Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Information is beautiful workshop - London October

How do you create effective, interesting & useful data visualizations, infographics?
David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his process and
 method for creating successful dataviz and infographics.

Fwd: 4th UK Advising and Tutoring Annual Conference - Call for Proposals


UKAT Annual Conference 2019 – Call for Proposals

Transition, Persistence and Resilience: Academic Advising for Success.


11th & 12th April at Plymouth University United Kingdom.

UKAT are excited to offer a 4th annual conference that will provide an opportunity to explore new research, innovative practice and contemporary discussion on student support through advising and tutoring. We recognise that for many students the barriers to success (difficulty transitioning; lack of confidence; time and resource poverty) can outweigh the wealth of opportunities and advantages afforded by university experience. Students' development of persistence and resilience can be enhanced by a support network of peers, professional support staff, personal tutors and academic advisors and this conference will bring together members of these groups to share good practice, skills and knowledge.


The conference themes will focus specifically on how student support systems impact on the student experience. Abstracts relating to these areas are welcomed to cultivate student centred discussions within academic advising and tutoring, and should be themed under one of the following;


  • Transitioning students: support/activities and evaluation.
  • Developing Persistence
  • Building student Resilience
  • Academic Advising for Success

A sponsorship prize will be awarded for the best poster at the conference.


The closing date for submission of proposals is 31 October 2018


Please visit for more information and full guidance on submitting proposals.

To submit a proposal, visit


Kind regards,



Dr David Grey, SFHEA

Educational Developer, PCAP Programme Lead | | ( 01904 876225

Learning & Teaching Team |

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX |





Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Fwd: PedRIO conference: Institutional and Subject Excellence


'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, you are invited to submit an abstract for a paper (15 mins with 5 minutes discussion), workshop (1 hour) or poster, themed around one of the following areas:


• Demonstrating institutional and subject excellence
Impact and evaluation – linking teaching and research

Institutional excellence and policy developments
• Public Engagement and Pedagogic Research for impact

 Widening participation and institutional excellence


Please submit your abstract via this link - closing date: 24th September 2018.

Conference registration is also 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