External examiner training opportunity

The HEA is running a 2-part professional development course for aspiring, new or experienced external examiners. The design of the course reflects an active learning approach, with an emphasis on valuing participants’ experiences and prior knowledge.

Part 1 takes the form of online activities and reading, with Part 2 being a face-to-face workshop to be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 7th February.  Click here for more details and to book.

As the University of Dundee is an HEA-subscribing institution, this course  is free for members of our staff to attend.

Evaluation, Evidence and Enhancement conference 2018- deadline for proposals 12th January

Proposals are invited for next year’s Enhancement Theme conference. Closing date 12th January 2018.

You can submit a proposal for a paper presentation, workshop or lightning talk on one of the 4 broad conference tracks:

  1. Navigating the data landscape
  2. Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to enhance student retention, attainment and employability
  3.  Finding effective evidence for prompting student engagement in their learning
  4. Evaluating improvements in the student experience

For more information see the conference website

Call for Papers- University of Stirling L & T conference April 2018

Our collegues in Stirling have just announced the Call for Papers for their annual Learning and Teaching conference ‘Seeing things differently: learning, teaching and assessment practices in higher education’, which will take place at the University of Stirling on April 18th 2018.  The keynote address will be provided by Siân Bayne, Professor of Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and also Assistant Principal for Digital Education www.sianbayne.net

Please click on the link below for the Call and all additional information. The deadline for abstracts is the 20th December 2017.


This is always a worthwhile conference and we would encourage you to submit and/or attend!