Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, July 2017

Learning Through Collaboration, July 20-21st 2017, University of Sheffield.
Call for Contributions

There is significant evidence to suggest that collaborative teaching enhances the student learning experience; the conference team welcomes contributions from Teaching-Focussed Academics to share their practice and experiences of collaborative teaching.

Full information available here

Using ‘memory palaces’ to improve recall

With exams around the corner, suggest that your students take a leaf out of Sherlock’s book  and use this technique, invented by the ancient Greeks, to improve their memories!

Have a look at this interesting recent article in The Guardian, discussing research by Dutch and German neuroscientists around…now, what was it again?

Image: (Benedict_Cumberbatch_filming_Sherlock.jpg) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Still time to submit a poster proposal for QAA International Student Transitions Conference!

The deadline for posters has been extended until 7th April.

This is a great opportunity to be part of the largest learning and teaching conference in the UK, which is taking place in Glasgow on the 6-8th June. You will be able to showcase examples of: institutional strategy; policy and practice work; projects addressing student engagement; and inter-institutional collaboration and developments in learning and teaching practice linked to enhancing the student experience.
More information from the conference website

Transitions Skills and Strategies – free webinar series and resources

QAA Scotland is running a series of highly-relevant 30-minute lunchtime webinars exploring resources created as part of the Transition Skills and Strategies project 2014-16. As part of the project, resources were created which aim to provide information about transition strategies. It also provides HE staff with materials they can use to run group or one-to-one sessions with students who may be struggling with transitions.

The resources cover the following transition skills:

  • Self-belief (self-efficacy)
  • Self-management of expectations
  • Critical self-reflection
  • Academic resilience
  • Mindset
  • Time management.

Webinars are available for student support staff; teaching staff; students’ association staff; staff that deal with student inductions; and curriculum and programme management staff. Each will explore how the package can be used in day-to-day work with students and assist their transitions.

To register and find out more, visit the Enhancement website

Creating Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education – UWS conference

Registration is now open for the International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association’s conference taking place at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, 28th – 30th June 2017.

With keynote speakers including Professor Lorraine Stefani (University of Auckland) and Professor Mandla Makhanya, Principal, University of South Africa, this conference will explore new developments in inclusion and diversity in higher education from around the world.

More information here