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Wed, Oct 25, '17
12pm - 1:30pm
Window on Teaching: Virtual Reality in learning, teaching and the student experience
Teaching Grid, Floor 2, Main Library

Dr. Robert O'Toole

251017

The session will begin with a brief, facilitated VR experience, and will then cover the findings from our recent Kickstart VR at Warwick project. This will include advice on:

  • types of VR experience
  • the value of VR in HE teaching
  • how to integrate VR activities into existing teaching practice
  • technologies available now and coming soon - for using VR and creating VR
  • when not to use VR
  • practices for ensuring safety, ethics and well-being

The second half of the session will use Virtual Speech, a VR app that helps users to improve their public speaking, presentations and interview skills.

Lunch will be provided.

Book now.

Wed, Nov 1, '17
3:30pm - 5:45pm
WIHEA Seminar Series - The Future shape of Educational Excellence
Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, The Library

Professor Janice Kay, CBE, Provost at the University of Exeter will consider educational excellence in a new political era. The session will consider the future role of TEF and subject level TEF, how these exercises will shape the thinking of students and higher education institutions about excellence in education and the importance of students as participants in their own learning in the context of increased marketisation.

Prior to her role as Provost, Professor Kay spent 10 years as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education during which time the University consistently achieved top 10 nationally in the National Student Survey and she has recently appointed the Deputy Chair of the TEF Panel.

WIHEA Fellows (only) are invited to join Janice at 3.30pm and all staff were invited to the presentation at 4pm. However, places are now filled, but if you would like to register your interest please email WIHEA@warwick.ac.uk we will contact you if a place becomes available.

The itinery is as follows:

3.30 Welcome drinks with WIHEA Fellows and invited guests (only)

4.00 Speakers Presentation (all staff)

4.45 Q&A session

5.15 Drinks & Networking

5.45 Close

To view Janice's biography please click here.

Wed, Nov 8, '17
12pm - 2pm
WIHEA Fellows Lunch - First of the new Academic Year
Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, The Library

(All Fellows only)

First Fellows lunch of the new academic year.

Mon, Nov 13, '17
10am - 11:30am
Peer Observation - WIHEA Learning Circle
SMR 1.14 (Senate House)

Evaluating different processes of peer review of teaching - 2nd learning circle meeting

Lead Fellow: Dr Andrew Clark

Wed, Nov 22, '17
1:30pm - 3:30pm
WIHEA Workshop: Professorial Teaching Fellowship (Fellows only)
Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, The Library

(Fellows only)

This is an opportunity for Fellows to hear the personal stories and observations of what may be key to making a successful application to ‘the next stage’ of academic recognition. Recently promoted Professors will share their own experiences and be happy to answer questions, following which we will also spend a little time looking at how we support Fellows after the workshop on their individual routes.

Fellows will be sent an invitation to attend this event.

Wed, Dec 6, '17
2pm - 3:30pm
WIHEA Fellows Briefing
Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, The Library

(Fellows only)

Thu, Dec 14, '17
12:30pm - 2:30pm
WIHEA Christmas Lunch
Radcliffe Conference Centre

(Fellows only)

Tue, Jan 23, '18
11:45am - 1:15pm
WIHEA Fellows Lunch
Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, The Library

(Fellows only)

Thu, Jan 25, '18
10:30am - 12:30pm
Pedagogic Journal Club (PJC) - WIHEA Learning Circle
Senate House, SMR 1.14

Pedagogic Research in HE (3rd)

(Fellows only)

Lead Fellow: Kate Mawson, CTE

Wed, Feb 14, '18
3:30pm - 5:45pm
WIHEA Seminar Series 2 - Dr Julie Hulme, Director of Learning and Teaching International Programme Director, Keele University
Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, The Library

More information to follow soon

Tue, Mar 6, '18
4pm
Pedagogic Journal Club (PJC) - WIHEA Learning Circle
Senate House, SMR 1.14

Pedagogic Research in HE (4)

(Fellows only)

Lead Fellow: Kate Mawson, CTE

Thu, Mar 8, '18
12pm - 2pm
WIHEA Fellows Lunch
Venue to be advised (as dependant on attendance numbers)

(Fellows only)

Wed, Mar 14, '18
1:30pm - 3:30pm
WIHEA Masterclass - Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education: the challenges for academic staff
Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, The Library

In partnership with IATL and delivered by Dr Ruth Caleb, Head of Counselling, Brunel University London

Student mental health is a major concern for all universities in terms of the student experience, retention and progression. This Masterclass will provide an opportunity to discuss student mental health and wellbeing, including the national context and the challenges that this issue presents for academic staff. It would be helpful if attendees bring along any cases of student mental ill health or wellbeing that they would like to discuss.

Ruth has over 30 years' experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist in a wide variety of settings including pregnancy and fertility counselling, National Aids Helpline, ChildLine, and private practice. For the last 25 years, she has specialised in university counselling and for the past seventeen years was the Head of Counselling at Brunel University London. She has now taken up a part-time role as Wellbeing Consultant and welcomed opportunities to work on behalf of Brunel University London strategically at a national level. She is Chair of the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education (MWBHE) Working Group, which is partnered by Universities UK / GuildHE, and she is a member of the Universities UK Mental Health in HE programme steering group. Previously she was a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) International Research Committee from 2003 to 2006 and was Chair of BACP Universities and Colleges (a BACP Expert Division) from 2008 to 2010.

She is frequently consulted about mental health and wellbeing in organisations, both nationally and internationally. She has taken part in media discussions, and written newspaper and journal articles and book chapters on the subject of student mental health and wellbeing. She is currently co-editing a book on student mental wellbeing.

To register your attendance please complete our booking form.

Thu, Mar 22, '18
3:30pm - 5:45pm
WIHEA Seminar Series - Professor Paul Taylor, Professor of Chemical Education & Director of Student Education, University of Leeds
Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, The Library

More informaiton to follow soon

Wed, Apr 18, '18
12pm - 2pm
WIHEA Fellows Lunch
Venue to be advised (as dependant on attendance numbers)

(Fellows only)

Thu, May 31, '18
12pm - 2pm
WIHEA Fellows Lunch
Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, The Library

(Fellows only)

Thu, Jun 14, '18
10:30am - 12:30pm
Pedagogic Journal Club (PJC) - WIHEA Learning Circle
Senate House, SMR 1.14

Pedagogic Research in HE

(Fellows only)

Lead Fellow: Kate Mawson

Wed, Jul 4, '18
12pm
WIHEA Fellow Nominations close (12pm)

Annual WIHEA Fellow Recruitment Process

Call for nominations closes at 12pm

(for further information click on the above link)

Mon, Jul 9, '18
12am - 12am
WIHEA Fellows Leadership Symposium
Monash University, Prato Centre, Prato, Italy

Runs from Monday, July 09 to Thursday, July 12.

In partnership with the Monash Education Academy through the Monash Warwick Alliance

(Selected Fellows only, an application process will apply)

More information to follow soon.