The sixth annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) will be held on 25 & 26 September 2018 and is open to undergraduate researchers from any discipline. Submit your abstract of 250 words for the chance to present to an audience around the world. There are opportunities to find out more through informal sessions as well as workshops on writing your abstract, and intercultural communication. Click here to see the different training options.
Critical reflection on organisation practice at a UK university through scholarship of teaching and learning: measuring impact
Thursday 22 March 2018, 16:00-18:00 | Teaching Grid
This WIHEA seminar will be delivered by former IATL Director Paul Taylor, now a Pro Dean for Student Education at the University of Leeds. It will include critical accounts of work at Leeds, and new research exploring how ‘high impact experiences’ such as undergraduate research affect the world beyond the university.
Dr Jonathan Heron, currently our Deputy Director and Principal Teaching Fellow, is to become Director of IATL for an initial term of three years. He was a founding member of IATL in 2010, following appointment to the university in 2007. We would also like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of Dr Nicholas Monk, who will step down as Director later this year (see his newsletter editorial).
Two Warwick students, Mike Hopper and James Blake, were selected to attend Posters in Parliament on 20 February 2018. The calibre of research on display by undergraduates from around the UK was exceptional and we are pleased to announce that James was selected by the panel of judges as the overall winner for his poster ‘Modelling panspermia in the TRAPPIST-1 system’.
Congratulations to Elena Riva, who is now IATL Senior Teaching Fellow. Elena is Director of Undergraduate Studies for IATL, convenes the undergraduate module ‘Genetics: Science and Society’ and the postgraduate module ‘Thinking Water’, and is currently leading the research project 'Improving students' wellbeing in the teaching and learning environment'.
Mairi Macintyre (pictured), Principal Teaching Fellow in WMG, is looking for three local students for paid work to help develop the new ‘Play: Pedagogy Theory and Practice’ module, for launch in September 2018. IATL funding was awarded to develop the module in a partnership with Design Museum London and Royal Holloway University of London plus international colleagues at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and Monash University, Australia.
Tuesday 13 February 2018, 14:00-16:00 | Collaboration Space, Teaching Grid (Library)
This workshop, by former IATL team member Phil Gaydon, will take radical virtue epistemology – which asserts that knowledge is not static, but a dramatic moment, a lived experience, and a passionate embodiment of our most deeply held values – and explore precisely what it entails for education, and its potential to engage students.
Wednesday 14 March 2018, 13:30-15:30 | Teaching Grid
This masterclass will be delivered by Dr Ruth Caleb, Head of Counselling at Brunel University London, and will provide an opportunity to discuss student mental health and wellbeing, including the national context and the challenges for academic staff. It was organised by IATL’s Elena Riva with funding from the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA).
IATL Senior Associate Fellow and former Warwick staff member Matthew Broome has featured in a Times Higher Education article in which he talks of pursuing his interest in the works of Samuel Beckett alongside his main role of professor of psychiatry and youth mental health at the University of Birmingham.
Tuesday 23 January 2018, 19:15-21:00 (approx.) | OC0.03, The Oculus
Funded through IATL's Student as Producer (Research) scheme, Brotherhood is a documentary which aims to start a conversation addressing the current narrative of the young black man, giving a voice to boys who have not previously been able to share their own narratives. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the film and the issues it raises.