Events and workshops

Standing room only in today’s CEL seminar

Susanne Clarke and Lois Farquharson played to a packed PG30a today when they presented their engaging and thought-provoking CEL seminar on appreciative enquiry. If you missed the session and would like to know more, please click on this link to open the appreciative inquiry page. Have a look at the Seminar timetable for information on… Read more » about Standing room only in today’s CEL seminar

Putting something in the middle: an image mediated dialogue approach

I am writing this blog ahead of an event I am facilitating this week to explore methods of encouraging dialogue and getting feedback. Members of the CEL steering group will recall that I have used this method before and will be familiar with my set of postcards and being asked to select an image and… Read more » about Putting something in the middle: an image mediated dialogue approach

A digital challenge for November!

Dear All, Colleagues from Hybrid Pedagogy have organised November as Gigi-writing month – and we are all invited to join in: http://www.digitalwritingmonth.com/home/ Here’s the invite: How Does One DigiWriMo? 1. There are no secrets to doing DigiWriMo, no right way and no wrong way to do it. Some people may write a novel using their… Read more » about A digital challenge for November!

Staff participants, Unituhack, London, Saturday 14 November (The Unitu team and Jisc )

Colleagues – this may be of interest Staff participants, Unituhack, London, Saturday 14 November The Unitu team and Jisc have collaborated to create UnituHack. It is a student & staff ed-tech event, bringing them together to form teams for one day to co-create technological innovations and solutions for specific challenges found in universities. There will… Read more » about Staff participants, Unituhack, London, Saturday 14 November (The Unitu team and Jisc )

Warm invitation to Women’s Academic Network (WAN) event

Women’s academic careers and motherhood Mutually exclusive? Mutually compatible? Lunchtime speaker panel discussion with refreshments Friday 20 November 12:00-14:00 TAG 22 We very much hope to see many of our WAN colleagues there – and being a family friendly outfit, please feel free to bring children or other relatives too if you are on care duties at that time…. Read more » about Warm invitation to Women’s Academic Network (WAN) event

A “gemba” walk – and how I have been inspired by Kevin Costner

Reflections from Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Having recently returned from the fabulous “Lean in Higher Education” conference hosted by The University of Waterloo in Ontario, I have been brushing up on my technical knowledge of Lean and its application in Higher Education. One of the Japanese terms used regularly by Lean and… Read more » about A “gemba” walk – and how I have been inspired by Kevin Costner

ALDinHE 2016: The Learning Development Conference call open

ALDinHE 2016: The Learning Development Conference Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 21st – 23rd March 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS   Do you want the opportunity to share good practice with like-minded people, or present your recent research within teaching and learning to a friendly and welcoming audience? Then the ALDinHE 2016 conference is for you! This stimulating… Read more » about ALDinHE 2016: The Learning Development Conference call open