Monday, 30 January 2017

FW: The future ain't what it used to be: inventing and re-imagining higher education practice

Dear Colleagues, the call for contributions for the 15th Academic Practice and Technology (APT) conference "The future ain't what it used to be: inventing and re-imagining higher education practice" is open. The conference, co-hosted by the University of Greenwich and London School of Economics (LSE) takes place on July 4th 2017. We invite contributions from colleagues who are imagining and making the futures of higher education – colleagues who are pushing boundaries; evolving teaching and learning practices; developing new curricula; creating new collaborations or markets; analysing big data. 

Submission closes Friday 7th April 2017. View information and download the call at:

Simon Walker NTF, PFHEA
Head of Educational Development,
University of Greenwich
( +44 208-331-7802; Mobile:+44 7720 966629
PA: Gillian Keyms +44 (0) 208 331 7683

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

FW: #DeL17: Teaching Making/Making Teaching: Call for papers

DEL 2017: Teaching Making/Making Teaching

University of the Arts London,14 - 15 September 2017

The call for papers is now open for DEL 2017, which will be hosted at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 14-15 September 2017. For more information and to submit, visit the DEL 2017 website. Deadline: 3rd April 2017.
DEL (Digitally Engaged Learning) is an international conference exploring and evolving digitally engaged teaching and learning in art and design Higher Education. We welcome submissions from individuals and groups across all creative disciplines, working in roles including instructors, lecturers, researchers, artists and designers, support staff, instructional designers and technicians.
Themed 'Teaching Making / Making Teaching', DEL 2017 seeks to explore digitally engaged practices and processes of teaching, making and researching within the creative disciplines.

By 'digitally engaged', we are referring to practices that are actively with, about or in digital tools and spaces. We take the creative disciplines to refer to a wide range of areas including (but not limited to) art, design, media, performing arts and music. We understand teaching, making and researching as uncertain 'crafts' that involve processes of self-discovery, experimentation, enquiry, reflexivity and development.

This year we have not defined conference tracks. We hope this encourages submissions that resonate with the overall conference theme, but that make sense in the context of the many disciplines and practices participants may be coming from.
There are a number of submission formats, designed to accommodate participants at different stages and places in their digitally engaged teaching and learning journeys. You can propose any of the following: 

  • Workshop
  • Presentation of scholarship (creative practice, teaching practice, research)
  • Panel discussion (2 presenters minimum)
  • Micro teach/micro make

For more information and to submit, please visit the DEL 2017 website.

DEL 17 is an international partnership with Penn State University, Texas State University, The New School and the University of the Arts London.
Enquiries: Claudia Roeschmann,
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FW: [NTFS] CALL FOR PAPERS: 6th Annual PedRIO Conference, Plymouth University, 4th April 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: 6th Annual PedRIO Conference, Plymouth University, 4th April 2017

From curriculum innovation to internationalisation, this conference aims to disseminate best practice and allow for knowledge exchange on important key themes, relevant to teaching and learning provision within the university sector.


The themes for the conference are focused on six key areas and based on research from across and between disciplines:


Teaching Excellence

Supporting the Student Experience

Feedback and Feedforward in Assessment

Authentic Learning

Ideas and Opportunities

Employability in the Curriculum, and broader student experience


Please submit your abstract via the link below – closing date: Friday 10 February 2017.

For any queries about the conference, please email  




Best wishes



Professor Pauline Kneale,  PFHEA, NTF, FRGS,

Professor of Pedagogy and Enterprise, Director of PedRIO

University of Plymouth | 3 Endsleigh Place | Plymouth | PL4 8AA

T: 01752 584881 

Or 01752 584529,


Masters Level Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Kneale (ed)  Palgrave 2015


PedRIO Conferences 2016-17, all welcome (please propose themes, sessions and speakers at any time)

Employability in the Curriculum: Future Options - 19 January 2017

PedRIO 6th Annual Conference -  4 April 2017

Digital Learning - June 29  2017

VC’s 15th Teaching and Learning Conference - 29-30 June 2017



Thursday, 19 January 2017

The HEA’s Transforming Assessment in Higher Education symposia series

The HEA’s Transforming Assessment in Higher Education symposia series aims to bring together cutting edge examples of effective efforts at sustainable and manageable change at programme, school/faculty/college and/or institutional-level with regards to assessment and feedback. Specifically, the one-day symposia series aligns with the themes emerging from the national HEA summit for Transforming Assessment in Higher Education (May, 2016), namely challenges pertaining to:
  • Assessment literacy;
  • Technology enabled/electronically managed assessment;
  • Enhancing student engagement through assessment.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

FW: next TLC webinar >>> 31 Jan 20 17 > All welcome! Join us



The next in our series of Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLC) will take place on Tuesday the 31st January 2017, 12-1pm, with Prof. Norman Jackson, Founder of Lifewide Education and Creative Academic.

Norman’s TLC  will explore with colleagues the Ecology of Teaching  & Learning in Higher Education and we really hope you will be able to join this opportunity with us.

Full details of this TLC are available on the TLC website at:

There is some homework for all of us. Please check the above link.

Joining the conversation:

Simply follow this link and enter as a guest by typing your name, institution and country into the name field and clicking on the “Join Meeting” button.

Whether or not you have previously participated in a webinar or online activity using Adobe Connect we advise that you make sure that you do some checking and preparation in advance. Check your set-up and connection here.

You may also find our Adobe Connect Webinar Participant Guide useful to print out in advance of the session.

We really hope that you will be able to join for what should be a lively and highly interactive TLC.

Best wishes,

The TLC Team




Dr W. Rod Cullen

Assistant Head of Learning and Research Technologies (Learning Innovation)


Tel: 0161 247 3356


Skype: wrod.cullen


Manchester Metropolitan University | Room E316 | All Saints Building | Oxford Road | Manchester | M15 6BH



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FW: Reminder: Save the date! Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield, Experiments in Learning


Save the date! 

Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield

Experiments in Learning

Greenwich Campus, Queen Anne 080​

January 31st 2017, 5-6pm





Tom Stafford is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield. He is also the department's Director of Public Engagement. His research focusses on learning and decision making, and how they interact.

Over my years working as a teacher in university I have applied insights from the cognitive science of learning and decision making to my teaching practice via hopeful experimentation on the courses I have taught. My ambition has been to use the literature on the role of feedback and active learning, in combination with new technology, to solve the dilemmas of delivering effective tutoring to larger classes. In this lecture, I reflect upon what worked and upon what didn't, and I talk about what cognitive science has to offer teachers and teaching in universities.


The Educational Development Unit open lecture series is free to attend

No registration required

You can also listen to the live streaming of this lecture via:

For more details on our series:

Recordings of past lectures can be viewed on our vimeo site:



Best wishes for new year,





Dr Danielle Tran BA, MA, FHEA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Learning, Teaching & Professional Development

Educational Development Unit

University of Greenwich

QM162 Maritime Greenwich Campus

London SE10 9LS

Telephone: 02083319640




University of Greenwich, a charity and company limited by guarantee, registered in England (reg. no. 986729). Registered office: Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS.

Monday, 16 January 2017

FW: 15th e-Assessment Question ‘e-Assessment: commissioning, implementing and delivering’

15th e-Assessment Question 'e-Assessment: commissioning, implementing and delivering'
America Square Conference Centre, City of London 22nd and 23rd March 2017 in association with the e-Assessment Association 1st e-Assessment Awards Gala Dinner

The 15th annual international conference on e-Assessment and computer supported assessment and qualifications, the e-Assessment Question Conference and Exhibition, will look at how we can deliver robust, reliable and cost effective e-Assessment in world of

• Public scepticism
• Confusing regulation and range of governmental initiatives and policies,
• International and cross border working,
• e-proctoring,
• open badges,
• social media,
• growth of e-portfolios,
• proliferation of question types
• the expectations of digital natives and rapid changes in technology.

Both days will look at the broad spectrum of innovative e-assessment from assessment for learning and formative assessment in the classroom and the workplace, to digital delivery of high stakes qualifications, to the use of technology to support and enhance assessment, qualifications and certification - developing robust, reliable and cost-effective solutions to support learners, teachers and institutions. Delegates can attend for one day or both.

This year's event includes speakers from across Europe and the UK including
• University of Hertfordshire
• UK Skills
• PSU/Enlight
• Proctorexam
• Pearson VUE
• my knowledgemap
• ecom Scotland
• Digital Assessment
• Comprobo
• Cirrus Assessment
• Calibrand
• biz:examiner
• Arcadia

Bookings may be made for either day or both days of the event, with a discount for Charities, Schools, Colleges, Universities and those in the public sector.

This year also marks the introduction by the e-Assessment Association of the first e-Assessment Awards which will be announced at a gala dinner to be held on the evening of the 22nd March 2017. Delegates to the conference can optionally book their place at the dinner when booking for the conference.

We trust you or one of your colleagues will be able to join us for what will certainly prove to be an invaluable and thought-provoking event .

Jeff Ross
Director, Assessment Tomorrow
+44 (0) 7785 920392
email : for more details

Visit the e-Assessment Question 2017 web site: to read more about the conference and for registration.

Friday, 13 January 2017

FW: REACT Conference Invitation - Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, The University of Winchester


Reacting to the 'Hard to Reach' Through Student Engagement Initiatives



Dear all,

The REACT project will be disseminating their work at the REACT Conference on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at the University of Winchester and would be delighted to invite you and your colleagues to attend. The conference will include presentations from all 16 institutions involved in the REACT Collaborative Development Programme from across the UK focused on engaging 'hard-to-reach' students. This event aims to celebrate the work of all involved in REACT, disseminating best practice and research findings to students, academic staff and other stakeholders of the Higher Education community. The conference is open to delegates from all institutions across the Higher Education sector internationally with an interest in Student Engagement and/or engaging ‘hard-to-reach’ students. 

Registration is now open and free until Monday 16th January 2017. To register, sign up through the University of Winchester online store.


Contributions will include a plenary session from the REACT research project and individual papers from the below speakers and HEIs;

Paul Chapman & William Carey - The University of Manchester

Julie Irwin - Buckinghamshire New University

Simon Walker - The University of Greenwich

 Jane Benniston and Deborah Harris - Newman University

Fiona Harvey - The University of Southampton

Colin Bryson - Newcastle University

Stella Jones-Devitt - Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Jenny Marie - UCL

Samantha Welsh and Catherine McConnell - The University of Brighton

 Phil Mooney - Canterbury Christ Church University

(More TBC)

We hope that you are able to attend, and please get in touch if you have any queries by emailing:

Yours Sincerely

The REACT Team

Realising Engagement through Active Culture Transformation (REACT)


MB42 - The University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR

T: 01962 826378


University of Winchester, a private charitable company limited by

guarantee in England and Wales number 5969256.

Registered Office: Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22




University of Winchester, a private charitable company limited by
guarantee in England and Wales number 5969256.
Registered Office: Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 

Plagiarism Conference

3rd International Conference
Plagiarism across Europe
and Beyond 2017

24th-26th May 2017
Brno, Czech Republic:

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

FW: UKAT Conference - 12 January submission deadline

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Dear All,


Just a quick reminder that the submission deadlines are this week for both the UKAT Annual Conference, and the NACADA International Conference.


UK Advising and Tutoring -

Making a Difference to Student Success – Inspiring Students Through Advising and Personal Tutoring

5-6 April 2017, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds

Submission Deadline: 12th January


Proposals are still welcome on the theme of Advising and Personal Tutoring for Success, Attainment and Retention, with a particular focus on the impact that personal tutoring and academic advising can have on the differential attainment of students from diverse backgrounds, and strategies for supporting students to achieve academic and future goals.

Submissions are welcomed for 20-minute individual presentations, 45-minute participatory workshops, or posters. Further details can be found at   


NACADA Global Community for Academic Advising -

The Future of Academic Advising: Connecting and Consolidating Students' Experiences and Education.

10-13 July 2017, University of Sheffield

Submission Deadline: 13th January


UKAT is pleased to support the NACADA International Conference and has reached an agreement with NACADA that any proposals submitted for the UKAT conference can also be submitted for consideration for the NACADA International Conference in Sheffield. It is permitted, and positively encouraged, to submit the same proposal to both conferences. Further information available via the following links.\



We look forward to seeing you in April.


Best Wishes,


Emily Foster



Emily Foster
Student Engagement Officer (SEO), Engagement and Transition Team
T: +44 (0)1482 46 4661

Student Services 
University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX, UK


Communications Coordinator and Executive Committee, UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT)


Global Initiatives Committee, NACADA Global Community for Academic Advising



Monday, 9 January 2017

FW: EDULEARN17 announcement in institutional website

Dear colleagues,


We are glad to inform you that EDULEARN17 (9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies) will be held in Barcelona (Spain), on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July, 2017.

The information is available at:


It would be highly appreciated if you could publish this upcoming event EDULEARN17 in your institutional or departmental website. We are sure that it will be very interesting for professionals in the area of Education, Research, Innovation and New Learning Technologies.

After 9 years, EDULEARN has become an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, educational scientists and technologists. Every year, EDULEARN brings together over 700 delegates from 80 different countries.


It will provide the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences to an international audience. Also, it will offer participants an overview of the current situation of education and new learning technologies.


The deadline for abstract submissions is March 30th, 2017.

Abstracts should be submitted on-line at


EDULEARN17 Proceedings will be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Web of Science). Previous editions are already indexed. Also, a DOI number will be assigned to each accepted paper.



Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,



EDULEARN17 Organising Committee



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FW: RGS-IBS 2017 Constructing the higher education student: understanding spatial variations



Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference 2017

London, 29th August-1st September


Call for Papers: Constructing the higher education student: understanding spatial variations

Sponsored by the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group


Rachel Brooks (University of Surrey) and Johanna Waters (University of Oxford)


Please send abstracts to Rachel by noon on 13th February for consideration for this session:


Many scholars have argued that, in contemporary society, higher education policy and practice have both been profoundly changed by globalising pressures. Indeed, some have contended that the state’s capacity to control education has been significantly limited by the growth of both international organisations and transnational companies (Ball, 2007) and that the three traditional models of university education in Europe (Humboldtian, Napoleonic and Anglo-Saxon) have been replaced by a single Anglo-American model, characterised by, inter alia, competition, marketisation, decentralisation and a focus on entrepreneurial activity. Nevertheless, this analysis is not universally held. For example, not all European nations have sought to establish elite universities or maximise revenue through attracting international students, and significant differences remain in the way in which higher education is funded. In explaining such variations, scholars have pointed to differences in political dynamics, politico-administrative structures and intellectual traditions, as well as the flexibility and mutability of neo-liberal ideas themselves. However, research to date has focussed primarily on the extent of convergence (or divergence) with respect to top-level policies; as a result, little work has explored the perspectives of social actors, nor the ways in which policy may be ‘enacted’ locally, in ways that diverge from formal policy documents.


In this session we intend to bring together papers that explore the ways in which ‘the higher education student’ is constructed across different spatial contexts. We are keen to include papers that draw on data derived from students themselves, as well as from other social actors (such as the media, policymakers and higher education staff). We anticipate that they will speak to debates about what it means to be a young person within the contemporary university, as well as to those that relate more specifically to the geographies of higher education.



Rachel Brooks

Professor of Sociology and Executive Editor, British Journal of Sociology of Education

Department of Sociology

University of Surrey





T: 01483 686987


Twitter: @_rachel_brooks


New book: Brooks, R. (ed) (2016) Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives London, Routledge.


EuroStudents research project: