HEA’s HE in FE Scholarly Activity & Research Workshops

HEA’s HE in FE Scholarly Activity & Research Workshops

 
Research and scholarly activity play an integral role in the emerging HE ethos in FE colleges.  IQER, HE strategies and FDAP has led to a greater emphasis been placed upon the opportunities for staff to engage with scholarly activity.  Over the past three years Dr Angus Carpenter (City College Norwich) and Dr Becky Turner (Plymouth University), on behalf of the Academy, have delivered a series of research and scholarly activity workshops to raise the profile of these activities to the sector.   Building on the success of these previous events, we have developed a new programme to provide HE in FE professionals with an introduction to the knowledge and skills associated with research and scholarly activity.  Through a series of practical activities, guest speakers and case studies, we will collectively consider the contribution research can make to the college environment, particularly in terms of enhancing practice and policy.  
 
This workshop will address the following areas:
·         Developing funding applications;
·         Research design;
·         Research impact;
·         Dissemination.
Dates & venues:
2nd March 2012 – City & Islington College, London
30th March 2012 – Bradford College
30th May 2012 Warwickshire College
 
You are advised to book early as places are limited and these have proven to be popular and valuable events, as the feedback below indicates:
 
Feedback from past events: 
 
“On the whole a thought-provoking day, with some good experiences from colleagues working within FE.” (HE in FE lecturer)
 
“A very useful event which I think will have both personal and institutional impact” (HE manager)
 

“It told me to value my existing practice.”  (HE in FE lecturer)