Showing posts from July, 2012

New NILE sites and General SaGE guidance

Taken from: by Adel Gordon

Following on from a school session on SaGE and the new NILE site format there were a few items which required more detail / clarification. I thought that a lot of the issues were relevant to all users so have copied the response here.
The blog posting which is aimed at academic staff to prepare their courses and modules for the 12/13 academic year may be found at: From the session on the 10th July the following further detail is provided: 1) I seem to now have many variations of sites when I only had one last year – do I need all of these? NILE has now created one module site for each session which is stored on the Student Record system (QLS). Sessions have been used in many different ways on QLS – sometimes they signify different start dates and at other times they signify…

Annual Research Awards: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

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Applications Invited For New Research Funds 2012The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) is an independent and self-supporting UK based international learned society concerned to advance understanding of higher education, especially through the insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systematic research and scholarship.As part of the Society's programme of strategic initiatives aimed at sustaining research into higher education, the Society is offering a series of annual research awards. This scheme is in its second year of operation, following the first annual awards under this scheme which were made in 2011.These awards are funded entirely by the Society, and intended to support new research into higher education.  The Society is offering: Up to four awards annually of £10,000 each for research focused on any aspect of higher education submitted under three overarching themes: Higher Educatio…

research and public engagement

An extract that might be of interest for those involved in research and or public engagement  from National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement newsletter
Creating Impact Case Studies for the REF: 4th October, 2012, Bristol Are you helping researchers to makes sense of the Impact dimension to the REF? If so the NCCPE is keen to help. This training the trainer event provides a unique opportunity to find out about resources we’ve developed to help researchers create impact case studies, and to develop skills in evaluation.Find out more
Beginner’s Guide to Evaluation: Training the trainer: 30th August 2012, Birmingham Thanks to those of you who expressed interest in this course. We are delighted to announce the date and time for this event. Please note – delegates have told us they would like a longer course to run through some of the exercises together – so the course is…

Doctoral funding Calls from the HEA

Calls for HEA Doctoral Programme open today information taken from the HEA website
The Higher Education Academy is inviting bids from UK higher education institutions to host one or more doctoral studentships for the academic year 2012-13.
The Doctoral Programme forms part of the HEA's strategy to undertake a significant and extensive study to develop pedagogical knowledge and evidence based practice in Higher Education. Five doctoral studentships are available in the coming academic year. Calls open today and the closing date for submissions is 5pm on 31 August 2012. Applications should relate to discipline-specific learning and teaching research or to interdisciplinary/generic pedagogical studies. They should show a clear benefit to either practice or to policy on practice. Applications should be aligned with one or more of the HEA's themes: employability, assessment and feedback, flexible learning, internat…

HEA funding opportunities

Two possible funding opportunities from the Higher Education Academy with emphasis being placed on:assessment and feedbackflexible learning  Teaching Development Grants - Departmental Scheme ( The Departmental grant scheme invites proposals from single departments in HEIs that encourage cooperation between colleagues to support the enhancement of learning and teaching. Successful applications will demonstrate team impact across a department; there will be scope for long-term impact, and provision for evaluation and dissemination will be clearly defined. The hosting institution will be expected to contribute funds towards the project. Applications are invited from any academic departments in HEA-subscribing institutions in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Proposals submitted under the Departmental scheme may request up to £30,000 from the Higher Education Academy. Projects will run for fifteen months. The key themes for the 2012…