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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 6 November 2009

Date posted: 08/11/2009

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Project Funding call for proposals – Final Reminder

There are only 3 full weeks left to submit proposals before the deadline of 30 November for ADM-HEA’s current round of funding for projects which will run from March 2010 to March 2011. There are three key themes for applications this year, which align with ADM-HEA’s current strategy:
Education for sustainable development
Student engagement
Quality enhancement and student assessment
Applications must be submitted by Monday, 30 November, 2009.

For full details visit:


CPD Bursaries academic and support staff working with international students

The University of Northampton is pleased to announce the creation of three CPD bursaries funded by the Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education (PMI) for academic and support staff working with international students. The bursaries will be offered to staff of both Higher and Further Education institutions to help them to participate in the University of Northampton’s ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Enhancing the International Student Experience’ and then to cascade their knowledge to other staff within their institutions or sectors. Each of the three bursaries will be valued at £1,000, hence reducing the participant’s course fees to £800.

The course has three modules and will be delivered between January 2010 and December 2010, and aims to enable participants to develop as reflective practitioners in an internationalised environment in Further and Higher Education. The PMI funded awards will allow participants to take the lead within their own institutions (and/or subject areas) in the introduction of CPD developments, for example designing workshops and courses, for their colleagues.

The Postgraduate Certificate course will be delivered by blended learning, requiring attendance at one half-day workshop for each of the three modules, with all other materials and activities provided in a Virtual Learning Environment.

Full details of the course can be obtained from  0800 358 2232 or email , and to apply for a bursary candidates should - in addition to the completing the application form for the course – produce a 1,000 word justification consisting of:

·               A description of their current activities involving international students
·               An outline of their intentions for further personal development
·               An indication of how they will seek to disseminate their learning within their institution or sector.

Successful candidates will be required to submit a short reflective evaluation of their experiences for both UKCISA (in relation to the PMI) and the University of Northampton at the end of the course.

Application for the bursaries must be received by 5pm 30th November 2009. Those who will receive the award will be contacted by noon Friday 11th December 2009.

For more information go to:  
Or phone 0800 358 2232 or email

Higher Ambitions

The Government has unveiled a new framework for higher education.

Quote from the BIS website: “The higher education blueprint, Higher Ambitions, sets out a course for how universities can remain world class, providing the nation with the high level skills needed to remain competitive, while continuing to attract the brightest students and researchers.”

To access the report and find out more:


Promoting the European Dimension across the Curriculum
Oxford Brookes University
22 January 2010

This seminar is being organised by The British Council in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy.

They will be presenting case studies from subject areas about ways in which  their own community is addressing the implications of Bologna reforms for learning and teaching of their subject. Breakout sessions will look at different areas and themes, for example European Credit Transfer System or quality assurance, which interest you within each area.   

For more information please visit the event web pages



Request for examples of assessment tenets

The ASKe CETL produced an Assessment Manifesto and they are now looking for examples of the tenets in practice (this may be 1 tenet or more) to be included on the ASKe website  

If you are working in this area or know of someone who may be interested in making a contribution, or you would like more information, please contact Nina Becket


The 8th volume of PESTLHE journal is now available free online

Deadline for papers for the April 2010 issue is 15 January 2009.
Papers are also accepted on a ongoing basis.
The Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PESTLHE) journal offers an opportunity for those involved in University learning and teaching to disseminate their practice. It aims to publish accounts of scholarly practice that report on small-scale practitioner research and case studies of practice that involve reflection, critique, implications for future practice and are informed by relevant literature, with a focus on enhancement of student learning.

3rd International Deleuze Studies Conference: Connect, Continue, Create
12-14 July 2010

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2010

Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam
Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University

The third annual International Deleuze Studies Conference will explore how the three creative domains of thought - art, science and philosophy - connect, continue and create together.

The conference intends to bring together academics, urban planners and architects, sociologists, economists and politicians, neuroscientists, physiologists and psychologists, and artists, filmmakers and media-producers, who are interested in exploring a philosophy of relations in open and complex systems.

Length of presentations: max. 20 minutes. They welcome panel proposals.
Please send your abstract (max. 200 words) and a short bio to
before the 1 March, 2010.   

Deleuze Camp 4
Preceding the conference, students can participate in a summer school: Deleuze Camp 4 Mille Gilles.
The camp will take place from 5-9 July 2010 in Amsterdam. Places are limited.

For conference and/or camp registration and further information, please refer to their website:


DUCK Journal for Research in Textiles and Textile Design

A new open access peer reviewed online journal for research in textiles and textile design. Duck provides an opportunity to engage in debate around textiles and textile design encompassing a range of approaches, disciplines
and outcomes.

Call for Contributions - current Call: 'What is textile design research?'

Deadline for submissions: 22nd January 2010

Research for textiles is broad and far reaching. Historical, theoretical, technical, scientific, commercial and aesthetic strands interweave to create a complex and interdisciplinary field of investigation and invention. The
intention of the first call for submissions to DUCK is to explore the nature and significance of current Textile Design research and establish a platform for future discourse.

For more information:


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