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1 HEA STEM: Update of HEA activities in Physics Paul Yates, Discipline Lead for the Physical Sciences

2 New Directions 2 Publications 1. Editorial and opinion pieces on policy issues 2. Community Directions 3. Research Directions 4. Pedagogic Directions 5. Book Reviews

3 Part of the HEA STEM International Policy Briefing Series The Open University, Milton Keynes 31 March 2014 Panel 1: What are the drivers for change and growth in STEM higher education and what skills do we require our STEM graduates to have? Panel 2: What support for staff is needed to enable them to provide the optimum student learning experience for innovative STEM graduates? Panel 3: What role has online learning in enabling students to acquire the practical skills relevant to STEM professionals in an e- enabled world? Keynes 3 The Innovative STEM Graduate Debate

4 University of Leeds, 3 April 2014 Share best practice in supervising undergraduate research Undergraduate research in three and four year courses Assessing undergraduate research Making the undergraduate research experience as realistic as possible Linking undergraduate and other research within the disciplines 4 Supporting Undergraduate Research

5 University of Liverpool, 8 April 2014 This workshop will bring together those who are interested in this topic to discuss the current situation and how it is being addressed. There will be presentations from a number of institutions, followed by a discussion as to how we can best work together and what support networks could be developed to assist individual university teachers in this area. Support 5 Developments in Mathematics Support

6 Enhancing the STEM Student Journey 30 April – 1 May 2014 University of Edinburgh 6 HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

7 For new academic staff 29 May, Glasgow 7 New to Teaching Events

8 University of Reading, 5 June Effective Feedback in STEM Subjects

9 The Cockroft Institute, 11 June 2014 The need for complementary skills training to improve the employability of PGRs Innovation in doctoral training – challenges and opportunities The development of a complementary skills school in a European context Specific adaptation of skills training for first and final year PDRs Example content from sessions delivered on different topics Feedback results and experience of post graduates who have received training 9 Enhancing the Employability Skills of Postgraduate Researchers

10 Curriculum development Effective teaching practice Assessment and feedback 10 Consultancy in STEM Support tailored to the needs of individual departments and delivered in confidence.

11 Our recognition scheme contributes towards the professionalisation of teaching by conferring the status of: AFHEA – Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA – Fellows of the Higher Education Academy SFHEA - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy PFHEA – Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Individual and accredited routes The scheme is closely referenced to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). 11 Professional Recognition

12 Website: Key Contacts


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