We are delighted that ELESIG is meeting in the University of Dundee and would encourage you to attend what looks to be a fascinating day. This event, hosted by Lynn Boyle and Shona Roberston (ESW), will focus on research of learner experiences of technology-enhanced learning including online learning. Speakers include Derek Robertson, Lynn Boyle and Shona Roberston (University of Dundee) and Margaret Adamson (University of St Andrews). Topics include Digital Developments at Dundee, Student ePortfolios and Student Experience of Hackathons.
Active student participation in learning, teaching and assessment
The 9th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching conference will take place on Tuesday 12th April 2016.
The higher education sector is witnessing rising interest in students and staff becoming partners in, and co-creators of, learning, teaching and assessment. This Conference will focus on how active student participation can enhance learning and teaching experiences for students and staff.
The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
11:00 – 16:30 Thursday 24 March 2016
HEA Scotland invites staff from higher education institutions in Scotland to a one-day interactive symposium on defining excellence in Scotland.
Attendance is free for University of Dundee staff and students and will be of interest to those with responsibility for learning and teaching excellence including strategic leads, heads of department, lecturers and equality and diversity advisers.
Exploration of Student Advising, Support and Guidance in the context of Student Success, Attainment and Retention
Date: Thursday 17th – Friday 18th March 2016
Venue: Southampton Solent Conference Centre
This conference aims to explore the current trends and methods of student advice, support and guidance, consider the broader context of student success, attainment and retention, and promote the sharing of experiences and innovative practice. Read more
Registration now open: http://www.ukat.uk/conference/registration
All staff are welcome to attend an information event about the University’s involvement in the MMM project on Thursday 28 January, 12.30-2pm in the Eduzone, ground floor, Main Library. Ms Wendy Rudland, Careers Service, Aberdeen University, will be giving a a brief presentation on her University’s experience of the project so far.
No need to book – just come along.
If you require further information on the project please contact:
The University is a project partner in the Scottish Funding Council’s Learning to Work 2: Making the Most of Masters (MMM) Legacy Project with CASTLE taking forward this work across the institution. The University joined the project in the Summer of 2015, to reflect one aspect of the University’s Enabling Strategy on Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, in terms of the need to ensure:
‘Where necessary, the development of more effective liaison between the University and prospective employers and employment sectors, to ensure that the University’s teaching provision is attuned to employers’ existing and likely future needs from their graduate workforce.’
MMM is a Times Higher Education award-winning project that has supported work-based learning and work-based projects for over three years at the original partner institutions of the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stirling. The MMM model is based on, ‘the use of external Work Based Projects as an alternative to the traditional academic Masters dissertation’. Information on the project including a comprehensive MMM resource pack developed by the original partner institutions, is available from:
At this stage of the project two actions are required:
1. to collate information on Masters programmes in the University which may already implement this approach
2. to begin discussions with Schools as to whether any taught Masters programmes currently being delivered would be appropriate for this project and/or whether any programmes that are planned or under development might be appropriate for this project
Support for the development of the MMM project is available from CASTLE and Careers. If you require further information on the project contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This report is useful for those not familiar with the organisation in that it also describes the Quality Enhancement Framework and the partnership approach, the role of QAA Scotland in the Scottish Higher Education sector, and how its work in Scotland relates to QAA’s UK-wide work.