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2018 - 2019

Location/ Date/ Time Session Details
Autumn Term

Wednesday 31 October 2018

13:15 - 14:30

Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 6

Enhancing the Academic Adviser system

Managing Progress Profiles; the Virtual Student Advisor (VSA) and appointments

Presented by Dr Louise Naylor, Director, UELT and James Grant, Systems Development Manager - Student Success (EDI) Project

In this session, we will consider the outcomes from the reviews of the Academic Adviser system, feedback from the Faculties plus the HEA Collaborative Retention Project, aimed at Enhancing the Academic Adviser System that supports the personal and professional development of students.


This has included the development of Progress Profiles to monitor student performance & attendance, the Virtual Student Advisor and Appointment Management system pilots as part of the Student Success Project.


This is the first of a series of LTN events with case studies from KBS and SECL planned for later in the year.

Wednesday 7 November 2018

13:15 - 14:00

Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 6

Talking cultures - enhancing intercultural awareness in and beyond the University context

Presented by Charlene Earl, International Pathways Manager, CEWL

The University of Kent has welcomed international students from around the world for over 50 years. The changing nature of the student body, aligned with the shifting global contact in which higher education is embedded, means UK Higher Education Institutions (HEI) must closely keep in touch with the needs of international students and the developing requirements of educational support available to students in any international HE environment. Talking Cultures refers to a series of training and consultancy activities devised by the Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL). Our work aims to foster and enhance intercultural awareness both within and beyond the University context. Talking Cultures involves the development of intercultural awareness in Higher Education teaching and learning. Our provision also includes specifically focused CPD for professionals working or studying in international environments ranging from academics in specific fields to trainee medical practitioners.

This LTN session is designed to encourage discussion based around the obstacles faced in a diverse international HEI environment and how we can actively encourage engagement between cultures in order to share knowledge and further facilitate collaboration both in and out of the classroom.

Thursday 8 November 2018

13:30 - 14:45

Pilkington Building Room 127, Medway Campus

Working with and understanding international students

Follow-up session for Professional Services staff

Presented by Charlene Earl - International Pathways Manager, CEWL, Barbara Sheehy - Student Learning Adviser and Silvia Colaiacomo - Curriculum and Educational Developer

Following the positive feedback of the introductory LTN ‘Working with and Supporting International Students’ offered in the Spring Term 2018, this session is particularly aimed at professional services staff interacting with international students in a variety of settings.

During the session we will explore some common scenarios and we will discuss possible communicative strategies to facilitate intercultural interaction and understanding.

The session will be hands-on and participants will have the chance to ask questions, share experiences and examples and develop a common frame to enhance students’ confidence and a smooth transition in our University system.

Who should attend: This session is aimed at Professional Services staff

Wednesday 14 November 2018

13:15 - 14:30

Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 6

Online resources for enhanced interaction

Presented by Dr Patricia Lewis, Reader in Management, Kent Business School

The session aims to explore and discuss the process of creating and adapting learning and teaching resources for online, distance learning. We will look at the case study of the KBS undergraduate module ‘Introduction to Management’, which is taught both on campus in Canterbury and online as part of the Higher and Degree Apprenticeship provision.

The development of resources designed to enhance online interaction must focus on providing opportunities and purposeful activities to stimulate student exchanges. This resulted in creating a set of materials that also benefitted the face-to-face module, as they offered new opportunities to re-think approaches to content delivery.

The session will be interactive and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their experience and examples.

Wednesday 21 November 2018

13:15 - 16:15

Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 6

Writing with Impact - writing workshop for Professional Services staff

Presented by Susan Barker, Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund

Susan is a novelist (see publications) with two years experience as a Royal Literary Fund fellow at Leeds Trinity University, where she mentored hundreds of students and staff in academic and non-academic writing. Susan is a Royal Literary Fund Consultant fellow.

Susan is providing an afternoon writing workshop for staff engaged in non-academic writing. The workshop will will cover all non-academic writing, from letters to reports, and will focus on techniques for stylish and effective writing. The session will include practical activities and a Q & A. A pre-workshop questionnaire will be sent to the participants in order to tailor the workshop to their specific requirements.

Who should attend: This session is for administrators who would like to improve the effectiveness and quality of the written documents they produce.

Wednesday 28 November 2018

13:15 - 14:30

Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 6

Autism Awareness

Presented by Tom Sharp, Disability Team Manager, Student Support

‘Autism Awareness’ is a chance to discuss the many faces of autism: we know that some members of the University community have a positive diagnosis of autism, and we recognise that autistic people can be successful in academic contexts.  We recognise also that autistic people can struggle to assert themselves alongside perceived norms, or within institutional mechanisms.  (Hopefully) you will bring your own experiences to the discussion.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

13:15 - 14:30

Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 6

Enhancing the Academic Adviser system

Working with Students as Partners: KBS Academic Advising

Presented by

Zita Stone, Director of Education and Senior Lecturer in Managment

Eden Vance, Student Success Project Officer, Kent Business School

Session details to follow.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

13:15 - 14:30

Medway Building Room 1-22, Medway Campus

Enhancing the Academic Adviser system

Session details to follow.

Spring Term - further sessions will be added when arranged

 

Thursday 24 January 2019

12:00 - 13:30

UELT Seminar Room

Developing your voice workshop: confidence and projection

This workshop is led by Matt Hoss, a Kent Stand-up Comedian ((BBC Newcastle Comedy Writer, Co-Host of Miffs Podcast and Eric Barker Award Winner 2015), School of Arts.

The workshop brings the skills of the stage to the workplace.  We aim to allow you to overcome any nervousness of public speaking and become more engaging in the way that you may address a group of people. We will give you the means and confidence to be yourself when in front of any audience.  It will feature warm-ups, games and techniques which you can apply to any situation, including the lecture.

 

Wednesday 30 January 2019

13:15 - 14:30

UELT Seminar Room

Intelligibility support for international staff

Session details to follow

 

Wednesday 13 February 2019

13:30 - 17:00

UELT Seminar Room

Grant writing for learning and teaching

Session details to follow

 

Wednesday 27 February 2019

13:15 - 14:30

UELT Seminar Room

Enhancing the Academic Adviser system

Presented by Laura Bailey, Student Success Project SECL

Session details to follow

 

Wednesday 6 March 2019

13:15 - 14:30

UELT Seminar Room

Using assistive technology to support electronic marking

Session details to follow

 

Wednesday 20 March 2019

13:15 - 14:30

UELT Seminar Room

Running an effective Board of Examiners (Canterbury, Internal staff)

Presented by Malcolm Dixon, Head of Quality Assurance

This session will give an overview of the processes relating to running effective Board of Examiner meetings. Participants will be given up-to-date guidance about the Credit Framework and related examination conventions / procedures for the classification of awards, in accordance with Annexes J and K of the Code of Practice. The relevant policies and procedures will be reviewed, and there will be time for questions and discussion.

Who should attend: This session is for University staff who are involved with organising, attending or recording Board of Examiner meetings. Staff new to Boards of Examiners are strongly encouraged to attend; all staff are welcome to attend.

 

Friday 22 March 2019

13:15 - 14:30

UELT Seminar Room

External Examining at Kent (Canterbury, External Staff)

Presented by Malcolm Dixon, Head of Quality Assurance

This session will give an overview of regulations and requirements relevant to External Examiners. Participants will be given up-to-date guidance about the Credit Framework and related examination conventions / procedures for the classification of awards, in accordance with Annexes J and K of the Code of Practice. The relevant policies and procedures will be reviewed, and there will be time for questions and discussion.

Who should attend: This session is directed towards external examiners particularly those new to the role. All staff are welcome to attend.

 

Wednesday 27 March 2019

13:15 - 14:30

Gillingham Building Room 412 (G4-12), Medway Campus

Lunch will be available from 13:00

External Examining and Boards of Examiners at Kent

For Medway, Internal and External staff

Presented by Malcolm Dixon, Head of Quality Assurance

This session will give an overview of regulations and requirements relevant to External Examiners and Board of Examiner meetings. Participants will be given up-to-date guidance about the Credit Framework and related examination conventions / procedures for the classification of awards, in accordance with Annexes J and K of the Code of Practice. The relevant policies and procedures will be reviewed, and there will be time for questions and discussion.

Who should attend: This session is for University staff and external examiners who are involved with organising, attending or recording Board of Examiner meetings. Staff new to Boards of Examiners are strongly encouraged to attend; all staff are welcome to attend.

Past 2018-19 events

 

Thursday 13 September 2018

9:15 - 14:00 (registration from 8:45)

Medway, PK008, Pilkington Building

Medway Festival of Learning and Teaching

Inclusive Practice and Student Success: Leading Change across the Medway Campus

The Universities at Medway fourth annual festival of learning, teaching and assessment focuses on inclusive practice.  It is a strong theme that runs through all three universities and their partner colleges. Inclusive practice incorporates multiple aspects including curriculum design and delivery, assessment and feedback, technological innovation, education for sustainable development, staff-student partnerships, internationalisation, research-led teaching and graduate attributes. 

Programme and presentations

 

Wednesday 17 October 2018

13:15 - 14:30

UELT Seminar Room

Working with and understanding international students

Follow-up session for professional services staff

Presented by Charlene Earl - International Pathways Manager, CEWL, Barbara Sheehy - Student Learning Adviser, SLAS and Dr Silvia Colaiacomo - Curriculum & Educational Developer, UELT.

Session presentation

Following the positive feedback of the introductory LTN ‘Working with and Supporting International Students’ offered in the Spring Term 2018, this session is particularly aimed at professional services staff interacting with international students in a variety of settings.

During the session we will explore some common scenarios and we will discuss possible communicative strategies to facilitate intercultural interaction and understanding.

The session will be hands-on and participants will have the chance to ask questions, share experiences and examples and develop a common frame to enhance students’ confidence and a smooth transition in our University system.

Who should attend: This session is aimed at Professional Services staff

Thursday 18 October 2018

11:00 - 12:30

UELT Seminar Room

Developing your voice workshop: confidence and projection

This workshop is led by Matt Hoss, a Kent Stand-up Comedian (BBC Newcastle Comedy Writer, Co-Host of Miffs Podcast and Eric Barker Award Winner 2015), School of Arts.

The workshop brings the skills of the stage to the workplace.  We aim to allow you to overcome any nervousness of public speaking and become more engaging in the way that you may address a group of people. We will give you the means and confidence to be yourself when in front of any audience.  It will feature warm-ups, games and techniques which you can apply to any situation, including the lecture.

   

 

 

 

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