Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Fwd: Free Webinar - Using Solution-focused Coaching with Students

Using Solution-focused Coaching with Students -  Thursday 25 April 2019, 14:00

Open to all and relevant to anyone who supports students.

About This Webinar

This webinar aims to help attendees:

  • understand solution- focused coaching and the solution- focused approach;
  • consider the key characteristics of using a solution- focused approach in the personal tutoring role;
  • explore how solution talk and problem talk questions can impact student success;
  • examine and demonstrate the use of frameworks (such as GROW, OSKAR and BATHE) for coaching conversations in tutoring interactions with students
  • contemplate the role of success coaching in US Higher Education and it's potential relevance to the UK

About the Presenters

Dave Lochtie is a Board Member and the Deputy Chair of the professional development committee for UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) and the Student Voice and Development Manager at the Union of Students, University of Derby. He previously worked in the UK and US as a qualified teacher, governor, director and manager of personal tutoring, success coaching, administration and admissions and recently co-authored the book 'Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education'

Ben W Walker is the Vice-Chair (Professional Development) for UKAT and a senior lecturer in academic development and doctoral researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University. He previously held various teaching, research and quality improvement roles. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and co-author of the highly regarded book 'Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education'.  More information on his work can be found at www.benwwalker.co.uk   

Jackie Leigh is a Reader in Teaching and Learning in the School of Health and Society at the University of Salford, and has a specific interest in coaching.

If you cannot participate on that day and time the recording will be available with all previous webinars here.

Kind regards,

Dave Lochtie
U.K. Advising and Tutoring, Board Member & Deputy Chair of Professional Development
University of Derby Union of Students, Student Voice & Development Manager

Monday, 15 April 2019

Fwd: Booking Reminder: Digital Capabilities: Breaking barriers, creating connections

Title:                         Digital Capabilities: Breaking barriers, creating connections

Date:                        Tuesday 4 – Wednesday 5 June 2019

Venue:                      Park Inn by Radisson, York

Booking deadline:  Friday 3 May 2019

Booking details:     https://www.ucisa.ac.uk/groups/dcg/Events/2019/spotlight5/booking


After the success of ucisa DCG Spotlight 4 we are delighted to announce that this year's event is organised in collaboration between two ucisa special interest groups; the Digital Capabilities Group (DCG) and Digital Education Group (DEG). It will take place on 4-5 June at the Park Inn Radisson Hotel in York and bookings are open! 


If you weren't at the 2018 event, don't just take our word on how useful it was.  Here's what some delegates said:


"Really enjoyed the range of perspectives on digital capabilities, and the mixture of participants from different backgrounds. The conference also had a nicely practical emphasis, with plenty to take away and follow up."


"I had a great time and look forward to attending again. It was a little out of my area of expertise…but it was so collaborative and inclusive I didn't feel out of place."


"[I most enjoyed the] peer-led parallel sessions bringing real-life insight, the conference was a great learning experience."



The theme for 2019 is Digital Capabilities: Breaking barriers, creating connections, and we are putting together a programme exploring how partnerships across different teams in post-compulsory education can benefit staff and students. We will explore how digital capabilities can help break down barriers, look at transition into and out of FE and HE, how to support students and staff with varying needs and from a wide range of backgrounds, to be inclusive for all. The programme will also include learner perspectives, preparing students to be adaptable, independent and resilient.


The programme will be of particular interest to those involved in supporting and promoting digital capabilities development, such as IT trainers, learning technologists, library and IT staff and educational developers.


To make your booking please go to the booking form here


See you in June!


Best wishes,


DCG and DEG Committee



Sian Thomas

Events and Membership Officer

t: 01865 283425  

e: admin@ucisa.ac.uk



13 Banbury Road, Oxford,  OX2 6NN



Thursday, 11 April 2019

Fwd: Final call for CIHE Conference presentations - closing 18 April 2019


Final call for presentations – deadline 18 April 2019


Centre for Innovation in Higher Education (CIHE)

Annual Conference 2019


Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge campus), 10 July 2019


We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for our inaugural annual conference entitled 'Creative Approaches to Pedagogic Research' – an opportunity to share and learn about current innovative approaches to research-informed teaching and learning. Please visit Anglia Ruskin's online store to book your place.


Our keynote speakers are Prof Pauline Kneale (University of Plymouth) and Prof Mike Sharples (Open University), both of whom are Honorary Visiting Professors at CIHE.  We will also have two workshops from Dr Mark J. P. Kerrigan (Plymouth College of Art, Honorary Visiting Fellow at CIHE) and Prof Gina Wisker (University of Brighton).


The call for presentations is open until 18 April 2019: we invite contributions of 30 minutes focussing on any of the below three strands, which underpin CIHE's mission, or other creative approaches to pedagogic research.

·         Digital Futures 

·         Active Learning 

·         Design Thinking Pedagogy 

We encourage innovative use of the 30 minute time slot including (but not limited to):

·         Micro-teaching

·         Short practice workshop 'How to…'

·         Interactive debate and discussion

Please submit your proposal using this form by 18 April 2019. Please note it is our intention to publish contributions as chapters in an edited volume in 2019/20.

If you have any queries or questions, please contact us via cihe@anglia.ac.uk.

Best wishes,


Cassie Fox

Centre Administrator, Centre for Innovation in Higher Education



Find us on social media @anglialta | @CIHE_ARU


Date for your diary – 10 July 2019, Cambridge

CIHE Annual Conference 2019  - 'Creative Approaches to Pedagogic Research'

Further details, call for presentations and booking information here




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Monday, 8 April 2019

Enhancing Learning & Teaching in Management Education:
Crossing the line: bridging boundaries in management education
5 June 2019, Lancaster University Management School

Friday, 5 April 2019

Towards Meaningful Partnerships: Student-Staff Collaborations to Enhance Learning and Teaching across the Disciplines

We are delighted to announce an upcoming symposium entitled Towards Meaningful Partnerships: Student-Staff Collaborations to Enhance Learning and Teaching across the Disciplines on Monday 16th September at the University of Surrey.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor Alison Cook-Sather, Bryn Mawr College, USA
Professor Mick Healey, HE Consultant and Researcher, Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK
Dr Ruth Healey, Associate Professor in Higher Education at the University of Chester, UK

Recent years have seen a growing interest from the higher education community in exploring how staff and students can work in partnership to carry out research, and to develop and enhance learning and teaching. The aim of this symposium is to draw together staff and students to explore theoretical perspectives on and practical examples of partnerships in different disciplinary contexts, as well as share experiences of navigating this often challenging terrain.

We invite proposals which primarily address (but are not limited to) the following areas:
·         Students as partners in enhancing learning, teaching and assessment
·         Collaborative approaches to curriculum design and review
·         Students as co-enquires in higher education research
·         Student-staff partnerships as transformative experiences
·         Benefits and challenges of student-staff partnerships
·         Embedding student-staff partnership approaches at institutional level.
Submissions can be in the form of a presentation or a workshop/panel. We particularly welcome collaborative submissions between students and staff!

Please send the completed proposal form to n.yakovchuk@surrey.ac.uk by Monday 13th May 2019.

eLearning Summer School


eLearning Summer School  “Developing all learners: big data in higher education”

18-21 June 2019  Technical University  Dublin

For Further Details: http://dublinelss.wordpress.com. 

Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) network

Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) network
11-13 September 2019, University of Wolverhampton



When and Where
For Further Details
The Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference ‘Rising to the Challenge’
13th June 2019, Oxford Brookes University
14th International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC)
4th-6th September, Oxford Brookes Unversity
Active Learning Conference
11 June 2019, University of Sussex

Academic Practice and Technology (APT 2019) conference
1st July 2019, University College London
Degree Classification and External Examining: Protecting the Value of Qualifications Conference
22 May 2019, London
Race Equality through Pedagogy
1st July 2019, Sheffield
Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference 2019
24th-26th October 2019, Amsterdam

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference
2 April 2020, Warwick University
(further details to be confirmed)
Annual Learning and Teaching Symposium
‘Connected Students’.
19th September 2019,

Learning and Teaching Symposium
Thursday 9th May 2019
(Annually, usually the first week in May), Brunel University

For future years, please check the webpage or email beec@brunel.ac.uk.
SOLSTICE and CLT Conference  
5th-6th June 2019, Edge Hill University

18th-19th July 2019, Edinburgh Napier
Education Research and Enterprise Conference
14th June 2019, University of Brighton
Student Experience Conference 2019
4th November 2019, University of Derby
Call for Papers 22nd May

For more information contact: dsec@derby.ac.uk.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019