Wednesday, 15 January 2014

FW: HEA Inspirational Leaders seminar/webinar series


The HEA has launched a new seminar series, looking at Inspirational Leaders in learning and teaching. This series will offer a programme of thought provoking events looking at a selection of the HEA’s thematic work. The events will be held in the HEA’s York office but simultaneously webcast to enable delegates to attend in person and virtually. Topics will include online learning; students as partners; employability and retention and success.


Open online learning, 21 January 2014, 12.45-15.00

The event will feature a discussion of the issues currently facing Open Education as it moves from being ring fenced funded project activity into being core centrally supported activity. Dr Neil Morris, (University of Leeds), Professor GrĂ¡inne Conole (University of Leicester) and Professor Ale Armellini (University of Northampton) will present how their leadership in the approach to Open Educational Practice will influence their institutions going forward.


There is no charge to attend, but a place (either in person or via the webinar) must be booked. Bookings are now open. Lunch is available from 12.00 for delegates attending in person.


Students as partners, 11 February 2014, 14.00-15.00

This seminar will focus on the leadership of partnership working between staff and students, and students’ unions and institutions. Paul Chapman and Luke Millard, Birmingham City University, and Robert Mackay and Matthew Holman, University of Sheffield will present examples of successful partnership working from different higher education institutions: Speakers will reflect on their experiences of leading partnership work together, and identify some of the challenges and lessons learned for those embarking on similar leadership journeys.


There is no charge to attend, but a place (either in person or via the webinar) must be booked. Bookings are now open. Lunch is available from 13.00 for delegates attending in person.


Best Wishes





Chris Vincent

Administrator (Flexible Learning)


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