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2019 - 2020

 

 

Date/Time/Location Session Details

Wednesday 4 March 2020 (POSTPONED)

UELT Seminar Room

Working with international students **POSTPONED**

Presented by Charlene Earl, International Pathways Manager, Centre for English and World Languages and Barbara Sheehy, Student Learning Adviser, Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Do you work with students from difference cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds?

This interactive workshop is for academic and professional staff who would like explore ways in which to further enhance their intercultural competence and communication skills. A key element that will be introduced will be the considerations applied when making cultural assumptions.

Wednesday 18 March 2020 (POSTPONED)

13:15 - 14:30

Cornwallis East Seminar Room 1

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

Presented by Malcolm Dixon, Head of Quality Assurance Office

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 Annex J and K of the Code of Practice. The relevant policies and procedures will be reviewed, and there will be time for questions and discussions.


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 Examinerss are strongly encouraged to attend; all staff are welcome to attend.

To book: please email examiners@kent.ac.uk

Friday 20 March 2020 (CANCELLED)

13:15 - 14:30

UELT Seminar Room

External Examining at Kent (Canterbury, External Staff) ***CANCELLED***

Presented by Malcolm Dixon, Head of Quality Assurance Office

This session will give an overview of the regulations and requirements relating 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 Annex J and K of the Code of Practice. The relevant policies and procedures will be reviewed, and there will be time for questions and discussions.


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

To book: please email examiners@kent.ac.uk

Friday 27 March 2020 (CANCELLED)

13:15 - 14:30

Gillingham Building Room 304 (G3-04)

External Examining & Boards of Examiners at Kent (Medway, Internal & External Staff) ***CANCELLED***

Presented by Malcolm Dixon, Head of Quality Assurance Office

This session will give an overview of the 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 Annex J and K of the Code of Practice. The relevant policies and procedures will be reviewed, and there will be time for questions and discussions.


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 Examinerss are strongly encouraged to attend; all staff are welcome to attend.

To book: please email examiners@kent.ac.uk

Past events

Wednesday 9 October 2019

11:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:00

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.

Workshop duration: one and a half hours.

Wednesday 13 November 2019

13:15 - 14:30

Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 6

Online interactive training module for students - academic integrity and plagiarism

Online interactive training module for students introducing academic integrity and how to identify and avoid plagiarism

Presented by Chloe Courtenay, Senior Tutor, Centre for English and World Languages and Susan Driver, Faculty Learning Technologist

With this project we are aiming to develop an online interactive Academic Integrity module to be hosted on the AI website on one platform for students and on another exclusively for staff. The student module would include guidance about good academic practice and show examples of different types of plagiarism (e.g. copy paste, patchwork, collusion, unintentional, poor use of sources, poor paraphrasing etc.). The staff module would include examples of different types of plagiarism but would also include interactive questions to identify what kind of poor academic practice is shown in the example. In this way it could function as a training module. An interactive online module will also be more inclusive for both students and staff as it will comprise, audio-visual as well as written input. Our aim is for the online module to be a modern, user-friendly, and visually appealing educational tool.

In this session we will introduce the student version, show the different activities and explain how the module could be used.

Presentation recording.

Wednesday 20 November 2019

13:00 - 14:00

Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 6

The Mindfulness@Kent initiative: what is it, why is it needed and does it really work?

Presented by Dr Elisabeth Curling, Senior Lecturer, School of Biosciences and winner of the 2019 University Learning Support Prize

I will explain how and why the practice of mindfulness across the University is actively helping a diverse range of students (and staff) who are studying and working within the higher education sector at Kent.

The session will focus on our widespread development of staff and student Mindfulness courses and drop-in sessions (from very humble beginnings in 2015) within the University of Kent and elsewhere and how this can really improve both staff and student well-being and academic success. This session will provide an opportunity to develop a shared understanding of what is Mindfulness, how it positively affects brain function if practised regularly, and how you can get involved in Mindfulness provision for your students.

During the presentation, examples of Mindfulness courses and drop in sessions taking place at Canterbury and Medway will be shared and discussed, as well as giving you a flavour of our future initiatives. Plenty of time will be allocated for questions and discussion after the presentation.

The University Support Prize was awarded to us in July 2019 for this work on Mindfulness provision across the University.

Who should attend: This session will be of particular interest to academic and professional support staff who are involved in supporting students in any way, but all staff are welcome to attend who are interested in finding out more about Mindfulness.

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