Published: 10 March 2016

Life sciences student presents at national education conference

Harry Bowler

First year undergraduate student Harry Bowler took centre stage at the world’s leading education technology event recently to talk about how he has been making use of online learning technologies as part of his Anatomy & Human Biology degree course.

Harry was invited by McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, to represent the University at the 2016 Bett Show in London, and joined its CEO, David Levin, at a seminar to talk about how the company’s Connect® online teaching and learning space has supported his studies.

Commenting on the event, Harry said: “When I found out the McGraw-Hill team were looking for a student to present alongside them at the Bett Show, I saw it as an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. It seemed like a great way to gain experience in public speaking as well as improve my CV.

“Our talk focused on ‘adaptive learning’ and we hopefully managed to convey the importance of focusing on what you don’t know, rather than what you do know, when revising.”

As a result of his successful talk, Harry has now been invited to join the McGraw-Hill Education Student Ambassador programme – a community of students from across the UK and Europe, who are keen to share their experiences of digital learning technologies with others. There is also an added incentive for Harry as McGraw-Hill will be rewarding the most engaged Student Ambassador with the opportunity of an internship at the company in the future.

Peter Alston, Course Lecturer at the School of Life Sciences, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for Harry to engage with an international company on the ‘big stage’, and talk about how he has made use of digital tools and platforms to help support his own learning at the University of Liverpool.

“The McGraw-Hill Connect® platform, which is embedded within our undergraduate programmes in the School of Life Sciences, ensures that our students are exposed to a range of learning experiences that will benefit them in their future endeavours.”

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