Up and coming Conferences

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The Higher Education Academy in the UK run an extensive workshop and seminar series. Some will be listed on this page but you can view the full listings by clicking on the following link  http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/seminar-series

Next steps for Post-18 education - tuition fees, value for money, broadening student choice and meeting the skills gap (UK)

26th Mar 2019 - Central London, UK

This conference will examine the next steps for Post-18 education and funding in the UK.

It will be an opportunity to discuss the interim findings of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding, which is looking at the scope of possible changes needed to ensure the higher education system is offering value for money and accessible to all.

Delegates will also consider how students can be better informed of the range of Post-18 education options encompassing academic, vocational and technical routes and how to ensure Post-18 education is tailored to the skills needs of the UK economy, both key areas of focus for the Review.

There will be a keynote address from the Review’s chair Philip Augar.

For more information, please visit  http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/agenda/higher-degree-apprenticeships-england-2019-agenda.pdf
http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/book/post-18-education-funding

Technology in higher education: the future of learning environments, the use of Artificial Intelligence and the impact of online courses (UK)

28th Mar 2019 - Central London, UK

This Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar will look at technology in higher education: the future of learning environments, the use of Artificial Intelligence and the impact of online courses.

This conference focuses on the use of technology in the higher education sector, assessing its effectiveness and discussing ways forward for maximising its potential in both learning and teaching.

For more information, go to: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/agenda/technology-in-higher-education-19-agenda.pdf

Technology in higher education - maximising effectiveness, tackling barriers and collaboration with industry (UK)

28th Mar 2019 - Central London, UK

This conference focuses on the use of technology in the higher education sector, assessing its effectiveness and discussing ways forward for maximising its potential in both learning and teaching.

For more information, please visit: www.westminsterhighereducationforum.co.uk

Experts, knowledge and criticality in the age of ´alternative facts’: re-examining the contribution of higher education (UK)

3rd Apr 2019 - SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE

Presenter and workshop titles:

Elizabeth Hauke (Imperial College, London): “Understanding the world today: the roles of knowledge and knowing in higher education”

Gwyneth Hughes (University College London): “Developing student research capability for a ‘post-truth’ world: three challenges for integrating research across taught programmes”

Rita Hordósy (University of Manchester) and Tom Clark (University of Sheffield): “Undergraduate experiences of the research/teaching nexus across the whole student lifecycle”

Mark Brooke (National University of Singapore): “The analytical lens: developing undergraduate students’ critical dispositions in English for Academic Purposes writing courses”

Alison MacKenzie (Queen’s University, Belfast): “Just Google it: digital literacy and the epistemology of ignorance”

For more information, go to: https://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/details.asp?eid=396

8th Annual PedRIO Conference (UK)

12th Apr 2019 - University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

Bringing together leading academics from across the UK and beyond, the conference aims to inspire, share best practice, and contribute to core debates relevant to teaching and learning provision in the university sector.  The conference will be themed around the following areas:

•    Enhancing student experience and wellbeing
•    Public engagement and impact in Pedagogic Research
•    Enhancing the impact of assessment and feedback
•    Gaming, simulation and experiential learning
•    Sustainability education

For more information, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/8th-annual-pedrio-conference

Next steps for BAME equality in the workplace (UK)

25th Apr 2019 - Central London, UK

Next steps for BAME equality in the workplace covers tackling discrimination and bias, reducing the pay gap and improving recruitment and progression.
This conference will consider the next steps for government, employers and other stakeholders in improving opportunity and equality at work for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME).

For more information, please visit: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/index.php?fid=westminster_employment_forum

Mental health in higher education: Personal wellbeing for professional development (Ireland)

25th Apr 2019 - Dublin, Ireland

The learning outcomes for this seminar entitled Mental health in higher education: Personal wellbeing for professional development are attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the issues relating to mental health in HE
  • Identify the importance of personal wellbeing in HE
  • Discuss the representation of personal wellbeing in Domain 1 of the National Forum’s Professional Framework
  • Develop procedures that safeguard staff mental health in HE

For more information, go to: https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/event/dublin-business-school-mental-health-in-higher-education-personal-wellbeing-for-professional-development/ or contact Dr Jonathan Murphy at jonathan.murphy@dbs.ie

Next steps for degree apprenticeships in England - funding, quality assurance and widening participation (UK)

30th Apr 2019 - Central London, UK

This conference will examine the next steps for degree apprenticeships in England, focusing on funding, quality assurance and widening participation.

Delegates will discuss the future funding challenges for degree apprenticeships - including the impact of the apprenticeship levy on their expansion and the future of the OfS’s Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund, which is now in its second wave and due for review by the OfS later this year.

It follows the IfA’s announcement of a six-fold increase in new apprenticeships in 2017/18 compared to the previous academic year, of which 66% were levy-supported starts.

They will also consider the likely impact on the affordability of degree apprenticeships of the Government’s review of post-18 education, with the interim report expected to be published prior to the seminar.

For more information, please visit  http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/agenda/higher-degree-apprenticeships-england-2019-agenda.pdf

30th Apr 2019 - Central London, UK

Delegates will discuss the future funding challenges for degree apprenticeships - including the impact of the apprenticeship levy on their expansion and the future of the OfS’s Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund, which is now in its second wave and due for review by the OfS later this year.


For more information, go to: https://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/book/higher-degree-apprenticeships-england-2019

Transitioning into pedagogic research – ‘Dual identities and discipline spanning´ (UK)

15th May 2019 - Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth PL4 8AT

Network - Newer Researchers Network

This workshop will focus on pedagogic research and the role of the pedagogic researcher in higher education. The focus is to support those transitioning into pedagogical research from another discipline. It will explore the interrelationship between learning, teaching and research at a time when there is increasing emphasis on multidisciplinary research across the HE sector. It will consider the dual relationship between discipline-centred research and pedagogic research areas and the transitioning between these, with a focus on research methodologies and publication. Action research will be used as a named example. Taking an interactive approach, this workshop will be an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and develop strategies and networks between participants.

By the end of this workshop, successful participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the opportunities for developing as a dual-researcher and the position of a pedagogical researcher within the HE environment;
 2. Critically evaluate the similarities and differences between research areas and how to manage and transition between these;
 3. Exploring research methodologies and paradigms, aligned to pedagogical research and develop a critical understanding of how these may differ to one’s own current practice;
 4. Evaluate the role of ‘action research’ in Higher Education and how this can be used as a transitional mechanism into pedagogical research;
 5. Develop a strategy, and networks, to support the successful transition into research into educational research in Higher Educatio.

for more information, go to: https://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/details.asp?eid=399

European First Year Experience (EFYE) 2019 (Ireland)

17th-19th Jun 2019 - Cork, CIT, Ireland

This will be the first time the EFYE conference comes to Ireland. The theme of EFYE2019 will be:

A Good Start is Half the Work …

  • First Year: Creating a great foundation for progression and success
  • From purposeful teaching to independent learning
  • From policy to action: the powerful drivers/arguments for enhancing the first year experience

For more information, go to : http://studentengagement.cit.ie/events/european-first-year-experience-conference-efye-2019/

The Higher Education Futures Institute's National Learning and Teaching conference

20th-21st Jun 2019 - University of Birmingham, Edgbaston campus, UK

The conference will look at the opportunities and the challenges that the 4th industrial revolution presents for all stakeholders in higher education.


 Themes of the conference include:

·        Addressing inequalities;

·        Digitised Futures;

·        Lifelong learning;

·        Employer-led learning.

For more information, go to: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/hefi/about/HEFi-Conference/index-2019.aspx