Wednesday, 16 May 2018

FW: SOAS Learning and Teaching Conference 8 June


SOAS Learning and Teaching Conference: Motivating and transforming learning throughout the student journey


Friday 8 June - SOAS, University of London


Keynote speakers


Professor Alison Phipps OBE, UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow


Professor Alejandro (Ale) Armellini PFHEA, Dean of Learning and Teaching and Director of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Northampton.


This conference is free to attend. All are welcome. For more information on the programme and to register, see our website


Kind regards



Dr Angela Gallagher-Brett SFHEA

Head of Learning and Teaching Development

SOAS, University of London

London WC1H 0XG
+44 (0)207 898 4554

FW: Register for the 'Enhancing Practice with Digital and Social Media' MELSIG event


You are invited to take part in MELSIG's forthcoming event which takes place in Sheffield on 21st June.

'Enhancing Practice with Digital and Social Media' will use a 'toolkit in a day' methodology to learn about, share, and develop what we know about the effective use of digital and social media to support learning.

The event is free to attend but places are limited and usually go fast.

MELSIG events are attended by academics, learning technologists, educational developers and anyone with an interest in exploring how digital media can be used to enhance the curriculum.

We will create three online toolkits on the themes of 'Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes', 'Social Media for Learning', and 'Digital Media for Flipped, Active & Blended (FAB) Learning'. The toolkits, built by novices and experts together, and facilitated by experienced members of the MELSIG community, will be made available under open licence for you to use with staff at your institution.


To find out more go to the event page: where you will find a link to the Eventbrite registration.


Best wishes

Andrew Middleton, NTF

Chair of MELSIG


Hashtag: #MELSIG_SHU


Chair, UK Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group

Head of Academic Practice & Learning Innovation, Sheffield Hallam University


Online at:


Book: Reimagining Spaces for Learning in Higher Education. Palgrave Teaching & Learning, 2018



FW: 2nd Call for participation: Enhancing Learning & Teaching in Management Education


This is a to join us at our free event, Enhancing Learning & Teaching in Management Education: Getting to grips with a changing landscape. We do have options for in-person and remote participation, so please read on…


This TeachMeet event aims to create and facilitate a conversation around pressing issues faced by management school programmes and bring together key stakeholders to discuss, exchange, source and share good practices. The event aims to be practical and collaborative and will consist of a series of brief 7-minute sharing sessions and longer 30 or 60-minute workshops.


The overarching theme for the event is: 'Developing the student: addressing issues arising from ever-increasing student numbers in management education' and given the context of the event, we invite participants to consider and contribute ideas that might relate to:

-                              Transitions from school to university

-                              Peer learning and feedback

-                              Maths & stats development/support for management students

-                              Blending learning

-                              Technology enhanced learning and teaching


Event details:

-                              Time:    Wednesday, 20 June 2018 from 1100 to 1530. Registration, coffee & networking from 1000. Lunch & refreshments will be served.

-                              Place:    Lancaster University Management School

-                              Cost:     The event is free-of-charge!  

-                              Access: Please register here to attend and find out how to submit and idea. You'll be able to submit your idea immediately as Eventbrite will e-mail you details on how to do this soon after you register.


Remote participation:

If you cannot attend in person, you can participate remotely by submitting a 2-minute idea (a video, screencast, audiobite, text and/or other multimedia option) that we'll share back to the community as a resource, so please have a look. If you choose this option, please e-mail us directly at first.


This peer-organised TeachMeet is supported by Teach-Learn-Share, a joint initiative between Lancaster University's Faculty of Health & Medicine and the Lancaster University Management School.


Thank you and we look forward to hearing about your ideas and seeing you at the event!


Please do share this invitation with colleagues – all are welcomed but places are limited.


Best wishes,


Dustin Hosseini, BA MA FHEA

Digital Education Facilitator / Senior Teaching AssociateLancaster University Management SchoolB83, Lancaster, LA1 4YXT: +44 (0)1524 510395









Tuesday, 15 May 2018

FW: Humanising learning and teaching – what the Arts and Humanities can do for learning and teaching in an age of metrics


Humanising learning and teaching – what the Arts and Humanities can do for learning and teaching in an age of metrics

18th June 2018, University of Stirling


As academic colleagues across the higher education sector continue to develop and expand their scholarship of learning and teaching, this afternoon allows us to pause and consider what methodologies and thinking from the Arts and Humanities disciplines can bring to a wider understanding of learning and teaching in Higher Education. Specifically, what might they contribute to current debates in a climate that is increasingly preoccupied with measurements and metrics? How can these practices benefit colleagues from across the disciplines, helping us all to translate, interpret and seek out patterns as a way of understanding what is happening and how we can learn from each other? This symposium aims to bring together colleagues exploring these diverse practices so that we can collectively and critically examine what value they bring to our own learning and teaching practices and those of our colleagues. Can we find a humanising language to explore meaningfully our increasingly metrics-driven higher education context? 


Areas to explore:

-          Examining learning and teaching from new perspectives

-          Embodying academic practice

-          Making power, resistance and desire in learning and teaching explicit

-          Exposing the fear and shame of teaching

-          Joy and creativity in teaching

-          The role of the humanities in the metrics-driven agenda of current HE sector in the UK





Welcome and introductions

14: 15

Provocations followed by group discussion (additional international speaker tbc)

-          Daphne Loads, University of Edinburgh

-          Marita Grimwood, Independent Consultant

-          Jennie Mills, University of Warwick


Coffee Break


Visualising learning and teaching


Provocations followed by group discussion (additional speaker tbc)

-          Sam Ellis, Glasgow Caledonian University

-          Catriona Cunningham, University of Stirling




Writing learning and teaching


Next steps identified


Close of day




Best wishes,



Dr Catriona Cunningham | Academic Development Partner | HR&OD | University of Stirling | FK9 4LA |01786 467942


Please note that Thursday is a non-working day


The University achieved an overall 5 stars in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17

The University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC 011159.

FW: Assessment and Learning Design. 9th Cross Institutional Network meeting

Dear Colleagues, the programme for our 9th LD-CIN meeting focuses on Assessment and Learning Design, and will take place at the University of Nottingham (and online) on Wednesday 6th June. The event is free to attend but numbers are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. To book your place, please compete the booking form at: If anyone in the network would like to contribute ideas or work in progress in the afternoon, please let me know (

09.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Nottingham assessment framework – Carmen Tomas. University of Nottingham
10.30 Visualising and addressing institutional design challenges through TESTA – Simon Walker/Aanesh Jadav. University of Greenwich
11.15 Data informed curriculum Design - Sara Davies - Head of Higher Education and Student Experience . Jisc
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Assessment data for analytics to understand curriculum design Carmen Tomas. University of Nottingham
14.30 Updates and contributions from the network
15.00 Next steps

Colleagues wishing to attend virtually can log on at:

Further details of the LD-CIN, and resources from previous meetings, can be found at:

We look forward to welcoming you at the University of Nottingham.

On behalf of the organising committee,
Simon Walker
Head of Educational Development