TE Research Addendum

TE Research Addendum (27-04-2011)

Chris Such, Sue Sentance and Debbie Holley – all awarded £3000 through the University ‘Enterprising Academics’ scheme and will be spending some time this summer working with an organisation/industry to develop their research and potentially commercial relationships.

Great paper; Summer schools at IofE; Lots of conferences – note new theme of employability for students; UCET free places for greening conference

Worth downloading and taking a look:

A systematic review sponsored by CUREE, GTCE & LSIS The review found strong evidence that teachers’ engagement in and with research can bring significant changes in their teaching and a positive impact on student achievement

Bell, M., Cordingley, P., Isham., C. & Davis., R. (2010) Report of Professional Practitioner Use of Research Review: Practitioner engagement in and/or with research. Coventry: CUREE, GTCE, LSIS & NTRP. Available at: http://www.curee-paccts.com/node/2303

Institute of Education Summer School

May I draw your attention to the IOE’s 2011 Summer School, from 20 June to 29 July? It will be an excellent opportunity for teachers, school leaders and a range of other education professionals to enjoy some professional updating and networking in the heart of London, with all that the capital has to offer, and at the UK’s top centre for research in education and related social sciences.

Key strands of the summer school are early years education, science education, higher education, schools and leadership. You can see full details atwww.ioe.ac.uk/summerschool

This may be of interest not only to individuals but also to groups from institutions or organisations.

Please do not hesitate to contact summerschool@ioe.ac.uk for any further information or advice.With best wishes,Annie Lahelle Alumni Relations Officer

PS: there is an early bird discount if you book and pay before the 30 April 2011 and there are also discounts for group bookings

Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar:

Cloud computing – security, market development and prospects for the G-Cloud

Dr Mark Ferrar

National Technology Officer, Microsoft UK

Morning, Tuesday, 13th September 2011

Central London

Planned sessions will examine:

  • The prospects for cloud technologies in 2011 and the companies and organisations to watch in the coming year;

? Who is responsible for securing information stored online and – with many data centres based outside the UK – who has jurisdiction if something goes wrong; and

? The role of the G-Cloud in the delivery of efficient Government.

Website http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

Booking form


First Call for Papers – ITAG Conference 2011

Good Morning

As previous deIegates of the Interactive Technologies and Games Conference I now have pleasure in attaching the First Call for Papers for the 2011 Conference to be held at Nottingham Trent University on the 25th and 26th October.

For all enquiries and abstracts please contact me at karen.krelle@ntu.ac.uk in the first instance and I will then forward these onto the ITAG Committee.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and also for your interest in attending this year’s conference.

Kind regards.

Karen Krelle

Conference Administrator

Funded places for the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers to attend the Greening the FE & HE Sectors Conference

For further information about the event visit www.greeninghe.co.uk

Venue: The Brewery, London

Date: Wednesday 27th April 2011

Time: 08.15 – 16.30

FULLY FUNDED tickets available for the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers.

Please forward this on to your colleagues.

The GovToday Greening the FE & HE Sectors Conference and Exhibition will map out the future direction for the Further and Higher Education Sectors in the carbon reduction agenda.

At present, the annual energy costs for the FE & HE sectors alone are around £200 million, resulting in CO2 emissions of around 3 and a half million tonnes per year.

In line with wider carbon reduction policy the Government plans to reduce these emissions by 20%. The following areas have been highlighted as the most viable interventions in terms of scale of impact and cost-effectiveness for the sector:

  • Environmental management systems;
  • Building energy and space management;
  • Building fabric upgrade;
  • Efficient energy supply;
  • Renewable energy;
  • Lights and electrical appliances.

With responsibility for facilities and estates at your institution all of these are within your direct control. This Conference will equip you to be able to deliver the required reductions by presenting detailed information on Government policy updates, the latest industry guidance, best practice case study examples, and information about the technologies available to aid the delivery process.

FULLY FUNDED (NO COST) tickets are currently available for your organisation. Standard ticket prices are £350 for public sector and £999 for private sector.

Free places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Book your place now to benefit from this special offer.
Contact GovToday on 0161 238 88
91 or email ben.meade@govtoday.co.uk and quote the booking reference [BEP12].

And two employment related conferences:

Dear Colleague,

We wanted to extend our call for papers for the Education and Employers Taskforce research conference 2011, Exploring social mobility and delivery mechanisms in international perspective.


Deadline for submissions: 12 May 2011

The 2011 Education and Employers Taskforce research conference will take place at the University of Warwick on October 12. Papers are invited from UK and international researchers on a wide range of themes related to employer engagement in education, from primary school provision through to higher education, related particularly to student learning, progression and institutional performance. Papers are also encouraged from researchers working to understand the impacts on employers from their involvement in education, notably in terms of staff recruitment, development, engagement and corporate reputation. Papers are particularly encouraged which address conference themes of social mobility and delivery mechanisms in international perspective. Paper givers are entitled to a 50% reduction on the conference fee.

Dissemination: Later this year the Journal of Education and Work will publish a special edition of articles based on papers from the inaugural 2010 conference. The conference organisers are again in discussion with the Journal about issuing a special edition based on papers from the 2011 conference. The conference media partner is TSL, publishers of the Times Educational Supplement and Times Higher Educational Supplement. Papers addressing themes of particular relevance to classroom teachers will be summarised in a publication overseen by CfBT.

Full details of how to submit an abstract for consideration by the 2011 Conference Programme Committee, and to register to attend, can be found at the 2011 conference webpages: http://www.educationandemployers.org/research/research-conference-2011/

Details of the inaugural 2010 conference (programme, papers and video) can be found at: http://www.educationandemployers.org/research/research-conference-2010/

With Best Wishes,

Dr Anthony Mann
Director of Policy and Research
Education & Employers’ Taskforce
2nd Floor, 246 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EX


Summer Conference 2011

Strategies for Enhancing Employability: The Impact of Postgraduate Education

4th – 5th July 2011

The Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham


UKCGE are pleased to announce the first details of this year’s Summer Conference which will take place in Nottingham on the 4th & 5th July.

The Impact Agenda is fast becoming a key influence over Higher Education strategy and policies. Successful postgraduate outcomes are important in their own right and also for their contribution to research outputs and REF. Employability is increasingly recognized as an essential measure of success. The Summer Conference will address PGR and PGT outcomes, particularly in relation to employability. Contributors will include stakeholders from industry, a research charity, representatives from funding bodies as well as University Careers Service and Skills Development specialists. Through the combination of plenary lectures, facilitated workshops and discussion groups, delegates will have an excellent opportunity to explore factors influencing the employability of postgraduates and to network among colleagues. Discussion will focus on the needs of employers, training requirements and the changing nature and purpose of PG Education at Masters and Doctoral levels in the 21st century.

For further information, including bookings, please visit: http://www.ukcge.ac.uk/events/eventsarea/sc11

School Partnerships

Good Morning,

I thought you may be interested to know that the 3rd Annual Higher Education and School Partnerships Conference takes place on Thursday 19th May 2011 at Westminster Studio, London SW1P brought to you by Universities UK, the 1994 Group, HELOA and Action on Access.

Delegates to this conference will have the chance to hear a range of expert case studies and best practice policy seminars designed to empower you to set up productive partnerships.

Sir Martin Harris, Director of the Office For Fair Access, on the implementation of access agreements, and the obligations and opportunities they present.

Other expert speakers already confirmed, include:

  • Prof. Steve West
    Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of England
  • Liam Owens
    Head of Student Recruitment, Edge Hill University and Chair, HELOA
  • Dr Graeme Atherton
    Executive Director, Aimhigher London West, Central and North (WECAN) Partnership
  • Andrew Rawson
    Deputy Director, Action on Access
  • Steve Kendall
    Associate Dean of Partnerships, University of Bedfordshire

You can see the full agenda for the day here.

Hear from HE institutions and schools who are leading the way on partnerships, already working together in sustainable ways that go beyond raising aspirations, such as curriculum enrichment, CPD for teachers, and support for the gifted and talented programme.

Save the date – Thursday 19th May 2011 – if you want to attend, contribute to the conference or become a sponsor or exhibitor.

You can register to attend in person here.

If you prefer to watch the event online you can register for a viewing licence here.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s conference please contact me on 0207 960 6845 or e-mail me at paul.rushworth@neilstewartassociates.co.uk

And finally –coming up soon – Vienna

TEPE Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Conference 2011
Importance: High

Dear UCET Colleagues

Professor Brian Hudson has asked me to circulate the TEPE Conference programme for the 13th to 15th May 2011 TEPE Conference.

Please see details as below;

Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Conference 2011

Research-Based Teacher Education Reform: Making Teacher Education Work

13th – 15th May 2011, University of Vienna, Austria

The conference programme is now available online:


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