ESCalate Bulletin No. 61 (16 December 2010)

Contents

  1. Student Awards 2011 - an ESCalate essay / poster competition
  2. Bursaries available for students to attend an Education conference
  3. Working with diverse groups of learners in the digital age
  4. Higher Education Academy annual conference 2011 - Call for papers
  5. TEAN conference 2011 - Last call for papers
  6. Student feedback and National Student Survey (NSS)
  7. Christmas Wishes

Student Awards 2011 - an ESCalate essay / poster competition

ESCalate is inviting students on education programmes to submit their thoughts in the form of a poster or a 1000 word essay on:

‘Tutor Assessment and Feedback: What has helped you and why? Have your anonymous (!) say'

The competition is open to students studying on Higher Education programmes across the UK (both undergraduate and postgraduate) in the field of Education.

The winner will receive £300 and will also be invited to attend the Higher Education Academy’s Annual Conference on the 5th & 6th July 2011, held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, UK travel & accommodation expenses paid. Those attending the Conference dinner will receive a certificate on the night. There is also a £100 prize for the runner up. Winning entries will be published on the ESCalate website.

The deadline for entries is: Friday 18th March 2011 and further details can be found at:

http://escalate.ac.uk/studentawards

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Bursaries available for students to attend an Education conference

If you know of any student who might like to take up our offer of funding (up to £500) to attend an Education themed conference (for example BERA, BESA or FACE 2011) then please contact b.soucek@bristol.ac.uk with details of the student, the conference and their reason for wanting to attend (150 words).

In return we would expect the student to write about their experience of attending the conference and what this has enabled them to do. It will be posted on our website and/or we may also ask for a newsletter article of about 450 words.

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Working with diverse groups of learners in the digital age

Registration is now open for Teacher Educators to attend this workshop at University of East London on 28th February 2011.

For further details please visit:

http://escalate.ac.uk/7797

A second workshop aimed at HE in FE practitioners is being held at University of Bristol on 16th March 2011.

http://escalate.ac.uk/7808

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Higher Education Academy annual conference 2011 - Call for papers

The title for the HEA annual conference in 2011 is "Changing Practice - Changing Times", exploring challenges and changes to the sector over the next five years.

There are five main sub themes: Models of Change, Internationalisation, Postgraduate Provision, Institutional CPD Frameworks and Changing and Developing Practice in Student Engagement.

For guidance notes on submitting a session proposal or poster please visit the link:

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/eventsandnetworking/annualconference

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TEAN conference 2011 - Last call for papers

‘TEAN and ESCalate working together for the future of teacher education’

The TEAN conference (Teacher Education Advancement Network) supported by ESCalate will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre on May 20th. The title of the conference is "The Important Role of Teacher Education in Higher Education".

A call for papers is open for submission until January 21st 2011

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Student feedback and National Student Survey (NSS)

ESCalate have published a new research report exploring how Education Departments use National Student Survey (NSS) feedback data to enhance students' experience.

This report, as well as case studies and useful links can be found at our new student feedback webpage: http://escalate.ac.uk/studentfeedback

We would like to hear from you in order to share examples of how Education Departments have used student feedback data, including that from the NSS, to enhance students' experience and the quality of provision.

For more information or if you have a case study you would like to submit, please visit the above link or contact Lyndsay Grant at lyndsay.grant@bristol.ac.uk

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Christmas Wishes

We would very much like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Also to thank you for all the support you have given us over what has been an 'eventful' year.

The coming year will incorporate even more change and so we ask that you continue to inform us of new innovations and opportunities you would like us to explore with you. As always our email address is heacademy-escalate@bristol.ac.uk

Best wishes

The ESCalate Team

PS. What does Father Christmas write on his Christmas cards ?
ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ (No-L !!) !

Christmas tree

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