Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Fwd: UK Advising & Tutoring *free* webinar this Thursday and full series schedule

Tutoring Matters 

The UKAT webinar series

Happy New Year to you! 

UKAT are excited to announce the January to July 2019 schedule for our new FREE webinar series 'Tutoring Matters'.  The monthly webinars are designed to support all those engaged with personal tutoring and advising, whether that be as a practitioner, leader or related support role. They will also act as key professional development for those undertaking tutoring and advising roles. Facilitated by various key professionals associated with UKAT and collaborative in nature, the webinars will cover important issues for academic advising. 

Further information and an overview of the programme can be found at https://www.ukat.uk/professional-development/webinars/current/  The links under the 'Details 'column will give you more information on individual sessions and enable you to book on via Eventbrite (for session 2 onwards, booking will go live approximately a month before the session is due to take place). 

SessionDate / time
The UKAT Research Mentoring ProgrammeEmily McIntosh
Wendy Troxel
Research showcase - Knowing you: Learning Analytics, the Johari Window and Personal TutoringRicky Loweshttps://www.ukat.uk/webinars/2
Research showcase - "How can I be an effective personal tutor and what is out there to help me do this?"  A qualitative study into staff perceptions of their personal tutor role and the influence of key resources
Ben Walker
Alison Raby
Using solution-focused coaching with students
Dave Lochtie
Ben Walker
Institutional infrastructureEmily McIntoshhttps://www.ukat.uk/webinars/5
Using analyticsSamantha Ahernhttps://www.ukat.uk/webinars/6
Setting up a PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) scheme to enhance the student experience
Clair Zawadahttps://www.ukat.uk/webinars/7
We'll be announcing the rest of the year's programme at the UKAT conference which takes place on the 11th and 12th April 2018 at the University of Plymouth. 

If you would like to facilitate a webinar, please get in touch.  We are also open to suggestions from members about topics they would like to see covered.  To make a suggestion, or for any other queries regarding the webinars, please email profdev-committe@ukat.uk or bewalker@lincoln.ac.uk 


Tutoring Matters 1
The UKAT Research Committee Webinar
Thursday 17 January 2019  2.00-3.30pm
The first UKAT Research Webinar will take place on Thursday 17th January 2019 from 2-3.30pm GMT.  We would like as many UKAT members and their colleagues to join us as we discuss how to ensure that tutoring and advising practice is evidence-informed.  Whether you have engaged in the scholarship of advising and tutoring before or are a complete newcomer and want to find out about what's been published in the tutoring space and the projects we are supporting, please do sign up.  You will have the opportunity to hear from participants in the UKAT research mentoring programme, about the work NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising) and to discuss the "gaps" in the literature and what we can do to address them. 

To book a place on this webinar please use the following Eventbrite link. 
(Sent on behalf of Ben Walker - UKAT Professional Development Committee; 'Tutoring Matters' coordinator)

Kind regards,

Dave Lochtie
U.K. Advising and Tutoring, 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.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Fwd: LJMU Innovations in Practice Journal

The latest issue of LJMU's Innovations in Practice is now available. 

This issue features papers on student mental health and wellbeing, improving teaching with low threshold technology, supporting undergraduate research, and improving the engagement with ethics training.  The issue also includes reviews of books on a wide range of subjects in higher education, as well as a summary of key HE reports (between February and August 2018).

Innovations in Practice, Volume 12, No. 2 - http://openjournals.ljmu.ac.uk/index.php/iip/issue/view/44

Many thanks

Virendra Mistry
Editor, Innovations in Practice

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Fwd: University of Birmingham Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi) National Conference 2019






HEFi19 Conference - Learning and Teaching in the Next Generation University

Location: The University of Birmingham

Date: Thursday 20th & Friday 21st June, 2019

What is the conference about?

The 4th Industrial Revolution will result in significant changes to many graduate-level occupations. Artificial intelligence will replace some existing skills and tasks while also creating new job opportunities. Knowledge production will become more distributed and knowledge will be increasingly accessible as digitisation continues apace and the range, scale and quality of online learning grow. Global megatrends in demographics, together with increased intolerance of inequality and the fast pace of change in the labour market will lead to new demands for learning that is lifelong, personalised, bite-size, integrated and industry-linked, supported by new, agile micro-credentialing systems.

In some respects, this future is already here. In this conference, we will consider questions about the 'next generation' university, and explore ways in which higher education learning and teaching must evolve to ensure graduates are ready for their futures.  Implications for the training of academic and professional staff will be identified, and a summary of the conference outcomes will be synthesised and made available to all participants.

Who is the conference for?
Academic and professional staff with an interest in and responsibility for innovation in higher education learning and teaching.

Where can I find further information?

Further information is available on the conference website, including a call for proposals for those who would like an opportunity to present.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham to share ideas on shaping the 'next generation' university.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to relevant colleagues in and beyond the University of Birmingham.

Kathleen Armour
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
University of Birmingham


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Fwd: 30 January 2019 Power dynamics in student staff partnerships

The next RAISE Special Interest Group for Partnership is meeting in London at the University of Westminster on Wednesday 30th January, 1-5:30pm. 

The theme of the meeting will be 'Power dynamics in student staff partnerships'.  The event will include a talk by Lucy Mercer-Mapstone (Endeavour Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh) on 'Disrupting power hierarchies to build student-staff partnerships'.  There will also be a roundtable discussion on the day's theme involving staff and students from a variety of UK institutions.

We invite students and staff to submit posters that showcase examples of any aspect of working in partnership to be displayed throughout the afternoon with opportunities for discussion.  Poster abstracts should be submitted to studentpartnership@westminster.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 14th December.  Acceptance of posters will be notified by Friday 21st December.

The event will take place at our campus at 35 Marylebone Road (across from Baker Street station). The building is fully wheelchair accessible. There are accessible and single-stall all gender toilets near the workshop rooms. If you face any access barriers or require detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation. Please contact Moonisah Usman or Jennifer Fraser at studentpartnership@westminster.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Registration for the event is free and open to all.  Please register by Wednesday January 16th via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/power-dynamics-in-student-staff-partnerships-tickets-53049715126 

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Fwd: PedRIO conference 29th November 2018

Hi all,

The programme is now available online for our November conference, which remains free to external participants. Please register using the link below if you are interested in attending, and do forward to colleagues who might be interested. With a keynote from Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor at WonkHE, and a wide range of contributed papers and workshops, it should be a good day.

Best wishes,


PedRIO Conference: 'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'

University of Plymouth, 29th November 2018


An increasing focus on Institutional Excellence in Higher Education has led to a proliferation of 'excellence' agendas (REF, TEF and, most recently, KEF). Pedagogic research crosses the boundaries between research and teaching and has strong implications for the knowledge exchange agenda and thus is perfectly situated to support (and critique) the excellence agendas. In this context, the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) is delighted to announce an upcoming conference entitled 'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'.

Aimed at bringing together leading academics from across the UK and beyond, the conference themes include:

         Demonstrating institutional and subject excellence

         Impact and evaluation – linking teaching and research

         Institutional excellence and policy development

         Public Engagement and Pedagogic Research for impact

         Widening participation and institutional excellence

Conference registration is available here                                                                                                                                                                 


Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor at WonkHE.  Keynote title: 'High Seas: the shipping forecast for UK HE policy'.

The conference will take place on Thursday 29th November 2018 at the University of Plymouth, UK. For any queries, please email pedrio@plymouth.ac.uk  

We'd like to keep in touch with you about upcoming events and funding opportunities available.  If you would prefer not to hear from us, you can stop receiving our updates at any time by getting in touch on pedrio@plymouth.ac.uk



Debby Cotton

Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy & Head of Educational Development (TLS)

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and National Teaching Fellow (NTF).

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University of Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA

Tel: 01752 587614



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Read my latest papers :- on Pedagogic research and REF 'The Cinderella of Academia' in Studies in Higher Education – free ePrints here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/YQQPWYHBzjHFN68xGxxI/full

- and Using an Immersive Induction  Module to enhance transition to HE, Teaching in Higher Education – free ePrints here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13562517.2017.1301906

- plus 'Is students' energy literacy related to their university's position in a sustainability ranking?' Environmental Education Research Free ePrints here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/IbbPACD6uNBJgpFId6hh/full


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