One Day Early Career Event – Manchester


Tuesday 22 March 2011


11.00am – 3.00pm


Following a very successful two-day event for early career Social Scientists last December we are now running two one-day events in March. These will be followed by two more in May/June (hopefully in the South-West and Midlands and possibly Scotland) and a further two-day event in June in Birmingham.

The events will be of particular interest to recently-appointed teaching staff, post docs and post-graduates with teaching responsibilities. The emphasis is on addressing practical issues and the realities of balancing academic roles when people might be located either in specialist subject or multi-disciplinary departments.

The programme has been developed from feedback given by participants at previous events and is designed to provide opportunities for networking and sharing experiences. There will be no PowerPoint presentations or lengthy input from facilitators. Rather, we would like participants to bring their own good ideas, issues or problems around the three main themes – learning and teaching, e-learning and career development.

10.30           Arrive, tea/coffee

11.00           Welcome and introductions

11.15           Learning and teaching issues such as working with small groups, giving effective feedback,

12.15           Lunch

13.00           Using technology to improve feedback to students, enhancing groupwork through technology, electronic sources of information

14.00           Networking opportunity to discuss individual issues, career development, etc.

14.45           Tea and discussion about future activities

15.00           Depart

The event will be facilitated by Professor Ranald Macdonald, C-SAP Senior Associate: Professional Development, together with the C-SAP Discipline Associates – Ian Fairweather (Manchester University) and Helen Jones (Manchester Metropolitan University), C-SAP Associate Jenny Van Hooff (Liverpool John Moore’s University) and Tam Sanger (Anglia Ruskin University).

To attend this event you must register online – see above link.



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