Wellbeing Library Project Officers
Daniel Reed (School of Engineering and IATL) and Udokama Iwumene (School of Engineering) have been appointed Wellbeing Library Project Officers.
In these exciting roles, they will work with students and staff from a wide range of academic departments on a WIHEA funded project seeking to generate a Warwick wellbeing open access resource library. The roles will focus around capturing successful pedagogies and activities aimed at embedding wellbeing within the curriculum, in order to engage and support staff and students in the development and delivery of approaches for incorporating wellbeing in the curriculum, while celebrating existing Warwick excellence in this pedagogic field.
Throughout 2020 we will celebrate the first decade of IATL, which was established in 2010 when the CAPITAL and Reinvention Centres united to form a new academic department at Warwick. Since then, IATL has been an institutional leader in educational innovation, undergraduate research and co-creation with students. While the educational and political landscape around us has changed in fundamental ways, the opportunities for interdisciplinary and international collaboration are now more exciting than ever. Over a series of workshops and events this year, we will look ahead to Coventry City of Culture in 2021, BCUR & WCUR in 2022 and various projects in support of ‘Excellence with Purpose: Warwick in 2030’, an exciting university strategy that we have helped to shape over recent years.
We have a number of opportunities for students to work with IATL projects over the coming term. You can find details on current opportunities to contribute to IATL’s work of educational innovation at the University of Warwick here. IATL values diversity and encourages applications from a wide range of backgrounds.
Join us to celebrate incredible stories from change-makers and trailblazers who are creating a better future for us and generations to come. Students from IATL’s modules, particularly Change: critical understandings, practices and action, will be attending as ‘ambassadors for the future’.
The seventh annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research took place at Warwick on 24th and 25th September in the Oculus building, linked to simultaneous events at nine institutions across five continents.
The 5th Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference will take place on the 2nd of April 2020 at the University of Warwick. It will explore a variety of issues in the theme of 'Interdisciplinarity: Learning from Each Other'.
This year’s conference theme asks participants to consider the elements of collaboration, co-construction of knowledge and practice that underpin the interdisciplinary teaching and learning experiences of students and teachers.
Dr Elena Riva has been awarded funding by the Warwick Innovation Fund (£18,831) for creating the Warwick open-access online module "Understanding Wellbeing”, based on her current in-classroom module. She will work in collaboration with Dr Kathryn Woods (Director of Student Experience for the Faculty of Arts) and Kerry Pinny (Senior AcademicTechnologist, IT Services), leading a wider cross-institutional team of staff and students for the development of the online module.
Funded by WIHEA, Dr Elena Riva together with Dr Rebecca Freeman and a group of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students have embedded interdisciplinary opportunities for students during Welcome Week 2019.
IATL is currently recruiting two student Co-creation Officers. The role will involve working within IATL to support the existing team and to develop the work of the department. Co-creation Officers will champion IATL and its activities at modules fairs, other events and in smaller groups. As well as participating with IATL’s core functions – such as assessing funding applications – the Officers will be proactive in identifying opportunities to develop IATL’s work both within the department and the wider University. The successful students will engage with the wide scope of this role to make a positive difference to teaching, learning and the Warwick community by working with students, staff and other stakeholders.
The Co-creation Officers will be current students, will be paid and will work with us from around October 2019 to August 2020 with the possibility for extension into the following academic year for students who remain enrolled.
For further information and to apply, visit the UniTemps website: https://www.unitemps.com/Search/JobDetails/18807841
WIHEA Masterclass: Wellbeing in the Teaching & Learning Environment Pedagogies and Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond
In this Masterclass on Wellbeing Pedagogies and Strategies, our own Dr Elena Riva will share her understanding and ideas about how to foster positive Wellbeing in the Teaching and Learning environment for both students and staff. These will be drawn from her pedagogic research about students’ Wellbeing in educational settings as well as practice, including her experience of devising and delivering the module ‘Understanding Wellbeing’.