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Through this extracurricular staff and student partnership, the members of the SMASH team have published guest blog posts, co-written a journal article and contributed a case study to a book; as well as presenting at a number of conferences and leading workshops for staff and students at Sheffield Hallam University.


Beckingham, S., Wood, C., Paddon, J., Butler, A., Trueman, M. and Rooney, C. (2019) A SMASHing approach for developing staff and student digital capabilities within a Community of PracticeJournal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 5(1) ‘Championing Student-Staff Partnerships in an Age of Change.’

Beckingham S. (2019) SMASH: Social Media for Academic Studies at Hallam. [Case Study 4.3 pp 52-53] In P. Kahn and L. Anderson Developing Your Teaching Towards Excellence 2nd Edn. Abingdon: Routledge.


Beckingham, S., Trueman, M. and Warinch, G. (2020) A SMASHing Approach to Developing Student Engagement and Empowerment Through the Critical Evaluation of Social Media for Learning. BETT 2020 Conference. London ExCel. [Invited Speakers] 

Beckingham, S., Trueman, M., Ackroyd, K. and Alexsis-Jones, C. (2019) SMASH and grab: A student led open educational resource. Social Media for Learning in HE Conference, Edge Hill University.

Beckingham, S., Wood, C., Paddon, J., Trueman, M. and Rooney, C. (2018) A SMASHing Approach for Developing Staff and Student Digital Capabilities Within a Community of Practice. Change Agents Network Conference. University of Winchester

Beckingham, S., Wood, C. and Paddon, J. (2017) A Student Led Approach to Using Social Media for Academic Studies. Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference, Sheffield Hallam University.

Guest blog posts

A Remote Learning Guide written by Students for Students: How to ensure your remote learning experience is effective, supportive and fun.

A student toolkit to help you tackle remote learning written by students for students

8 ways students and staff can engage in remote collaboration

Keep calm and carry on learning!


Student interview following the 2017 Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference