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17 Sep 2014

Committed to learning and teaching? Join HEA at its UK-wide series of enhancement events

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) launches its new, UK-wide Enhancement Events Series with its first event on 2 October 2014, combining keynote presentations, workshops, masterclasses, and new-to-teaching and professional development sessions. 

The first of the 15 events – ‘Moving with the times: Continuing professional development for changing academic careers’ – takes place in Leicester.

Each event includes workshops and masterclasses related to the theme of the event, or a masterclass on recognition or accreditation delivered by the HEA. For the first event the masterclasses are Developing accredited provision and Using social media to enhance learning and teaching. Workshops include ‘Strengthening university/business engagement to enhance staff transitions’ and ‘Thinking about Principal Fellowship: Strategic leadership of learning and teaching’.

There are also sessions designed especially for staff new to teaching.  All the activities at the events are aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).

Alongside the parallel sessions, each event will also host a full day writing retreat for one of two audiences – either those applying for Associate Fellowship or Fellowship of the HEA, or for more experienced delegates those applying for Senior Fellowship.

Professor Stephanie Marshall, Chief Executive of the HEA, said: “We have put together 15 exciting events across the UK, each examining one of the key strategic issues facing higher education today. We are proud that some of the leading thinkers in these areas have agreed to speak at these events including William Locke, Christine Keenan and Annette Cashmore to name just a few. And our own academics will be leading sessions designed for a wide range of staff, from those new to teaching, to others looking to become Principal Fellows of the HEA.

“Most importantly these events reflect the work the sector really values from us and has specifically asked us to focus on. I am looking forward to meeting colleagues from all levels at institutions – those making strategic decisions about learning and teaching, those developing their careers and, of course, those new to teaching.”

More information and booking details can be found on the HEA website.