Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference

Friday 20 October 2017, 10.00 – 16.00

Call for Papers

Conference Theme: Communication, Collaboration and Commitment

The conference committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference 2017. United under the theme of Communication, Collaboration and Commitment, the conference aims to bring together researchers from across the full range of sub-disciplines within education to provide a diverse and dynamic forum for the presentation of ideas. Whether you are seeking to disseminate research findings, develop your thinking about ongoing research, or expand your network, this postgraduate conference will offer a supportive and engaging environment in which to share your research.

Keynote:

We are excited to welcome Katy Vigurs to our conference this year. Katy is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Derby and during her career she has led many educational research projects with learners in school, college, university and adult education settings. Katy has also worked with families and learning providers, with a particular interest in the field of widening participation in education.

Conference Sub-themes:

Participants are invited to explore the full scope of the conference and we therefore welcome presentations and posters with a focus on the conference theme of Communication, Collaboration and Commitment which might also include the sub themes of:

  • Innovation in educational research
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • International studies
  • Educational Research Methods

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to: worc.ioe2017@gmail.com by no later than Friday 18 August 2017.

Abstracts should include:

  • Research aim(s) and/or research questions
  • Research methodology
  • Findings (if relevant)

Enquiries:

To be directed to IoE Conference Organising Team 2016: Maxine Watkins, Hazel Richards and Kathryn Spicksley at worc.ioe2017@gmail.com

Timetable for submissions:

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 18 August 2017

Notification of Acceptance by: Friday 25 August 2017

Conference booking deadline: Friday 8 September 2017

Postgraduate Research Conference: ‘Seeds of Knowledge’ Review 2017

The University of Worcester hosted the Postgraduate Research Conference: ‘Seeds of Knowledge’ on Thursday 29 June, at the Hive. The day attracted over 100 registrations; there were 20 oral presentations and 25 poster presentations throughout the day – represented by a range of Worcester and external postgraduate researchers. The whole conference was opened by Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sarah Greer, who spoke eloquently about the value of research, being a research student and her sage advice about being a researcher. The crowd nodded in agreement when Sarah expressed the need for academic generosity, and a day such as the conference is a perfect example of such. With a warm and encouraging tone set for the day it was a jam packed schedule with 5 oral sessions – ranging from – ‘body and mind’ to ‘history and literature’ to ‘physical and mental health.’ In the middle and sandwiched around lunch the poster presenters had time and space to showcase their research as delegates walked through the exhibition.

We have had some excellent feedback already, through emails, the feedback forms and twitter, ranging internal and external delegates, staff and presenters. With one delegate expressing it was extremely professional throughout and there was a great buzz and a presenter kindly statingthe structure was excellent with designated themes and I really thought the addition of the Q&A sessions at the end was excellent.” The quality of the day was a true reflection of the quality of the research. An addition this year being prizes! Firstly, for outstanding presentations in each session, the following people from a variety of institutions were celebrated: Lucy Piggott (University of Chichester), Benjamin Ong (University of St. Andrews), Anna Muggeridge (University of Worcester), Benjamin Parry (University of Birmingham), Francis Blore (University of Northampton) and Hilary Causer (University of Worcester).

The day closed with a panel on the ‘Post PhD Experience’ where a session was led by questions from the audience about – doing, completing, using and emotions – of postgraduate research. We had Dr. Rachael Bullingham, Dr. Scott Buckler and Dr. Danielle Stephens, Charlotte Taylor and Professor Maggie Andrews give varying perspectives from University of Worcester, academic staff, research development staff and general personal views. It rounded the whole day off wonderfully, as we were all able to leave with both practical and pastoral advice to take forward in our postgraduate research and careers.

Finally, the Postgraduate Research Conference would like to thank the following people as without their support and contributions the day would not have been such a success.

THANK YOU to:

  • University of Worcester Research School;
  • The Hive Team;
  • All presenters and delegates;
  • All chairs and speakers;
  • A lot of staff and students at the University of Worcester who aided in ‘the little things’… such as, printing, spreading the word and generally supporting.

 

See you next year, The 2017 Postgraduate Research Conference Committee!

Nutritional therapy conference

We have a Nutritional Therapy conference on 14 July organised between the University and BANT (our professional body (bant.org.uk). The title is “Evidenced based nutritional approaches to support cancer care” and will run from 10 am – 4.30 pm. Univeristy of Worcester staff and students can purchase tickets at the BANT membership rate of £10. See below for link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evidence-based-nutritional-approaches-to-support-cancer-care-tickets-35633768561

Global Learning Programme blog

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a DFID funded programme supporting UK schools to equip students to better understand and make a positive contribution to a globalised world. They have worked with a number of our partner schools to support teaching staff in developing global knowledge, skills and values. One of our Senior Lecturers in Teacher Education, Elena Lengthorn, has written for OXFAM about her GLP journey and is hoping to bring their expertise to the University in November for a Global Learning Conference for local educators.

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/education-blog/2017/06/the-glp-and-me

Registration now open Beyond Boundaries – Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference – 15-16 June 2017

In the contemporary changing and challenging Higher Education landscape, this year’s Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Conference at Worcester aims to explore some of the exciting possibilities created by working across and beyond boundaries.

We are looking to engage in discussion and debate about the potential that emerges when we reach across or dissolve the boundaries between: disciplines and departments, spaces, places and stages of learning, virtual and physical learning environments, students and staff, teaching and research, or between the ivory towers of academia and the wider world beyond the University. How can and have we worked together? How do connections with local, regional, national or international partners and networks inspire us to improve the student experience?

Registration for the conference is now open. Please register at Eventbrite – please note that all presenters must register to attend. The draft programme is now available – please note that this is subject to change.

Please contact us at ltconference@worc.ac.uk if you need any additional information.

Registration now open Beyond Boundaries – Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference – 15-16 June 2017

In the contemporary changing and challenging Higher Education landscape, this year’s Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Conference at Worcester aims to explore some of the exciting possibilities created by working across and beyond boundaries.

We are looking to engage in discussion and debate about the potential that emerges when we reach across or dissolve the boundaries between: disciplines and departments, spaces, places and stages of learning, virtual and physical learning environments, students and staff, teaching and research, or between the ivory towers of academia and the wider world beyond the University. How can and have we worked together? How do connections with local, regional, national or international partners and networks inspire us to improve the student experience?

Registration for the conference is now open. Please register at Eventbrite – please note that all presenters must register to attend. The draft programme is now available – please note that this is subject to change.

Please contact us at ltconference@worc.ac.uk if you need any additional information.

Postgraduate Research Conference on Thursday 29 June at The Hive

The 2017 Postgraduate Research Conference Committee are excited to host the 4th annual Postgraduate Research Conference on Thursday 29th June 2017 at The Hive. Attendance is free and the programme includes a poster session and 3 oral sessions of a large variety of topics with over 40 speakers.

Registration is open – book your place now at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/postgraduate-research-conference-seeds-of-knowledge-tickets-32083026195 by Monday 26th June. For more information please contact worcspgrc@outlook.com and follow our twitter account @UoWPGC.

PG Conference Poster

 

Registration now open Beyond Boundaries – Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference – 15-16 June 2017

In the contemporary changing and challenging Higher Education landscape, this year’s Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Conference at Worcester aims to explore some of the exciting possibilities created by working across and beyond boundaries.

We are looking to engage in discussion and debate about the potential that emerges when we reach across or dissolve the boundaries between: disciplines and departments, spaces, places and stages of learning, virtual and physical learning environments, students and staff, teaching and research, or between the ivory towers of academia and the wider world beyond the University. How can and have we worked together? How do connections with local, regional, national or international partners and networks inspire us to improve the student experience?

Registration for the conference is now open. Please register at Eventbrite – please note that all presenters must register to attend. The draft programme is now available – please note that this is subject to change.

Please contact us at ltconference@worc.ac.uk if you need any additional information.

Bridging the Global Educational Gap Conference

The University of Worcester, in association with the British Educational Research Association Special Interest Groups for ‘Comparative and International Education’ and ‘Educational Research and Educational Policy-making’, invite you to participate in our second international conference entitled Bridging the Global Educational Gap taking place on 22-23 June 2017 at the University of Worcester.

The conference will focus on a number of important themes related to the impact of globalisation and internationalisation, such as inclusion, sharing knowledge across the globe, curriculum and its impact on knowledge generation, globalising (teacher) education, developing evidence-informed practice and self-improving systems, diversity, global citizenship, and intercultural education. This conference takes forward some of the issues explored during last year’s conference entitled ‘Education: A Global Perspective’, where we started to look at UNESCO Education 2030: A Framework for Action and Education in a Global Context. This year’s conference will include an exploration of solutions to support the implementation of the UNESCO Education 2030 goals, and to support the development of a vision of education as a self-improving evidence-based sector with international collaboration.

The conference is aimed at researchers, academics, consultants, practitioners, research students and professionals working in fields such as international, intercultural and comparative education, curriculum development, education policy and practice. The conference will provide an opportunity to collaborate and explore ideas to expand and develop theory and practice.

For further details see: https://www.bera.ac.uk/event/bridging-the-global-educational-gap

Registration now open Beyond Boundaries – Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference: 15-16 June 2017

In the contemporary changing and challenging Higher Education landscape, this year’s Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Conference at Worcester aims to explore some of the exciting possibilities created by working across and beyond boundaries.

We are looking to engage in discussion and debate about the potential that emerges when we reach across or dissolve the boundaries between: disciplines and departments, spaces, places and stages of learning, virtual and physical learning environments, students and staff, teaching and research, or between the ivory towers of academia and the wider world beyond the University. How can and have we worked together? How do connections with local, regional, national or international partners and networks inspire us to improve the student experience?

Registration for the conference is now open. Please register at Eventbrite – please note that all presenters must register to attend. The draft programme is now available – please note that this is subject to change.

Please contact us at ltconference@worc.ac.uk if you need any additional information.

NCSPVA 3rd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture

The Impact of Violence and Abuse on Children and Young People
5-6 June 2017

Cotswold Suite, St John’s Campus

The focus of the 2017 annual conference is on examining the intersections of childhood and adulthood within the context of violence and abuse. The aim of this conference is to further our understanding of evidence based practice through reflection on developments to date, and the future needs of children growing up within a context of violence. To this end the conference will host a number of keynote presentations and individual oral and poster presentations that will showcase regional, national and international research and practice innovations relating to childhood and violence and safeguarding within this context. We wish to invite all those who work with this issue to attend in order to network and share best practice and to engage in conversations to further evidence based practice.

Please download the attached flyer for further details.

Registration now open Beyond Boundaries – Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference: 15-16 June 2017

In the contemporary changing and challenging Higher Education landscape, this year’s Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Conference at Worcester aims to explore some of the exciting possibilities created by working across and beyond boundaries.

We are looking to engage in discussion and debate about the potential that emerges when we reach across or dissolve the boundaries between: disciplines and departments, spaces, places and stages of learning, virtual and physical learning environments, students and staff, teaching and research, or between the ivory towers of academia and the wider world beyond the University. How can and have we worked together? How do connections with local, regional, national or international partners and networks inspire us to improve the student experience?

Registration for the conference is now open. Please register at Eventbrite – please note that all presenters must register to attend. The draft programme is now available – please note that this is subject to change.

Please contact us at ltconference@worc.ac.uk if you need any additional information.

University Teaching Award Scheme

The University Teaching Award Scheme is now launched for its second round, having been developed as part of the initiatives to celebrate excellence at the University of Worcester.

This Scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellent and outstanding practice in teaching, and in supporting and leading learning. The Scheme explicitly promotes innovative, inspiring and excellent practice which is outstanding in its impact to enhance and inspire student learning.

There are three categories of Award:

A             University of Worcester Teaching Award
B             University of Worcester Teaching Team Award
C             University of Worcester Leading Teaching Award.

Applications are welcomed from staff with a range of experience including academic staff, professional services and staff working in learning support. Full details are attached, and also available via the webpage http://www.worc.ac.uk/edu/1285.htm.

Introductory Launch sessions are being run for information as follows (bookings can be made via the staff development webpages: https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/university/booking_v2.plsession_id=211b54aab647826ceeb28b4b9fca4ac9&system_id=58).

UW Teaching Award Scheme: Why? What? So What? Now What?’

The workshops offer the opportunity to understand the UWTAS, consider one’s next steps to an application and ask any questions.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 1.15 pm – 2.15 pm Room EEG021
Thursday 15 June 2017 Information at the Learning and Teaching conference
Friday 16 June 2017 Information at the Learning and Teaching conference

Any queries may be sent to teachingaward@worc.ac.uk.

uw-teaching-award-scheme-may-2017

 

NCSPVA 3rd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture

The Impact of Violence and Abuse on Children and Young People
5-6 June 2017

The focus of the 2017 annual conference is on examining the intersections of childhood and adulthood within the context of violence and abuse. The aim of this conference is to further our understanding of evidence based practice through reflection on developments to date, and the future needs of children growing up within a context of violence. To this end the conference will host a number of keynote presentations and individual oral and poster presentations that will showcase regional, national and international research and practice innovations relating to childhood and violence and safeguarding within this context. We wish to invite all those who work with this issue to attend in order to network and share best practice and to engage in conversations to further evidence based practice.

Please download the attached flyer for further details.

University of Worcester Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference 2017 call for papers

In the contemporary changing and challenging Higher Education landscape, this year’s Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Conference at Worcester aims to explore some of the exciting possibilities created by working across and beyond boundaries.

We are looking to engage in discussion and debate about the potential that emerges when we reach across or dissolve the boundaries between: disciplines and departments, spaces, places and stages of learning, virtual and physical learning environments, students and staff, teaching and research, or between the ivory towers of academia and the wider world beyond the university. How can and have we worked together? How do connections with local, regional, national or international partners and networks inspire us to improve the student experience?

The call for papers for the conference is now open until Monday 10 April 2017. Information on the conference strands and how to submit a proposal is available in the attached document.

Requests for further information to be sent to ltconference@worc.ac.uk

NCSPVA 3rd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture

NCSPVA 3rd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture

The Impact of Violence and Abuse on Children and Young People
5 – 6 June 2017, University of Worcester

The focus of the 2017 annual conference is on examining the intersections of childhood and adulthood within the context of violence and abuse. The aim of this conference is to further our understanding of evidence based practice through reflection on developments to date, and the future needs of children growing up within a context of violence. To this end the conference will host a number of keynote presentations and individual oral and poster presentations that will showcase regional, national and international research and practice innovations relating to childhood and violence and safeguarding within this context. We wish to invite all those who work with this issue to attend in order to network and share best practice and to engage in conversations to further evidence based practice.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Day 1

Professor Robert Geffner
Founding President
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
San Diego, CA. USA

Dr John Devaney MBE
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Queen’s University Belfast
Northern Ireland

Sandi Capuano Morrison
CEO
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
San Diego, CA. USA

Day 2

Professor Christine Wekerle
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
McMaster University
Canada

Karyn McCluskey
Chief Executive
Community Justice Scotland

BOOKING INFORMATION

  Early Bird Rate (bookings made before 30 April 2017) Standard Rate
5 & 6 June 2017 £160 £180
5 June 2017 £100 £110
6 June 2017 £100 £110
Gala Dinner 5 June 2017 £40

TO BOOK YOU PLACE PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW:

https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/ncspva_conference/booking.pl

ncspva-annual-conference_flyer

If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,

Esther Dobson
Study Day, Conference and Events Co-ordinator

University of Worcester Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference 2017 call for papers

In the contemporary changing and challenging Higher Education landscape, this year’s Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Conference at Worcester aims to explore some of the exciting possibilities created by working across and beyond boundaries.

We are looking to engage in discussion and debate about the potential that emerges when we reach across or dissolve the boundaries between: disciplines and departments, spaces, places and stages of learning, virtual and physical learning environments, students and staff, teaching and research, or between the ivory towers of academia and the wider world beyond the university. How can and have we worked together? How do connections with local, regional, national or international partners and networks inspire us to improve the student experience?

The call for papers for the conference is now open until Monday 10 April 2017. Information on the conference strands and how to submit a proposal is available in the attached document.

Requests for further information to be sent to ltconference@worc.ac.uk

University of Worcester Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference 2017 call for papers

beyond-boundaries_call-for-papers

In the contemporary changing and challenging Higher Education landscape, this year’s Learning, Teaching, and Student Experience Conference at Worcester aims to explore some of the exciting possibilities created by working across and beyond boundaries. We are looking to engage in discussion and debate about the potential that emerges when we reach across or dissolve the boundaries between: disciplines and departments, spaces, places and stages of learning, virtual and physical learning environments, students and staff, teaching and research, or between the ivory towers of academia and the wider world beyond the university. How can and have we worked together? How do connections with local, regional, national or international partners and networks inspire us to improve the student experience?

The call for papers for the conference is now open until Monday 10 April 2017. Information on the conference strands and how to submit a proposal is available in the attached document.

Requests for further information to be sent to ltconference@worc.ac.uk

NCSPVA 3rd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture

NCSPVA 3rd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture

The Impact of Violence and Abuse on Children and Young People
5 – 6 June 2017, University of Worcester

The focus of the 2017 annual conference is on examining the intersections of childhood and adulthood within the context of violence and abuse. The aim of this conference is to further our understanding of evidence based practice through reflection on developments to date, and the future needs of children growing up within a context of violence. To this end the conference will host a number of keynote presentations and individual oral and poster presentations that will showcase regional, national and international research and practice innovations relating to childhood and violence and safeguarding within this context. We wish to invite all those who work with this issue to attend in order to network and share best practice and to engage in conversations to further evidence based practice.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Day 1

Professor Robert Geffner
Founding President
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
San Diego, CA. USA

Dr John Devaney MBE
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Queen’s University Belfast
Northern Ireland

Sandi Capuano Morrison
CEO
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
San Diego, CA. USA

Day 2

Professor Christine Wekerle
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
McMaster University
Canada

Karyn McCluskey
Chief Executive
Community Justice Scotland

BOOKING INFORMATION

  Early Bird Rate (bookings made before 30 April 2017) Standard Rate
5 & 6 June 2017 £160 £180
5 June 2017 £100 £110
6 June 2017 £100 £110
Gala Dinner 5 June 2017 £40

TO BOOK YOU PLACE PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW:

https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/ncspva_conference/booking.pl

ncspva-annual-conference_flyer

If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,

Esther Dobson
Study Day, Conference and Events Co-ordinator

NCSPVA 3rd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture

NCSPVA 3rd Annual Conference & Lynda Bellingham Memorial Lecture

The Impact of Violence and Abuse on Children and Young People
5 – 6 June 2017, University of Worcester

The focus of the 2017 annual conference is on examining the intersections of childhood and adulthood within the context of violence and abuse. The aim of this conference is to further our understanding of evidence based practice through reflection on developments to date, and the future needs of children growing up within a context of violence. To this end the conference will host a number of keynote presentations and individual oral and poster presentations that will showcase regional, national and international research and practice innovations relating to childhood and violence and safeguarding within this context. We wish to invite all those who work with this issue to attend in order to network and share best practice and to engage in conversations to further evidence based practice.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Day 1

Professor Robert Geffner
Founding President
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
San Diego, CA. USA

Dr John Devaney MBE
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Queen’s University Belfast
Northern Ireland

Sandi Capuano Morrison
CEO
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
San Diego, CA. USA

Day 2

Professor Christine Wekerle
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
McMaster University
Canada

Karyn McCluskey
Chief Executive
Community Justice Scotland

BOOKING INFORMATION

  Early Bird Rate (bookings made before 30 April 2017) Standard Rate
5 & 6 June 2017 £160 £180
5 June 2017 £100 £110
6 June 2017 £100 £110
Gala Dinner 5 June 2017 £40

TO BOOK YOU PLACE PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW:

https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/ncspva_conference/booking.pl

ncspva-annual-conference_flyer

If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,

Esther Dobson
Study Day, Conference and Events Co-ordinator