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July 5, 2021

Coming up! CPD events and activities – July 2021

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

Further information can be found on the Academic Development and Events webpage.

Advance HE

Take a look at the Advance HE 2020-21 membership logo and benefits for our academic community.  All staff at Hallam have institutional membership, register for an Advance HE Connect account and get access to a wide range of webinars and events. 

The International Collaboratory for Leadership in Universally Designed Education (INCLUDE) is pleased to announce our upcoming Professional Development Webinar series for 2021. Each month, a free 1-hour webinar will be hosted by INCLUDE.

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

Attendees should have already completed the Being an Academic Adviser mandatory Blackboard Training.

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.

Digital Capability

Spring/Summer Digital Learning Seminar Series

The Digital Learning team are running a series of seminars this Spring/Summer looking at themes around student engagement and wellbeing, assessment and feedback, and readiness for semester one 2021. 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.

Inclusive Essentials

A range of 40 minute sessions to explore  the approaches and techniques you can employ to maximise the impact of your materials that cover your use of Word and PowerPoint.




Take a look at the Digital Capability, Skills and Support overview for more details.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

  • 7th and 8th July 2021 – The People, Place and Policy Conference 2021 will be fully online and the theme for the conference is Division and Unity. Keynotes: Dr Mia Gray from the University of Cambridge. Further information and to reserve your place. 
  • 7th and 8th July 2021 – Intercultural reflection on Teaching – online conference. The IntRef project combines the development of innovative methods that enhance and internationalise reflection on university teaching with  valuation and research. Academics are linked across institutional and national boundaries through technology such as video recordings and video conferencing to facilitate communication and exchange about learning,  teaching and assessment. Participants are involved in one or more of the reflective methods. Reserve your place.
  • 13th July 2021 – Men and Flexible Working – 11.05am – 11.55am. All employees, regardless of reason and whether men or women, have had the right to request flexible working since 2014; and since 2003, if they were parents or carers. Yet the take up of formal flexible working (and particularly part-time working) remains massively female. The motherhood penalty is very real, and plays out in most workplaces, which become less female, more male in more senior roles. What can be done to encourage and support more men to work flexibly? Why does this matter in any case?  Further information and to reserve your place 
Inclusive Practice

Community of Inclusive Practice: A Hallam Guild Group. Taken from the Lean Coffee concept, the CIP Coffee sessions 2020/21 will be structured but without an agenda. The group will build topics for discussion together, depending on current issues. This way they can support real time concerns and focus on the needs of the group. 

National Inclusion Week

Monday 27th September – Sunday 3rd October 2021 #UnitedForInclusion

Inclusive Employers are excited to announce that you can now book your place on this year’s National Inclusion Week events! All events are free to join, including the events in the months before Inclusion Week – these are focused on supporting you to plan and organise an engaging week of activity and celebrations in your organisation. 

Book your place on our Inclusion Week webinars in July and August so we can support you to get the best out of Inclusion Week 2021:


Take a look at the Inclusive Hallam Event Series to see more information on their ‘Let’s get comfortable talking about race’ series.

The Academic Development & Diversity team has developed an asynchronous resource to support colleagues to explore this topic in more detail. ‘Micro? Aggressions – recognise, reflect, resist’ is an hour long interactive online session, seeking to identify and raise awareness of the nature and impact of microaggressions and micro-inequities in their various guises. The session proposes two ‘acts of resistance’ that can frame our responses to actions which foster change.

Take a look at the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) overview for more details.

Hallam Guild

Events organised by a range of Hallam Guild groups. All staff are welcome to attend. View the Hallam Guild events calendar for more details. Coming up in July:

Assessment for Applied Learning Forum summer event series
Tuesday 6th July – Applied projects working with local businesses – 1pm – 2pm. Book your place
Friday 9th July – Innovation Consultancy challenge assessment – 1pm – 2pmBook your place
Wednesday 21st July – Game-based formative assessment – 2pm – 3pm Book your place

Aspiring PFHEA series:
Thursday 15th July – Next steps to PFHEA – sharing achievements and plans: experiences and innovation from the pandemic (in partnership with the Global PFHEA network) – 1pm – 2pm Book your place 


Learning and Teaching Conference

Transforming Learning Conference 2021

The 2021 Sheffield Hallam University Teaching and Learning Conference will be held online on the 13 and 14 September 2021 – please save the date!

This year has pushed the boundaries of our teaching and learning practices. The Transforming Learning Conference provides an exciting opportunity for colleagues to share their innovative T&L practices and showcase student-staff collaborations, disseminate research and evaluation findings, and celebrate our Inspirational Teacher and Outstanding Student Support and Academic Adviser Colleagues. The conference is shaped around the four Hallam Model principles, and will reflect on our diversity and inclusivity, identifying changes we can make for the forthcoming year and beyond.

Call for abstracts now open. Staff are invited to submit abstracts sharing their practice and/or research findings in the following areas: Engage; Challenge; Collaborate; Thrive.

For more detailed information and to submit your abstract, please visit the conference intranet page

Library Services

Library Festival

Celebrating Hallam Library – How Hallam Library Services can support you and your students in the new academic year. 

From 12th July onwards Library Services colleagues will be running micro workshops highlighting resources to enhance your learning, teaching and research, including real life best practice examples and case studies. We will spotlight resources like Digimap, Dimensions, HeinOnline, unpick the complexities of ebooks and etextbooks and ways to support decolonising the curriculum. Further details will follow in Academic Essentials, or you can contact Jo Webb  or Julia King in the Library Services, especially if you have some case studies or best practice to share. 


Mediation is an informal and voluntary approach to conflict resolution and mending workplace relationships, encouraging the early resolution of issues and improving ongoing communication between parties.  This is a voluntary role, and staff who sign up to the scheme must be willing to become a SHU mediator, be able to commit to the set course dates and have line manager endorsement.

You are asked to complete an Expression of Interest form outlining their reasons for applying. The training course will take place over four morning sessions in July, 9:15am – 12:30pm:
  • Monday 12th 
  • Wednesday 14th
  • Monday 19th
  • Wednesday 21st 

Support will be provided from HROD and for further information, please contact Natalie Dickman (Senior HROD Advisor).

Online Tutorials

Monthly opportunities to view screencasts and videos that provide a ‘how to’ or provide you with recordings of past activities that align to the university’s strategy.

Module Evaluation Questionnaires (MEQs)
Race Equity
Student Data

Development sessions: Bitesize sessions – a range of online tutorials and past resources to guide you through The Source.


Calling all STEM researchers

January 2022 – the Association for Science Education’s annual conference for teachers is coming to Sheffield Hallam! We are hosting this four-day international conference, which brings together hundreds of science teachers, school leaders, researchers and stakeholders.

A series of Frontier Science lectures allows the host HEI to showcase its research in the STEM subjects, providing opportunities for science teachers to update, deepen and/or extend their science subject knowledge.

We are now seeking volunteers from across SHU to present their research in a Frontier Science lecture. Examples of potential areas of interest include (but are not limited to): energy and climate change, forensics, sports science, psychology and behavioural science, food engineering, materials, digital technologies, robotics and AI, health and wellbeing, languages, special educational needs and disabilities, and of course anything relating to children. And of course, in 2022, much research related to Covid-19 will be of particular interest.

To nominate yourself, a team or a colleague to present a Frontier Science session, please complete the online form. We will come back to you in the coming weeks to confirm your participation and/or to request for further information if needed. If you would like to discuss whether your research is appropriate for a science teacher audience, feel free to get in touch with Professor Emily Perry (, in Sheffield Institute of Education. 

TALENT – Professional Recognition Scheme

Whether you are considering applying for an Advance HE fellowship or have already started your application, a range of online workshops and writing retreats are available to support you, along with opportunities for mentoring support. The TALENT events calendar lists all available dates for staff applying for Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow, along with deadline dates for submission.  To book, please contact  We also support staff applying for Principal Fellowship.

Call for Expressions of Interest: National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) 2022 – read more