Colleagues from IATL, Student Careers and Skills and the Law School recently received WIHEA funding to bring together information about student research opportunities around the University. An institutional review was conducted and a student research hub on MyWarwick was created. The hub covers what research is, the benefits of getting involved, the opportunities available, and will soon be linked to opportunities within departments.
IATL Academic Managers Jo Wale and Caroline Gibson are delighted to have been made WIHEA Fellows for 2017-2020. The role involves working with colleagues university-wide, helping embed good practice in learning and teaching and feeding into strategic projects. Caroline will be leading the WIHEA Internationalisation Learning Circle and would like to hear from other WIHEA Fellows interested in joining the group.
This article - co-authored by IATL Deputy Director Jonathan Heron, Warwick colleagues Isolda Romero-Canelon and Peter J. Sadler, and Monash colleagues Felix Nobis and Christopher Thompson – has appeared in Education in Chemistry magazine, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Congratulations to Becky Fisher on her appointment as Departmental Administrator (Research, Finance and Operations) in Sociology, welcome to Hannah Copeland as Academic Projects Manager, and announcing that Elena Riva, one of our Teaching Fellows, is now our Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Photos of ICUR 2017, held 27 & 28 September, are now online; the conference covered a broad range of disciplines, connecting 100 Warwick students with 325 presenters from 10 institutions worldwide. The ICUR team in IATL would like to thank all presenters and attendees, the Monash-Warwick Alliance, and Warwick’s Audio Visual Services team. Check back here in 2018 for details of ICUR 2018!
Thursday 12 & Friday 13 April 2018 | University of Sheffield
The British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) promotes undergraduate research in all disciplines. Submit your abstract by the deadline of Thursday 21 December 2017 for the chance to present at BCUR 2018.
Community Engagement: Developing and Sustaining Community Partnerships for Student Participation in Community-Engaged Learning and Research
Monday 13 November 2017, 9:30–13:00 | Humanities Studio | free
This symposium/workshop will bring together teaching staff, researchers, practitioners and voluntary sector representatives from Warwick and elsewhere, to consider what works in student-community engagement, and how such engagement can best be developed and sustained in ways that benefit HE pedagogy, create knowledge, and have positive social impacts.
Tuesday 28 November 2017, 10:00-12:00 | Teaching Grid | free
In this interactive workshop, Dr Elena Riva (IATL) and Sally Tissington (Centre for Lifelong Learning), from science and arts backgrounds respectively, share their outlooks and experiences, both having worked with a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds.
Wednesday 1 November 2017, 13:00-17:00 | International Portal (R0.12), Ramphal Building | open to all Warwick undergraduates
This workshop aims to introduce students to the basic ideas of ‘movement’, ‘motion capture’, the ‘function’ of the human body and how these can be explored and understood from an interdisciplinary perspective. It will feature a hands-on session in Warwick’s Gait Laboratory.
Dr Elena Riva and Victoria Jelicic (both IATL), together with Sarah Ashworth (Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Services), have received Warwick Innovation Fund support for a project aiming to improve students’ wellbeing in the teaching and learning environment. Elena has also received WIHEA funding to organise a Masterclass looking at mental wellbeing in higher education and the challenges for academic staff.