Thursday, 23 April 2015

FW: Peer Education event - 10th June - Registration information


Peer Education - One day event REGISTRATION

University of Manchester

Wednesday 10th June 2015 

9.15 - 5pm


Peer Education has seen significant growth in the UK with many innovative models of practice using higher year students to support the development of lower year students. Following the Peer Led Academic Learning event in November the University of Manchester is delighted to be hosting an event exploring the variety of Peer Education (including pastoral and academic support models).


The programme for the day (attached) will provide an opportunity to hear from a number of practitioners as well as allowing time for discussion and consideration for how we can continue to work together and develop our peer education models.


There is a small fee of £75 to attend the event. Places will be limited and will go on a first come, first served basis with the last day for registration being Wednesday 20th May.


Please use the link below to register with a credit card:


If for any reason you are not able to register with a credit card or you have any queries please email


As the event is a full day, we anticipate that a number of you may want to travel to Manchester the day before and we will therefore be organising a networking meal at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th May. This is not included in the price for the conference but please do let us know when you register if you will be joining us.


Once you have registered we will send further joining information including maps and hotel information.


We look forward to seeing you on the 10th June.



Best Wishes,

Marcia Ody



Marcia Ody l Teaching and Learning Manager  l  Teaching and Learning Support Office  l  Directorate for the Student Experience l  John Owens Building  l  The University of Manchester  l  Oxford Road  l  Manchester, M13 9PL  l 

Tel +44 (0) 161 275 3254 l  Fax +44 (0) 161 275 7354  l

 PLEASE NOTE: I work part time and I am not normally in the office on a Thursday and Friday.



FW: Assessment in Higher Education Conference 24th 25th June Birmingham Early Bird Registration



The Fifth

International Assessment in Higher Education Conference

 24th & 25th June 2015

Maple House Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK



Please see the website for more details:


Last chance for early bird discount: The early bird registration closes on 1st May for this international event. Please book on-line here


Themes: Student responses to assessment, Assessment literacies, Assessment research: theory, method and critique, Diversity and Inclusion, Institutional change and assessment and Overcoming specific assessment challenges.


For all enquiries please contact:

Linda Shore    Tel: (01228) 616338

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

FW: ELSIN Conference 1 - 3 July Exeter

Please find attached the details of a learning and teaching conference at Exeter this summer organised by the Education, Learning, Styles, Individual differences Network (1 - 3 July). The site is open for the submission of abstracts if you would like to present at the conference. There is a special rate for SEDA colleagues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at:<>.

Links are:

Three day rate:

SEDA Special (3-days conference fee) 250 until the 15 may OR shorter

Day rate:
SEDA Special (day fee) 125 until 15 may OR

Take care


Professor Carol Evans

Professor in Higher Education

Principal Fellow (PFHEA) and National Teaching Fellow HEA

President of Education, Learning, Styles, Individual differences Network

University of Southampton

Southampton Education School, Building 32

Highfield Campus


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ADEPT summer School and distance learning programme

Global vision. Global insights. Global teaching excellence:
QMUL ADEPT Summer School – 20-24th July 2015
Join us at Queen Mary University of London, ranked amongst the world’s top 100 universities and in the top 20 most global institutions, for our ADEPT Summer School, an intensive week of CPD developing teaching of the highest quality with an international perspective.
Based in our central London campus, you’ll enhance your insights and understanding of current trends and major themes in international higher education. You’ll consider the impact of diversity and difference on your individual academic practice. You will explore what it means to be an exceptional and inspirational practitioner with a distinctly global outlook.
Designed for anyone supporting student learning from around the world, the ADEPT Summer School runs from 20-24th July 2015 and is offered as a standalone development opportunity or as a part of accredited teaching courses recognised by the UK Higher Education Academy.

To find out more and to register, visit
Early bird deadline – 1st May 2015

Online CPD opportunities in Teaching and Learning:
Queen Mary University of London also offers a Distance Learning Programme in Teaching and Learning. This suite of flexible academic development courses has been designed to support and develop staff with teaching responsibilities at any career stage. The programme will appeal to both UK and international participants.

Applications are now being taken for standalone modules as well as for two accredited courses – the Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). Completion of an accredited course will enable participants to gain recognition as an Associate or Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

The Higher Education Academy professional recognition is awarded to those who have met approved standards in teaching and learning, under the UK Professional Standards Framework. It is recognised as a distinguished mark of quality and is increasingly sought by employers across the UK education sector as a condition of recruitment and promotion. The recognition is also increasingly valued by international institutions as a valuable measure of success.

We currently offer 4 modules on our Distance Learning Programme:
Learning and Teaching in HE (ADP7001)
Developing the Curriculum in the Disciplines (ESD7011)

Assessing Students (ESD7015)
Teaching with Learning Technologies (ESD7018)
To find out more and to apply, visit:

For more information on the ADEPT Summer School or the Distance Learning courses in Teaching & Learning, please contact

Centre for Academic & Professional Development
Queen Mary University of London

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

FW: next TLC webinar: 28 April about formative assessment with Dr Rod Cullen


Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLC)


Dear colleagues,

Dr Rod Cullen, Senior Lecturer in Technology-Enhanced Learning from MMU will lead TLC webinar on Tuesday the 28th of April, 12-1pm GMT* during which we will discuss Formative Assessment


Formative assessment

“Formative assessment is recognised as an essential aid to student learning.  However it can be challenging not only to provide helpful, timely feedback on formative activities but also to get students to utilise it.  In this respect it is essential to have a carefully designed, integrated assessment strategy as part of any teaching provision.  The options available to academics for providing feedback are more varied that ever and go beyond the traditional written formats to include audio and video feedback.  This webinar will explore issue around the design of formative assessment strategies and will present evidence from practical experiences in several subject areas.”


We hope you will be able to join us.


How to join the webinar

To attend and take part in the webinar access the TLC webinar room here:
To login: Enter as a guest and add your name, institution and country.

We highly recommend that you access the webinar room about 30 mins in advance to test the technology. For further help with this, please check

Webinars enable active participation using audio, video, text and the whiteboard. A headset is required to fully participate. If you are not planning to speak you will just need headphones to listen to the discussion. When you have entered the webinar room, start the Audio Setup Wizard under Meeting at the top left to check your headset.

Please note

A recording of the webinar will be made available at the same URL under a creative commons licence.


About Teaching & Learning Conversations

TLC is an exciting cross-institutional collaboration to provide open CPD opportunities for everybody teaching and/or supporting learning in Higher Education. TLC  brings together colleagues from different disciplines, institutions and countries. TLCs are also open to students in HE and we are very interested in including students’ contributions to the programme.

Together, we discuss and debate a variety of current teaching and learning topics in a series of webinars which provide a great opportunity to reflect on and share good practice and to find out what is happening beyond your own institution the more global HE landscape.

All webinars are open to the wider community to join.

Please feel free to share the link to the TLC programme and individual webinars with others who might also be interested. Further information and recordings from previous webinars can be found at

If you have engaged in any way with the TLCs so far, as a participant, facilitator or watched any of the recordings, please consider completing this short survey at Through this form, you will also be able to claim your TLC badge.

We hope you will be able to join us.


The TLC team


Participating institutions and contacts

Manchester Metropolitan University, contact Chrissi Nerantzi & Dr Rod Cullen

University Campus Suffolk, contact Dr Chris Smith

University of Surrey, contact Dr Simon Lygo-Baker

Sheffield Hallam University, contact Andrew Middleton

University of Northampton, contact Prof. Ale Armellini

London Metropolitan University, contact Sandra Sinfield

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FW: Reminder: Free e-Portfolio event on Friday 24th April in London


e-Portfolio event, Friday April 24th 2015 at Imperial College London

 Time: 9:30 – 15:30

Venue: South Kensington Campus, Sherfield Building, s303


 e-Portfolios for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The use of portfolios in general and e-portfolios in particular in teaching and learning has been well documented and opinions vary as to their advantages (L Stefani, R Mason, C Pegler, 2007; BM Garrett, C Jackson - Nurse Education Today, 2006; AL Daunert, L Price - Discourses on Professional Learning, 2014). Nevertheless, they can, amongst other things, assist students with reflection on their learning strategies, document progress, enhance student autonomy and contribute to formative or summative assessment.

This one-day conference in collaboration with LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) will look at e-portfolios from different angles: technology, assessment and their use in a variety of disciplines

Update: This event is now free!!! Please send an email to  or to register.

Apologies for multiple postings.