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1 Workshop & seminar series Higher Education Academy

2 2 Welcome Dr Abbi Flint Academic Development Officer - Students as Partners

3 3 Works in partnership with HEIs, student bodies, academic and professional staff and sector agencies and funders. Champions excellence in learning and teaching in higher education. Committed to improving the student learning experience by: raising the status of teaching adding to the body of knowledge relating to pedagogy enhancing professional teaching practice facilitating networks and communities of practice. The Higher Education Academy Strategic Plan The Higher Education Academy

4 Promote research and evidence that has informed departmental and institutional policy and practice HEA funded Hosted by individual institutions Thematic Employability Flexible learning Internationalisation Discipline Covering all discipline areas 4 Workshop & seminar series

5 5 HEA work in employability Develop and enhance institutions’ employability strategies Enhance graduate employability at disciplinary and cross-disciplinary levels Develop practitioners’ employability practice – Pedagogy for Employability Pedagogy for Employability – Learning and teaching summit – Teaching development grants – Employability framework

6 Defining and developing your approach to employability Thursday 20 th June 2013, The Studio Birmingham To disseminate information, good practice and provide opportunities for discussion and networking Launch of the HEA Employability Framework, a process for embedding employability into the curriculum Online bookings: conf 6 HEA Employability conference

7 7 Forthcoming employability seminars Title Host HEI Date An integrated and inclusive approach to developing students’ employability University of Worcester 25 June Developing Employability Programmes with Interactive Curriculum Technologies University of Salford11 July Employability: from pockets of good practice to University-wide dissemination and excellence University of Wolverhampton 17 July

8 Students as Partners team Dr Kathy Harrington and Dr Abbi Flint Three areas of focus – students as partners in 1.the individual student experience of engaged learning and research 2.learning and teaching enhancement at institutional and national levels 3.the HEA’s strategic direction and programmes of work Website: Mailing list – sign up at https://my.heacademy.ac.uk/https://my.heacademy.ac.uk/ 8 HEA work in Students as Partners

9 Our approach is based on scholarship of student voice/student engagement and successful partnership work: 9 What do we mean by Students as Partners?

10 HEA Social Sciences Cluster Annual Conference: Teaching research methods: developing a pedagogical culture in the Social Sciences, May 2013, Liverpool HEA Arts and Humanities Annual Conference Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching., May 2013, Brighton HEA Health & Social Care 2013 Annual Conference: Innovation in Health & Social Care Learning and Teaching:, 5 -6 June 2013, Leeds HEA Annual Conference 2013: Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience., July 2013, University of Warwick 10 Future HEA events

11 Teaching development grants Create innovative evidence-informed practice in L&T Key themes for 2012/13: assessment and feedback; flexible learning UK travel fund Funding to attend events in UK Must apply one month before event International scholarship scheme Funding to spend 3-6 months visiting international institution Doctoral programme Funding for extensive study in L&T 11 Funding opportunities

12 Website Details of events, resources and funding Mailing list Sign up through My Academy the employability team 12 Keep in touch


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