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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 24 April 2009

Date posted: 27/04/2009

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We still have some places available for the SPACE: ADM-HEA Annual Forum 2009 on 8 May

Last date for registration is Friday,  1 May. 

The online forum will be launched on Wednesday, 29 April with Professor Stephen Heppell’s video, ‘Space, the Final Frontier’.

See ADM-HEA Events below for more information.


Television and Radio Recordings Survey
If you use television and/or radio programmes in your teaching, learning or research, the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) invites you to participate in its 5-minute survey on broadcast recording availability and access. The survey is part of a wider feasibility study, supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), looking at how a shared UK service might improve access to recordings.
To take part in the survey please follow this link:  If you leave your college email address at the end of the survey, you will be entered into the prize draw for a new iPod shuffle.
The survey closes on 18 May 2009.
For more information see


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 – last date for registration is Friday,  1 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:



Higher Education Students & Ethnicity: Lessons from research
Kingston University
Tuesday 19 May 2009
The Higher Education Academy and Kingston University 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:
30 free places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a place, please email Jessica Morgan ( directly.

2009 Technical, Laboratory and Support Staff Conference: Enhancing the student learning experience
School of Health and Life Sciences, Roehampton University
Wednesday 3 June 2009
This is a day conference for technical, laboratory and support / IT staff at Roehampton University. There will be a particular focus on the themes of our newly launched 2009-2012 Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy, which emphasises the enhancement of the learning experience through a creative, attractive, inclusive and accessible curriculum that promotes student success.
The aim of the 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.
The programme will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm, 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:
·        Innovative e-learning ideas to support learning and teaching
·        Working with disabled students
·        Running your own workshops and presentations
·        Contributing to an inclusive and accessible curriculum
·        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.
Further details:   
Please contact Bridget Middlemas for an application form or further details about this event.
Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit, Roehampton University
ESRC seminar series on New Forms of Doctorate
Central London
Tuesday 19 May 2009

The Lansdown Centre's first contribution to an important series of seminars supported by the ESRC (the UK Economic and Social Research Council) will take place in central London.

Following the successful formula of the previous two seminars (at the Institute of Education and at Coventry University), the day combines individual case studies with in-depth investigations of key issues.

The event is free (including refreshments), but places must be booked in advance.

For full information and to book a place, please see

Speakers for the day:
    Prof. Stephen Scrivener, University of the Arts, London
    Prof. David Durling, Art and Design Research Institute, Middlesex University
    Prof. Carol Costley, Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University
    Dr. Stephen Boyd Davis, Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts, Middlesex University
    Helen Bendon, Lansdown Centre, Middlesex University
    Dr. Ralf Nuhn, Lansdown Centre, Middlesex University

The series is led by Prof. Richard Andrews at the Institute of Education.

Prof. Stephen Scrivener of the University of the Arts, London, who has immense experience of doctoral research and an extensive history of publications and advisory roles on the relationship between research and creativity

Prof. Carol Costley, of Middlesex University's Institute for Work Based Learning. Carol will make an important contribution to the Series by broadening the discussion beyond the PhD to other forms of doctorate. The Institute has pioneered Professional Doctorates (DProf) and is a HEFCE Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

The day includes presentations by practising artist-researchers Ralf Nuhn and Helen Bendon, a critical review of the debate on practice in research by Prof. David Durling and a defence of the written thesis by Dr. Stephen Boyd Davis, head of the Lansdown Centre.

The Centre undertakes multidiciplinary research at the conjunction of creative practice and technology.

The Centre's Web Pages are at



JISC Digital Media courses

JISC Digital Media's mission is to support the UK's education sector in achieving greater digitisation and use of digital media resources (still images, moving images and sound resources) for teaching, learning and research. 

Audio Production: Recording Lectures, Seminars, Interviews and Podcasts
3 June 2009

Digitising Analogue Video Recordings
3 July 2009

Finding Free-to-Use Images
10 June 2009

Copyright and Digital Images
19 May and 7 July.

Full range of courses can be viewed here:

All of these courses are scheduled to run in Bristol.  However, they are often able to provide training for you in your institution and almost all of their
workshops can be requested as a one-to-one (see the training page on the website for details).

If you would like any further information about the training that JISC Digital Media can offer, or you would like to discuss your training needs, please
contact Dave Kilbey, Training Officer and Co-ordinator
Tel: 0117 3314332

Online advice documents:
Hands-on training:

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