Course code: RP00288
Topic: Personal effectiveness,Engagement, influence and impact
Mode of delivery: Workshop
This programme of lunchtime sessions aims to share the experiences of staff and students from across campus including challenges they have faced and solutions they have identified in their progression to their current position. The monthly presentations will focus on a particular topic such as transition, establishing a research group, writing theses/ grants, adapting to different learning environments and will consider the varied experiences of two speakers. Issues raised during their presentations will then be discussed in an open forum to encourage the sharing of ideas and good practice.
Lunch will not be provided on these workshops but you are welcome to bring along your own lunch to eat during the session. Biscuits will be provided.
12th March 2013, 13:15-14:30
Have you got the EX factor? (Experiences of External Examining on taught programmes)
Are you an External Examiner? Are you aspiring to become an External Examiner?
This lunch time slot (feel free to bring your lunch and drinks with you) will give you an insight to the benefits and challenges of what is to be an external examiner for taught programmes.
- If you are not yet an external examiner, listening to two experienced academics, you will be able to find out more about the role and what the advantages are to your own institution.
- If you are already an examiner you will have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and share your experiences and good practice you have come across with other colleagues.
A comprehensive handbook for external examining produced by the Higher Education Academy will be provided for all who attend.
The main contributors are: Professor Bernie Morley (ProVC Learning and Teaching) and Dr Felicia Fai from the School of Management.
Following attendance at the event, participants should
- have a greater insight into the challenges faced by individuals during different stages of their career path
- be able to identify effective practical solutions and approaches to support their own development and the development of others
- benefit from the opportunity of sharing ideas and practice with colleagues across the institution
This event is targeted at academics and other professionals who may be involved, or are thinking of getting involved, in external examining; final year PhD students and research staff are also welcome.