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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 1 May 2009

Date posted: 04/05/2009

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Virtual SPACE online discussion forum

We are very pleased to announce that the online forum was launched on Wednesday, 29 April with Professor Stephen Heppell’s video, ‘Space, the Final Frontier’. We would like to thank Professor Heppell and think you will find his ideas interesting and a good starting point for further discussion.

To view the video:

We hope that you will also go to the online forum where you can read the comments posted so far and if you wish, participate in the discussions:


Please note that there will be no bulletin in the week ending 8 May.



New University in Wales

The University of Wales, Lampeter (the oldest university in Wales) and Trinity College, Carmarthen have merged to become a new institution called the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David.


The 7th volume of PESTLHE  is now available free online.

This is a special edition on 'Recognition and Reward for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education'.

This journal offers an opportunity for those involved in University learning and teaching to disseminate their practice.  The journal is published twice a year (April and October).

PESTLHE (Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)


Support for Higher Education in Further Education (HE in FE) on the Higher Education Academy website

The Higher Education in Further Education (HE in FE) Enhancement Programme supports further education colleges offering higher education programmes.
Their Main Aims:

  • Facilitating increased levels of coherence and communication within the HE in FE sector.
  • Facilitating increased engagement between the subject centres and HE in FE.
  • Gathering, developing and disseminating examples of effective practice of teaching, learning and assessment within HE in FE.

Supporting scholarly activity and continuous professional development for practitioners of HE in further education colleges.



2nd Institutional Research Conference: Building a Community for Institutional Research in the UK and Ireland
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
8- 9 July 2009


Following the receipt of a large number of high quality proposals, they have included a seventh parallel session in each time slot, giving an even greater choice and meeting the interests of a larger number of people. They have also added a fourth guest presenter – Professor Mantz Yorke - to the previously announced list of Professors Vic Borden, Glynis Cousin and Sir David Watson.

Further information and deadlines for registration can also be found on the website:


New Perspectives on Internationalisation: Enhancing the Student Experience
Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh
12 June 2009

The conference will focus on practical methods of enhancing the student experience in areas such as:

  • Internationalising the curriculum
  • Supporting international students and staff
  • Staff development
  • The student voice
  • Recent work, resources, research and institutional perspectives

A full programme and booking form are available from:


Extending Horizons: the Benefits of the European Dimension on the Student Learning Experience
Cardiff University
18 May 2009

The impact of the European Dimension on the student learning experience and employability prospects.  Implementing Bologna in your institution; a case study. The Bologna Process is transforming higher education across Europe. Growing modernisation and internationalisation presents significant and exciting opportunities, challenging UK Higher Education Institutions to embrace and implement the change process.

It is vitally important that we engage in a positive way and at all levels for the benefit of our institutions, our students and staff.

The Higher Education Academy and the British Council are holding a seminar on Bologna to inform academics of recent developments in the Bologna Process and to engage them in thinking about the implications of Bologna for learning and teaching at subject level.

The event has a particular focus on curriculum development in relation to mobility, study and work placements, and the recognition issues related to mobility and the impact on employability.

Questions on internationalisation and what further steps to take, and on assessing the positive consequences of engagement with the European Higher Education Area will be addressed by the keynote speaker Professor Sir Drummond Bone.

Keynote speakers, the UK Bologna Experts, staff from the HE Academy Subject Centres, as well as a significant number of students will contribute to this unique and innovative event.


University of the Arts London
7 July 2009

Guest speakers to include RIBA President, Sunand Prasad
In this one day conference they hope to address some of the following issues:

  • How do we integrate state of the art, technology rich environments with traditional making and doing spaces?
  • What are the particular challenges to an art & design institution in effectively using space to support student learning and making?
  • What can we do to improve the student experience by using existing spaces and facilities more effectively?

To register Please contact Anna Buck
Tel: 020 7514 6031


SAND 2009
Swansea Animation Days /Diwrnodau Animeiddio SAND
November 2009 /Tachwedd 2009

Arranged by the School of Digital Media /Trefnir gan Ysgol y Cyfryngau Digidol
Swansea Metropolitan University /Prifysgol Fetropolitan Abertawe

Deadline: Papers must be submitted by 29 June 2009
After nine successful international conferences for industry and academia, Swansea Animation Days (SAND) is pleased to announce its first call for academic papers on animation, games, and special effects for the conference in 2009.

They would like to invite you and your colleagues to submit a paper.
For information:

Completed papers must be sent electronically to:

Enhancing undergraduate degrees involving the study of multiple subjects
Newcastle University
Tuesday 11th August 2009 11am-4pm

Event hosted by the Combined Studies Centre at Newcastle University.

Combined and Joint Honours degree programmes attract students who wish to study two or more distinct subjects. These students desire a reasonable level of choice in choosing modules and therefore flexibility is the key component of such programmes. However, the extent of flexibility and the study of multiple subjects creates tensions with a number of significant issues.

Proposals are invited to offer a workshop session about ways of alleviating these tensions and therefore enhancing the quality of the student experience and outcomes or achieving some sense of interdisciplinarity in joint and combined degrees. Such good practice could take a variety of forms – innovative approaches to curriculum, programme structures, infrastructural support, administration or social and academic integration etc.

For further details contact
To register for this event please contact Laura Thomson, Combined Studies Centre Administrator
0191 222 7871


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