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April 13, 2021

Coming up! CPD events and activities – April 2021

The Academic Development & Diversity Team present the April 2021 CPD programme of events and activities on behalf of stakeholders from across the university.

Academic Advising

Take a look at the Academic Advising training and development page for details of all training and development opportunities for our academic adviser community. On behalf of Melissa Jacobi, Director Academic Advising, we are hosting:

Introduction to Academic Advising – read more

NB: Attendees should have already completed the Being an Academic Adviser mandatory Blackboard Training – read more.

Fundamentals of Academic Advising – read more

Academic Essentials

  • Do you have trouble locating the right teaching and learning resources?
  • Would you or your course/module teams like an overview of the Academic Essentials website and its associated resources?

If you’d like us to come along to one of your departmental or course/module team meetings, contact Academic Development & Diversity.

Academic Practice

Changing Spaces: Exploring staff experiences of the blended teaching and learning environment

Calling all lecturers, we’re really keen to capture your experiences of the blended environment. Please join us for a focus group session to share your thoughts with fellow lecturers.  The groups are taking place;

  • Wednesday 14th April, 10am – 11am
  • Thursday 15th April, 1pm – 2pm
  • Friday 16th April, 11am – 12noon

For further details and to book a place complete the Google Form

Digital Capability

Visit our Digital Thursday’s page for details of any upcoming events and activities.
Winter Digital Learning Seminar Series

The Digital Learning team are running a series of seminars this Winter looking at the design and delivery of online sessions and materials. The sessions and their times are listed on their webpage – there is no need to book, just click the relevant link at the appropriate time to take part.

  • Digital Wellbeing – 15th April 2021
  • Moving away from the narrated PowerPoint – 16th April 2021
  • Manage PebblePad with your students – 16th April 2021

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

External Events
  • 22nd April – Turning Ideas & Passion Into Inclusive Action – an external event hosted by Catherine Garrod, former Head of Inclusion, Sky and Founder, Compelling Culture – further information and to book your place
  • 27th April – ‘How to write about race when you’re white? Shifting blinkers, changing audiences’ – an external event by Gauthier Marchais, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and chaired by SJ Cooper-Knock, Lecturer in International Development at the Centre of African Studies, The University of Edinburgh –further information and to book your place
  • 25th May –  The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID), University of Bradford is delighted to invite you to the 10th Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference 12.30 – 4pm.  This year’s conference focuses on race equality and intersectionality. It explores the varying interventions aimed at addressing systemic racial discrimination, structural and intersectional inequalities with the objective of informing collective understanding and sharing of evidence-based practices in the effective use of diversity interventions in organisations and society. This year also marks the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death which led to a global movement against racial discrimination and structural inequalities. The conference takes a critical look at how the race equality and intersectionality movement across institutions have changed since his death.  Visit their website for more information and details of how to book.
Inclusive Hallam

22nd April 2021: Let’s get comfortable talking about race – understanding white privilege and microaggressions. 

Visit the Eventbrite booking page.  Take a look at our video where Kevin Kerrigan, PVC for Business & Enterprise, and ULT Equality & Diversity Champion for Race, talks about his realisation that white privilege has shielded him from the harsh realities faced by racially minoritised people.

Hallam Guild Events

20th April 2021: Community of Inclusive Practice (CIP) regular CIP Coffee session 1pm till 2pm, reserve your place here.

13th, 20th and 27th April 2021: Research Methods @ SHU: Navigating ethical dilemmas of conducting research with young children –  More information

28th April 2021: SFHEA/PFHEA Forum ‘Aspiring PFHEA’ series – More information

External Examining (EE)

Support and guidance for staff wanting to gain an EE appointment.  Coming up!

Friday 21st May 2021 and Monday 21st June 2021 – 9am – 12noon – for further information and to reserve your place.

The Hallam Big Read 2020

The Big Read – it’s all about bringing the whole Hallam community together. Get your free copy (e-book or paperback) of Natives by Akala and start reading and talking about it.

Please see our Big Read 2020 Libguide for up to date information about how to get your copy of the book. You’ll also find curated reading lists, activity ideas and more information about The Big Read project on this guide.

Once you have read the book, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Please join the conversation over on our Big Write Padlet Board

In Conversation

A series of short video podcasts showcasing our academic colleagues’ experiences of delivering teaching and learning during the pandemic. Each podcast is structured around a specific theme where colleagues can explore the challenges of delivery in the digital void, provide practical solutions and share best practice. 

TALENT Professional Recognition Scheme – Advance HE Fellowship

Whether you are considering applying for Advance HE fellowship or have already started your application, a range of online workshops and writing retreats are available to support you.  The TALENT events calendar lists all available dates for the remainder of this academic year, for staff applying for Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow, along with deadline dates for submission.  To book, please contact talent@shu.ac.uk.

Wellbeing

The aim of this Wellbeing Calendar is to reflect the wide range of wellbeing awareness campaigns that take place each year both in the UK and Internationally. This calendar supports the University Staff Health, Wellbeing and Welfare Plan.  Visit the Academic Development & Diversity page for more details.

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