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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 13 February 2009

Date posted: 16/02/2009


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2009 student writing competition

We still have a few flyers and posters for this competition. If you would like us to send you some, please email

Reminder: ADM-HEA invites students studying on art, design or media higher education courses in the UK to enter this year's writing competition.  This year we invite students to research and produce a piece of critical/creative writing exploring the theme of learning spaces in art, design and media higher education.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 27 March 2009.

For more information:

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Embleton on 01273 643119 or email


Launch of Research Seminar Series 2009: Access and Success for All
The Higher Education Academy, in association with Action on Access and Equality Challenge Unit, are launching a Research Seminar Series to promote the access and success for all students.
19 HE institutions and HE in FE colleges across the UK will be holding 19 research seminars from March to December 2009.  The series covers a range of equality and diversity topics and aims to promote research and evidence that has informed institutional policy and/or practice to address the diversity agenda and support success for all students.
Each seminar will have a minimum of 30 free places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Bookings will be managed by each host institution.
For more details on each seminar (including abstract, date, time, speakers, and how to book a place), please visit the webpage:
The first seminar will be held on Monday, 9 March at The Open University, London Regional Office on “‘Taking the university to the community’: working with community based partners to provide accessible routes into higher education”.
If you have queries about the content and bookings for individual seminars, please email the host institution’s contact available from the webpage above.
If you have queries about the Research Seminar Series, please email

Academy Senior Fellow applications

In 2007 the Academy launched a new category of recognition: that of Senior Fellow.   Unlike other applications for recognition, applications for Senior Fellow status are only processed twice a year.  The next deadline is Monday, 2 March. 

Application forms and guidance notes are available on our website at the following page:

If you have any questions about the application process, or the deadline, then please do not hesitate to contact Sally-Ann Brassington at or telephone 01904 717589.

Newsletter of the QATRAIN2 project is available

The Centre for Inclusive Learning Support (CILS) at the University of Worcester is leading a European funded project to develop a comprehensive, online, searchable resource for teachers and trainers that will identify potential challenges that disabled learners might experience in engaging with their courses, and will also offer strategies and recommendations for adjustments to practice.  The online resource will go live in May 2009.

The overall aim of the QATRAIN2 project is to ensure people with disabilities are fully integrated into Vocational Education and Training (VET) by removing barriers to their entry and successful participation. The project will provide people with disabilities with a wider range of opportunities for learning and personal development and is also a major step forward in combating discrimination.  It will do this by enabling teachers and trainers of VET to better meet the needs of learners with disabilities, and to help VET providers enhance opportunities for people with disabilities. The resource is being developed in 5 European countries: the UK, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Turkey.

The third newsletter of the QATRAIN2 project (Quality Assurance and Accessible Training 2) is available at:

If you have any queries or would like further information about QATRAIN2, please contact the project coordinator, Dr Val Chapman, by email: or telephone: 01905 855402.
British Library Archival Sound Recordings: Prize for Student Work - Win a Wii.
Students are invited to submit an example of their work that has made use of any recording on the British Library’s Archival Sound Recordings resource.
Archival Sound Recordings makes selections of music, spoken word and environmental sounds from the British Library Sound Archive available online.
All recordings are available to licensed UK higher and further education institutions.  Staff and students can log in using their Shibboleth or Open Athens password to play or download recordings for academic use.
Work may take the form of research essays, articles as well as multimedia productions that use and repurpose these sources (NB: any use is subject to copyright and can only be used within an academic context).
Entry is open to anyone enrolled in a UK higher or further education institution until March 2009.
Deadline for submission is 23rd March 2009.
Written work should be between 1500-2500 words in length and any multimedia production should not exceed a total audio time of 10 minutes inclusive of extracts.
Criteria for evaluation are: 
Style and clarity of presentation
Evidence and extent of use of chosen sound resource
Understanding and insight into chosen sound resource
Originality of project
The judges will comprise members of the British Library and the ASR User-Panel.
The winning submission as well as a selection of runner-up work will be made available in various forms by the British Library and used to promote this valuable resource.
Where to submit:
Send your entries in hard copy or as electronic attachment to:
Dr. Paul Long
Senior Lecturer
Birmingham School of Media
Birmingham City University
Perry Barr
B42 2SU
tel: 0121-331-5468


6th Learning Development in Higher Education Network (LDHEN) symposium: The Challenge of Learning Development
Bournemouth University
6 - 7 April 2009

The organisers are pleased to announce that they have a bigger and more varied programme than ever this year – with over 40 presentations/workshops, as well as posters, a labyrinth for reflective work and a graffiti wall. They ask you to join in and add your voice to the evolving conversation about learning development in the UK and Ireland.

The deadline for EARLYBIRD discounted bookings is 27th February! Go to to book, and see relevant information about membership, accommodation etc. An outline conference programme is already on the site and full details of all events will be posted by the end of February at the latest.

The AGM of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) will be held on the Monday evening, at which reports will be presented and elections will be held for membership of the Steering Group. Further details will be circulated nearer the time.
Keynote Speakers
Dr Dennis Hayes, co-author with Kathryn Ecclestone of 'The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education will open the conference with a talk about the history of 'study skills' in HE, and why we should take note of his concerns about 'therapeutic' approaches.

Professor Alan Mortiboys, author of Teaching with Emotional Intelligence will speak on the second day to give his perspective on the challenges of our work.
John Hilsdon
Chair of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)
University of Plymouth
01752 587750
Creative Engagement: HE and the Diploma in Creative and Media
London College of Fashion
Thursday, 26 March 2009
A one day conference to explore the how Higher Education can contribute to and benefit from the Diploma in Creative and Media through:

  • Continuous professional development
  • Student mentoring
  • Curriculum planning and delivery
  • Evaluation and strategic partnership working
  • New progression routes into creative learning and workplaces

Introduction by Mark Crawley. Director of Widening Participation, Progression and the National Arts Learning Network, University of the Arts London

Keynote speakers:
Sir Mike Tomlinson, Diploma Champion for schools and colleges
Sir John Hegarty, Chairman and Worldwide Director of Bartle, Bogel and Hegarty

Learning from Learners:
How Higher Education can support Diploma consortium through Continuous Professional Development.
Jon Wardle, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University

Unit Delivery:
How London College of Communication and the Ideas Foundation have piloted elements of the Diploma’s principal learning units
Darren Wilkinson-Mawer, Lead Tutor and Freelance Designer for Ted Baker

Strategic Planning:
Higher Education role in partnership funding and progression using student associates and university facilities
Les Barrett, Creative Industries Co-ordinator, Aimhigher Northwest and Deborah Davidson, Project Manager, Ideas Foundation

Knowledge Sharing:
How Diploma and learning can act as a catalyst for knowledge sharing, cultural change and partnership development between
HE, schools and colleges
Professor Anne Bamford, Director of the Engine Room at the University of the Arts London

To book please contact Ellen Anderson and she will send you a form:

Ellen Anderson, Widening Participation and Progression, University of the Arts London, 65 Davies Street. London W1K 5DA

If you have any queries please call Ellen Anderson on 020 7514 8853 or email:

The registration fee is £25 (non-refundable) and invoices will be sent after 26/03/2009

“‘Taking the university to the community’: working with community based partners to provide accessible routes into higher education”
The first seminar in Research Seminar Series 2009: Access and Success for All (see Sector Announcements above)
The Open University, London Regional Office
Monday, 9 March 2009

The Higher Education Academy, in association with Action on Access and Equality Challenge Unit, are launching a Research Seminar Series to promote the access and success for all students.
The series covers a range of equality and diversity topics and aims to promote research and evidence that has informed institutional policy and/or practice to address the diversity agenda and support success for all students.
The seminar will have a minimum of 30 free places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 
For more details on this seminar (including abstract, date, time, speakers, and how to book a place), please visit the webpage: 
Students as Researchers: Novice to Expert; The First Annual ESCalate Student Conference

This is a unique event, bringing students from all levels from undergraduate to PhD together, to listen to and exchange ideas with peers and professionals UK-wide. The key-note speaker, Professor Jim Conroy, Dean in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow, will be addressing the conference on:

Negotiating tricky corners: becoming a researcher in Education

Other sessions will include information on cutting edge research techniques, undergraduate research, research and dissemination opportunities and students' own research experiences.  It will also provide a student-only poster session and an introduction to valuable networking opportunities for student researchers.

If your department is encouraging you to get your students into research mode, for support and ideas the Aston Lakeside Conference Centre is where you and your students should be on April 20th next!

They'd be grateful if you could encourage students in your department to attend by circulating this information.  Even better, please encourage students to apply to present a poster in the conference's student-only poster session (applications are due 9th March).

For further information or to register, visit:

Anne ML Anderson
ESCalate Events / Web Coordinator

Tel: +44 0117 331 4291
SEDA Workshop - Turning a Conference Presentation into a Publication
Woburn House, London, WC1H
Wednesday 10 June 2009
This workshop will look at practical suggestions for making the most out of conference presentations, particularly those from the SEDA Spring Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference 2009, and turning them into viable potential publications.
See for further details.
Rosalind L Grimmitt
SEDA Administrator
Woburn House
20-24 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HF

tel: +44 (0)20 7380 6767

Problem-based Learning for Initial Teacher Education
27 February 2009

Organised by the ESCalate Subject Centre, this seminar is aimed at all colleagues across the UK who are involved in teacher education for schools and who have an interest in enhancing their own professional practice by discussing the benefits and challenges of a problem-based learning approach for student teachers.

Please see for information.

International Conference on National Qualifications Frameworks and Learner Mobility
23-24 March 2009

The inaugural Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework International Conference will focus on the theme "Breaking Barriers and Crossing Boundaries - the role of National Qualification Frameworks in promoting learner mobility".

To register please go to


Virtual Worlds in Art Education
cltad: Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design
3 March 2009 - 1st meeting (face-to-face) 3rd March (full day) and 3 half day virtual meetings 5, 10 and 12 March in the mornings from 10.00am-12.30pm.
An introductory blended learning course to introduce participants to Second Life and other Web2 technologies to enhance student learning.
The course is hands-on, and as well as considering the use in learning of virtual worlds, participants will start by creating their own avatar and conclude with a collaborative virtual mini-project.
To get the best out of this course it is recommended that you create a free account in Second Life (if you don't already have one) and it is also recommended, but not necessary, to complete the orientation tutorial.
Course leader
Julia Gaimster, Head of eLearning, London College of Fashion
Course fees – £250.00
Please book online:
Other short courses available
·        Online course for tutors in art and design – 20th February 2009
·        Right writing – first meeting 22nd April2009

Online Education and Training
Course update from the Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies, Institute of Education, University of London
a 30 credit H level module within the above programme.
short course in understanding, designing and delivering e-learning.

Fully e-learning over 10 weeks from March 9 to May 22 2009. 

It will enable you to conduct and appraise virtual course delivery, including blended learning. On successful completion, you will be familiar with the
strengths and limitations of content delivery, collaboration, and assessment online, and have a critical appreciation of the growing availability of Web2
applications including social networks such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, or SecondLife, and their  relevance to educlational policy and practice. 
The course is designed for educators or recent graduates who wish to be extend their professional skills in using and evaluating aspects of of e-learning.
It will provide not only the knowledge and skills to support career development, but also the vital experience of being an e-learner.
Enquiries to
Anita Pincas, Senior Lecturer
Institute of Education
SEDA  Leading Educational Change (Professional Qualification Course)
16 March to 8 June 2009
There are still places available for this course. The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd March 2009.

For more information:
Ann Aitken
SEDA Office
Woburn House
20-24 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HF

Tel:  020 7380 6731
Fax:  020 7387 2655


Image 2.0: Digital Media Futures
Interdisciplinary Conference
University College Falmouth, Tremough Campus, Falmouth, Cornwall
September 10-11 September 2009

Proposal (250-500 words) deadline: 10th March 2009

This interdisciplinary conference aims to examine intersections between digital technologies and visual media. Organised by Falmouth‚s School of Media, the conference will provide a space for debate on the present state and the future of visual media as they enter a new stage of development, where established boundaries between disciplines and practices, as well as between producers and consumers, are dissolving.
They invite both traditional academic research papers and practice-based presentations to promote cooperation and exchange of experience between scholars and media practitioners. The fields and disciplines that the conference will focus on include film studies, photography, web design, advertising and digital animation. Other academic or creative fields will be considered insofar as the exploration of their modes of practice refers to (or relies on) digital technologies.

Call for papers:
They invite established scholars, emerging researchers and graduate students to present papers on a wide variety of topics but are particularly interested in theoretical and practice-based approaches to the following:

  • Textual/genre analysis (how digital media affects visual storytelling in film, photography and animation genres);
  • Distribution/production/exhibition of creative visual work in the global (or national) context (Internet film exhibition, web publishing, accessibility, interactivity, new forms of leisure and media consumption. Media 2.0, Web 2.0);
  • Representations (digitally based minority creative groups and subcultures, digital media  in relation to gender, sexuality, race, immigration, and visibility within the dominant culture);
  • The changing nature of the moving image (reception and audiences of digitally based film and animation, YouTube, MySpace, video streaming, digital archiving);
  • Art vs. commerce (the blurring distinction between the two, photography and creative advertising);
  • Learning and Teaching (digitally based research and methodologies for analysing visual media, blogging, digital archives);
  • Alternative cinema (digital technologies and their impact on producing animation, documentary, pornography, experimental films, music videos, etc.);
  • Legal and ethical aspects of digitally based visual media (control, censorship, pressure groups, copyrights).

Submission guidelines (paper proposals):
Please email the title of your proposed presentation and 250-500 word abstract with a 100 word biographical statement. Please note that long CVs will be rejected. All proposals must be included in the body of a single email.


Call for creative work:
As a part of the event, they intend to put up an exhibition of digital photography and illustration, as well as a space with facilities for streaming videos. Therefore, we encourage entries of photographic, illustration, poster, and film work from media practitioners, artists, graduate and undergraduate students. Any piece of original work is invited as long as the images and films are digitally based. Those submitting will be fully responsible for any copyright clearance related to their work (including music).

Deadline for creative work:
1 May 2009

For more information please contact Contact: Anna Misiak, Jason Whittaker, and Mark Douglas at

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