Research Centre News

LSIS Practitioner research bursary scheme

The LSIS Research Development Fellowships – have now been launched and people can now proceed with making their applications. The deadline for applications is the 11th September 2009.

http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/research

 

New opportunities for Institute for Learning (IfL) members to obtain a Hewett/Driver Action Research Bursary

Undertake a personal action research project

Bursaries of £1000 are available for individual IfL members who are currently teaching in the lifelong learning sector to undertake and report on action research projects.

We support a broad spectrum of research with the overall objectives of:

  • Developing effective approaches to the delivery and application of continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Modelling exemplary practice in teaching and learning.

The deadline for outline proposals for the new round bursaries is on or before Friday 30 July 2009 at 5pm.

Read more here

Understanding and using an outcomes focus Training Course

  • How much do you know about the effects of your organisation’s work?
  • Would you like to know more about outcomes?
  • Are your funders asking about outcomes monitoring?

    If so, you’ll be interested in this free* training course for voluntary and community organisations.

 
  • Learn how to assess your effectiveness
  • Learn about what works, to improve your services.
  • Increase morale for staff and users by showing that change is happening.
  • Demonstrate to funders that you are making a difference.
 
The Research Centre, City College Norwich is running a free* two-day course at Wensum Lodge, Norwich:
 
Friday 7th August 2009
Friday 4th September 2009

Free SOUL Training for Polish and Portuguese support workers

The Research Centre at City College Norwich has been successful in bidding for funding from The Big Lottery Fund to widen the availability and accessibility of The SOUL Record™; a toolkit to measure soft outcomes.

The Research Centre is looking to recruit up to 10 key voluntary sector personnel across Norfolk to receive free SOUL Record™ User training in return for commitment to the project in ensuring the translated SOUL Record™ documents are valid and suitable for purpose.

For further information or to express your interest in taking part in the project, please contact The Research Centre, City College Norwich on 01603 773464 or via thesoulrecord@ccn.ac.uk

Conference 9th July 2009, Birmingham - Strategically Measure Impacts & Outcomes

Our Co-ordinator for SOUL is to be one of the guest speakers at this conference.

A One-Day Children & Young People Now Conference
09 July, Second City Suite, Birmingham
www.measuringoutcomes.co.uk

Higher Education in Further Education (HE in FE) Support for Institutions

Higher Education in Further Education (HE in FE)

Our Higher Education in Further Education (HE in FE) Enhancement Programme supports further education colleges offering higher education programmes.

Further Information can be found on the website: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/institutions/heinfe

DCSF Plans for 3 new Research Centres

DCSF has published a document setting out plans for 3 new research centres and invites organisations to express interest in bidding for them.

The document sets out the goals and functions and outlines the thematic coverage of the 3 individual centres.  The role we see for centres emphasises close engagement with both analysts and policy-makers in the Department and the ability of centres to draw upon wider evidence and expertise, as well as their own knowledge and work programme.  The closing date for receipt of initial expressions of interest is Friday June 19th.  From within the set of expressions received, a small number of organisations will be invited to submit full tenders for individual centres.  Those tender invitations will be sent out before the end of June.

HE in FE Conference - Event Postponed - ACER will be re-arranging for the Autumn

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
ACER WILL BE RE-ARRANGING FOR THE AUTUMN

"Is the future of HE in FE?"

HE in FE Conference

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

9th June 2009 - 9.30am - 3.30pm

COST: £30.00 per delegate

Understanding and using an outcomes focus Training Course Closing Date approaching

  • How much do you know about the effects of your organisation’s work?
  • Would you like to know more about outcomes?
  • Are your funders asking about outcomes monitoring?

    If so, you’ll be interested in this free* training course for voluntary and community organisations.

 
  • Learn how to assess your effectiveness
  • Learn about what works, to improve your services.
  • Increase morale for staff and users by showing that change is happening.
  • Demonstrate to funders that you are making a difference.
 
The Research Centre, City College Norwich is running a free* two-day course at Wensum Lodge, Norwich:
 
Monday 18th May 2009
Monday 15th June 2009

MOVE Conference

Move Conference: Bullding on Success: Progression and Partnership in Lifeling Learning

19th May 2009

Rowley Mile, Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket. CB8 0TF

Online Booking form and details