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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 17 April 2009

Date posted: 20/04/2009

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SCEPTrE Fellowship Scheme 2009-10
Closing date 24 April 2009

SCEPTrE (Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional Training and Education) is offering up to seven external Fellowships in 2009 each worth £3000 to work with the centre and support innovative projects that combine learning from study, work and other life contexts .
Pedagogic objectives:

Research – knowledge and understanding for better practice: To advance understanding of how and what students learn while they are on placement and discover the most effective ways of helping them learn and recognize and record what they have learnt.

Practice improvement: To encourage the development and spread of practices that are most effective in helping students prepare for placement, support and encourage them while they are on placement, and help them integrate what they have learnt when they return from placement.

Curriculum development that encourages professional and personal development from the whole of life: To encourage and support curriculum innovation that seeks to enhance students’ professional and personal development and integrate learning and problem working from discipline study, work, the co-curriculum and other contexts where important life-skills and personal agency can be developed.



SPACE: ADM-HEA Annual Forum 2009
Virtual SPACE - online forum 
29 April - 13 May 2009

Wales Millennium Centre Event
Friday, 8 May 2009

We still have some places available for the event on 8 May.

This year, the Art Design Media Subject Centre's (ADM-HEA) Annual Forum, SPACE, will explore the theme of ‘learning spaces’ in art, design and media higher education, and will provide opportunities for both ‘virtual’ and ‘vital’ participation.

Virtual SPACE
This online forum will provide opportunities for an unlimited number of participants to engage with, and share ideas about, the theme – as well as informing and interacting with subsequent discussion at Vital SPACE, the event at the Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff on Friday, 8 May 2009.

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Friday, 8 May 2009

This one day forum will be an opportunity for participants to expand on the discussions from the online forum and network with colleagues from across the UK.

For more information and to book a place:



Expectations, Experiences and Encounters in HE and HE in FE – The 3Es
University of Bolton
12 June 2009

Are you a member of staff teaching Art, Design and Media in HE or HE in FE? If so this event will be of interest to you.

This one-day event hosted by the University of Bolton on behalf of the NW Network Group has been developed to disseminate the findings of collaborative research into student expectations, experiences and encounters with higher education undertaken in the Northwest of England.

Student expectations, experiences and encounters, and staff perceptions were explored through innovative research partnerships between staff teaching higher education art, design and media in universities and further education colleges. The value of these  partnerships will also form a focus for the day.

The keynote speaker is Professor Mantz Yorke who will present issues that have arisen from the research he has undertaken on the student experience.

Ian Lindsay, Academic Advisor HE in FE for the Higher Education Academy Subject Network will talk about why and how HE in FE staff can get involved in scholarly activity and how the Academy and its Subject Centres can help to facilitate this.

The objectives of the day are to:

  • Disseminate the findings of the project
  • Share good practice
  • Discuss the benefits of collaborative research in HE and HE in FE
  • Offer opportunities for sectoral discussion
  • Engage further with HE in FE
  • Continue to strengthen the links for all attendees

Registration is now open. For more information and to book a place please go to:



'Practice : Practise - From Practice as Research to Practising for Learning'

The Stripe Complex, The University of Winchester
Wednesday, 13 May 2009

For arts practitioners who have become involved in teaching, the continuance of an engagement with their professional creative practice - practising the practice - constitutes an important part of what might be considered their research and scholarly activity. The ways in which this might feed back into their subject teaching might be viewed as a parallel to the 'Research informed Teaching' studies that are taking place across the HE sector.

This conference seeks to explore the ways in which practitioners/teachers consciously use their creative practice to inform their students' learning so that their studies may be directly and measurably enhanced by the creative practices of their teachers.

The conference will be of interest to anyone who has come fresh from arts practice and entered the daunting world of higher education, through to those who are struggling to get time to practise their creative practice so that they can be refreshed and bring new and exciting ideas to their curricula.

The conference will reveal a number of case studies and explore the experiences and concerns of delegates through a range of workshops and seminars, reflecting on questions such as:

    * How does a creative practitioner metamorphose in to a teacher?
    * Where does the understanding of creative practice most impact on the student experience?
    * Do some creative practices have an inbuilt pedagogic process that can be harnessed to engage the emerging practitioner in the student?

Full details, including travel information and accommodation for delegates attending this event are available on the following web page:

There is no charge to UK HE delegates attending this event.

You can book by e-mailing Barbara Hargreaves at: or telephoning 01524 592614.

So what do you mean by 'widening participation'?
6 May 2009 14:00 – 16:00
The Higher Education Academy and UCAS would like to invite you to the above research seminar, which is part of Research Seminar Series 2009: Access and Success for All.  Details of the Series are available at:
Details of the above seminar including abstract, speakers and bookings are available at:
50 free places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a place, please email Tamsin Lord at directly.
Hidden and misunderstood? Experiences of disability support for learners in post-16 education
City of Bristol College
7 May 2009 13:00 – 16:30
The Higher Education Academy and City of Bristol College would like to invite you to the above research seminar, which is part of Research Seminar Series 2009: Access and Success for All.  Details of the Series are available at:
Details of the above seminar including abstract, speakers and bookings are available at
50 free places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a place, please email Matt Davis directly.

Co-design4… Workshops
The Hub, King’s Cross, London
1 May until 16 October 2009

“Co-designing is about co-futuring and a means to find innovation opportunities by using the process of design facilitation,” says Alastair Fuad-Luke, sustainable design facilitator, consultant, educator and author of the The Eco-design Handbook (Thames & Hudson). “Co-design, designing together, offers an ideal approach for driving new eco-socio innovation”.  
Alastair Fuad-Luke has launched a series of Co-design4… Workshops at The Hub, King’s Cross, London, running from 1st May until 16th October 2009. These workshops are ideal for designers, design educators, sustainability professionals, eco-preneurs and social entrepreneurs.  The workshops focus on pressing contemporary issues, from eco-efficiency and eco-effectiveness to opportunities in emerging eco-economies (eco-socio enterprise/low-carbon/zero waste/closed-loop/bio-/co-production), eco-localisation, adaptability, happiness and transparency.

All workshops are one day only, starting 9.30am and finishing 6.30pm. Each workshop follows a generic structure using the co-design loop, combining lectures, the application of co-design tools and group work.

It is hoped that each workshop cohort will acquire new skills and find new opportunities through the co-design approach. It is also hoped that they become generous design citizens and will co-design a proposal or outcome that can be posted online at Design Seeds . With this objective in mind, the last workshop of the series on 16th October 2009, entitled ‘Design Seeds for Co-futuring’ is FREE to anyone who has participated in any of the previous Co-design4… Workshops.

For more information, visit  or call (0)1803 883683 | +44 (0)7919 358726.

2 events at the University of Glasgow, Learning & Teaching Centre
Learning & Teaching Centre, Southpark House, 64 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LB.

The First year student experience: student engagement through peer support and curriculum design
Wednesday 13th May 2009 14:00-16:00

Presenters: Dr Catherine Bovill & Dr Jane MacKenzie, Academic Development Unit, University of Glasgow.

Study, Power and the University
Thursday 4th June 2009 14:00-16:00

Presenter: Dr Sarah Mann, Head, Academic Development Unit, University of Glasgow

If you would like further information please go to the following link:

If you would like to book a place at a seminar, please contact, Lucinda Dempsie on 0141 330 3370

The 39th Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Games & Simulations in Education and Training
Old Broadcasting House, 148 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN
22 – 24 July 2009

Leeds Met hosts this prestigious three-day event .

Formed in 1970, SAGSET is a voluntary professional society dedicated to improving the effectiveness and quality of learning through the use of interactive learning, role-play, simulation and gaming - in all aspects of education and training, from Primary School to University - and in all levels of adult, lifelong learning from the shop floor to the board room.

For more information:



Encoding Digital Video for Streaming and Network Delivery
British Universities, Film & Video Council, 77 Wells Street,  London W1T 3QJ
Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17June 2009
10.30 am - 5.00 pm
Presenters: Greg Newton-Ingham and Murray Weston

Day One: Introductory Course, 16th June 2009.

Offers an introduction to digitising moving images for online delivery and tackles problems, which may be encountered in the process.

Day Two: Advanced Course, 17th June 2009

Designed to follow on from the introductory course, this course offers greater technical insight into the challenges involved with digitising moving images for online delivery, addressing considerations such as system software, compression and server technology. Although this is offered as a one-day course, it is recommended that participants should have previously attended the Introductory level course or will already have experience of delivering time-based media via the web.Courses can be booked separately.

For more information:

You can book a place on this course, find out more information about BUFVC courses 
contact Ali Fowler
0207 393 1512
Moving Image and Sound for Learning and Teaching – sources, search strategies, appraisal and use
British Universities, Film & Video Council, 77 Wells Street,  London W1T 3QJ
Wednesday 13th May 2009,
10.30 am - 5.00 pm

Presenters: BUFVC specialists - Sergio Angelini, Marianne Open, Luis Carrasqueiro, Murray Weston

This course looks at the acquisition and use of audio-visual content for learning and research. Participants will explore sources of content and forms of delivery. They will also gain insight into pedagogic value of audio-visual content and how it may be used for learning and teaching.

For more information:

You can book a place on this course, find out more information about BUFVC courses 
contact Ali Fowler
0207 393 1512

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