Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Fwd: Invitation: Join us at the Festival of Education – 8-12 March

 Dear Colleagues


The Queen Mary Academy invites you to take part in a week of fantastic online discussions and workshops exploring the themes of online and blended learning, assessment and feedback, the student voice, teaching excellence, and collaboration and inclusivity. You are encouraged to take part, and can decide to book onto as many or as few sessions as you would like across the programme. There is a wide choice of sessions being delivered by staff and students from across the University. Check out the programme and book your sessions.




We are pleased to announce this year's exciting keynote speakers:

                Professor Gilly Salmon, Education Alchemists Ltd – 'Now and next: concepts to practice for the pivot'. See Gilly at 1.30pm on Monday 8 March.

                Professor Geoff Crisp, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of Canberra - 'Time to change assessment in universities'. See Geoff at 10am on Tuesday 9 March.

                Professor Helen Higson, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Aston University – 'The value of teaching recognition in building a culture of educational excellence'. See Helen at 12pm on Thursday 11 March.

                Nona McDuff, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students and Teaching), Solent University - 'Approaches to inclusivity in blended learning'. See Nona at 12pm on Friday 12 March.


Best wishes



Dr Maxwell Addo

Teaching Recognition Programme Manager

Queen Mary Academy

Queen Mary University of London
327 Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS

Tel: 020-7882-2799

Email: m.addo@qmul.ac.uk

Skype: skybemax1



Monday, 1 March 2021

Fwd: Deadline March 5th – Online Teaching and Learning

See news on this virtual conference in collaboration with Routledge and several universities internationally. The deadline is March 5th.



Ball State University, USA; University of Pretoria, South Africa; Beaconhouse University, Pakistan;
Kassel University, Germany


Place: Virtual
Dates: 21-23 April, 2021
Abstracts: 05 March, 2021




Recent events across the world of academia have brought online education and research into full light. As universities, schools and colleges closed across the world in 2020, researchers, teachers and students scrambled to adapt to a new reality. This conference seeks to explore how we are responding, what we've learnt, and how we are developing new teaching methods.



This conference welcomes presentations from researchers and teachers on how they operate in the 'online classroom, studio or lab' and how they function 'in the field' using the new technologies available to them. It welcomes papers on:

-emergency remote responses to the 'online switch' produced by the Coronavirus;
-techniques for teaching traditionally 'physical' activities like prototyping online;
-technologies that facilitate real-time discussion on designed objects, buildings and places;
-the potential shifts in student demographics initiated by online education;
-how internationalization in the Higher Education sector will be affected by 'place free' universities;
-how place-focused disciplines such as geography and urban planning can respond to the 'impossibility' of place bound study;
-how do study tours get replaced by virtual tours in disciplines like art history…. and more.


PUBLISHERS: Routledge | UCL Press


FORMATS: Pre-recorded presentations, Lightening Talks, Zoom, written papers

Previous pre-recorded presentations: https://www.youtube.com/c/AMPSresearch


This event is a collaboration between Routledge and several universities internationally. It is coordinated by Amps.

Submit an abstract:


Friday, 19 February 2021

Fwd: Becoming Well Read 2021: Academic Reading Symposium Invitation

Dear Colleagues, 


I hope you can join us at Keele to explore academic reading practices, reflect on the challenges of teaching reading for academic purposes and to share innovative strategies at our annual academic reading symposium. 

Registration for Becoming Well Read is open! 

Date: March 31st 2021 

Location: MS Teams

For the full programme and to register, please visit the conference webpage 



Following 2019's highly successful event, and picking up where we left off so abruptly in 2020, the second symposium will continue to explore this vital but often overlooked aspect of academic literacy/ies. It would be valuable to anyone whose central focus is educational, learning or academic development, and to academic teaching staff who are looking for new ways of supporting their students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

There is also an opportunity to submit a late contribution on the topic of digital reading, which I hope you will consider if the last twelve months have provided inspirations and challenges you would like to share.


Look forward to seeing you at this year's event.  


Best regards,


Angela Rhead (she/her), SFHEA
Senior Curriculum Developer
Curriculum Design and Development | Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
a.rhead@keele.ac.uk  01782 734093

Rhead, A. (2019) "The trouble with academic reading: exposing hidden threshold concepts through academic reading retreats", Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 0(15). Available at: https://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/article/view/502

Guest Editor: Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice 2020: Becoming Well Read: Charting the complexities of academic reading and navigating the reading journeys of undergraduate and postgraduate students. View special edition here: https://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol17/iss2/

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Fwd: BOOKINGS OPEN: SEDA Spring Conference 2021

SEDA presents: The SEDA Spring Conference 2021

SEDA will be holding its Spring Conference online across 2 days on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th May 2021. Opening with keynote, David Kernohan from Wonkhe, this conference will provide opportunities to reflect, discuss and share lessons learned from the teaching approaches adopted during this academic year and discuss their implications, potential application and potential for further development. Some commentators argued that the 2020 crisis gave us unique opportunities to both 'transform' higher education and enhance our contribution to the broader society, e.g. the article by Fernando M. Reimers – 'Universities can be midwife to an education renaissance' (THE, 9/7/20). This event will allow us to explore how realistic these aspirations are and examine the most likely consequences of post-pandemic educational change.


The cost to attend the conference will be: £75 for SEDA Individual members/Institutional Members* & undergraduate students and £145 for non-members.


Please click her to book the conference


*Maximum of 5 people can book from each SEDA Member Institution

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Fwd: Invitation: Embedding partnership in learning and teaching


We are excited to announce the second of our Students as Co-Creators seminar series! Please feel warmly welcomed to register for our Embedding partnership in learning and teaching seminar with Dr Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka on Wednesday 24th February 2-3:30 pm.  


In this seminar, Tanya will share her research on embedding partnership working in learning and teaching through curriculum co-creation. Tanya will focus on how co-creation can provide a process-oriented way of working that develops the ethos and culture of learning environments as a way to embed partnerships in what we do, and she will provide examples from practice to stimulate thinking and discussion. Tanya will be joined by Dr Rumy Begum, Senior Lecturer, Nutrition & Exercise Science, University of Westminster and Nishat Tasim, Biomedical Sciences student at Westminster, and a Students as Co-Creators Ambassador.  

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embedding-partnership-in-learning-and-teaching-tickets-139379173861 

To learn about the other seminars of our series, please visit: here http://cti.westminster.ac.uk/student-partnership-resources/ 

Please feel welcome to circulate this event within your networks. We look forward to welcoming you on the 24th!  

Warmest regards,  

Fatima Maatwk

Dr Fatima Maatwk

Student Partnership Lecturer 

Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation


Organisations, Economy, and Society

University of Westminster 

309 Regent Street

London, United Kingdom, W1B 2HW


Email: f.maatwk1@westminster.ac.uk 

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