April 25, 2013

Careers Beyond Academia– Book Your Place Now!

Keen to explore how to market yourself for employment possibilities beyond academia? Register for a place onCareers Beyond Academia
on Wednesday 8thMay 9.15am - 4pm

The workshop topics will include:

  • describing your PhD to a non-academic audience
  • playing to your strengths
  • making applications
  • interview success

You will also have the opportunity hear the career stories of two recent former Warwick PhD students. A lunch will be provided.

For a full programme of the day and to book your place, please follow this link to register using your myAdvantage account:


The very next day you can develop your ideas further at our…

PhD Employer Networking Event

Over 20 employers will be at the PhD Employer Networking Event on Thursday 9th May, 6-8pm, in Rootes. Find out more and book your place at https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/ViewEvent.chpx?id=343352

April 23, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS – Exchanges: the Warwick Early Career Research Journal

Exchanges: the Warwick Early Career Research Journal invites articles that articulate new research in all disciplines, and particularly scholarship by early career researchers in the field.

This journal is a peer-reviewed online Open Access (no fee) journal that provides a vital public platform for the sharing of analytical and theoretical work of the highest standard by researchers that is, for example:

 Seeking a wider audience out of their immediate field

 Interdisciplinary, or reaches across several disciplines and journal audiences

 Where the researcher seeks new credibility as a lead or single author; or is seeking co-authorship out of their normal field of expertise

Submissions are welcome from those working in all fields and from both within the University of Warwick and other universities worldwide. We particularly welcome submissions from emerging scholars, including post-doctoral and doctoral (final stage) researchers.

Submissions may be in the form of:

a) articles of 4,000-5,000 words in length

b) reviews of about 1,000 words in length

Articles: These may be detailing the findings from a piece of research, a methodological discussion, or a broader philosophical discussion. The scholarly writing will be of a high standard and will reveal a theoretical lens with reference to appropriate literature. Authors should note the cross-disciplinary reach of this journal and adapt their writing accordingly. Authors will retain the right to use their article in future publications/work.

Reviews: These may evaluate a recent book or conference that would be of interest to a broad audience.

Further guidance on submissions is available on the Journal website: http://exchangesjournalwarwick.wordpress.com/

The deadline for the submission of a proposed paper is May 13th, 2013.

Authors will be informed by the editors by June 1st, 2013, as to whether their article will be sent for peer review. Those authors will be expected to redraft their work as required during July and August. Final copy of articles will be required in September, 2013.

April 12, 2013

Paid Summer Teaching Placements: PhD Tutors Wanted

The Brilliant Club has now opened recruitment for its 2013 summer placements offering doctoral researchers competitively paid teaching opportunities in June/July.

During June and July, tutors will be placed in a school to work with groups of six pupils, delivering a series of tutorials that takes them beyond the curriculum and helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition necessary to secure places at top universities. Tutors will be supported by a training programme consisting of two half-day sessions and will accompany their pupils on two university trips, which will include their introductory and concluding tutorials.

In addition to earning up to £500 per placement successful candidates will gain valuable teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of the UK education system and develop a programme of tutorials based on their own research with a chance to disseminate it to a non-expert audience. As well as this, they will also join a cohort of like-minded researchers who are interested in widening access to highly-selective universities. For more information see http://www.brilliantclub.org and to apply for the midlands vacancies see http://www.thebrilliantclub.org/phd-students/apply-now-midlands/

The first assessment centre is running on Tuesday 16th April, so early applications are strongly encouraged. If you have any queries contact apply@thebrilliantclub.org.

April 04, 2013

Teaching and Learning Showcase 2013

Save the date

The Institutional Teaching and Learning Showcase will take place in the Main Library on Wednesday 19th June 2013, providing an opportunity to exchange good practice across the University, as well as offering colleagues the opportunity to reflect more broadly on teaching and learning strategies, explore new approaches and ideas and share experiences.

The overall theme this year is Engaging Students, and topics covered will include:

  • Creativity
  • Beyond the classroom
  • Using resources in new ways

The event is open to all staff and students who have an interest in the development of teaching and learning

Call for presentations and posters

If you're interested in presenting or producing a poster on one of the above topics for the showcase you can find out more hereor chat to Jess Humphreys on 024 7657 3249 email j.m.humphreys@warwick.ac.uk

Proposals are welcomed from staff and students. The closing date for proposals is Friday 3rd May.

March 08, 2013

Free Choice Workshops.

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/development/pga/tandlinhe/workshops/

If you haven't managed to attend your two free choice workshops, you can choose from the following.

You are obviously very welcome to attend any of the events out of interest!

Don't forget if you go to a 'talking teaching' events this also counts for a free choice workshop and the next one is on Tuesday 30th April, 3:30pm-5.00pm. in the PG Hub, Senate House.

March 06, 2013

Launch of WATEPGR 2013

Writing about web page http://www.warwick.ac.uk/watepgr

Do you know a postgraduate research student who is a great teacher - have they inspired you?

Then nominate them for a WATEPGR Award - the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduate Research Students (WATEPGR).

It can make a real difference to the student - winning, being commended or nominated are all highly appreciated. Previous nominees have stated that it has given them more confidence in their teaching abilities and makes a valuable contribution to their CV.

Winners receive £500 and Commendees£200 to be spent on either their teaching or research activities. All nominees receive an official letter from the PVC for Education (Quality and Standards) Ann Caesar

Nominations are via a brief form which can be submitted online. For more information and nomination forms seehttp://www.warwick.ac.uk/watepgr

Nomination deadline:13thMay 2013

Are you willing to distribute leaflets or put in posters in your department - if so let me know

March 05, 2013

Faculty of Arts Teaching and Learning Showcase

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/tandl/artstls/

Hi All, thought some of you might be interested in attending the event below.

Arts TLS banner

Wednesday 13th March 2013 - Scarman House 12:00-15:30

The Learning and Development Centre and the Faculty of Arts are pleased to invite you to attend the 2013 Faculty-based Teaching and Learning Showcase.

The showcase will provide colleagues with a forum for discussion, an opportunity to share practice and ideas, and a chance to meet new members of the Faculty.

The event will feature presentations by colleagues introducing and exploring a variety of teaching styles and approaches.


The event will open with a buffet lunch. To view the programme details and book your place visit http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/tandl/artstls/ or contact tls@warwick.ac.uk for further information.

February 15, 2013

Travel Fund for Teaching & Learning Events

Writing about web page http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/travel-fund

The Higher Education Academy are offering £300 travel grants for staff and students to attend Teaching and Learning related events. Funds can be for travel, accommodation, subsistence and any event fees. The fund run until June 2013 and you need to put your application form in a month before the event.

January 28, 2013

Talking Teaching

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/tandl/talkingteaching/

TTHi All,

The next 'Talking Teaching' - a peer discussion group for Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers who teach - will be on Tuesday 12th February 3:30pm-5.00pm. Meetings take place in the PG Hub, Senate House.

These informal meetings are open to all Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers who teach. They are designed to promote discussion about a range of aspects of learning and teaching and to give you an opportunity to share ideas and experiences around teaching with colleagues.

One of our WATE winners will come along durig the second part of the meeting to answer your questions.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

For catering purposes register your interest in attending on:


January 25, 2013

Learning opportunity WIE Book Launch

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/events/booklaunch2013/

LogoHi All,

the Warwick Institute of Education are organising a book launch event that some of you might be interested in. They will be highlighting 26 books authored by WIE staff during 2011 and 2012. Representatives from Sage, Taylor and Francis and others will be taking part in panels about publishing chapters, books and journal papers. There will also be a panel with the authors who will describe the background to their book.

There will be a chance to chat informally to publishers and authors over lunch. Books can be viewed and ordered.

To find out more and register to attend visit http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/events/booklaunch2013/

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