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  1. Workshop & seminar series • Higher Education Academy

  2. Welcome Dr Abbi Flint Academic Development Officer - Students as Partners abbi.flint@heacademy.ac.uk

  3. The Higher Education Academy • Works in partnership with HEIs, student bodies, academic and professional staff and sector agencies and funders. • Champions excellence in learning and teaching in higher education. • Committed to improving the student learning experience by: • raising the status of teaching • adding to the body of knowledge relating to pedagogy • enhancing professional teaching practice • facilitating networks and communities of practice. • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/strategic-plan • The Higher Education Academy Strategic Plan 2012-2016

  4. Workshop & seminar series • Promote research and evidence that has informed departmental and institutional policy and practice • HEA funded • Hosted by individual institutions • Thematic • Employability • Flexible learning • Internationalisation • Discipline • Covering all discipline areas • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/seminar-series

  5. HEA work in employability • Develop and enhance institutions’ employability strategies • Enhance graduate employability at disciplinary and cross-disciplinary levels • Develop practitioners’ employability practice • Pedagogy for Employability • Learning and teaching summit • Teaching development grants • Employability framework

  6. HEA Employability conference • Defining and developing your approach to employability • Thursday 20th June 2013, The Studio Birmingham • To disseminate information, good practice and provide opportunities for discussion and networking • Launch of the HEA Employability Framework, a process for embedding employability into the curriculum • Online bookings: • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2013/20_june_emp_conf

  7. Forthcoming employability seminars

  8. HEA work in Students as Partners • Students as Partners team • Dr Kathy Harrington and Dr Abbi Flint • Three areas of focus – students as partners in • the individual student experience of engaged learning and research • learning and teaching enhancement at institutional and national levels • the HEA’s strategic direction and programmes of work • Website: • E-mail: StudentsasPartners@heacademy.ac.uk • Twitter: @HEA_SaPMailing list – sign up at https://my.heacademy.ac.uk/

  9. What do we mean by Students as Partners? Our approach is based on scholarship of student voice/student engagement and successful partnership work:

  10. Future HEA events • HEA Social Sciences Cluster Annual Conference: Teaching research methods: developing a pedagogical culture in the Social Sciences, 23 - 24 May 2013, Liverpool  • HEA Arts and Humanities Annual Conference Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching., 29 - 30 May 2013, Brighton  • HEA Health & Social Care 2013 Annual Conference: Innovation in Health & Social Care Learning and Teaching: , 5 -6June 2013, Leeds  • HEA Annual Conference 2013: Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience., 3 - 4 July 2013, University of Warwick • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events

  11. Funding opportunities • Teaching development grants • Create innovative evidence-informed practice in L&T • Key themes for 2012/13: assessment and feedback; flexible learning • UK travel fund • Funding to attend events in UK • Must apply one month before event • International scholarship scheme • Funding to spend 3-6 months visiting international institution • Doctoral programme • Funding for extensive study in L&T • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/funding

  12. Keep in touch • Website Details of events, resources and fundinghttp://www.heacademy.ac.uk/employability • Mailing listSign up through My Academyhttp://www.heacademy.ac.uk/my_academy • Email the employability teamEmployability@heacademy.ac.uk