Friday, 28 September 2012

Events from the HEA newsletter

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21. Starting out in Dance, Drama and Music: an HEA new to teaching workshop, 5 - 6 October 2012, Lancaster

This intensive two-day residential learning and teaching workshop is designed for new and early career lecturers in Dance, Drama and Music. Delegates will reflect on and share their experiences of being a university teacher in their main discipline, and address the main issues involved in providing high-quality learning and teaching experiences for students.

22. New to teaching in Social Work and Social Policy workshop, 8 - 9 October 2012, Bangor University

This is a free workshop for recently appointed staff or those in post for up to two years. Delegates will meet colleagues from other institutions who are also new to teaching in social work and social policy and can share experiences and learn from each another.

23. Student engagement with international curriculum development, 19 October 2012, Cardiff Metropolitan University

The seminar will focus on a student-centred project carried out at Cardiff Metropolitan University and will cover the student involvement in international curriculum design, how their recommendations were put into practice and the conclusions drawn from the experience.

24. Recognising holistic learning: developing the co-curriculum, 24 October 2012, University of Wales, Newport

This seminar will use case study examples from the Universities of Gloucestershire and the University of Wales, Newport to stimulate discussion on co-curricular developments and provide opportunities for those involved in enhancing the co-curricular student experience to progress collaborative opportunities.

25. Second external examiners' conference: Sharing good practice, 8 November, National Science Learning Centre, University of York

The HEA and QAA are jointly holding a conference on external examining, a repeat of the successful one held in May 2012. The event will disseminate the new QAA guidance for external examiners within the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, and also the HEA external examiners handbook. Participants will explore the new QAA and HEA guidance, and consider the impact on their practice.

26. New to teaching: Languages and Linguistics, 9 November 2012, University of Manchester

This one-day event is designed for new lecturers, teaching fellows, advanced doctoral students and other staff new to teaching languages and linguistics in higher education.

27. Paralegal education – a partnership for the future, 14 November 2012, The Open University in Scotland, Edinburgh

This workshop will disseminate good practice and develop ideas on providing flexible learning for paralegals that enhances their employability and increases the skills which they can offer employers.

28. Bologna regional workshops: Developing successful joint programmes, 22 November 2012, Glasgow and 6 December 2012, London

The British Council is holding these workshops in collaboration with the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC), the HEA and the UK team of Bologna Experts. They will provide practical advice and guidance to academic and administrative members of staff interested in developing joint programmes at Masters or Doctoral level.

29. New to teaching in the Social Sciences residential workshop, 22 - 23 November 2012, Milton Keynes

The workshops are ideally suited for colleagues in their first year of teaching in HE or those who are studying towards a PhD and have teaching commitments. The workshop is designed to support colleagues from across the social sciences.

30. Skills for a greener economy, 27 November 2012, Cambridge

This event aims to help crystallise the characteristics of a graduate required to contribute to and influence the transition to a greener economy and encourage delegates to discuss how HEIs can develop these characteristics through an open and transparent education.

31. European Higher Education Reforms Opportunities and Implications for the UK, 4 December 2012, Cardiff, 5 December 2012, Luton, 7 December 2012, Liverpool, and 17 January 2012, Stirling

These workshops hosted by the HEA and in collaboration with the British Council will be led by Bologna Experts. They aim to support higher education providers and individuals in ensuring their systems are able to maximise the benefit of European Higher Education reforms.

32. What can higher education contribute to improving social mobility in the UK? 26-27 March 2013, Manchester

This event will examine the contribution of higher education to improving social mobility and will explore how widening-access partnerships and collaboration can be adapted to a more competitive environment and whether new approaches and delivery models are required.


David Andrew, 
Head of Academic Practice
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The Learning Institute 
Queen Mary, University of London

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