Thursday, 28 November 2019

Fwd: Lunchtime webinar - LD online

Hello all,


I'm very happy to invite you to a webinar I'm hosting at Solent University next Tuesday 3rd December at 1pm.


I'll be in conversation with Prof Debbie Holley, Sandra Sinfield, Erika Corradini and Catherine Turton, all of this parish, as well as one of our students, Anna Latchman, on the subject of teaching academic literacies online. What are the benefits and challenges of locating learning developing in the online space?


Sign up on Eventbrite or join the livecast direct. Most importantly, please feel free to join the conversation via Twitter using the hashtags #sollatlive and #LoveLD.


See you on Tuesday at 1pm!


Best wishes,




Dr Carina Buckley SFHEA, Co-Chair of ALDinHE 

Instructional Design Manager

Solent Learning and Teaching Institute 

T: 023 8201 3336

Teaching and learning inspiration every week:






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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Fwd: Announcing the Unisa International HETL Conference

The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference is hosted jointly by the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) and the University of South Africa, from 10 to 13 August 2020 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Fwd: Revlsed notice: International Students as Partners Institute (ISaPI) 2020

The highly successful International Students as Partners Institute (ISaPI)<> will be held for the 5th time at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (approx. 45 min south of Toronto Airport) from 20-22 May 2020. Please pass this message on to any colleagues you think may be interested in ISaPI.

The overall aim of ISaPI is to build the capacity and understanding of faculty, staff, and students to develop, design, implement, and disseminate initiatives that promote the practice of students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education. The activities will be facilitated by a highly experienced international team of staff/faculty and students. Delegates may participate either in a series of workshops or the Change Institute:

  *   Staff and faculty are encouraged, where possible, to bring a student with them, or students to bring a member of staff/faculty with them to participate in a series of interactive workshops over three days, run by a new team, so previous participants are encouraged to join us again.
  *   Alternatively, teams of 4-6 faculty/staff and students (at least two of each) from an institution can apply to join a three day 'Change Institute' at which they'll develop a 'students as partners' initiative that they hope to implement in the coming year.

For further details about the change institute application process please go to: Information on fees and registration can be found here: . Follow @McMaster_MI_SaP and #ISaPI20 on twitter for further updates.

Over 350 staff/faculty and students have participated in the last four years in roughly equal numbers.

Comments on the workshops:

  *   Thanks for this most challenging and rewarding experience, a very inspiring three days!
  *   The best thing about the Institute was having a chance to work with students and teachers from around the world and seeing the way they do things at their universities was really enlightening.
  *   Overall, I found the institute to be an eye-opening experience. As a student, it allowed me to learn from perspectives of those that I don't often hear from (professors, educational developers, curriculum developers), and provided me with a growing sense of agency over my own education.

Comments on the Change Institute:

  *   Allowed our group to be surrounded with creative institutions and engage in conversations
  *   New ideas that will help us to sustain and mature our project
  *   We have now combined our enthusiasm with concrete plans, and we are now able to make real progress

Key Dates & Deadlines

  *   2 December 2020: Registration for workshops open on a first come, first served basis.
  *   24 February 2020: Change Institute applications due (Apply Here!<>)
  *   9 March 2020: Change Institute teams notified of acceptance
  *   3 April 2020: Early Bird Registration deadline
  *   6 May 2020: Regular Registration deadline
  *   20-22 May 2020: Institute held

One of the outcomes of the first ISaPI was the establishment of the International Journal for Students as Partners<> that publishes research articles, case studies, reflective essays and opinion pieces.  It is run, like ISaPI, by an international team of faculty/staff and students from six different countries. The sixth issue was published recently.

Please direct an questions about the event to<>

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Fwd: REMINDER - Call for Proposals and Earlybird Registration Open for FIE’s 2020 Student Global Leadership Conference, London

Dear Colleagues,

We are still accepting proposals for the 2020 FIE Student Global Leadership Conference until December 6, 2019 and we would love for you to be a part of it! Earlybird registration runs until January 31, 2020, so be sure to get in before the price goes up!

You can read more about the theme, audience, and guidelines, as well as submit your proposal, online at:
Register now at:

The 2020 FIE Student Global Leadership Conference (SGLC) is an educational event and destination for undergraduate and postgraduate student leaders. This weekend-long conference offers delegates engaging keynote and breakout sessions with hands-on, interactive topics featuring unique stories and experiences. The sessions focus on giving participants practical examples and take-away tools for real-world implementation.

We are seeking a broad range of presenters who can provide rich exploration of the conference's theme around Leadership. Sessions should be hands-on, interactive, passionate, and engaging and we would especially welcome the opportunity to hear unique stories and experiences, as well as original research. Student presenters are welcomed and encouraged!

In relation to our SGLC 2020 theme of Leadership for Change in an Uncertain World, topics may include but are not limited to:
•       Leadership for change
•       Leadership strategies in an uncertain future
•       What history taught us about leadership in uncertain times 
•       Leadership skills needed to guide in turbulent times
•       Converting frustration into action
•       Bringing about positive change
•       How to balance Ethics, Profit, and Community
•       Breaking the Mold – New Leadership Styles for a New World View
•       Political Leadership
•       Compassion and Pragmatism
•       Current challenges that are bringing about change in an uncertain present and future (ex. The polarization of political ideologies and wealth distribution, mass bio-extinction, refugee crisis, hardening of borders, social media and the erosion of personal privacy, greater isolation, and an increase in mental ill-health)

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. We aim to confirm all presenters by the end of January 2020.


Students: £60 Earlybird / £80
Saturday Only (student & non-students): £40
Non-Students (advisors, professional staff): £80 Earlybird / £95

Full Weekend Conference Fee includes: all conference sessions, keynote addresses, panel discussion, refreshments breaks, welcome reception (Friday), lunch (Saturday), and breakfast (Sunday)
Saturday Only Conference Fee includes: Saturday only conference sessions, keynote address, panel discussion, refreshments breaks and lunch


April 3 – 5, 2020
The Royal Geographical Society (Friday)
Baden-Powell House (Saturday & Sunday)
South Kensington, London, UK


In a time of instability, it is impossible to predict what the future holds. Indeterminate times demand strong leadership that can shore up an uncharted future. Throughout history, great leaders have brought about positive and enduring change in periods of doubt.  But how can today's leaders steer us on a path towards positive change when we don't know what new surprises tomorrow will bring?

FIE's fifth Student Global Leadership Conference will challenge and empower leaders to scope the challenge ahead, to guide in turbulent times, to channel frustration into action, to ensure greater social cohesion and to seek a better, fairer future for the benefit of us all.


Dr. Michael Genovese:
President, World Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University

Prof. Joe Smith, Phd:
Director of the Royal Geographical Society

Judy Ling Wong, CBE OBE:
Honorary President of the Black Environment Network

Main Conference Website:
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Videos & Photos from Previous SGLCs:

Kind regards,
Student Global Leadership Conference Team