All posts by Lorraine Anderson

Evidence for Enhancement

The sector’s new Enhancement Theme – ‘Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience’ – was launched earlier this month in Edinburgh. Our VP(LT), Prof Karl Leydecker, is leading the Theme and you can read about his thoughts on it in Wonkhe. It’s early days yet for any detailed information on the direction that the Theme will take but an initial overview paper has been produced by QAA Scotland Evidence for Enhancement.

Interested in getting involved in this Theme? Contact our staff lead for the Theme – Aliki Varvogli

Reflecting on proxies for quality learning

SEDA Spring Teaching and Learning and Assessment Conference Leeds, 10-11 May 2018

The SEDA residentials are always great events for networking and picking up ideas on innovative practice that works. This conference will look at ‘how we can both understand and improve [the student] experience in ways which may offer more fundamental educational advantages than the simple metrics of systems like the NSS and the TEF’. Always of interest but very timely for the Scottish sector with the launch of the new Enhancement Theme focusing on evidence-based practice.

We do lots of great stuff at Dundee – why not think about sharing that good practice at this event? The call for contributions closes on 30 October


Changes at the HEA – but not in Scotland

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You may have seen the recent articles in the media about the changes to the funding model for the HEA and subsequent changes to institutional membership and individual Fellowship.

These changes are currently only taking place in England and Wales and the existing model will remain the same in Scotland for the next year.

CASTLE will keep you informed of further developments.

Academic Practice and Identity

Check out the virtual special issue of Studies in Higher Education.


Virtual Special Issue Series 5: Academic Practice and Identity
Studies in Higher Education

Collated by Rosemary Deem and Bruce Macfarlane, this virtual special issue comprises the key issues on the topic of Academic Practice and Identity, published in Studies in Higher Education, over the last 40 years.

Click here to find out more and start downloading articles for free.

Kind regards,
Katie Whittington
Routledge Education

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PG Supervision workshop from CASTLE


If you are thinking about taking the PG supervision Topic Unit as part of the PGCAPHE you may be interested in attending this workshop tomorrow, if you can.

Developing as an Effective PG Supervisor (1)

Tickets: FreeBook a Place

The University requires that all postgraduate supervisors keep up-to-date with their knowledge, skills and approaches. Existing and new supervisors are welcome to attend this mixed-discipline development session.

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