European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity (EUCAPA)

The University of Worcester is hosting the EUCAPA conference from the 3-5 July – the first time that this prestigious conference has been held in the UK since its inception in 1986.

170 delegates are expected from around 30 countries from as far afield as Australia, Brazil, China, Japan and South Korea as well as from North America and all over Europe.

All the scientific presentations and workshops will be held at Severn Campus (the Arena and Riverside Building). A number of delegates are staying on campus so please make them feel welcome!

See the conference webpage for programme information and profiles of the keynote speakers and guests.

https://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/european-congress-of-adapted-physical-activity.html

 

 

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning Wednesday 13 June (4.30-7.00) & Thursday 14 June (9.00-5.00)

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The conference will commence on the 13th with a keynote lecture from:

Luke Millard who will be exploring “Unlocking student potential through engagement”.

Luke is the Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

The evening will conclude with an informal Cheese and Wine evening, offering the opportunity to review Posters submitted on this year’s theme and network with colleagues.

On the 14th we are pleased to welcome a keynote lecture from:

Eric Stoller with his presentation “Digital Dissonance – Learning to Embrace Change and Enhance the Student Experience”

Eric is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

There will also be opportunities to discover more about our development programmes for teaching staff  (HEA Accredited fellowships) and our Student and Academic staff partnership Programmes which allow students to engage with and contribute to the ongoing improvement of learning and teaching methods and resources.

More information and a detailed conference programme will be issued closer to the event – we look forward to welcoming you in June.

Please click here for further details on registration.

Unlocking Potential conference flyer

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning Wednesday 13 June (4.30-7.00) & Thursday 14 June (9.00-5.00)

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The conference will commence on the 13th with a keynote lecture from:

Luke Millard who will be exploring “Unlocking student potential through engagement”.

Luke is the Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

The evening will conclude with an informal Cheese and Wine evening, offering the opportunity to review Posters submitted on this year’s theme and network with colleagues.

On the 14th we are pleased to welcome a keynote lecture from:

Eric Stoller with his presentation “Digital Dissonance – Learning to Embrace Change and Enhance the Student Experience”

Eric is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

There will also be opportunities to discover more about our development programmes for teaching staff  (HEA Accredited fellowships) and our Student and Academic staff partnership Programmes which allow students to engage with and contribute to the ongoing improvement of learning and teaching methods and resources.

More information and a detailed conference programme will be issued closer to the event – we look forward to welcoming you in June.

Please click here for further details on registration.

Unlocking Potential conference flyer

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning Wednesday 13 June (4.30-7.00) & Thursday 14 June (9.00-5.00)

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The conference will commence on the 13th with a keynote lecture from:

Luke Millard who will be exploring “Unlocking student potential through engagement”.

Luke is the Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

The evening will conclude with an informal Cheese and Wine evening, offering the opportunity to review Posters submitted on this year’s theme and network with colleagues.

On the 14th we are pleased to welcome a keynote lecture from:

Eric Stoller with his presentation “Digital Dissonance – Learning to Embrace Change and Enhance the Student Experience”

Eric is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

There will also be opportunities to discover more about our development programmes for teaching staff  (HEA Accredited fellowships) and our Student and Academic staff partnership Programmes which allow students to engage with and contribute to the ongoing improvement of learning and teaching methods and resources.

More information and a detailed conference programme will be issued closer to the event – we look forward to welcoming you in June.

Please click here for further details on registration.

Unlocking Potential conference flyer

Global Perspectives in Teacher Education International Conference

Tuesday 19 June – Wednesday 20 June

This exciting joint (with the University of Worcester and British Educational Research Association) conference entitled ‘Global Perspectives in Teacher Education’ will focus on a number of important themes related to the impact of globalisation and internationalisation on sustainable teacher education. The conference will consider ideas 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 ‘Bridging the Global Educational Gap’, where we continued to look at UNESCO Education 2030: A Framework for Action and Education in a Global Context. This year’s conference will consider concrete solutions which support the UNESCO Education 2030 goals with the aim of allowing partnerships, networks and collaborations to be developed that will take forward some purposeful and real projects to support the development and vision of high-quality sustainable teacher education across the world.

The conference is aimed at researchers, academics, consultants, practitioners, teachers, research students and professionals working in fields such as international, inter-cultural and comparative education, curriculum development, education policy and practice. It will be a wonderful opportunity to make connections with others in your field and to support strong research-informed practice.

For further details please see the website at: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/global-perspectives-in-teacher-education.html

 

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring Life-long and Life-wide Learning University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Conference 13-14 June 2018

Call for papers

The theme for the University of Worcester Learning and Teaching 2018 conference is:  Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning.

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The Conference will include a panel discussion on breaking boundaries and keynote lectures from:

Eric Stoller – A higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

You can get a taste of Eric’s work on his blog at http://ericstoller.com/blog/

Luke Millard – The Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

We invite proposals which showcase teaching practice that encourages independent, holistic and continuous learning from those who work and study at the University of Worcester, partner colleges and beyond.

Abstract proposals and Titles for Ignite, should be submitted using the linked form.  Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations should be no more than 250 words. A title and key words should be submitted for the Ignite presentations.

You are invited to submit an abstract to be presented in one of the following formats:

Ignite format – no more than 5 slides delivered in a short (max 5 minutes) session. Q&A will be at the end of all session along with networking opportunities. See www.ignitetalks.io for more information

Oral presentation – a presentation of no more than 12 minutes in duration with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

Poster – specific guidance on the final layout and formatting will be provided upon notification of acceptance.

Although the conference committee aims to accommodate as many applications as possible, this is a selective process and spaces are limited. Where space is very limited in a particular strand, applicants may be asked to present in a different format to their original submission.

You will also need to register to attend the event in order to contribute to the conference; further information will be sent out in due course.

Criteria for acceptance

In order to be selected for the conference, your proposed contribution will need to:

  • Have clear relevance to the overall conference title and agenda
  • Be written with clarity so that the content is easily understood by the review panel and by conference delegates
  • Be of interest to conference delegates by describing practice or research from which others might learn
  • Ensure accuracy of citations, where these are used.

The closing date for submissions to the conference has been extended to Friday 11 May 2018. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted.

For further information please contact ltconference@worc.ac.uk.

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring Life-long and Life-wide Learning University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Conference 13-14 June 2018

Call for papers

The theme for the University of Worcester Learning and Teaching 2018 conference is:  Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning.

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The Conference will include a panel discussion on breaking boundaries and keynote lectures from:

Eric Stoller – A higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

You can get a taste of Eric’s work on his blog at http://ericstoller.com/blog/

Luke Millard – The Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

We invite proposals which showcase teaching practice that encourages independent, holistic and continuous learning from those who work and study at the University of Worcester, partner colleges and beyond.

Abstract proposals and Titles for Ignite, should be submitted using the linked form.  Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations should be no more than 250 words. A title and key words should be submitted for the Ignite presentations.

You are invited to submit an abstract to be presented in one of the following formats:

Ignite format – no more than 5 slides delivered in a short (max 5 minutes) session. Q&A will be at the end of all session along with networking opportunities. See www.ignitetalks.io for more information

Oral presentation – a presentation of no more than 12 minutes in duration with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

Poster – specific guidance on the final layout and formatting will be provided upon notification of acceptance.

Although the conference committee aims to accommodate as many applications as possible, this is a selective process and spaces are limited. Where space is very limited in a particular strand, applicants may be asked to present in a different format to their original submission.

You will also need to register to attend the event in order to contribute to the conference; further information will be sent out in due course.

Criteria for acceptance

In order to be selected for the conference, your proposed contribution will need to:

  • Have clear relevance to the overall conference title and agenda
  • Be written with clarity so that the content is easily understood by the review panel and by conference delegates
  • Be of interest to conference delegates by describing practice or research from which others might learn
  • Ensure accuracy of citations, where these are used.

The closing date for submissions to the conference has been extended to Friday 11 May 2018. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted.

For further information please contact ltconference@worc.ac.uk.

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring Life-long and Life-wide Learning University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Conference 13-14 June 2018

Call for papers

The theme for the University of Worcester Learning and Teaching 2018 conference is:  Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning.

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The Conference will include a panel discussion on breaking boundaries and keynote lectures from:

Eric Stoller – A higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

You can get a taste of Eric’s work on his blog at http://ericstoller.com/blog/

Luke Millard – The Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

We invite proposals which showcase teaching practice that encourages independent, holistic and continuous learning from those who work and study at the University of Worcester, partner colleges and beyond.

Abstract proposals and Titles for Ignite, should be submitted using the linked form.  Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations should be no more than 250 words. A title and key words should be submitted for the Ignite presentations.

You are invited to submit an abstract to be presented in one of the following formats:

Ignite format – no more than 5 slides delivered in a short (max 5 minutes) session. Q&A will be at the end of all session along with networking opportunities. See www.ignitetalks.io for more information

Oral presentation – a presentation of no more than 12 minutes in duration with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

Poster – specific guidance on the final layout and formatting will be provided upon notification of acceptance.

Although the conference committee aims to accommodate as many applications as possible, this is a selective process and spaces are limited. Where space is very limited in a particular strand, applicants may be asked to present in a different format to their original submission.

You will also need to register to attend the event in order to contribute to the conference; further information will be sent out in due course.

Criteria for acceptance

In order to be selected for the conference, your proposed contribution will need to:

  • Have clear relevance to the overall conference title and agenda
  • Be written with clarity so that the content is easily understood by the review panel and by conference delegates
  • Be of interest to conference delegates by describing practice or research from which others might learn
  • Ensure accuracy of citations, where these are used.

The closing date for submissions to the conference has been extended to Friday 11 May 2018. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted.

For further information please contact ltconference@worc.ac.uk.

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring Life-long and Life-wide Learning University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Conference 13-14 June 2018

Call for papers

The theme for the University of Worcester Learning and Teaching 2018 conference is:  Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning.

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The Conference will include a panel discussion on breaking boundaries and keynote lectures from:

Eric Stoller – A higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

You can get a taste of Eric’s work on his blog at http://ericstoller.com/blog/

Luke Millard – The Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

We invite proposals which showcase teaching practice that encourages independent, holistic and continuous learning from those who work and study at the University of Worcester, partner colleges and beyond.

Abstract proposals and Titles for Ignite, should be submitted using the linked form.  Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations should be no more than 250 words. A title and key words should be submitted for the Ignite presentations.

You are invited to submit an abstract to be presented in one of the following formats:

Ignite format – no more than 5 slides delivered in a short (max 5 minutes) session. Q&A will be at the end of all session along with networking opportunities. See www.ignitetalks.io for more information

Oral presentation – a presentation of no more than 12 minutes in duration with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

Poster – specific guidance on the final layout and formatting will be provided upon notification of acceptance.

Although the conference committee aims to accommodate as many applications as possible, this is a selective process and spaces are limited. Where space is very limited in a particular strand, applicants may be asked to present in a different format to their original submission.

You will also need to register to attend the event in order to contribute to the conference; further information will be sent out in due course.

Criteria for acceptance

In order to be selected for the conference, your proposed contribution will need to:

  • Have clear relevance to the overall conference title and agenda
  • Be written with clarity so that the content is easily understood by the review panel and by conference delegates
  • Be of interest to conference delegates by describing practice or research from which others might learn
  • Ensure accuracy of citations, where these are used.

The closing date for submissions to the conference has been extended to Friday 11 May 2018. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted.

For further information please contact ltconference@worc.ac.uk.

Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath on 13/14 April 

Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath on 13/14 April Conference.

On the Friday night there is also a 1918 Centenary Jamboree.

Details of all below and also on the Eventbrite site for booking – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voices-of-women-in-the-great-war-its-aftermath-and-the-1918-centenary-jamboree-tickets-39003909744

Although the Great War is often seen as a time of change, offering new opportunities for women and culminating in 1918 in the extension of the franchise to many, the conflict was not experienced in the same way by all. Class, region, age and marital status all shaped women’s lives during the war and after.

Working opportunities on the land, in munitions, clerical work, transport services and the armed forces gave young women in particular a chance to experience a modicum of freedom.

The majority of women were housewives in wartime, supporting and worrying about their loved ones in the armed forces and undertaking voluntary work. The war created new problems as women struggled to feed their families, care for children and make ends meet; struggles which often continued in the inter-war years.

This conference seeks to explore the multiplicity of women’s voices during the war and in the years that followed. It will look at the mundane and the extraordinary, the domestic and working worlds, the political and private, in order critically to examine elements of continuity and change and to consider what was to become the legacy of the Great War for women.

We are delighted to announce that our KEYNOTE speakers will include ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, independent researcher; DR DEBORAH THOM of Robinson College, Cambridge; and Dr SIAN ROBERTS of the University of Birmingham.

On the Friday evening, you and your families are invited to join us for our 1918 Centenary Jamboree!

During this social evening, the museum will be open to all for a family friendly evening exploring what life was like in the West Midlands in 1918, the last year of First World War, as women were enfranchised and peace came to the area at last. Visitors can view films, exhibitions and re-enactors, enter our quizzes or the Suffrage Bake-off, taste the Black Country Museum’s famous fish and chips and listen to live music from Merrie Noise and the Trench Choir.

This event has been supported by Voices of War and Peace AHRC World War One Engagement CentreHistory West Midlands and University Of Worcester.

2018-04-13 BCLM Voices Conf final poster sml web

Jamboree flier_sml

Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath on 13/14 April 

Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath on 13/14 April Conference.

On the Friday night there is also a 1918 Centenary Jamboree.

Details of all below and also on the Eventbrite site for booking – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voices-of-women-in-the-great-war-its-aftermath-and-the-1918-centenary-jamboree-tickets-39003909744

Although the Great War is often seen as a time of change, offering new opportunities for women and culminating in 1918 in the extension of the franchise to many, the conflict was not experienced in the same way by all. Class, region, age and marital status all shaped women’s lives during the war and after.

Working opportunities on the land, in munitions, clerical work, transport services and the armed forces gave young women in particular a chance to experience a modicum of freedom.

The majority of women were housewives in wartime, supporting and worrying about their loved ones in the armed forces and undertaking voluntary work. The war created new problems as women struggled to feed their families, care for children and make ends meet; struggles which often continued in the inter-war years.

This conference seeks to explore the multiplicity of women’s voices during the war and in the years that followed. It will look at the mundane and the extraordinary, the domestic and working worlds, the political and private, in order critically to examine elements of continuity and change and to consider what was to become the legacy of the Great War for women.

We are delighted to announce that our KEYNOTE speakers will include ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, independent researcher; DR DEBORAH THOM of Robinson College, Cambridge; and Dr SIAN ROBERTS of the University of Birmingham.

On the Friday evening, you and your families are invited to join us for our 1918 Centenary Jamboree!

During this social evening, the museum will be open to all for a family friendly evening exploring what life was like in the West Midlands in 1918, the last year of First World War, as women were enfranchised and peace came to the area at last. Visitors can view films, exhibitions and re-enactors, enter our quizzes or the Suffrage Bake-off, taste the Black Country Museum’s famous fish and chips and listen to live music from Merrie Noise and the Trench Choir.

This event has been supported by Voices of War and Peace AHRC World War One Engagement CentreHistory West Midlands and University Of Worcester.

2018-04-13 BCLM Voices Conf final poster sml web

Jamboree flier_sml

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring Life-long and Life-wide Learning University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Conference 13-14 June 2018

Call for papers

The theme for the University of Worcester Learning and Teaching 2018 conference is:  Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning.

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The Conference will include a panel discussion on breaking boundaries and keynote lectures from:

Eric Stoller – A higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

You can get a taste of Eric’s work on his blog at http://ericstoller.com/blog/

Luke Millard – The Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

We invite proposals which showcase teaching practice that encourages independent, holistic and continuous learning from those who work and study at the University of Worcester, partner colleges and beyond.

Abstract proposals and Titles for Ignite, should be submitted using the linked form.  Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations should be no more than 250 words. A title and key words should be submitted for the Ignite presentations.

You are invited to submit an abstract to be presented in one of the following formats:

Ignite format – no more than 5 slides delivered in a short (max 5 minutes) session. Q&A will be at the end of all session along with networking opportunities. See www.ignitetalks.io for more information

Oral presentation – a presentation of no more than 12 minutes in duration with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

Poster – specific guidance on the final layout and formatting will be provided upon notification of acceptance.

Although the conference committee aims to accommodate as many applications as possible, this is a selective process and spaces are limited. Where space is very limited in a particular strand, applicants may be asked to present in a different format to their original submission.

Proposals will be reviewed and applicants contacted during the week beginning 30 April 2018.

You will also need to register to attend the event in order to contribute to the conference; further information will be sent out in due course.

Criteria for acceptance

In order to be selected for the conference, your proposed contribution will need to:

  • Have clear relevance to the overall conference title and agenda
  • Be written with clarity so that the content is easily understood by the review panel and by conference delegates
  • Be of interest to conference delegates by describing practice or research from which others might learn
  • Ensure accuracy of citations, where these are used.

The closing date for submissions to the conference is Monday 9 April 2018.  Submissions received after this date will not be accepted.

For further information please contact ltconference@worc.ac.uk .

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring Life-long and Life-wide Learning University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Conference 13-14 June 2018

Call for papers

The theme for the University of Worcester Learning and Teaching 2018 conference is:  Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning.

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The Conference will include a panel discussion on breaking boundaries and keynote lectures from:

Eric Stoller – A higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

You can get a taste of Eric’s work on his blog at http://ericstoller.com/blog/

Luke Millard – The Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

We invite proposals which showcase teaching practice that encourages independent, holistic and continuous learning from those who work and study at the University of Worcester, partner colleges and beyond.

Abstract proposals and Titles for Ignite, should be submitted using the linked form.  Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations should be no more than 250 words. A title and key words should be submitted for the Ignite presentations.

You are invited to submit an abstract to be presented in one of the following formats:

Ignite format – no more than 5 slides delivered in a short (max 5 minutes) session. Q&A will be at the end of all session along with networking opportunities. See www.ignitetalks.io for more information

Oral presentation – a presentation of no more than 12 minutes in duration with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

Poster – specific guidance on the final layout and formatting will be provided upon notification of acceptance.

Although the conference committee aims to accommodate as many applications as possible, this is a selective process and spaces are limited. Where space is very limited in a particular strand, applicants may be asked to present in a different format to their original submission.

Proposals will be reviewed and applicants contacted during the week beginning 30 April 2018.

You will also need to register to attend the event in order to contribute to the conference; further information will be sent out in due course.

Criteria for acceptance

In order to be selected for the conference, your proposed contribution will need to:

  • Have clear relevance to the overall conference title and agenda
  • Be written with clarity so that the content is easily understood by the review panel and by conference delegates
  • Be of interest to conference delegates by describing practice or research from which others might learn
  • Ensure accuracy of citations, where these are used.

The closing date for submissions to the conference is Monday 9 April 2018.  Submissions received after this date will not be accepted.

For further information please contact ltconference@worc.ac.uk .

Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath on 13/14 April 

Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath on 13/14 April Conference.

On the Friday night there is also a 1918 Centenary Jamboree.

Details of all below and also on the Eventbrite site for booking – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voices-of-women-in-the-great-war-its-aftermath-and-the-1918-centenary-jamboree-tickets-39003909744

Although the Great War is often seen as a time of change, offering new opportunities for women and culminating in 1918 in the extension of the franchise to many, the conflict was not experienced in the same way by all. Class, region, age and marital status all shaped women’s lives during the war and after.

Working opportunities on the land, in munitions, clerical work, transport services and the armed forces gave young women in particular a chance to experience a modicum of freedom.

The majority of women were housewives in wartime, supporting and worrying about their loved ones in the armed forces and undertaking voluntary work. The war created new problems as women struggled to feed their families, care for children and make ends meet; struggles which often continued in the inter-war years.

This conference seeks to explore the multiplicity of women’s voices during the war and in the years that followed. It will look at the mundane and the extraordinary, the domestic and working worlds, the political and private, in order critically to examine elements of continuity and change and to consider what was to become the legacy of the Great War for women.

We are delighted to announce that our KEYNOTE speakers will include ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, independent researcher; DR DEBORAH THOM of Robinson College, Cambridge; and Dr SIAN ROBERTS of the University of Birmingham.

On the Friday evening, you and your families are invited to join us for our 1918 Centenary Jamboree!

During this social evening, the museum will be open to all for a family friendly evening exploring what life was like in the West Midlands in 1918, the last year of First World War, as women were enfranchised and peace came to the area at last. Visitors can view films, exhibitions and re-enactors, enter our quizzes or the Suffrage Bake-off, taste the Black Country Museum’s famous fish and chips and listen to live music from Merrie Noise and the Trench Choir.

This event has been supported by Voices of War and Peace AHRC World War One Engagement CentreHistory West Midlands and University Of Worcester.

2018-04-13 BCLM Voices Conf final poster sml web

Jamboree flier_sml

Centre for Violence Prevention 2018 Annual Conference

VIOLENCE PREVENTION AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY AND EXPERIENCE

4 – 5 June 2018

University of Worcester, Worcester, UK

The aim of this conference is to draw together practitioners and academics from all disciplines in order to advance discussions and understanding around the complexities of preventing all forms of violence, when violence and violence prevention efforts occur at the intersections of identity and experience.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited from academics and non-academics who work in the broad field of violence prevention, including primary prevention through to tertiary prevention strategies. We are particularly interested in submissions on the following topics in relation to victim and offender positions:

Hate crime                           Stalking                                                      Knife violence

Child abuse/exploitation          Gang related violence                 Childhood violence

Child abuse and neglect      Child to parent violence    Workplace violence and abuse

Violence in older age      Technology-mediated violence    Domestic violence and abuse

Violence and gender                      Violence involving firearms and guns

Honour-based violence                 Violence prevention in the context of war

We would love to have submissions by practitioners or third sector workers discussing any aspect of their work in these areas so that we can complement the academic content with practice based knowledge. In addition, we would value input concerning learning and teaching developments in these areas.

Abstracts of proposed papers should be no longer than 250 words and provide general context and rationale to the presentation, and should describe the main argument/case, and where appropriate summarize findings. Implications for practice should be noted. Please contact us to discuss if you are unsure whether your work fits our brief.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2018 | Submit to cvp@worc.ac.uk

*PLEASE NOTE: if your abstract is successful, you will still be required to pay an attendance fee.

Bookings – please see attached flyer for further details.

To book a place, please go to:

https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/prevention_of_violence2018/booking.pl

*Early bird rates apply to bookings made before 30 April 2018.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,

Esther Dobson
Study Day, Conference and Events Co-ordinator

Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath on 13/14 April 

Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath on 13/14 April Conference.

On the Friday night there is also a 1918 Centenary Jamboree.

Details of all below and also on the Eventbrite site for booking – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voices-of-women-in-the-great-war-its-aftermath-and-the-1918-centenary-jamboree-tickets-39003909744

Although the Great War is often seen as a time of change, offering new opportunities for women and culminating in 1918 in the extension of the franchise to many, the conflict was not experienced in the same way by all. Class, region, age and marital status all shaped women’s lives during the war and after.

Working opportunities on the land, in munitions, clerical work, transport services and the armed forces gave young women in particular a chance to experience a modicum of freedom.

The majority of women were housewives in wartime, supporting and worrying about their loved ones in the armed forces and undertaking voluntary work. The war created new problems as women struggled to feed their families, care for children and make ends meet; struggles which often continued in the inter-war years.

This conference seeks to explore the multiplicity of women’s voices during the war and in the years that followed. It will look at the mundane and the extraordinary, the domestic and working worlds, the political and private, in order critically to examine elements of continuity and change and to consider what was to become the legacy of the Great War for women.

We are delighted to announce that our KEYNOTE speakers will include ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, independent researcher; DR DEBORAH THOM of Robinson College, Cambridge; and Dr SIAN ROBERTS of the University of Birmingham.

On the Friday evening, you and your families are invited to join us for our 1918 Centenary Jamboree!

During this social evening, the museum will be open to all for a family friendly evening exploring what life was like in the West Midlands in 1918, the last year of First World War, as women were enfranchised and peace came to the area at last. Visitors can view films, exhibitions and re-enactors, enter our quizzes or the Suffrage Bake-off, taste the Black Country Museum’s famous fish and chips and listen to live music from Merrie Noise and the Trench Choir.

This event has been supported by Voices of War and Peace AHRC World War One Engagement CentreHistory West Midlands and University Of Worcester.

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Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring Life-long and Life-wide Learning University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Conference 13-14 June 2018

Call for papers

The theme for the University of Worcester Learning and Teaching 2018 conference is:  Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring life-long and life-wide learning.

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The Conference will include a panel discussion on breaking boundaries and keynote lectures from:

Eric Stoller – A higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

You can get a taste of Eric’s work on his blog at http://ericstoller.com/blog/

Luke Millard – The Director of Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University; he is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

We invite proposals which showcase teaching practice that encourages independent, holistic and continuous learning from those who work and study at the University of Worcester, partner colleges and beyond.

Abstract proposals and Titles for Ignite, should be submitted using the linked form.  Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations should be no more than 250 words. A title and key words should be submitted for the Ignite presentations.

You are invited to submit an abstract to be presented in one of the following formats:

Ignite format – no more than 5 slides delivered in a short (max 5 minutes) session. Q&A will be at the end of all session along with networking opportunities. See www.ignitetalks.io for more information

Oral presentation – a presentation of no more than 12 minutes in duration with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

Poster – specific guidance on the final layout and formatting will be provided upon notification of acceptance.

Although the conference committee aims to accommodate as many applications as possible, this is a selective process and spaces are limited. Where space is very limited in a particular strand, applicants may be asked to present in a different format to their original submission.

Proposals will be reviewed and applicants contacted during the week beginning 30 April 2018.

You will also need to register to attend the event in order to contribute to the conference; further information will be sent out in due course.

Criteria for acceptance

In order to be selected for the conference, your proposed contribution will need to:

  • Have clear relevance to the overall conference title and agenda
  • Be written with clarity so that the content is easily understood by the review panel and by conference delegates
  • Be of interest to conference delegates by describing practice or research from which others might learn
  • Ensure accuracy of citations, where these are used.

The closing date for submissions to the conference is Monday 9 April 2018.  Submissions received after this date will not be accepted.

For further information please contact ltconference@worc.ac.uk .

Centre for Violence Prevention 2018 Annual Conference

VIOLENCE PREVENTION AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY AND EXPERIENCE

4 – 5 June 2018

University of Worcester, Worcester, UK

The aim of this conference is to draw together practitioners and academics from all disciplines in order to advance discussions and understanding around the complexities of preventing all forms of violence, when violence and violence prevention efforts occur at the intersections of identity and experience.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited from academics and non-academics who work in the broad field of violence prevention, including primary prevention through to tertiary prevention strategies. We are particularly interested in submissions on the following topics in relation to victim and offender positions:

Hate crime                           Stalking                                                      Knife violence

Child abuse/exploitation          Gang related violence                 Childhood violence

Child abuse and neglect      Child to parent violence    Workplace violence and abuse

Violence in older age      Technology-mediated violence    Domestic violence and abuse

Violence and gender                      Violence involving firearms and guns

Honour-based violence                 Violence prevention in the context of war

We would love to have submissions by practitioners or third sector workers discussing any aspect of their work in these areas so that we can complement the academic content with practice based knowledge. In addition, we would value input concerning learning and teaching developments in these areas.

Abstracts of proposed papers should be no longer than 250 words and provide general context and rationale to the presentation, and should describe the main argument/case, and where appropriate summarize findings. Implications for practice should be noted. Please contact us to discuss if you are unsure whether your work fits our brief.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2018 | Submit to cvp@worc.ac.uk

*PLEASE NOTE: if your abstract is successful, you will still be required to pay an attendance fee.

Bookings – please see attached flyer for further details.

To book a place, please go to:

https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/prevention_of_violence2018/booking.pl

*Early bird rates apply to bookings made before 30 April 2018.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,

Esther Dobson
Study Day, Conference and Events Co-ordinator

Centre for Violence Prevention 2018 Annual Conference

VIOLENCE PREVENTION AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY AND EXPERIENCE

4 – 5 June 2018

University of Worcester, Worcester, UK

The aim of this conference is to draw together practitioners and academics from all disciplines in order to advance discussions and understanding around the complexities of preventing all forms of violence, when violence and violence prevention efforts occur at the intersections of identity and experience.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited from academics and non-academics who work in the broad field of violence prevention, including primary prevention through to tertiary prevention strategies. We are particularly interested in submissions on the following topics in relation to victim and offender positions:

Hate crime                           Stalking                                                      Knife violence

Child abuse/exploitation          Gang related violence                 Childhood violence

Child abuse and neglect      Child to parent violence    Workplace violence and abuse

Violence in older age      Technology-mediated violence    Domestic violence and abuse

Violence and gender                      Violence involving firearms and guns

Honour-based violence                 Violence prevention in the context of war

We would love to have submissions by practitioners or third sector workers discussing any aspect of their work in these areas so that we can complement the academic content with practice based knowledge. In addition, we would value input concerning learning and teaching developments in these areas.

Abstracts of proposed papers should be no longer than 250 words and provide general context and rationale to the presentation, and should describe the main argument/case, and where appropriate summarize findings. Implications for practice should be noted. Please contact us to discuss if you are unsure whether your work fits our brief.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2018 | Submit to cvp@worc.ac.uk

*PLEASE NOTE: if your abstract is successful, you will still be required to pay an attendance fee.

Bookings – please see attached flyer for further details.

To book a place, please go to:

https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/prevention_of_violence2018/booking.pl

*Early bird rates apply to bookings made before 30 April 2018.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,

Esther Dobson
Study Day, Conference and Events Co-ordinator

The Mammal Society’s Student Conference

The Mammal Society’s Student Conference 2018 at UW
Submit a talk or poster by 3 March 2018!

Call for abstracts

The Student Conference is based around student presenters that give talks and showcase posters. Previously, we have had some unique and amazing talks and posters, and we encourage any students to showcase their work by presenting in Worcester University. It’s a great chance to get conference experience, as well as to tell people about your work and get feedback from professionals.

To submit a talk or poster for consideration simply send an email to students@themammalsociety.org
by no later than 3 March 2018, with the subject ‘Student Conference Presentation/Poster’. Guidelines for submitting your abstract are available to download from the conference website, here: https://tinyurl.com/MSSC18-papers

The Programme

The Student Conference on 27-28 April will not only feature work by students, but also talks from invited experts, a Q&A panel with ecologists and scientists, and a range of workshops. During the conference the Worcester Mammal Group will hold a workshop on mammal identification and the Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) will host a workshop on the use of technology in studying mammals, pine marten in particular.

On the Saturday, the VWT will host a workshop on mammal trapping and tracking, giving attendees knowledge and practical experience with camera traps, radio collars, and much more. The Saturday event is only open to conference attendees and places are strictly limited. Email students@themammalsociety.org to reserve your place.

Attending the conference

Tickets cost £12 for members and £25 for non-members (including discounted membership to the Mammal Society).
For more information and to book tickets, visit the website, here: http://www.mammal.org.uk/events/the-mammal-society-7th-student-conference

Students from partner colleges are also invited to come and prospective students, too.

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Centre for Violence Prevention 2018 Annual Conference

VIOLENCE PREVENTION AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF IDENTITY AND EXPERIENCE

4 – 5 June 2018

University of Worcester, Worcester, UK

The aim of this conference is to draw together practitioners and academics from all disciplines in order to advance discussions and understanding around the complexities of preventing all forms of violence, when violence and violence prevention efforts occur at the intersections of identity and experience.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited from academics and non-academics who work in the broad field of violence prevention, including primary prevention through to tertiary prevention strategies. We are particularly interested in submissions on the following topics in relation to victim and offender positions:

Hate crime                           Stalking                                                      Knife violence

Child abuse/exploitation          Gang related violence                 Childhood violence

Child abuse and neglect      Child to parent violence    Workplace violence and abuse

Violence in older age      Technology-mediated violence    Domestic violence and abuse

Violence and gender                      Violence involving firearms and guns

Honour-based violence                 Violence prevention in the context of war

We would love to have submissions by practitioners or third sector workers discussing any aspect of their work in these areas so that we can complement the academic content with practice based knowledge. In addition, we would value input concerning learning and teaching developments in these areas.

Abstracts of proposed papers should be no longer than 250 words and provide general context and rationale to the presentation, and should describe the main argument/case, and where appropriate summarize findings. Implications for practice should be noted. Please contact us to discuss if you are unsure whether your work fits our brief.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2018 | Submit to cvp@worc.ac.uk

*PLEASE NOTE: if your abstract is successful, you will still be required to pay an attendance fee.

Bookings – please see attached flyer for further details.

To book a place, please go to:

https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/prevention_of_violence2018/booking.pl

*Early bird rates apply to bookings made before 30 April 2018.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,

Esther Dobson
Study Day, Conference and Events Co-ordinator

Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring lifelong and life-wide learning

The theme for the University of Worcester 2018 conference is: Unlocking potential: the key to inspiring lifelong and life-wide learning

In today’s culture of increasing accountability in Higher Education, this conference seeks to explore the opportunities for unlocking student potential. There are numerous strategies to inspire life-long learners, including authentic learning experiences, working in partnerships and sharing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

We have confirmed an inspirational international keynote speaker. Eric Stoller is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how educators can use social media for learning and engagement and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.

You can get a taste of Eric’s work on his blog at http://ericstoller.com/blog/

We’re also very pleased to welcome Luke Millard from Birmingham City University where he is the Director of Educational Development Service. He is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was Chair of the European First Year Experience conference in 2017.

Do keep an eye on the blog and follow us on twitter @l_t_worc for further updates and registration information.

University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference 2018

This is early information regarding the University of Worcester’s Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, which will take place on Wednesday 13th June 2018, 4.30pm – 7pm and Thursday 14th June 2018, 9am – 5.pm.

This year the conference day 1 will commence at 5pm with our first Keynote speaker. This will be followed by a series of ignite presentations (5 minutes each) and then the opportunity to view the poster presentations and network over a cheese and wine reception.

Day 2 will begin at 9.30am with a panel session, with the opportunity to discuss key themes of the conference and ask questions.  This will then be followed by a series of conference presentations throughout the day, culminating in the second Keynote speaker and closing address. It is hoped that the change of format will continue to attract a large number of colleagues and will enable inclusion of some alternative delivery approaches, providing increased opportunities for more staff to share their innovative, inspirational and excellent learning and teaching.

Further details of the conference and its theme will follow but colleagues are encouraged to hold these important dates in their diaries.

Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference

Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference
Communication, Collaboration and Commitment in Education
Friday 20 October 2017, 10.00 – 16.00
The Hive, Worcester

United under the theme Communication, Collaboration and Commitment in Education, this conference aims to bring researchers from a broad range of disciplines within education together, to provide a diverse and dynamic forum for the dissemination of ideas.

The conference offers:

  • Staff and student presenters from the University of Worcester and beyond.
  • Doctoral and postdoctoral level research.
  • The opportunity to discuss postgraduate issues and to develop a network of contacts.
  • A relaxed, supportive environment in which to share your research ideas and questions.

We are pleased to welcome Professor Maggi Savin-Baden to give the keynote address “Collaboration, Communication and Commitment in an Age of Liminal Ecologies of Learning”. Discussing flexible pedagogies and liminal learning zones in Higher Education, Maggi will explore the opportunities for learning and growth that the current landscape offers.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

To make sure you do not miss out on the opportunity to join us, register online at: https://ccc_ioe_uw.eventbrite.co.uk or email worc.ioe2017@gmail.com for further information

We look forward to meeting your there!

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.