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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 22 January 2010

Date posted: 25/01/2010

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Create Sustain Ability: ADM-HEA Annual Forum 2010
RIBA, London
14 May 2010

Call for Abstracts: Deadline for submissions 29 March 2010

The Art Design Media Subject Centre’s (ADM-HEA) 2010 Annual Forum will focus on the subject of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

If you are a higher educator tutor, we would be interested to hear about projects, learning, teaching initiatives and research exploring the following:

  • What do we mean by ESD and what are its implications/impact for art, design and media subjects?
  • How is, and how might, ESD be incorporated into art, design or media curricula?
  • What are the pedagogical implications of ESD and how might these be addressed?

If you would be interested in presenting your work as part of a facilitated discussion group, please submit a 500 word abstract as a Word document accompanied by any visual material to Alison Crowe at: by Friday 29 March 2010.
Enquiries: 01273 642321.

For more information:

Please note: registration for the forum will open on Monday, 1 February 2010, look out for further information.


Crafts Council requests help with research

Making value: the economic and social contribution of craft makers
The Crafts Council has launched a major research project into the economic and social value of craft, focusing on portfolio working craft makers who engage with other industry sectors and community and education contexts. 
They are looking for makers and organisations who apply their craft skills/knowledge/creativity in other industry sectors (eg fashion, television, carnival, leisure, tourism etc) and/or in community settings (eg youth, older people, criminal justice etc) who would be interested in taking part in this interview based research.
The findings from this qualitative study will fuel their policy work, create content for their national conference on 22 June 2010 and provide a rounded view of the sector’s impact which can’t be fully captured by statistics.
For more information about the project:
Advisers & tutors - a new resource from a-n (The Artists Information Company)

A new resource is available from a-n, a dedicated area on their website which makes it easier to research the tools, materials and resources they have available for advising and supporting artists and art and design students.

For more information:
Higher Education Student Volunteering Awards (HESVA)

The Higher Education Academy are delighted to announce that HESVA 2010 is now open for entries.  The Awards celebrate the diversity of the student learning experience and recognise the outstanding contributions to community volunteering made by students in higher education across the UK. 

As part of the Academy's UK-wide remit, HESVA is open to all UK higher education institutions. It is also open to further education institutions with 100 or more full-time equivalent students in England and Northern Ireland. Scottish or Welsh FE Colleges may submit a joint nomination with a sponsoring higher education institution.

For more information, please visit:


Research informed Teaching: Delivering participation, engagement and enquiry
Staffordshire University
Wednesday July 14 2010
The aim of the conference is to bring together practitioners, academics, researchers, students, policy makers and learning support staff to explore the pedagogic issues and policies surrounding the contested notions of Research informed Teaching and the research-teaching nexus in higher education.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Alan Jenkins, Oxford Brookes University
  • Prof. Stuart Hampton-Reeves, University of Central Lancashire

For more information on the conference please visit the conference web page at:
Also see call for papers below

Transforming your organisation through equality for disabled staff:  What progress and what next?
Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, Bryanston Street, London W1H 7EH
Friday, 5 February 2010

The LLUK-supported Disability Equality Implementation Group's conference is organised by NIACE.
At the conference the Disability Equality Implementation Group will be involving  disabled staff and others in lifelong learning in shaping its future strategic direction and activity.  They urge disabled employees, organisational leads for equality and diversity, trade union representatives and HR professionals not to overlook this opportunity.

For full details go to:

Three SEDA events:  
SEDA Workshop  - Beyond the Peer Observation of Teaching
Wednesday, 10 February 2010

SEDA Professional Development Framework Mentoring and Recognising: an intial and continuing development day
Wednesday, 19 April 2010

For more information on these one day events, go to:
SEDA Writing Retreat
Holland House Cropthorne Worcestershire
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 May 2010

2 day residential event 

For more information on the retreat, go to:



2010 Technical, Laboratory and Support Staff Annual Conference
School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, London
Wednesday 2 June 2010
21st Century Universities – New roles, new responsibilities for Technical, Laboratory and Support Staff?
This is a day conference for technical, laboratory and support / IT staff .There will be a particular focus on the way in which support staff are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of taught sessions and workshops / practicals.
The aim of this annual event is to enable staff with technical, laboratory and / or support roles to share innovation and good practice, and to enable networking opportunities with colleagues from other settings. Academic staff are also warmly invited to attend.
The programme will run from 9.45am to 3.45pm, and will include two keynote talks, as well as workshops and activities. They will be running workshops on a range of issues related to supporting learning and teaching in higher education, including:
·       Working with international students – challenges and opportunities
·       Video-conferencing for beginners
·       Training programmes and staff development opportunities – what do staff want?
·       Supporting students and staff with multi-format coursework
·       Innovative e-learning ideas to support learning and teaching
·       Running your own workshops and presentations
·       Learning support in higher education for students with disabilities
·       Listening to the “student voice”
·       Learning, teaching and assessment in higher education
·       Display and resources area

They invite you to express your interest in running or contributing to a workshop or seminar session.
Cost for delegates:   £38 (free for presenters / workshop organisers)
Please contact Bridget Middlemas for an application form or further details about this event.

Higher Education and the Creative economy
University of Southampton
22 - 23 March 2010

Deadline for submitting abstracts or expressing interest in presenting posters: 10 February 2010

The conference aims to explore issues and research questions emerging in both academic and policy arenas in reference to the relationship between Higher Education and the Creative Economy. It aims to address the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) within the creative economy and to establish a network of research and collaboration around this theme.
Call for Papers
Papers are invited to discuss and address issues around the role of HEIs in the creative economy.

It is expected that papers will come from a variety of disciplines, using both quantitative, qualitative and case study methods. The best papers will be selected for publication within a Special Issue of a leading a peer-reviewed journal.

Call for Posters
For participants interested in presenting a practical project, a case study or a local initiative on the role of HEIs and the creative economy, there will be a possibility to display your posters in a poster session within the conference.
For more information:
Learning on Screen Awards 2010

Call for entries extended to 15 February 2010

BUFVC is receiving entries for the Learning on Screen Awards 2010. The 2010 Awards will take place during the Learning on Screen Conference to be held at the Open University in Milton Keynes on 27 - 28 April 2010.

The BUFVC will present a number of awards which celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image, sound and related media in learning, teaching and research.

Categories this year include General Audience Education, Curriculum-Related Content, Student Production, Premier and Special Jury Awards.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 15 February 2010 and a shortlist will be published online on or before 8 March 2010.

For qualifying period, entry fees, category details, and information on how to enter please go to:
Research informed Teaching: Delivering participation, engagement and enquiry
Staffordshire University
Wednesday July 14 2010, 9.30am – 4.45pm

Abstracts for the conference to be submitted by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 2010

The aim of the conference is to bring together practitioners, academics, researchers, students, policy makers and learning support staff to explore the pedagogic issues and policies surrounding the contested notions of Research informed Teaching and the research-teaching nexus in higher education.

Workshop themes:
Papers and posters are welcomed on any of the following themes, with an overall focus on Research informed Teaching/ research-teaching nexus in higher education:
·        Pedagogies for the research-teaching nexus for example, enquiry/inquiry-based learning
·        The student voice in Research informed Teaching
·        The role of technology in the research-teaching nexus
·        The role of information literacy in the research-teaching nexus
·        Reports from Research informed Teaching projects – design and impact
·        Fostering communities of practice in Research informed Teaching
·        Benchmarking Research informed Teaching
Please visit the website for more information:
The Fifth Symposium on Social Learning Space: Knowledge Spaces
University of Warwick
Monday, 29 March 2010

Deadline for submissions: Monday 15 February 2010

Following the success of the previous four Space Symposia, Knowledge Spaces addresses the role of architecture, spatial planning and the use of different spaces in the construction and experience of curricula and pedagogy in Higher Education.

The symposium will address the question of how the spaces we create, occupy and challenge, both within the university and beyond it, affect what and how we know, as well as considering who plays what roles in the
process of knowledge creation and communication.  pedagogical and political relations between students and staff

The event offers an exciting and diverse programme of keynote lecture(s), participatory workshop(s) and an interactive research exhibition.

Contributions are invited for the research exhibition, in the form of posters, artistic or photographic exhibits, or any other formats which can be reasonably accommodated.  Centres for Excellence in teaching and Learning (CETLs) and other projects which have developed new or renewed spaces in recent years are particularly encouraged to use the exhibition as a forum for sharing information about the creation, occupation and impact of their space and spatial interventions.

Deadlines for contributions to the research exhibition:

Monday 15 February 2010 - Summary of intended contribution and description of media
Friday 19 March 2010 - Submission of final poster/ artwork

Online registration will be available by 1 February 2010 via this web page:

If you would like to be notified when registration is open or you have any queries please send an email to:  or telephone Sumila Bhandari on 024 76575125


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