News from the Higher Education Academy

HEA_LLASUpcoming events

Changing the Learning Landscape – social media in the Humanities, London, 15 May 2013

This workshop offers an opportunity for those involved in teaching, or directly managing degree programmes in the Humanities disciplines, to find out more about the role that social media can play in enhancing the student and tutor experience. Through a series of presentations, activities and discussions, led by academics from the Humanities discipline areas, participants will be introduced to social media approaches and see discipline-focused exemplars of social media applied in teaching practice.

Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching, Brighton, 29-30 May 2013

Booking is now open for the Arts and Humanities conference, Storyville, which seeks to explore the intersections between narrative and learning and teaching. Places are already going fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. For more information including the conference programme visit the conference website.

HEA Annual Conference, Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience, University of Warwick, 3-4 July 2013

These partnerships are multifaceted and we address this at the conference within three strands: students; employers; and organisations as partners. This conference will develop our understanding of how partnerships affect the student experience and educational outcome, and also benefit society as a whole. These partnerships are multifaceted and we address this at the conference within three strands: students; employers; and organisations as partners.

Publications and Funding opportunities

Just published: Engaging home and international students: a guide for new lecturers, Dr Rachel Scudamore

A new guide published by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) is aimed at those who are new to teaching in UK higher education (HE) and who work with diverse groups of students. Engaging home and international students: a guide for new lecturers, written by Dr Rachel Scudamore, Head of Teaching Enhancement at the University of Nottingham, features techniques for engaging international and home students in a range of contexts.

UK Travel Fund 2012-2013: Call open

The UK Travel Grants Scheme provides funds for staff and students to engage in activities that will support the development of teaching and learning practice by contributing to travel, accommodation, subsistence and event fees that will be incurred. Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2013.

Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series 2012-13: Upcoming Events

The internationalisation of Spanish: teaching applications and the role of translation, Swansea University, 22 March 2013

This workshop will explore the applications of state of the art language and translation tools (online, electronic and interactive) to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

Engaging with local ethnic and linguistic communities: a one-day workshop sponsored by Multilingual Manchester and the Higher Education Academy, University of Manchester, 26 March 2013

The workshop will focus on ways to promote active engagement with ethnic and linguistic minorities through higher education teaching by discussing examples of individual course modules.

Student peer mentoring in the Arts and Humanities, University of Nottingham, 5 April 2013

The purpose of this event is to consider different approaches to peer mentoring and tutoring, and to look at a range of models implementing mentoring schemes in the Arts and Humanities. Mentoring is widely recognised as a key initiative in enhancing and enriching the student experience, and this workshop seeks to look at concrete models of peer mentoring in practice. Participants have either experience of peer mentoring themselves, or are interested in setting up similar schemes. Student mentors will contribute a workshop to the event.

Early career interdisciplinary conference (EPIC), University of Liverpool, 8-10 April 2013

The HEA is pleased to be sponsoring the ‘Early career interdisciplinary conference’ open to postgraduate students and university lecturers within the first five years of their appointment and designed for early professionals in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Something to talk about: integrating content and language study in higher education, Aston University, 11 June 2013

11 Jun 2013 (Free, but registration required)

This workshop draws on international research to outline the benefits of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in MFL degrees in UK higher education. It provides a platform for sharing practice in subject-specific content teaching through the target language and discussing implications for curriculum design and teacher training.

Book now: Eliciting data in second language research: challenge and innovation, University of York, 2-3 September 2013

This two-day series of invited talks and poster presentations will bring together researchers working across diverse areas of second language studies. Delegates will learn more about the IRIS project, a fast-growing open access digital repository of data collection materials used in SLA research. Abstracts for posters may be submitted until Friday 26 April.”

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