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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 26 March 2010

Date posted: 29/03/2010

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We had a technical problem with our website on Thursday and Friday this week.

We are pleased to say that this has now been fixed but we would like to apologise to anyone who has been trying to access the site and has been unable to do so.

Please note that there will be no bulletin next week.



Work placement guidelines

Skillset research has revealed that almost half (44%) of the Creative Media workforce said they had carried out unpaid work to get into the industry.

In this light, Skillset has worked with Creative & Cultural Skills and Arts Council England to produce the first ever Guidelines for Employers offering Work Placement Schemes in the Creative Industries.

For more information:



Just a reminder that ADM-HEA are organising 2 events in May this year and registration is open

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

A Space for Assessment Symposium
Kingston University
27 - 28 May

For more information


“Sustainable writing development – approaches and challenges”
13th Writing Development in Higher Education conference
Royal College of Physicians, London
28 to 30 June 2010

Registration is now open for this conference which is being hosted by the Write Now CETL at London Metropolitan University. The Writing Development in Higher Education biennial conference brings together practitioners and researchers from the field of writing development theory and practice.  The conference offers an important opportunity to explore the challenges of bringing about sustainable writing development in higher education

Further details about the conference are available at  _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Internationalising Higher Education – Where Next?
The Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
30 June 2010

The University of Plymouth’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference, scheduled for Wednesday 30th June 2010, will, this year, focus on Internationalisation, which they are interpreting broadly to consider five main topics:

  • Internationalising the UK Student Experience
  • Overseas Students
  • Partnerships, Exchanges and Alumni
  • Overseas Staff
  • Bologna and the European Dimension

 In addition to showcasing the innovative work of local colleagues, the conference will welcome two prestigious keynote speakers:

Professor Philip Dodd and Professor John Wood.

For the first time the conference will open its doors to colleagues from across the UK. Attendance is free of charge.

For registration and further information about the event, please go to


Beacons for Public Engagement Initiative  - Online survey of UK higher education staff, and researchers

Deadline extended to 9 April 2010

The Beacons for Public Engagement (BPE) initiative was launched by the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust in January 2008.

Oakleigh Consulting Limited are evaluating the Beacons for Public Engagement (BPE) initiative on behalf of the funders.

An online survey was completed in 2008 forming part of the baseline assessment for the evaluation. A similar survey is now available to allow them to identify any changes in perceptions relating to public engagement.

This survey is for all staff working in:

·       UK higher education institutions.

·       UK research institutes or centres.

They are interested in the views of staff within both BPE institutions and those who are not in BPE institutions because they want to see what is happening across the sector, so please complete the survey wherever you work.

To access the online questionnaire, please use the following link:

If you have any queries regarding the completion of the e-survey, please contact Zeb Nash at Oakleigh


Media Literacy Conference (MLC) 2010

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
19 – 20 November 2010

Deadlines for submission of abstracts and thematic panel proposals: 1 June 2010

The conference is for all teachers, teacher trainers, researchers, policy-makers and media professionals interested in teaching and learning about the media. It is jointly organised by the Media Education Association and the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media at the Institute of Education, London, in partnership with Ofcom.

For more information: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

MERJ - the Media Education Research Journal

Call for articles (second edition Winter 2010)

The deadline for submissions is 29 May 2010

Edited by Richard Berger (the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University) and Julian McDougall (Newman University College, Birmingham), MERJ offers a forum for the exchange of academic research into media education and pedagogy conducted by academics, practitioners and teachers situated in all sectors and contexts for media education. The journal aims to encourage dialogue between the sectors and between media educators from different countries, with the aim to facilitate the transfer of critical, empirical, action and discursive research into the complexity of media education as social practice.

For more information:

MERJ - the Media Education Research Journal - a twice-yearly peer-reviewed academic journal, the first issue of which will be published in spring 2010.


Student Learning and Teaching Network (SLTN) - request for students to take part in discussion

Every month the Student Learning and Teaching Network (SLTN) engage in a discussion, led by students around a particular theme that is important to students in Higher Education.

They would very much appreciate it if you would encourage your students to take part in the discussion

This month’s topic is: student engagement in quality assurance.

For more information about the Network have a look at their website


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