Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Business and management and other events from the HEA website


10. HEA Annual Conference, 3-4 July 2012  University of Manchester – 'Great Expectations – Are you Ready?'

In the year of the London Olympics where competitors have expectations of winning and are preparing to be ready for the challenge we apply the theme to the higher education sector and explore its implications for 2012.There are three main strands: Student expectations and the learning experience; Supporting staff to deliver student learning experiences of a lifetime; and Institutional adaptability.

The call for sessions and poster submissions is now open and will close at 12.00 noon on 13 January 2012. For more information and to submit a session, please click here.  Online bookings will open 17 February 2012

For more information on the Conference, please click here

11. Student Development and HRD in the 3rd Sector: a reciprocal arrangement, 19 January 2012, University of Coventry

The workshop is designed to introduce academic and student research related to the involvement of students as volunteers within 3rd sector organisations. Darwen and Rannard (2011:178) argue 'student volunteering in England is at a critical moment with a number of challenges arising from its fragmented landscape. However, there are opportunities to demonstrate how student volunteering can be aligned with key institutional and national objectives, and thereby fully realise the potential of volunteering to benefit students, institutions, business and communities'.

As 3rd sector organisations are arguably less likely to offer monetary reward as an attraction and retention tool, HRD can contribute positively to lifelong learning, therefore playing an important role in volunteer engagement, motivation and retention.

Contact Sophie Mills

12. UKPSF Post Launch Workshop –  12 January 2012 in Birmingham and 25 January 2102 in Bristol

The revised UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) was launched on 2 November this year and is designed to help HEIs enhance the learning experience of their students by improving the quality of their teaching and learning. These evenst will introduce and explain the revised framework and explore how it can help you to perform your role.

UKPSF post-launch event - Birmingham

UKPSF post-launch event - Bristol

13. The Land of Make Believe: Creating the Enterprising Marketing Graduate with Distinctive Skills and Attributes, 23, January 2012, University of Glamorgan

Graduates should possess relevant knowledge and skills that will benefit not only employers but also the economy as a whole.The overall focus of this session will be the concept of the Enterprising University. The session will explore evidence-based approaches being used at Glamorgan Business School, and will share results of research into student perceptions of initiatives such as the Student Marketing Chapter, Glam Gift, 'Make an Impact' Week, 'Experience Works' Week and other initiatives that have been designed to develop employability and enterprising skills in marketing students.

Contacts: Dr. Heather Skinner

14. An Olympic Legacy for all? London 2012 and Social Exclusion, 23 January 2012, University of Surrey

Organised by The Surrey Tourism Research Centre and The Higher Education Olympic and Paralympic Games Special Interest Group.

Contact: fbelevents@surrey.ac.uk

15. Learning journeys: supporting learner digital literacy acquisition with 1st year undergraduate students, 25 January 2012, West London Business School, University of West London

Digital literacy skills are a crucial attribute for today's students. Supporting these skills in a resource constrained environment can be challenging.  To meet this challenge the JISC-funded 'Anytime Learning Literacies Environment (ALLE) project (http://alle.uwl.ac.uk/) has created an on-line learning resource to help students acquire digital literacy skills, in the form of a learner journey. The journey is comprised of a series of learning objects which enables learners to embark on their own interactive journey and helps them develop their learning and literacy skills.

For programme information, click here.

To register contact Charmaine Julien.

16. QR-2: Using Quick Response Codes in Higher Education, 31 January 2012, Bournemouth University

QR codes, the 2-D bar codes are becoming the new norm for businesses to reach their customers and provide a fast user-friendly way to access relevant content online through the use of mobile technology. Educational institutions are on the uptake in making use of these 21st century tools as a way to engage their main stakeholders - students. This workshop aims to introduce the process and tools for creating and using QR codes to enhance teaching and learning.

Contacts: Dr. Milena Bobeva  or  David Hopkins

17. Win-Win: Developing management competencies in first year students through real-life business-community engagement projects, 23 March 2012, Bournemouth University

The workshop aims to equip participants with skills to confidently plan and manage activity-based student learning experiences with focus on Business Administration and Marketing for Business Community Engagement (BCE) events. Participants will be introduced to lessons learnt from an action-learning project focused on developing management competencies in Level C Business Studies students. Feedback from students and other stakeholders in the project confirms that the 8 weeks long real-live cross-discipline projects have been highly beneficial for all involved.

Contact: Dr. Milena Bobeva

18. Using simulations to enhance students' real-world learning experiences in Marketing: SimVenture & Markstrat, 1 May 2012, Southampton Solent University

The impetus for HEI's to address the challenge of graduate employability and the need to embed real-world learning experiences into all curricula is well documented. Simulations offer an experiential simulated real-world student learning opportunity in a risk free environment. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of how simulations are used in marketing education at Solent; give them an opportunity to experience Markstrat and Simventure and to hear student views on their experiences; and discuss how simulation games can be designed to best develop and assess student knowledge, cognitive and transferable skills.

Contacts: Sara Briscoe

19. Inspired by London 2012: Embedding the business of sport into the Curriculum, 4 May 2012, Middlesex University

In 2011 Middlesex University was awarded the right to use the Inspired by London 2012 kite mark for projects and specific events in which students on the MA Marketing Management programme would be specifically involved. Using Olympic values as the theme, and employability skill development as the objective, a module was designed that would develop skills in project management, negotiating conflict and evaluation of outcomes.

This seminar will share the development and outcomes of this approach to teaching and learning and will also invite attendees to share their experiences with action-led projects based on the Olympics and other sporting events. In keeping with the objectives of developing student employability skills, this seminar event will be organised by the students on the Managing and Marketing Events postgraduate module. The event is designed to take place during Universities Week (30th April-7th May); which is a designated week designed to showcase HEI engagement with sports participation.

 Contact Sukhbinder Barn for more information or to participate in this event.

20. British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Special Interest Group Conference, 21-23 May 2012, University of Sheffield

This three day Annual Conference is sponsored by the professional bodies and by Accounting Education: An International Journal. Full-time PHD students whose theses are in the accounting education area are offered a highly discounted conference fee. Sponsorship from the Higher Education Academy Discipline funds also allows for a limited number of free conference places each year for BAFA members who are new to accounting education research.

For further information, click here or contact Kathyrn Hewitt.

21. HEA Research Conference 'What works? Student retention and success conference 2012', 28-29 March 2012, University of York

This two day residential conference is the final conference of the three year 'What works? Student retention and success programme'. The conference will provide key note addresses from leading experts in the field of student retention and success, findings from the 'What works? programme' as a whole, evidence relating to specific student groups and interventions, practical tools developed by the project teams, and sessions about retention research and interventions from across the UK and beyond.

For further information and to register for "What works", click here.

22. Association of Business Schools (ABS)/HEA Teaching and Learning Conference 2012, 24-25 April 2012, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

Building on the work of the Higher Education Academy BMAF and HLTS subject centre conferences of previous years, ABS are partnering with the HEA, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and the British Academy of Management (BAM) to provide a forum for exchange of excellence in teaching practice and pedagogic research.

The call for papers will open in mid-December. Abstracts should be submitted by 20th January 2012 and are subject to double-blinded peer review. Accepted papers will have the opportunity to be published in the International Journal of Management Education (IJME) or the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (JOHLSTE).]

Further details  on the ABS/HEA conference can be found here.

23. Inaugural Future Directions Conference – Graduates For Our Future, 26 April 2012, Glyndwr University

The main focus of the conference will be to showcase the first Wales-wide quality enhancement theme –' Graduates For Our Future', and its three work strands: Students as Partners; Learning in Employment; and Learning for Employment.

For further information and to register click here.


24. University of Wales, Newport – CELT Winter Conference 2012, 13 January 2012, City Campus, University of Wales

There will be two keynote speakers at this event who represent policy and practice. The first is the HEA's Chief Executive Craig Mahoney who will highlight the way the HEA can support and work with you to enhance the student experience. The second is Professor Derek France from the University of Chester who will share his experiences of using podcasting as a learning and teaching tool.

Please register by 16th December 2011 via email to celt@newport.ac.uk

25. 9th QAA Enhancement Themes Annual Conference, 7-8 March 2012, Heriot-Watt University

This conference is one of the biggest learning and teaching events in the Scottish higher education calendar. The focus of this year's conference will be the new Enhancement Theme: Developing and Supporting the Curriculum.

For further information and to register, click here.

26. Academy of Marketing Conference - 'Marketing: Catching the Technology Wave',  2 - 5 July 2012, Southampton Management School

Marketing activities play a central role in delivering value to both customers and shareholders and digital technology plays a significant part in this. So where are the conceptual models that fit this reality? Where is the academic research that makes sense of this digital tidal wave? AM2012  will consider these issues and more.

For further information and to register for AM2012, click here.


David Andrew

Head of Academic Practice

Queen Mary, University of London

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