Higher Education Academy Seminars at the University of Huddersfield

Four University of Huddersfield hosted HEA seminars (open to internal and external participants)– BOOK NOW and get FREE lunch:

 20th Feb starting at 10.30-14.30 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics): Innovative Approaches to Student Engagement

The workshop will be conducted by Karen Fraser (HEA discipline expert). Karen has a Master of Science in Higher Education Practice (Dissertation – Using Web 2.0 Tools to Monitor Student Engagement), a BSc (Hons) in Interactive Multimedia Design as well as a professional qualification in Leading Educational Change.  She is an Associate Fellow of SEDA, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Professional Member of British Computer Society as well as a STEM Ambassador in Northern Ireland, a Belfast Ambassador and is on the JISC Learning and Teaching Practice Experts Group (Curriculum Design).  Until recently Karen was a Teaching Fellow in the University of Ulster in the School of Computing and Mathematics.

The workshop is concerned with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in higher education, in all disciplines, and aims to:

  • identify and examine some of the factors that impact on student engagement – both positively and negatively
  • share experiences of novel attempts at promoting student engagement
  • explore the potential for radically new strategies to promote student engagement

 Please book online via http://heaseminarstudentengagement.eventbrite.com/

1st March 2012 starting at 10.30-14.30: HEA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics): Writing for Publication

The workshop will be conducted by Vivien Ward (HEA discipline expert). Vivien is an academic publishing professional across a range of STEM and HSS disciplines with 5 years’ experience at director level for 2 different companies. She has extensive strategic and person management experience at a very senior level, including M&A. She is also an academic and has recently been working as a researcher and teacher in her specialism of special needs and human learning for Swansea, Solent and Chichester Universities. She has experience of qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as teaching.

The aim of this workshop is to encourage and help Academics write for journals, submit their work for conferences and to improve chances of having papers accepted.

  • The target audience is early career academics, these skills are essential for career advancement as well as for enjoyment and intellectual challenge.
  • This session will look at top tips for successful publication including, picking the right outlet, following guidelines, planning, communicating with large audiences of informed and interested peers and moving from an idea to a clear and well thought-out proposal.

Please book online via http://heaseminarpublication.eventbrite.com

26th March 10.30-14.30: HEA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics): Applying for Funding

The workshop will be conducted by an HEA discipline expert. Applying for funding can be a lengthy and frustrating process, learn how to maximise your chances of success.  A session advising academic staff on applying for funding, to include:

  • When should I apply for funding?
  • Sources of support
  • Who will offer funding
  • Where to look to find information about funding
  • How to write a grant proposal
  • Eligibility criteria for research funding
  • Learning from rejection.

Please book online via http://heaseminarapplyingforfunding.eventbrite.com

26th April 10.30-14.30: HEA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics): Pedagogical Research

The workshop will be conducted by an HEA discipline expert. This workshop will be aimed at staff from STEM Subjects interested in developing their teaching activities and their understanding of student learning with a view to research leading to publication. The event will provide attendees with an opportunity to consider educational (pedagogic) research in a scientific context and how this relates to their own practice.

The programme will include a mixture of presentations and opportunities for discussion including the opportunity for individuals to share early experiences of venturing into the educational research and publication arena and gain advice.

Please book online via http://heaseminarpedagogicalresearch.eventbrite.com

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