If you are an undergraduate or a recent graduate with a piece of independent research that you’re proud of—or you’re a lecturer with students like that—please read on! Newcastle University is looking for people to represent us at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2018.
Active Learning for All
18-19 July, Edinburgh Napier University
The call for papers is now open and contributions are welcome for the following sessions:
- Talks (20 mins (15 + 5 mins for questions))
- Snapshots (5 mins)
- Workshop (90 mins)
The theme incorporates a number of activities including:
- Team Based Learning
- Problem Based Learning
- Project Based Learning
- Playful Learning
- Simulation & Role Play Based Learning
The deadline for submissions is 10 April 2019 and you can find full information on the conference website.
‘Embedding Student and Staff Well-Being in the Curriculum’
Calman Learning Centre, Durham University
10 September 2019
The call for papers and registration for the 2019 3 Rivers Regional learning and teaching conference is now open.
Building upon the success of previous partnership events held by the region’s Universities (Teesside, Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland and Northumbria), our theme for 2019 is ‘Embedding Student and Staff Well-Being in the Curriculum’.
Contributions are welcomed on this and any other learning and teaching initiatives in higher-education in the format of either a 15 minute talk or a Show a Tell, where you can demonstrate a new learning and teaching initiative over coffee to the delegates. The event will be hosted by Durham’s Centre for Academic Development in the Calman Learning Centre.
Further details on the conference, including the keynote, registration and submitting a presentation proposal are available via the conference website here https://3riversnortheast.wordpress.com/
Note the call for papers closes on 15th March 2019 at 1pm, and registration will close on 19th April 2019. If you have any further queries or questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 6 June 2019, University of Bath
Call for Papers now open
If you have an idea for an interactive workshop submit your abstract by the 31 January 2019.
Examples topics include:
- Student choice in assessment
- Providing alternative assessments
- Quality assurance and equivalency
- Allowing extra time in exams for all students
- Administration of examination innovations
- Innovating mitigating circumstances processes
Your abstract should include:
- A short title of no more than 20 words.
- The name and contact details for the lead presenter and name of any co-presenters
- A clear statement of the topic of your session will develop participants’ understanding, skills and knowledge through discussion, practice or activity.
- An outline of the proposed schedule of the session. Each workshop will last for 1 hour 15 minutes.
Please return these details to email@example.com
Advance HE are holding a series of engagement events to help shape the way they can support Subject Networks, a method of sharing ideas and best practice . These are being developed as a result of a recent consultation and Advance HE are hoping to engage with staff from a range of institutions to ensure that they meet the needs of modern day HE.
As we are an institutional member of Advance HE, attendance at these events is free for Newcastle University staff.
Please find details of the events below. The links will take you directly to the Advance HE booking page: Continue reading Advance HE Subject Networks Engagement Events
By BA Hons Philosophy student
Applying for the British Conference of Undergraduate Research was on of the best things I have done in my university life. The process was surprisingly simple, despite what I first thought.
I heard of the scholarship from a lecture, I wrote my abstract and many members of staff were willing to help me edit it for the application. The abstract was accepted by the scholarship and they provided me with a lot of support to refine it before my BCUR application. All of the help of the Scholarship committee and my lectures set me up for the application well, and because of their support I was invited to the conference. Continue reading British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR): Student Blog Post
If you are an undergraduate or a recent graduate with a piece of research that you’re proud of—or you’re a lecturer with students like that—please read on! Newcastle University is looking for people to represent us at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2019 or Posters in Parliament 2019
Practical, transferable skills! Taking your learning outside the University! CV points!
British Conference of Undergraduate Research
- What: the UK’s premier conference for research done at undergraduate level.
- Where: University of South Wales
- When: 15-16 April 2019.
- How: ten-minute talks or posters
Posters in Parliament
- What: an opportunity to present your research in the prestigious surroundings of Westminster Palace.
- Where: Houses of Parliament
- When: 7 March 2019.
- How: posters
The theme of the 2019 Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference is Innovation for Teaching Excellence and papers that cover the following themes are welcomed:
- Interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary innovation in teaching and learning practice
- Innovation in inclusive curricula
- Innovation in blended and immersive teaching and learning practice
- Innovative practice that aids transition and retention
- Innovation practice to support employability
- Innovative practice to enhance assessment and feedback
Call for papers now open
The deadline for submissions is 7 January 2019.
2-4 July 2019
Day One: Arts and Humanities, Health and Social Care
Day Two: Thematic/interdisciplinary
Day Three: STEM, Social Sciences
Find out more on the Advance HE website
The Higher Education Academy’s National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates excellent practice and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education. The awards support individuals’ professional development in learning and teaching and provides a national focus for institutional teaching and learning excellence schemes.
The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence Awards recognising outstanding collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching.
More details about the scheme can be found on the HEA’s website.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the University process to determine the institutional nominees to the 2019 National Teaching Fellowship Scheme / Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence scheme.
Application to be an institutional nominee
Nominations are welcomed from all members of staff who feel their work has a major, positive impact on student teaching and learning. Staff who would like to be considered should provide a maximum of 1000 words which address the following criteria.
- Your personal practice and why this should be recognised as outstanding,
- Your impact on colleagues, both internally and externally,
- Your reflection on the above.
Nominations should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Friday the 9th of November 2018.
LTDS has developed a workshop that outlines the scheme and helps you consider whether you are ready to apply for the National Teaching Fellowship scheme. The workshop will take place on 17 October 2018, 12:30- 1:30 pm. Book your place now.
View the LTDS website for more information.
Date: Monday 10 December 2018
This Office for Students event is open to those in the higher education sector and will showcase 67 small-scale ‘experimental’ innovation projects in learning and teaching
See more details and register: www.officeforstudents.org.uk/news-blog-and-events/events/small-scale-experimental-innovation-projects-dissemination-event/
Congratulations to the Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) Anatomy Working Group (AWG) who were awarded the Gold Award for their recent participation in the Innovation in Anatomy Teaching Competition at the Malaysian Anatomical Association Education Symposium (MAAES) in Kuala Terengganu.