The Higher Education Academy is holding an Enhancement Event for academics in Higher Education in Cardiff on 2nd July.  There are a number of streams to the day including a New-to-teaching qualitative research methods & a New-to-teaching in laboratory-based subjects.

Engineering is a priority area for the Welsh Government and we feel that it would be appropriate to dedicate a full day workshop/workshops to the discipline as part of the Enhancement Event.  Current thinking is that there will be a morning session on Excellence in Engineering Teaching and then look at areas specific to the Welsh agenda in the afternoon, however suggestions are invited regarding the draft programme.

If you feel you would like to contribute to the workshops please contact Karen Fraser (Consultant in Academic Practice, Innovative Pedagogies) at karen.fraser@heacademy.ac.uk to discuss your ideas.

Do you want to know more about using digital technologies in learning and teaching? If you want to explore innovative uses of digital technologies to enhance your teaching practice, don’t miss out on this hands-on opportunity with CLL (Changing the Learning Landscape)
This is the third of three CLL workshops in June aimed at academic staff, and others who teach and support learning in higher education.
The events will showcase discipline-specific uses of digital technologies and explore how different approaches might transfer across disciplines. They will also engage with current advances in technology-enhanced learning and consider ways in which practitioners can take advantage of the opportunities they offer. By providing examples of teaching practice from across the sector, participants will discover how the implementation of technological approaches has enhanced learning and teaching, and will gain inspiration for their own practice.
For more information on the series of workshops or to book a place, visit http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/cll or call the HEA on 01904 717574
Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) is a HEFCE-funded programme supporting and encouraging higher and further education institutions to make a step change in how they adopt effective and strategic uses of online technology in teaching and learning.
The programme is a unique partnership between the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, JISC, the National Union of Students, the Association for Learning Technology and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Do you want to know more about using digital technologies in learning and teaching? If you want to explore innovative uses of digital technologies to enhance your teaching practice, don’t miss out on this hands-on opportunity with CLL (Changing the Learning Landscape)
This is the second of three CLL workshops in June aimed at academic staff, and others who teach and support learning in higher education.
The events will showcase discipline-specific uses of digital technologies and explore how different approaches might transfer across disciplines. They will also engage with current advances in technology-enhanced learning and consider ways in which practitioners can take advantage of the opportunities they offer. By providing examples of teaching practice from across the sector, participants will discover how the implementation of technological approaches has enhanced learning and teaching, and will gain inspiration for their own practice.
For more information on this workshop, please follow the link   Flexible and seamless learning
For more information on the series of workshops or to book a place, visit http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/cll or call the HEA on 01904 717574
Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) is a HEFCE-funded programme supporting and encouraging higher and further education institutions to make a step change in how they adopt effective and strategic uses of online technology in teaching and learning.
The programme is a unique partnership between the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, JISC, the National Union of Students, the Association for Learning Technology and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Do you want to know more about using digital technologies in learning and teaching? If you want to explore innovative uses of digital technologies to enhance your teaching practice, don’t miss out on this hands-on opportunity with CLL (Changing the Learning Landscape)
This is the first of three CLL workshops in June aimed at academic staff, and others who teach and support learning in higher education.
The events will showcase discipline-specific uses of digital technologies and explore how different approaches might transfer across disciplines. They will also engage with current advances in technology-enhanced learning and consider ways in which practitioners can take advantage of the opportunities they offer. By providing examples of teaching practice from across the sector, participants will discover how the implementation of technological approaches has enhanced learning and teaching, and will gain inspiration for their own practice.
For more information on this workshop, please follow the link Online assessment and feedback: Ensuring effective use of technology and innovate practice
For more information on the series of workshops or to book a place, visit http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/cll or call the HEA on 01904 717574
Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) is a HEFCE-funded programme supporting and encouraging higher and further education institutions to make a step change in how they adopt effective and strategic uses of online technology in teaching and learning.
The programme is a unique partnership between the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, JISC, the National Union of Students, the Association for Learning Technology and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

A didactic 50 minute lecture that seeks only to transmit information to a generally passive audience is rarely the most effective way to facilitate learning. Contact time with students is an increasingly precious resource and there are now many examples of the more effective use of this time within higher education. This workshop will highlight strategies to give better lectures, offer examples of best practice, and provide a forum in which university teachers who are considering more innovative approaches can explore their ideas.
For more information, click here.
Information about generic STEM events can be found by searching here.

This one day workshop is designed for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the Engineering and Materials disciplines. For example delegates may be teaching, demonstrating, doing laboratory/workshop supervision, guest lecturing, marking, etc.
For further details about this event and to make a booking click here.

Defining and achieving excellence in postgraduate education has received little attention as research surrounding best practice has typically targeted undergraduate education. This event will bring together experts from across the field of manufacturing, materials and design postgraduate education to ask the questions what should the ‘best’ postgraduate education look like and how can excellence in postgraduate teaching, learning and overall student experience be achieved?
This event will provide opportunity for focused debate and discussion with presentations from the Higher Education Academy, Leading Postgraduate Universities, Accreditation Bodies and Industrial Employers of Postgraduate Students. Findings from this event will be widely publicized in a postgraduate education enhancement paper that will be presented to Government at the National Manufacturing Debate.
For further information please email Dr Fiona Charnley

Through a series of brief presentations and structured discussions, this event contrasts the benefits and challenges of work placements with alternative forms of contact with practice including internships, simulated work environments, mentoring and use of industry-derived classroom material.
Further details and to book a place on this event can be found here.

Making the transition from sixth form at school or college into university education can be challenging for students. Evidence from good practice across the United Kingdom suggests that collaboration between pre-tertiary and academic departments can be of benefit to students, and also has advantages for teachers in both sectors.
This evening meeting will give you opportunities to network with individuals from both parts of the Mathematical, sciences and Engineering education system, and to explore ways in which we can work together to “tackle transition”.
Book to attend this event here.

The conference marks the tenth anniversary of the HEA and asks what the past ten years can tell us about what the next ten years might bring. The event will focus on the future of the student learning experience and ask how we are preparing ourselves for it; it will look at how current policy and practice is (or is not) equipping us for the opportunities that lie ahead and what may need to be done to both adapt to and create new learning environments.
Information about the conference can be found on the website.
Bookings are open now!

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