacy students, Nina Anyoh and Dillen Majithia, accompany staff to the 2015 Team Based Learning Conference in Bradford where they spoke of their TBL experiences. Having our students volunteering to become ambassadors of TBL pays testament to its success. Leanne Nation also delivered a workshop on our use of peer evaluation, which proved highly successful. Feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive and there is a real interest in what we have started here at Wolverhampton.