Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Fwd: UK Centre for Bioscience 2011 Professional Development events: Call for Contributions - International Conference and Graduate Attributes Event

Please share the following events with your community (one of which has an approaching deadline):

UK Centre for Bioscience 2011 International Conference


Effective Learning in the Biosciences: Equipping Students for the 21st Century

30 June & 1 July 2011, Edinburgh, UK


Call for Contributions

We invite offers of Short Presentations (15 minutes), Interactive Presentations (30 minutes), Workshops (60 minutes) and Posters. Offers of contributions must be submitted on the conference abstract submission form by email to bioconf@leeds.ac.uk by Wednesday 19th January 2011. Please refer to the conference website for full details at www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/bioconf


Conference Outline

This international conference will provide a platform to consider how we nurture and inspire all bioscience students to realise their full potential, and will:

·         showcase and disseminate evidence informed practice in the biosciences from the UK and overseas;

·         explore how we can most effectively engage bioscience students to maximise their learning and achievement; and

·         provide networking and professional development opportunities for participants.


Registration now open

We are now taking bookings for the Conference. Places are limited to 120 so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Lead presenter, early bird rate & students: £200 (until 1st April 2011). Full delegate rate: £255 for bookings from 2 April - 10 June 2011.

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh!


Please feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues and community. A conference poster is available at www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/ftp/publicity/bioconf2.pdf


UK Centre for Bioscience Professional Development Event


Bioscience Graduate Attributes for the 21st Century,

Edinburgh Napier University, Tuesday 8th February 2011


The Bioscience graduate of 2011 will have been asked to absorb an enormous amount of subject-specific information and acquire a very wide range of specific and generic skills. Many would agree there is a need to prioritise and identify key, desirable attributes for our students. During this event we will consider a number of graduate skills and qualities from a range of perspectives. The weighting placed on these by participants should help inform future work for the Centre and colleagues with publications and other resources.


To view the programme and register please visit www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/events/napier080211.aspx

Please feel free to share this event with your colleagues and community. We look forward to possibly seeing you in February.


Please contact me (s.a.meskin@leeds.ac.uk) if you require any further details.


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

The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS



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