Welcome to the April update for the LDC Blog.
We use the blog to announce events and development opportunities that we run; to inform staff of initiatives, projects and changes, and to celebrate the successes of staff from across City University London. Bookmark this page and keep a look out for updates in the first week of each month.
In the blog this month:
SAVE THE DATE! The Cass Business School are holding their second annual Teaching and Learning showcase on 22nd May 2012. Go here to reserve your space!
Bookings are now open for May’s Researchers’ Development Day.
This one day conference aims to help researchers gain new skills and gives them the opportunity to network with staff from across the university. The sessions will cover a variety of topics aimed to help with the process of developing and disseminating research.
Topics include: writing an effective CV; questionnaire design; preparing for your Viva Voce examination; writing a successful research funding bid.
The event will also include a plenary session from Dr Jo Wood, winner of the Spotlight on Research prize, as well as a panel debate which will discuss the motion: “In an academically excellent university, how does research inform teaching?”
To register for this free event please visit our website and complete the online booking form: http://www.city.ac.uk/about/education/ldc/events/researchers-development-days.
2nd Annual Research Symposium – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Proposals for posters and papers are invited for this symposium, which is designed to enable current PhD students to share their research with their peers in order to gain feedback in a supportive and safe environment. It provides a great opportunity for PhD students to acquire invaluable experience of presenting their work to an audience, an essential step in the development of an academic career.
Further details about the call for abstracts, including the abstract submission form, can be found at the following address: http://www.city.ac.uk/about/education/ldc/events/reserchers-symposium. The deadline for submitting an abstract is Thursday 19th April.
If you have any questions about this event, please direct them to email@example.com
Student Voice Awards Open for Nominations
The nominations process is now open and students can nominate any member of staff who they feel has made an outstanding contribution to their student experience. There will be at least one winner from each School and one from Central Services, as well as a further seven prizes awarded to the next best nominees. The winners will be decided by a committee led by the Students’ Union.
Please encourage your students to make nominations here – https://webapps.city.ac.uk/forms/16770. Nominations should be made as detailed as possible to ensure that the application stands out.
The nominations process will remain open until Monday 7th May.
On 21st March two members of the LDC, Neal Sumner and Ajmal Sultany, together with Emily Allbon from Library Services, facilitated a workshop on the uses of social media for researchers and academics. More details about the workshop can be found on the LDC’s Educational Vignettes here.
The feedback from the event was very positive and everyone had something to take away from the event, whether making their first ‘tweet’ or discovering the power of social bookmarking. LDC would be keen to hear if there is more interest in holding more of this kind of event in future.
Please send your suggestions to #CityLDC or firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Making Day – Wednesday 11th April 2012, 9am – 5pm
TV Studio Induction – Tuesday 1st May 2012
Researcher’s Development Day – Friday 4th May 2012
4th Learning at City Conference – Wednesday 13th June 2012
Researchers’ Symposium – Tuesday 26th June 2012