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October 2020

The Business of Contract Cheating

22nd October @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Inform the sector about the business model associated with contract cheating • Explore the motivation of learners who engage in contract cheating • Explore approaches to deterring academic misconduct by engaging learners

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Supporting Writing: How Supervisors Can Support Doctoral Students to Write-up

27th October

Learning Objectives • Implement strategies for providing writing feedback to students • Diagnose common problems that need to be resolved in the final draft • Provide support for the emotional challenges of writing up • Offer advice on writing productivity to doctoral students

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November 2020

Exploring the Experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

3rd November

Learning Objectives • To discuss the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students in Higher Education • To explore diversity in the classroom • To explain and identify the concept of unconscious bias

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Enhancing First Year Student Success Using a Games-based Approach

5th November

Learning Objectives • Reflect upon strategies employed to support student success within first year programmes • Identify activities where gamification methods might be used to engage first year students with their subject discipline, staff and their peer group • Design a game based activity in collaboration with staff and students that could be used in a first year programme

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Working On Reflection – Supporting Students to Reflect on Work Placement

12th November

Learning Objectives • Discuss the importance of using reflective practices for work based learning and assessment • Conduct a workshop for students pre-placement and during placement on reflective processes and methods • Provide feedback for students on their reflections • Assess reflections for work based learning

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Interactive Online Pedagogy for Adobe Connect

20th November

Learning Objectives • Participants will develop a deeper understanding and knowledge of why we want our students to have interactive lectures/tutorials • Participants will be learn about specific interactive activities to enhance student online experience and also create a positive experience for those delivering the online session • Participants will have an opportunity to reflect and design an interactive learning activity that will align well with their module and online/remote learning • Participants will also have an opportunity to share…

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Where are all the Migrant Women in Higher Education?

20th November

Learning Objectives • Engage effectively with migrant women and promote opportunities for them and their families to access Higher Education • Identify the key agencies and support services who support migrant women and their families in accessing Higher Education • Identify the crucial supports needed by migrant women and their families to integrate and succeed in higher education • Mitigate the systemic obstacles facing migrant women and their families in accessing, integrating and succeeding in higher education • Offer opportunities…

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Adapting to 3rd-level Assessment: Has the Student Voice been Lost in Transition?

26th November

Learning Objectives • Inform the ongoing conversation between students, educators, policy makers, and other ‘experts’ by (re)profiling the voice of those students directly impacted by the enforced rapid change in assessment practices • Support development of learner agency and assessment literacy in students transitioning into HE and across programme years • Inform educational strategies and practices to enable transitioning students, faculty, staff, and institutions to manage assessment in the aftermath of Covid-19 • Develop learner independence and student co-ownership of…

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December 2020

Building Resilience into Practice Education for Health Science Students

4th December

Learning Objectives • Understand how high standards of practice education can be achieved using a blended approach in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Explore pedagogically-appropriate techniques to facilitate effective feedback and assessment between students and clinicians throughout practice education in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Explore emotionally-literate approaches to addressing challenges in student behaviour and performance as part of practice education in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Be able to implement approaches and techniques…

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January 2021

The Self in the Professional Development Framework

4th January 2021

Learning Objectives • Reflection and exploration of what Professional Development (PD) is and how it happens in the context of the Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach • Understanding of formal and informal learning and how PD can be part of normal working life • Discuss and debate the Self in Professional Development and the approaches we can use to discover Self (values exploration, reflection on learning and philosophy statements) • Guidance on creation of Library and Teaching…

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