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

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

The Hunger Games: Food Inequality in the 21st Century

conference-poster

We have a public conference coming up on Saturday March 4 which is the one we host annually in conjunction with Beacons Development Education Centre, who are based in Malvern. This year’s conference is titled, “The Hunger Games: Food Inequality in the 21st Century” (see attached poster).

Our speakers will include:

Mark Driscoll – Head of Forum for the Future
Nick Evans – Professor of Rural Geography (here at Worcester)
Cathy Pawson – Director of Zaytoun
Marylyn Haines-Evans – Chair of the Public Affairs Committee for  the Women’s Institute

Some of our students will also be delivering a presentation outlining their experiences from our recent Geography fieldcourse to Malawi.

Anyone is welcome to attend, although we are managing the booking via Eventbrite.

 

 

Postgraduate Research Conference: Call for Abstracts

call-for-abstracts

Greetings from the 2017 University of Worcester Research Student Conference Committee.

Following a successful ‘Seeds of Knowledge’ Postgraduate Research Student Conference in June 2016, we are excited to host this year’s Postgraduate Research Student Conference. The date has been set as 29 June 2017 and the location will be The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PB.

We are now accepting abstracts for posters and presentations!

Please see our Call for Abstracts poster for submission and registration details, and disseminate to colleagues and students who may be interested in attending and/or presenting. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact worcspgrc@outlook.com, and follow our twitter account @UoWPGC.

 

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