Calling all External Examiners – you can now record your External Examining roles on Core Portal

Being an external examiner is an important means of ensuring academic standards across the sector and provides valuable insights into academic practices at other institutions. Why are we asking you to record this information? The QAA requires universities to keep a record of academic staff undertaking external examining roles at other institutions. This information will…

Hallam Welcome – coming up this week, are you ready?

Hallam Welcome Digital First Framework Providing a comprehensive list of useful online academic resources and key information to support in the planning and delivery of all F2F and virtual welcome week activities and students welcome induction experience. Coming up this week! Create a pre-arrival course video and/or screencast We recommend you create a pre-arrival course video.…

Update: Key changes to tools for teaching and learning online – guidance for staff

Key News Blackboard migration to the cloud A reminder that Blackboard will be migrated to a new cloud-based infrastructure during this weekend (28 August – 1 September). Blackboard will be unavailable Friday 5pm-Saturday morning, followed by a read-only period until 1 September where changes should not be made in Blackboard though files can be downloaded…

Advance HE Covid-19 response webinars

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Advance HE has supported its members to overcome the challenges the HE sector has faced. Their series of Covid-19 response webinars have been designed to provide support and guidance as the HE sector adapts to the new ‘normal’ during the current climate. Recordings from all webinars in the…

New Advance HE Principal Fellow for Sheffield Hallam University

Congratulations to Dr Julie Brunton, Associate Dean Teaching & Learning in the College of Health, Wellbeing & Life Sciences who has recently been awarded Principal Fellowship of Advance HE. The criteria for Principal Fellow are extremely stringent and achieving this category of fellowship is an outstanding achievement.   Julie was supported in her application for PFHEA…