Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Fwd: Join us! FREE event 10 July: UAL Teaching Platform: Networked Making - new modes of learning

Wed 10 July
09.30am – 4.30pm
Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road SE5 8UF
Join us to discover and explore the potential of networked making through collaboration, discussion and, of course, making.
All making requires tools, both material and conceptual. Successful networked making - the building of a creative, connected practice within the contemporary information ecosystem - demands digital tools and platforms, but also conceptual tools.  

In this online workshop, UAL's first online Visiting Fellow Dr Bonnie Stewart and Daniel Lynds will examine how the concepts of power, inclusion, and presence operate in networked spaces, and how strategic networked making can enhance practice and support a stronger societal fabric at the same time.

If you can't make it to Camberwell for this session you can still sign up to participate virtually through our online classroom.

Who should attend?
This event is for tutors and leaders in art and design or the wider sector who have an interest in digital pedagogies and networked making.
This event is free. Lunch is included.
Book your place today! (Form at the bottom of the page).
We look forward to seeing you in July.


This event is part of a series hosted by University of the Arts London, exploring key issues in art and design teaching and learning in higher education. Each event includes leading speakers sharing current thinking in creative education and is designed to be interactive: delegates will have opportunities to engage in activities to support networking and engagement. 
For more information about Teaching and Learning at UAL visit the 
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Monday, 13 May 2019

Fwd: Delegate booking open: Bridging the Inclusivity Gap - Central London 9 July 2019

Dear colleagues,


Booking is now open for the 9th annual Teaching and Learning Conference hosted by Bloomsbury Institute London. The theme this year is Bridging the Inclusivity Gap.


We have confirmed keynotes from Karisa Krcmar (Loughborough University and editor of ebook The Inclusivity Gap) and Dr Joan O'Mahoney (Senior Adviser, Advance HE), plus a range of other presentations and plenty of networking opportunities.


Delegates can book online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bridging-the-inclusivity-gap-9th-teaching-and-learning-conference-tickets-61782210254


The call for papers is still open until 3 June.


Best, Evan




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Head of Learning Technology


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Friday, 10 May 2019

Fwd: Student Experience Conference 2019 – Monday 4 November: Call for Contributions


Student Experience Conference 2019 – Monday 4 November: Call for Contributions


How can higher education providers support student and graduate success?

We're pleased to announce the call for contributions for the 2019 Student Experience Conference at the University of Derby.


The conference has the theme of 'student and graduate success'. Supporting success in higher education is a current focus.  The Office for Students highlight in their strategy that all students need to be supported to succeed.  Additionally, Advance HE produced a Student Success Framework (2017) so institutions can consider how they can enhance student success. This conference invites delegates to share best practice and experiences in supporting both student and graduate success.  


We welcome submissions based on the following themes:

·       Ensuring success for a diverse student body – The Office for Students' strategy outlines the importance of supporting all students to succeed in higher education, whatever their background. How can we support an increasingly diverse population to achieve success?

·       Supporting success over the student journey – students undergo a range of transitions into, within, and out of higher education. From prospective student through to alumni, how can we support students?

·       Communicating for success – communication plays an important role in supporting success.  It is essential that this is two-way – what do students tell us, and what do we tell them? This theme will discuss the roles of communication and student voice in shaping student success.

This conference has been developed with students and to continue the ethos of students as partners we ask that all presentations are co-delivered (or exclusively delivered) by students. 


Submissions to be sent to dsec@derby.ac.uk by 22 May 2019. We welcome submissions from students or staff in higher education, as well as partnership organisations. Your proposal should indicate whether your session will be a presentation or workshop.  Please find the submission template attached to this email. We are also seeking student or graduate presenters to deliver a 15 minute keynote about what student success means to them.  Please complete a proposal if you're interested in delivering a keynote.  We will confirm accepted proposals by 10 June 2019. If your proposal is accepted, you must register as a conference delegate (cost of £75 per delegate at Early Bird price, £100 after Early Bird period) – registration details will be circulated in June.

For any queries, please contact us by emailing dsec@derby.ac.uk

Kind regards,

Dave Lochtie
U.K. Advising and Tutoring, Board Member and Deputy Chair of Professional Development
University of Derby Union of Students, Student Voice & Development Manager

Recent Publication:

Lochtie, D., McIntosh, E., Stork, A. and Walker B.W. (2018) Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education. Foreword by Professor Liz Thomas. Northwich: Critical Publishing. Available here.



Fwd: FREE one-day forum on digital exams - University of Bath

Hi All

Here at Bath we have been taking an increased interest in digital exams, and for the past academic year we have been trialling an online exams solution (in addition to BYOD), across a variety of subject disciplines.

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a FREE one-day forum on digital exams at Bath on the 25th June, with guest speakers from BPP, Brunel and the University of Agder. Everyone is welcome to attend, and the forum's objective is to jointly discuss the opportunities of digital assessment to innovate assessment practices from both a pedagogical and technical perspective.

Please do feel free to share the event with anyone who might be interested, and we hope to see some of you there!

Register here for your free place:

Best wishes

Dr Jeanette Müller
Academic Staff Development Manager
Centre for Learning & Teaching
WH 5.29
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath BA2 7AY

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Fwd: Free Webinar - Using Solution-focused Coaching with Students

Using Solution-focused Coaching with Students -  Thursday 25 April 2019, 14:00

Open to all and relevant to anyone who supports students.

About This Webinar

This webinar aims to help attendees:

  • understand solution- focused coaching and the solution- focused approach;
  • consider the key characteristics of using a solution- focused approach in the personal tutoring role;
  • explore how solution talk and problem talk questions can impact student success;
  • examine and demonstrate the use of frameworks (such as GROW, OSKAR and BATHE) for coaching conversations in tutoring interactions with students
  • contemplate the role of success coaching in US Higher Education and it's potential relevance to the UK

About the Presenters

Dave Lochtie is a Board Member and the Deputy Chair of the professional development committee for UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) and the Student Voice and Development Manager at the Union of Students, University of Derby. He previously worked in the UK and US as a qualified teacher, governor, director and manager of personal tutoring, success coaching, administration and admissions and recently co-authored the book 'Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education'

Ben W Walker is the Vice-Chair (Professional Development) for UKAT and a senior lecturer in academic development and doctoral researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University. He previously held various teaching, research and quality improvement roles. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and co-author of the highly regarded book 'Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education'.  More information on his work can be found at www.benwwalker.co.uk   

Jackie Leigh is a Reader in Teaching and Learning in the School of Health and Society at the University of Salford, and has a specific interest in coaching.

If you cannot participate on that day and time the recording will be available with all previous webinars here.

Kind regards,

Dave Lochtie
U.K. Advising and Tutoring, Board Member & Deputy Chair of Professional Development
University of Derby Union of Students, Student Voice & Development Manager