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PedRIO Conference: ‘What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?’

University of Plymouth, 29th November 2018 https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/pedrio-conference-what-is-institutional-and-subject-excellence 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

By | 2018-11-09T15:35:43+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, News|0 Comments

Call for Abstracts: 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference

The call for proposals for presentations and workshop sessions at the 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, which will take place on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd April 2019. The call closes on Friday 9th November. The title of this year’s Conference is ‘Blended and Active Learning: Where Are We Now,

By | 2018-11-06T16:48:09+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Events, News|0 Comments

Supporting Vulnerable Students

Following requests from academic staff, the Counselling Service is running the following workshops for Tutors: Supporting Vulnerable Students in Your Role Workshops will cover: • Students’ emotional and mental health needs • The emotional experience of learning • Information about support services and how to refer • Managing difficult/complex situations Dates: •

By | 2018-11-05T11:21:13+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Events|0 Comments

Mental Health Awareness

For students in distress, the first point of contact is often with non-specialist university staff.  The first conversation students have with a member of staff like this can be vital – in ensuring they receive a warm, empathic and understanding response to help them immediately, and that they are then signposted, if necessary, to

By | 2018-10-31T10:27:39+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Announcements, News|0 Comments

THRIVE success

THRIVE success at the International Conference on Inclusive Universities In March this year, Daniela de Silva, THRIVE Community Lead, successfully submitted an abstract and was subsequently invited to present a talk on Embedding Inclusive Course Design at the International Conference on Inclusive Universities at the University of Education Salzburg, Stefan Zweig. The conference took

By | 2018-10-29T09:40:19+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Events, News|0 Comments

SEDA conference

Supporting staff to meet increasing challenges in Higher and Further Education Early bird bookings for the 23rd SEDA Annual Conference close 5pm Thursday, 18 October 2018. If you would like more details please go to the conference website where you will find the booking form. Dates: 15 – 16 November 2018 Venue: Macdonald Burlington

By | 2018-10-16T08:48:01+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Events, News|0 Comments

Building Resilience & Well-being for Academic Writing

30th October 2018, 4-7pm Regent Street, Room TBC Come and work on your academic writing resilience and developing a writing plan. The aim of this experiential evening is to help you develop self-insight on your own resilience blockages, and raise awareness of what you need to do to build resilience and enhance well-being in

By | 2018-09-24T12:30:32+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Events|0 Comments

Prestige Workshops 2018/19

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND ENHANCEMENT SCHEME FOR TEACHING There will be a series of workshops for staff wanting to make an application for Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship or Senior Fellowship via the e-portfolio route throughout the academic year. • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) provides experienced academics with professional recognition benchmarked against

By | 2018-10-24T15:47:12+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Workshops|0 Comments

Student Engagement: Evolution and Future

In the month of June this year, I had the chance to attend the International Institute on Students as Partners at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. The conference was attended from delegates from some of the leading universities around the globe. The conference was centralized on the role of Student Engagement and overall aim of the

By | 2018-10-09T14:59:21+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Announcements, News, partnership blog|0 Comments

Call for ALDinHE research applications

The Association for Learning Development in Higher Education are delighted to announce that the call for ALDinHE research applications for 2018-2019 is open. ALDinHE is the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education. Learning Developers share a common desire to empower students in their learning through helping them make sense of academic practices within

By | 2018-07-26T12:54:17+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, News|0 Comments