Lecturers lead workshops in Armenia

February 2020

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle University College (WUC) lecturers are leading a series of world cafe workshops on student-centred teaching and assessment in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.

Senior lecturer in bioveterinary science, Nieky van Veggel, and senior lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate agriculture, Henry Matthews, will spend two days discussing teaching, learning and placements in land-based Higher Education. Nieky said: "We are pleased to have received positive feedback, based on the two-week training course Henry and I delivered to participants at WUC a few months ago."

The talks are just one part of WUC's work with TOPAS, a European project co-funded by the EU program "Erasmus +" and ten partners in six European countries: Germany, Great Britain, Romania, Poland, Armenia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

This project aims to fill the gap within a common former soviet-inherited agricultural sciences higher education system in Ukraine, Armenia and Uzbekistan. Participants hope to introduce and improve vocationally oriented practical programs based on a learning outcomes and competencies approach.

For more information visit writtle.ac.uk/TOPAS