Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Fwd: Team-Based Learning pre-conference workshops and a Threshold Concepts Conference at the University of Dundee - June 26th and 27th 2019

The European Team-Based Learning Community (ETBLC) is delighted to offer you and your colleagues the opportunity to learn about and experience Team-Based Learning (TBL) by booking onto 1 or 2 of the pre-conference workshops we are offering on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at the University of Dundee

Team-Based Learning is 'a special form of active and collaborative learning using a special sequence of individual work, group work and immediate feedback to create a motivational framework in which students increasingly hold each other accountable for coming to class prepared and contributing to discussion'. It's effectively a structured approach to flipped learning that creates an incentivised framework for students to prepare for, attend and contribute actively in classes. For more information see http://www.teambasedlearning.org

We're offering you and your colleagues the opportunity to attend two workshops on either a beginners pathway (if you're new to TBL) or an  advanced pathway (for more experienced TBL practitioners) all for a minimal cost of £50. Please click on the links for further information. 

These pre-conference workshops are offered the day before a 'Threshold Concepts in Action Conference' on Thursday 27th June with Professor Ray Land as the keynote speaker . If you are interested in this event then the link to book this is here 

Please do share this email amongst your colleagues and networks

Best wishes

Dr Simon Tweddell FRPharmS PFHEA

Associate Head of School and 

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy

Bradford School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

National Teaching Fellow

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Consultant-Trainer in Team-Based Learning

Chair, European Team-Based Learning 





Friday, 15 March 2019

Fwd: ***REDS conference 2019 - Registration now open & call for abstracts***

We are delighted to announce that REDS conference 2019 is now open for registration and abstract submission.


This year, the theme is: Identity, Agency, and Choice – personal approaches to researcher development

The 2019 conference will be held at Kings College London on the 18th October, 2019.


Keynote Speakers:


Dr. Sally Hancock, University of York, who will draw on her ongoing research into the employment outcomes of doctoral graduates in the UK, and her published work using the principles of game theory to examine the career strategies of doctoral scientists.

Dr. Julia Yates, City, University of London, will speak about Career Identities and Future Possible Selves.


Who should attend? Researcher development colleagues, careers consultants, staff developers, academic researchers in higher education disciplines, and HE policy makers.


There are 12 speaker places available. Deadline for submissions is Friday 21st June. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and selected by Friday 19th July.


We welcome presentations of:


Research outcomes of existing researcher development activity in terms of impact and efficacy of practice.

Research in to new pedagogies, theories or programme concepts for the development of researchers.

Opinion pieces founded in existing research outputs that: project future pedagogical needs and programme concepts for the development of researchers; or, identify key gaps in the current published research in respect of the development of researchers.


NEW! Delegates have the opportunity to submit abstracts for a blog post that will contribute towards a special edition of a REDS blog series that will be launched at REDS conference 2019. We encourage all those who have research they feel is suitable to present at the conference to submit for an oral presentation; however, those who are unable to attend the conference in October, or have research that they feel more suited to a blog post, should consider submitting for this new format.


For examples of the style, presentation, and detail expected, see this example. The abstract submission form is the same for both formats.


More information, including registration and abstract submission, can be found here.


Dr. Amy Birch

Research Staff Development Consultant | Centre for Research Staff Development

King's College London

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Fwd: UEL Learning and Teaching Symposium 2019 | 19th September - Connected Students - Call for Proposals now open...


We are pleased to announce our Call for Proposals for the 2019 UEL Learning and Teaching Symposium is now open at: https://uelcelt.wordpress.com/symposium/


The 2019 UEL Learning and Teaching Symposium has a theme of Connected Students. The date of the Symposium is Thursday 19th September 2019 | #uelLTSymp19


This is an overarching theme that aims to showcase the ways in which UEL currently connects our students to innovative pedagogies, through student as partners, support services and the industry to give a genuine and relevant career-focused curriculum that enables advance knowledge whereby students can grow and develop personally, professionally and intellectually.


We are the collaborative partners - the 'academic allies' - of our students in the pursuit of better opportunities for all. This event will showcase your scholarly approaches to learning and teaching that are aimed at: enhancing students' sense of belonging and engagement; harnessing the freedom of critical thinking; embracing the power of knowledge; embedding the gains of work experience; and engaging in the transgression of connectedness (connecting as equals).


We are particularly interested in decolonial praxes aimed at addressing the BAME 'attainment gap'


Interactive sessions may address a wide range of topics related to this year's theme, including, but not limited to:


  • Connecting by Innovative Pedagogies
  • Connecting with Partners (Students and Industry)
  • Connecting to Live Applied Projects
  • Connecting with the Community
  • Connecting Research to Student Experience
  • (Sessions can range from workshops to panel discussions; lectures will be discouraged.)


If you are doing work in any of these areas and would like to come to University Square Stratford (5 mins from Stratford Station) to present, please submit a proposal. We may be able to accommodate virtual presentations too.


Best wishes,


Santanu Vasant (Mr) BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA(Ed) London, SFHEA

Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching |

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Fwd: Inclusive assessment conference

Inclusive assessment: innovations in practice

Annual conference of the UK Inclusive Practice network

Hosted by the University of Bath on Thursday 6th June 2019

Have you ever wanted to offer student choice in assessment but were too afraid to ask? Do you want to provide authentic alternatives to traditional examinations but not sure where to start? Interested in offering an inclusive viva experience for your PhD candidates?

We are now taking bookings for the 2019 Inclusive Practice Network annual conference during which these issues will be discussed and debated. Bringing together academics and practitioners from across the HE sector, the conference will give delegates the opportunity to hear from colleagues who are developing cutting edge approaches to questions such as these. 


Our keynotes are from Professor Sue Rigby, Vice Chancellor at the University of Bath Spa and Professor Nicki Martin, Head of Research, Higher Degrees and Student Experience at London South Bank University.


Workshops include:

  • Assessing the strengths and challenges of creating student choice in assessment
  • Exploring authentic assessments and student agency
  • Integrating inclusive assessment with inclusive teaching
  • Assessment choice and student confidence
  • Reframing inclusive teaching and learning in the context of inclusive feedback design
  • Inclusive vivas: a framework for innovation
Book a place through our Eventbrite page. Tickets are available at £130 for the full day event and as a one-off we are giving delegates the opportunity to become institutional members of the Inclusive Practice Network through a special discounted joining fee (£200 - conference fee + one-year institutional membership).

Mike Wray  BSc, MSc, PhD

HE Consultant


Inclusive assessment: innovations in practice. The UK Inclusive Practice Network annual conference will be held at the University of Bath on the 6th June 2019.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Fwd: CfP for APT 2019 - "The changing roles of educators in higher and further education: the shape of teaching today"

We invite contributions for the 17th annual Academic Practice and Technology (APT) conference. The conference proposal form is available from https://aptconference.org.uk/index.php/apt/apt2019/schedConf/cfp . The deadline for receiving proposals is: Friday 13th May 2019.

The changing roles of educators in higher and further education: the shape of teaching today" is co-hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University College London (UCL) and the University of Greenwich.

APT 2019 will critique, showcase and celebrate examples of academic practice that can inspire academic and professional services staff, working in higher and further education,  to develop sustainable approaches to their teaching. Delegates will address critical questions such as: How can we help our students to thrive in the face of a buffeting digital maelstrom? Where can technology create distinctive possibilities? Where might it actually hinder learning?

The conference will be held on Monday 1st July 2019 and feature parallel sessions of presentations, workshops, case studies, field reports and plenary lectures from guest speakers. A description of the 4 themes that underpin this year's conference can be found at: https://aptconference.org.uk/index.php/apt/apt2019/schedConf/themes

We hope you will be able to join us as presenters or delegates.

On behalf of the organising team


Simon Walker


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