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blog entry  2012/05/04
Last changed: May 04, 2012 12:15 by p0073863

Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education (ELEHA): Call for papers!

ELEHE is an open-access international peer-reviewed online journal published by The University of Northampton:

Re-launching with a new Editorial Team, we are inviting authors to submit articles for publication in the forthcoming Autumn 2012 edition of the journal.

The theme for this edition is “Creative strategies for enhancing the learner experience”. We welcome papers which embrace this theme in flexible ways, incorporating interesting and innovative techniques which have been shown to impact positively on students. In line with the aims and scope of the journal, we seek articles which actively incorporate the student voice.

The journal welcomes research articles (3-6000 words); critical case studies (3-4000 words); short reports (up to 2000 words) and book reviews (up to 1000 words).

Details of the journal focus and scope, along with author guidelines can be found at

Deadline for submissions for the next edition is Friday 29th June 2012

If you want to discuss ideas about possible articles, or want guidance on preparing your submission, please contact the Editors

Dr Rachel Maunder (Chair of Editorial Team)

Dr Simon Sneddon (Editor; and Book Reviews Editor)

Anna Crouch (Editor)

Dr Scott Turner (Editor)

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blog entry  2012/03/07
Last changed: Mar 07, 2012 14:11 by p0073863

This is a call for papers or other contributions for Volume 2 Issues 2 and 3 of The Journal of Pedagogic Development. We are particularly interested in:

Papers up to approximately 3500 words.
Reports on pedagogic research.
Short articles on educational 'Key Thinkers'.

If you have written something (or are thinking of writing something) that you think would be suitable, please get in touch.
The deadline for Issue 2 is May 30.
For more information please go to
Thank you. (editors)

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blog entry  2012/02/17
Last changed: Feb 17, 2012 23:06 by p0073863

Are you looking to secure JISC funding this year? As competition grows for funds, the JISC are offering advice on successful bidding can help you make a strong application

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blog entry  2012/01/16
Last changed: Jan 16, 2012 14:29 by p0073863

Get Ahead with Your Research

Do you know what the Library has on offer for Researchers?
Do you know how to add your research to Brookes institutional repository - RADAR?
Do you know where and how to store your research data?
Are you in a new role where it would be good to know this information and be able to tell others about our services?

Find out the answers to these questions by coming along to a Briefing session on Tuesday 24th January 2012 in Buckley Building, BG5 and BG10, 12.00 -14.00

The Library is organising a briefing session primarily aimed at all staff who are involved with research at Brookes and would like to know about what services are on offer / being developed to manage your research from literature searching, managing your data to publication.

The session will be a mix of presentations, including one by Professor Alistair Fitt, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to wander round stalls with more information about keeping up to date, web of knowledge, managing your data, special collections and RADAR. There will also be a chance to give feedback on the sort of services that you think should be on offer.

Please contact Helen Whittaker ( or Rowena Rouse( if you would like to attend.


Rowena Rouse
Repository Services Development Manager
RADAR (Research Archive and Digital Asset Repository)
The Library
Oxford Brookes University
t: (+44)1865 48(3132)

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blog entry  2012/01/09
Last changed: Jan 09, 2012 14:36 by p0073863

The UK HE International Unit has recently launched a monthly bulletin highlighting EU funding opportunities for UK HEIs.

Subscription is absolutely free to colleagues working in UK HEIs, you simply need to send an email saying you wish to subscribe to the European Higher Education Funding Bulletin to (giving your name, Institution and contact details) to ensure that you have access to the service in future.

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blog entry  2012/01/06
Last changed: Jan 06, 2012 17:20 by p0073863

Teaching in Higher Education seeks submissions for a forthcoming special issue Making Sense of Teaching in Difficult Times due to be published in October 2013. Deadline for papers 31 August 2012. Full call at

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blog entry  2011/12/17
Last changed: Dec 17, 2011 22:45 by p0073863

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blog entry  2011/11/29
Last changed: Nov 29, 2011 13:41 by p0073863

QAA has recently acquired the Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) database, which was formerly hosted by the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI) at the OU. The database provides a searchable back of easy-to-digest summaries of the latest higher education research of relevance to policy and practice. The database can be accessed at:

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blog entry  2011/03/25
Last changed: Mar 25, 2011 20:22 by p0073863

Weighting of research impact confirmed for REF 2014

Details of how the new Research Excellence Framework will assess
research that has led to wider social and economic benefits.

To read this item in full visit:

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blog entry  2011/03/24
Last changed: Mar 24, 2011 17:08 by p0073863

Tuesday 29th March: Leverhulme Visit
Two representatives from the Leverhulme Trust (Jean Cater and
Professor Richard Brook) will be visiting the University on the 29th
of March to give a seminar on the Trust, the funding opportunities
available and the application process. This event will take place at
1pm in the Lecture Theatre in the Postgraduate Centre on Wheatley
campus and is expected to last for 1 to 1.5 hours, including plenty of
time for questions.

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blog entry  2011/02/16
Last changed: Feb 16, 2011 13:22 by p0073863

SEDA, the Staff and Educational Development Association have opened bookings on their Writing Retreat, held each year in Worcestershire in June.
Imagine two days, in beautiful surroundings, with limited internet connections! Places are limited so book early.
More details at

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blog entry  2011/01/25
Last changed: Jan 25, 2011 19:55 by p0073863

Mentoring for pedagogic research with Rosemary Botcherby, will take place on Friday 27 May 2011, 10.30 - 12.00

The Brookes mentoring scheme is a voluntary scheme which links together and provides ongoing support for mentors and mentees. As pedagogic research takes places in departments across the univeristy, this scheme is a good opportunity to bring together experienced pedagogic researchers with colleagues from other faculties and departments. This session is for anyone considering becoming either a mentor or a mentee. Register your interest with Rhona Sharpe, OCSLD.

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blog entry  2011/01/15
Last changed: Jan 15, 2011 11:40 by p0073863

The Higher Education Academy is pleased to invite research bids from individuals or groups with an interest in building upon their existing work on student engagement. Funding has been provided to enable us to offer five grants of up to £2000 each to undertake this research.
The primary output of this research will be a presentation at the Higher Education Academy’s annual conference on the 5th and 6th July 2011, and publication of the research by the Higher Education Academy.
It is intended that the research will focus on one of the following themes:
1.       The production of local studies on student engagement in structures and practices, especially  student voices in curriculum-shaping;
2.       The development of evidence that speaks to – to confirm, challenge or redefine – previous literature, to support an integrated picture of practice and effects in student engagement;
3.       The development of UK surveys designed to address student engagement, e.g. surveys based on the National Survey of Student Engagement (from the USA), or the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement.

Deadline 17 February 2011

For further information and to submit a bid for funding please visit:

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blog entry  2010/12/13
Last changed: Dec 13, 2010 23:55 by p0073863

This is a call for proposals for the 13th tranche of project funding from the Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies
Total funding available = £25,000
Maximum funding per project = £3,000
Application deadline: 31 January 2011
Applications are welcomed for the funding of projects designed to:
- encourage a culture in which innovative developments in learning, teaching and assessment are valued and acknowledged at a national level
- promote good practice in the development and evaluation of innovative methods of learning, teaching and assessment
- disseminate within the wider community innovative methods or materials originally developed for use within a single institution
in subject disciplines the Subject Centre covers:
- Philosophy
- Religious Studies
- Theology
- History of Science, Technology and Medicine
- Philosophy of Science
For further details and how to apply, please visit the Subject Centre website:

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blog entry  2010/11/08
Last changed: Nov 08, 2010 18:47 by p0073863

The Pedagogy Research Centre, including ASKe, warmly invites you to our series of ‘brown bag’ lunch time seminars at Wheatley, the first of which is:
Thursday 18 November 2010
Paul Mantle, Senior Lecturer in Business & Management
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Venue: PG201, Postgraduate Centre
‘Supporting groupwork: using 'peer coaching' to develop students' ability to work more effectively in group-based assignments.’
Paul will discuss his ASKe-funded pilot study on using student 'peer coaching' in the UG module Entrepreneurial Business Innovation in 2009-10. The outcomes from the pilot have shaped changes for this year's module, including more support for the teaching team, and focused attention on dysfunctional teams. 
Please register your place by emailing
Please bring your own lunch and drinks.
Future seminar dates are:
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Jill Millar, Research Assistant, Pedagogy Research Centre
Friday 3 December 2010
Kate Varini, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Technology
Developing some useful and engaging online materials inexpensively, to support learning.
Tuesday 14 December 2010  (in conjunction with BMAF)
Mark Freeman, BA(Economics) MEc Macq.,CA ACIS Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), University of Sydney
Further details on the latter will follow.
Best wishes
Nicola Ranjit
ASKe/Pedagogy Research Centre Events & PR Officer
Business School, Room N414
Oxford Brookes University
Wheatley Campus
Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1HX
Tel: 01865 482954
(working hours: Mon-Fri 9.30-2.30pm)

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