Friday, 14 December 2018

Fwd: LJMU Innovations in Practice Journal

The latest issue of LJMU's Innovations in Practice is now available. 

This issue features papers on student mental health and wellbeing, improving teaching with low threshold technology, supporting undergraduate research, and improving the engagement with ethics training.  The issue also includes reviews of books on a wide range of subjects in higher education, as well as a summary of key HE reports (between February and August 2018).

Innovations in Practice, Volume 12, No. 2 -

Many thanks

Virendra Mistry
Editor, Innovations in Practice

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Fwd: University of Birmingham Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi) National Conference 2019






HEFi19 Conference - Learning and Teaching in the Next Generation University

Location: The University of Birmingham

Date: Thursday 20th & Friday 21st June, 2019

What is the conference about?

The 4th Industrial Revolution will result in significant changes to many graduate-level occupations. Artificial intelligence will replace some existing skills and tasks while also creating new job opportunities. Knowledge production will become more distributed and knowledge will be increasingly accessible as digitisation continues apace and the range, scale and quality of online learning grow. Global megatrends in demographics, together with increased intolerance of inequality and the fast pace of change in the labour market will lead to new demands for learning that is lifelong, personalised, bite-size, integrated and industry-linked, supported by new, agile micro-credentialing systems.

In some respects, this future is already here. In this conference, we will consider questions about the 'next generation' university, and explore ways in which higher education learning and teaching must evolve to ensure graduates are ready for their futures.  Implications for the training of academic and professional staff will be identified, and a summary of the conference outcomes will be synthesised and made available to all participants.

Who is the conference for?
Academic and professional staff with an interest in and responsibility for innovation in higher education learning and teaching.

Where can I find further information?

Further information is available on the conference website, including a call for proposals for those who would like an opportunity to present.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham to share ideas on shaping the 'next generation' university.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to relevant colleagues in and beyond the University of Birmingham.

Kathleen Armour
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
University of Birmingham


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Fwd: 30 January 2019 Power dynamics in student staff partnerships

The next RAISE Special Interest Group for Partnership is meeting in London at the University of Westminster on Wednesday 30th January, 1-5:30pm. 

The theme of the meeting will be 'Power dynamics in student staff partnerships'.  The event will include a talk by Lucy Mercer-Mapstone (Endeavour Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh) on 'Disrupting power hierarchies to build student-staff partnerships'.  There will also be a roundtable discussion on the day's theme involving staff and students from a variety of UK institutions.

We invite students and staff to submit posters that showcase examples of any aspect of working in partnership to be displayed throughout the afternoon with opportunities for discussion.  Poster abstracts should be submitted to by 5pm on Friday 14th December.  Acceptance of posters will be notified by Friday 21st December.

The event will take place at our campus at 35 Marylebone Road (across from Baker Street station). The building is fully wheelchair accessible. There are accessible and single-stall all gender toilets near the workshop rooms. If you face any access barriers or require detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation. Please contact Moonisah Usman or Jennifer Fraser at if you have any questions.

Registration for the event is free and open to all.  Please register by Wednesday January 16th via 

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Fwd: PedRIO conference 29th November 2018

Hi all,

The programme is now available online for our November conference, which remains free to external participants. Please register using the link below if you are interested in attending, and do forward to colleagues who might be interested. With a keynote from Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor at WonkHE, and a wide range of contributed papers and workshops, it should be a good day.

Best wishes,


PedRIO Conference: 'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'

University of Plymouth, 29th November 2018

An increasing focus on Institutional Excellence in Higher Education has led to a proliferation of 'excellence' agendas (REF, TEF and, most recently, KEF). Pedagogic research crosses the boundaries between research and teaching and has strong implications for the knowledge exchange agenda and thus is perfectly situated to support (and critique) the excellence agendas. In this context, the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) is delighted to announce an upcoming conference entitled 'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'.

Aimed at bringing together leading academics from across the UK and beyond, the conference themes include:

         Demonstrating institutional and subject excellence

         Impact and evaluation – linking teaching and research

         Institutional excellence and policy development

         Public Engagement and Pedagogic Research for impact

         Widening participation and institutional excellence

Conference registration is available here                                                                                                                                                                 


Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor at WonkHE.  Keynote title: 'High Seas: the shipping forecast for UK HE policy'.

The conference will take place on Thursday 29th November 2018 at the University of Plymouth, UK. For any queries, please email  

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Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and National Teaching Fellow (NTF).

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University of Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA

Tel: 01752 587614

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- and Using an Immersive Induction  Module to enhance transition to HE, Teaching in Higher Education – free ePrints here:

- plus 'Is students' energy literacy related to their university's position in a sustainability ranking?' Environmental Education Research Free ePrints here:


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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Call for papers, Canadian conference (CSSHE)

We particularly want to attract the attention of international students & scholars, practioners and policymakers and invite them to respond to our Call for papers for the 

2019 Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE) conference to be held 

June 2 to 4, 2019, hosted by the University of British Columbia (Point Grey Campus) Vancouver. 


Details can be found at: The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2018.


CSSHE/SCEES Annual Conference: June 2 to 4, 2019 The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of the Congress of the

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

FW: PedRIO conference: What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?


PedRIO Conference: 'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'


Taking place on Thursday 29th November 2018 at the University of Plymouth.


The programme is now available online, please take a look at the interesting papers and workshops we will have taking place.  As a reminder, conference registration is available here                   



We are pleased to host Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor at WonkHE with his Keynote: 'High Seas: the shipping forecast for UK HE policy'.

For any queries, please email  

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Information is beautiful workshop - London October

How do you create effective, interesting & useful data visualizations, infographics?
David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his process and
 method for creating successful dataviz and infographics.

Fwd: 4th UK Advising and Tutoring Annual Conference - Call for Proposals


UKAT Annual Conference 2019 – Call for Proposals

Transition, Persistence and Resilience: Academic Advising for Success.


11th & 12th April at Plymouth University United Kingdom.

UKAT are excited to offer a 4th annual conference that will provide an opportunity to explore new research, innovative practice and contemporary discussion on student support through advising and tutoring. We recognise that for many students the barriers to success (difficulty transitioning; lack of confidence; time and resource poverty) can outweigh the wealth of opportunities and advantages afforded by university experience. Students' development of persistence and resilience can be enhanced by a support network of peers, professional support staff, personal tutors and academic advisors and this conference will bring together members of these groups to share good practice, skills and knowledge.


The conference themes will focus specifically on how student support systems impact on the student experience. Abstracts relating to these areas are welcomed to cultivate student centred discussions within academic advising and tutoring, and should be themed under one of the following;


  • Transitioning students: support/activities and evaluation.
  • Developing Persistence
  • Building student Resilience
  • Academic Advising for Success

A sponsorship prize will be awarded for the best poster at the conference.


The closing date for submission of proposals is 31 October 2018


Please visit for more information and full guidance on submitting proposals.

To submit a proposal, visit


Kind regards,



Dr David Grey, SFHEA

Educational Developer, PCAP Programme Lead | | ( 01904 876225

Learning & Teaching Team |

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Fwd: PedRIO conference: Institutional and Subject Excellence


'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'

University of Plymouth, 29th November 2018

An increasing focus on Institutional Excellence in Higher Education has led to a proliferation of 'excellence' agendas (REF, TEF and, most recently, KEF). Pedagogic research crosses the boundaries between research and teaching and has strong implications for the knowledge exchange agenda and thus is perfectly situated to support (and critique) the excellence agendas. In this context, the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) is delighted to announce an upcoming conference entitled 'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?'.


Aimed at bringing together leading academics from across the UK and beyond, you are invited to submit an abstract for a paper (15 mins with 5 minutes discussion), workshop (1 hour) or poster, themed around one of the following areas:


• Demonstrating institutional and subject excellence
Impact and evaluation – linking teaching and research

Institutional excellence and policy developments
• Public Engagement and Pedagogic Research for impact

 Widening participation and institutional excellence


Please submit your abstract via this link - closing date: 24th September 2018.

Conference registration is also available here                   



Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor at WonkHE.  Keynote title: 'High Seas: the shipping forecast for UK HE policy'.

The conference will take place on Thursday 29th November 2018 at the University of Plymouth, UK. For any queries, please email  


Saturday, 18 August 2018

Fwd: Transforming Assessment Webinars - nuance in written and audio feedback 4 Apr 2018 [JISCmail]

1) Recording available: "Unlocking the code to digital literacy - implications for learning and assessment" held 1 Aug 2018.
Presenter: Associate Professor Jo Coldwell-Neilson (Deakin University, Australia)
In this session Jo will argued for an updated definition and understanding of digital literacy that encapsulates the broader, ubiquitous nature of digital technologies, together with the elements that underpin the understanding. This provides a framework to scaffold and contextualise digital literacy learning through the curriculum and inform assessment practices to ensure our graduates are prepared for a digitally enhanced workplace.
View and download resources:

2) Next session: "Virtual work integrated learning" 5 Sep 2018.
Presenter: A/Prof Sally Male (University of Western Australia, Australia)
This session will explore the 'Virtual Work Integrated Learning in Engineering' project that developed, tested and established an approach for non-placement engagement with engineering practice for engineering students. Learning modules involve authentic tasks, virtual sites, simulations and/or electronic interaction with engineers. Learning modules, results of testing, and next steps will be presented.
Further information and registration:

3) Australian e-Exams Symposium and workshop series (online access 31 Aug)

a) A series of workshops looking at the preliminary findings of the Australian Government funded 'Transforming Exams Across Australia' project will be held in most Australian capital cities over the remainder of 2018.
*** Online attendance is available for the session on 31 Aug 2018 ***
The project focused on enabling authentic e-assessment in exam rooms involving 10 Australian university partners.
The workshops feature a two session format comprising an executive briefing followed by a workshop.

Adelaide: 31 Aug 2018 (following Examinations Network conf). [Online attendance possible for Session 1 only.]
Perth: 10 Sep 2018
Sydney: 21 Sep 2018
Brisbane: 27 Sep 2018 (following Moodle MOOT Australia)
Hobart: 5 Oct 2018
Canberra: 31 Oct 2018 (following EdTechPosium)
Reg free via:

b) An e-Exams Symposium will be held 24 November 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
This full day mini-conference will feature two international guest speakers from Austria and Finland speaking about their e-Exams implementation projects. Prof. Geoff Crisp will the MC for day. Detailed findings from the Australian national project that saw development of an authentic, robust, e-exams platform and 20 trials across multiple university partners will be discussed. All are welcome.
Expression of interest in attending is available at:
(you will be notified when registration payment opens - expected AU$195)

Further information:
The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of assessment and e-assessment topics.
Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University of New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash Education Academy, Monash University, Australia.
Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, links to resources and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at

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The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
The University of Queensland, Australia
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Monash Education Academy,
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Transforming Assessment

Monday, 30 July 2018

Registration is now open for the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Conference 2018.

Middlesex University in Seotember

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Next PEDRIO conference

Check out @ProfDcotton’s Tweet:

Next #PedRIO conference on 29 November:  What is Institutional and Subject Excellence? Delighted to have @LouisMMCoiffait from @Wonkhe as keynote! Call for abstracts and registration details here: Would be great to see you there!

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

FW: SEDA WORKSHOP: Supporting Programme Leaders and Programme Leadership 13/09/18



The programme leader or director role is a complex and important one, crucial to higher education institutions core business: the delivery of higher programmes of study at under- and post-graduate level. However, it is little researched or clearly defined. There is evident interest in the Programme Leader role across the sector, borne from a growing prevalence of the role and lack of clarity and support for those practicing.


The responsibilities of the programme leader include academic leadership – that is creating a unified and coherent academic programme made up of a collection of modules, and the leadership of academics – supporting peers in meeting their specific responsibilities across the programme. Integral to both is the importance of creating productive and positive inter-personal relationships across a wide array of colleagues: quality and administrative officers, educational developers, academic peers, senior academic leaders and of course students.


The workshop will offer a developmental opportunity for programme leaders and those invested in programme leadership to explore the role in their specific contexts (Jenny Lawrence), consider how to better frame and define the role (Rowena Senior) and look to the various aspects of programme leadership in 2 break out sessions: Academic leadership; Programme level assessment (Ruth Whitfield) & Leading academics; Building effective interpersonal relationships and integrated working (Sarah Moore). Sam Ellis will close with a large group session exploring the development of programme directors' personal efficacy.


Please see SEDA Website for further details. Follow discussions about this and other SEDA conferences on Twitter using #sedaconf


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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

FW: Coming to our senses: embedding contemplative pedagogy in higher education


Apologies for cross-posting. There are still places, but registration for this conference will close very soon. Please forward to others with an interest.

Coming to our senses: embedding contemplative pedagogy in higher education

A four-day symposium for educators

This four-day event at Emerson College will bring together educators working in higher education to explore, experience and study contemplative pedagogy. It will be a valuable opportunity to connect with like-minded people, learn from what others are doing in their classrooms and reflect on our own contemplative practice and how this impacts our teaching and conduct.

Emerson College, East Sussex, Forest Row, RH18 5JX

2pm 27 August 2018 – 2pm 30 August 2018

Fees and Payment including tuition, all meals and single room accommodation:

If booked by 31st January 2018

Employer funded: £540
Self-funded: £440
Self-funded student: £200 (not bookable on line, see details below)

After January 31st 2018

Employer funded: £580
Self-funded: £480

There are only three places available at the self-funded student rate of £200 and as such they are not bookable through the website. Please email Caroline Barratt for more details.

There are 10 places available at the general self-funded rate which is bookable online on a first come first served basis. This rate is subject to an increase after the 31st January.

Click here for full details and to book your place


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Thursday, 28 June 2018

FW: Winter School: International Perspectives on Education Policy (IPEP) - Verona, 11-16 Nov 2018


Dear colleagues,


Could I draw your attention to the University of Verona’s 2nd Winter School on International Perspectives on Education Policy?  Designed for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers in all areas of education, and also suitable for advanced master students, this will considers theories and methods relevant across the entire field of educational policy research. There is a particular focus on higher and adult education policy, but the specific content of activities will be developed in the light of the participants’ interests. Full details are available at


Please pass on details to anyone who may be interested.


IPEP is a co-operation between the University of Verona (Department of Human Sciences), Aalborg University (Department of Learning and Philosophy), the University of Nottingham (School of Education), the Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IRPPS), and the International Research Centre for Global and Comparative Policy Studies on the Education and Learning of Adults (IRC-GloCoPoS).


Many thanks,


John Holford.


Professor John Holford

Robert Peers Chair in Adult Education, University of Nottingham

Joint Editor, International Journal of Lifelong Education

Co-ordinator, ENLIVEN research project (Horizon 2020)

President, International Society for Comparative Adult Education

New book: The Palgrave International Handbook on Adult and Lifelong Education and Learning

Recent Open Access articles, The misuses of sustainability: Adult education, citizenship and the dead hand of neoliberalism; Local & Global in the Formation of a Learning Theorist: Peter Jarvis and adult education

Open Access book: Adult Education Policy and the European Union




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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

FW: Posting re Conference - Internationalising the Curriculum 21st September 2018


NTU will again be hosting a free to attend Internationalising the Curriculum Conference – the 3rd TILT/NTU Global IoC Conference – on Friday 21st September.  The theme for the conference is students as co-producers, and attached is a call for contributions.  We welcome both full presentations, and short Pecha Kucha presentations plus posters.  The deadline for submissions is July 27th.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


IoC Conference team





Dr Sandra H Kirk FRSB SFHEA

Deputy Dean

School of Science & Technology

Nottingham Trent University

Clifton Lane


NG11 8NS

Tel: 0115 848 3109



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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

FW: TELFest 2018 Livestream



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Subject: TELFest 2018 Livestream


Dear Colleagues (Apologies for any cross posting)


TELFest 2018 Livestream


TELFest, the annual Technology Enhanced Learning Festival from the University of Sheffield is going live this year, and you're all invited! 


Starting at 10:30 BST on Tuesday 26th June, you can participate remotely via our livestream at With over twenty sessions being streamed, covering a broad spectrum of topics, we hope the programme will appeal to colleagues working in a variety of disciplines.  


To have a look at the programme for the three day event, please visit the agenda. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions via the livestream, and we would encourage you to join the conversation on Twitter at #telfest. 


We hope you will be able to join us. 


Many thanks,


The University of Sheffield's Technology Enhanced Learning Team


Farzana Latif
Technology Enhanced Learning Manager

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Team
Academic Programmes and Student Engagement
The University of Sheffield
10-12 Brunswick St
Sheffield S10 2FN

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Friday, 22 June 2018

FW: Registration (Closing Soon): Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship 2018 Conference, University of Bristol 11-12 July 2018



Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship:

Exploring Transitions in Higher Education for Students and Staff

11th and 12th July 2018*, University of Bristol,


In this fourth conference in the Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship series the focus is on exploring the transitions and mechanisms by which students and staff are supported and support each other in succeeding in enhancing their academic practice.

Transitions in, through and out of Higher Education impact on both students and staff in today's University.  Staff and students grapple with an increasingly complex HE environment with changes to the job market and challenges of uncertainty over their future they pass through a number of complex transitions into, within and out of higher education.

At the same time, the marketization of Higher Education and the impact of increasing student numbers, workloads and uncertainties over the impact of the TEF alongside REF are amongst a range of factors that both encounter.

Against this complex background, the interface between teaching and learning that both parties work within provides a challenging, engaging and supportive environment to work through many of these issues. The conference will address the following themes:

  • Enhancing employability through curriculum design
  • Confidence & resilience as key skills for transitions
  • Balancing student satisfaction with engaged learning
  • Enhancing learning through inclusive teaching spaces

 in over 70 talks, workshops and presentations. In a new move for 2018, we are including a range of short 5 minutes talk each a "Snapshot" talk. Snapshots will be combined along themes into groups of 4-6. We'll then have a snapshot session where groups of snapshots are presented together followed by 20-30 mins for discussion at tables of how these ideas could be explored by delegates in their own contexts.





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FW: Reminder: Critical performative pedagogies as part of London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) 2018

Registration (free) is now open for London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) 2018, 29th & 30th June 2018, University of Westminster which includes a stream that I have curated on innovative pedagogies umbrella-ed under the title 'Disruptions, Interventions and Liminalities: Critical Performative Pedagogies'.

Please see below for further details and do forward to any interested parties.

The conference schedule (with times comprising my set of panels) can be found here:

Best wishes, 



Stream Organiser: Dr Lee Campbell

In any pedagogical situation, you want the learners to feel safe. On the other hand, you must know that you may be faced with a group where there isn't a lot of dynamics, there's a lot of sleepiness and so on, and you [the teacher] want to somehow make them active, challenge them. Performative arts would have a lot of strategies (Manfred Schewe, 2016).

This stream asks: 'What happens when performative arts meet pedagogy?' and explores the possibilities of the emerging field of 'performative pedagogy' and its potential as useful and applicable to enabling learning across a range of artistic and possibly other disciplines. Papers comprising this panel from individuals and groups across all creative disciplines deploy pedagogic approaches with an emphasis on performativity to drive learning. They theorise, articulate and demonstrate some of the possibilities of using a critical performative pedagogy which may showcase good practice of making positive usage of performative teaching and learning.

Joe L. Kincheloe describes critical theorists as 'detectives of new theoretical insights, perpetually searching for new and interconnected ways of understanding power and oppression and the ways they shape everyday life and human experience'. (Kincheloe, Joe L., 2008. Critical Pedagogy. Peter Lang: New York). With a similar curiosity around power plays, a selection of these papers reflect upon how power may be understood in critical pedagogy in relation to 'the effects of power on shaping and misshaping the pedagogical act' as a means of (re)thinking how power relations may operate in teaching practice. Applying Michel Foucault's understanding of social power (1980), we envisage performance as a tool to make power relations visible (making performance as mirroring power plays that take place in all forms of daily human existence).

Raphael Hallett has suggested that students' work tends to be valued in terms of a very circumscribed, clean, clear presentation. Disruption, intervention, liminalities are forms of expression that do not necessarily correspond with conventional criteria that lean towards focus, precision, clarity, coherence and structure. Papers forming this stream deploy the strategies of performative pedagogy and relate in some way to 'disruption', 'intervention' and 'liminality'. Performance Art (and Art per se) is predicated on rule breaking, even on discomforting audiences, especially the elitist audiences of Live Art and Performance. As Dr Jane Munro recently pointed out at Tactics of Interruption, (Toynbee Studios, London, June 2016), interruption is about 'creating new forms – allowing interruption to shape the work – not hiding them'. A selection of these papers advocate the power of risk in teaching and learning, that explore disruption/interruption as a 'risky' pedagogic strategy to not only provoke students' participation but also to demonstrate how performative pedagogy can be effectively deployed to break implicit rules surrounding the exchange of power relation between student and teacher.

Panel 1 
1  Paul Antick-  On using 'foul' language in a university classroom
2  Claire Makhlouf Carter - Bitter Lucky Dip
3  Christabel Harley - The Matter of Art & Design Research 
4  Lee Campbell - We Interrupt This Broadcast: Tactics of Disruption as Provocative Pedagogy

Panel 2 
1 Jennifer Kitchen - The Power of Play: Ensemble pedagogy, playfulness and the creation of '3rd spaces' in education
2 Mark James Hamilton - Playing with Plurality 
3 Jaione Cerrato and Jon Halls - Creating space for informal education in a quantified world

Panel 3   
1 Paul Stewart - Art and Commitment: performing critical pedagogy as an art methodology
2 Monica Marroquín-Almanza - The artifacts of memory
3 Nese Ceren Tosun - What can embodied creativity training do for law and business students?

Panel 4 
1 Francesca Antonacci-  How Performing Arts Will Integrate Mind, Body And Soul
2 Birte Brudermann-  Idyll and Scandal
3 Ana Milovanović - Liminalities of Critical Performative Pedagogies in Capitalism

Panel 5 
1 Nigel Grimmer- Utilizing Performative Teaching within the Induction Unit as a Social Tool Capable of Aiding Participation and Retention
2 Lisa Peck-  Feminist Interventions and Performative Pedagogy in Acting
3 Gavin Baker - Using a performative approach to textual analysis


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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

FW: Workshops on Academic CVs & Academic Interviews, London: booking now open



Dear colleague

I'm pleased to invite you to the following UCU professional development workshops taking place in London on Thursday 28 June:

Academic CVs - Thursday 28 June 09:30-12:30
This workshop will guide you through how to compile an effective, scannable academic CV: what goes in, what it's best to leave out, how to organise your information for maximum relevance and impact.

By the end of the workshop, you will know what you need to do in order to make your academic CV ready for the job market.

Academic Interviews - Thursday 28 June 13:30-16:30

There's a secret about academic interviews which hardly ever gets passed on: they are predictable. In fact, they are incredibly predictable. This workshop will explore why that is, and what, from an academic search committee's point of view, the psychology of academic interviewing really is. 

We will look in detail at common interview questions - how to anticipate them, how to prepare for them, and what a good answer sounds like - so that you have all the tools you need to perform well at your next interview.

You are welcome to apply for one or both of these courses and as ever our CPD events are free to all UCU members.

Best wishes

Glen Pickard
Campaigns Administrator
University and College Union (UCU)