Friday, 6 November 2009

Fwd: Centre for Bioscience's Upcoming Events

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From: Sheryl Meskin <>
Date: 2009/11/6
Subject: Centre for Bioscience's Upcoming Events

Apologies for cross posting

Please share the following event with your community:

UK Centre for Bioscience's Professional Development Events

·         Teaching Ethics to Bioscience Students: Sustainability and the Environment,  Wednesday 9 December, 2009,

Cardiff University, Biomedical Building, Room W/1.04


This event provides an opportunity for colleagues to discuss practice and share ideas on how best to prepare students to deal with issues associated with environment and sustainability. The day will consist of presentations from bioscientists describing the delivery of environmental ethics teaching and practical examples of effective approaches, techniques and methods.


This event will give you the opportunity to:

* Hear views of why it is important to teach environmental ethics and help bioscience students to develop their ethical decision-making skills

 * Listen to accounts of practical examples of appropriate approaches, techniques and methods for teaching environmental ethics to bioscience students

The event will also contain a swapshop session, giving you the opportunity to share ideas and practice in a short presentation, please let us know when you register if you would like to contribute to the swapshop session. Preference will be given to contributions within the areas of environment and sustainability but we welcome contributions from all areas.

For more information about the speakers, the event and how to register, please visit:

Follow this event on Twitter at #CfB09ethics


·         Enhancing learning through Web2.0,  Wednesday 16 December 2009

Medical Sciences Building, University of Leicester


Web2.0 technologies continue to grow, both in diversity and usage and have the potential to impact all areas of learning. How can a bioscientist navigate the technologies of Web2.0 and why should you bother? The Centre for Bioscience would like to bring together examples of Web 2.0 which enhance student learning or academic scholarship. The day will advocate useful approaches rather than advocating particular programmes and be aimed at the novice to moderate user of Web2.0 tools.

For more information about the event and how to register, please visit:

                Follow this event on Twitter at #CfB09web2.0

Travel Bursaries are available for these events - Deadline extended! More information on the bursaries and how to apply
Please contact me ( if you require any further details.
We look forward to possibly seeing you in December.



Sheryl Meskin, Ph.D.
Academic Advisor

UK Centre for Bioscience
The Higher Education Academy
Room 9.15, Worsley Building
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel:   +44 (0)113 343 3438
Fax:  +44 (0)113 343 5894

(0.6 FTE Office Days - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)



David Andrew
Head of Academic Practice
Educational and Staff Development: Queen Mary, University of London

Tel - 020 7882 2803 or 07986709981

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