The next BME Staff Forum is on Tuesday 10th January at 12.30pm in the Green room, 5th Floor, All Saints.
All staff are welcome who have an interest in race issues.
To become a member, receive papers for meeting, confirm your attendance, give your apologies or for more information on the forum please contact Vicci Jarman on firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important you send your apologies if you cannot attend.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Equality & Diversity Team
New Year's Resolution to get fit? Want to work off those Christmas treats?
If you like football and fancy doing some exercise whilst having fun at the same time, then we are the team for you!
We are the MMU and Manchester University ladies 5-a-side team and play every Tuesday, 5-6pm at the Sugden Sports Centre, off Oxford Road. We are a very relaxed bunch of people who are looking to recuit more players (bring a friend!) and enjoy the beautiful game.
PLUS, every third Tuesday of the month we will have a FA Qualified Coach teaching us new skills and help improve our game. The next one will be held on Tuesday 17th January 2012.
Any levels of fitness or skills are welcome and each session costs 3.50 GBP
Either come along to our next session or email Victoria Stone on email@example.com for more information.
▫▫▫ CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE SEMINAR –
January 11 , 4.00-5.30pm
Room OB101, Gaskell Campus, MMU http://www.mmu.ac.uk/travel/gaskell/
Erica Burman and Ian Parker (Discourse Unit, MMU)
‘CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN THE PHILIPPINES’
(This review of the emergence of new forms of ‘critical’ psychology in different parts of the Philippines, including the role of feminist, ‘indigenous’, liberation and qualitative research will draw out some lessons for Anglo-centric traditions of critical psychology)
New to Teaching (NewT) - A course for Associate Lecturers and Postgraduate Research Students
When will it take place?
The course will take place over five weeks, from Monday 13 February 2012 - Tuesday 13 March 2012. Face-to-face sessions take place on Tuesdays 21st, 28th Feb and 6th and 13th March 2012.
What is it?
“New to Teaching” (or NewT) is a programme designed to help you to develop your teaching skills in a supportive environment. NewT is a unit of study that exists within the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGC AP), which can be taken with assessment for 10 academic credits or without assessment for continuing professional development purposes.
What will I do on the course?
The focus is on practical techniques for planning and delivering your teaching and assessment activities. You will work interactively with colleagues from across the university, facilitated by experienced staff from MMU’s Centre for Learning and Teaching.
How will it help me?
After completing the course, you will be able to:
What will the course cost?
The cost of taking NewT as a ten credit unit with assessment is £200. There is no cost to attend NewT if you do not plan to take the assessed route. Places are limited so book early. We recommend that you check with your line manager or supervisor before you book a place on NewT, especially if you want to secure funding to undertake the assessment. The Research, Enterprise and Development unit will pay travel expenses for NewT students based at MMU Cheshire to attend the face-to-face sessions.
What could I do with 10 credits from NewT?
If you successfully complete the NewT unit and its companion unit, Learning Theory and Practice, you can apply to join the university’s PGC AP (http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/apd/pgcap.php) with 20 credits already complete.
How do I book a place?
How can I find more information?
You can contact Rick Lighten on 0161 247 4675.
Are any other resources available to support staff who are new to teaching?
A good place to start is our Lectures and Lecturing resource (http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/lectures/index.php), where you will find lots of helpful information on how to plan and manage large group teaching.
The Assessment CoP is open to anyone at MMU interested in assessment and feedback. We identify and discuss issues relating to assessment, produce resources, guidance, and examples of good practice for colleagues on assessment and feedback and ensure that advice and guidance on assessment is in line with the University Assessment Framework. New members are always welcome – see http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/cops/assessment.php for information about joining.
Dr Rachel Forsyth, Centre for Learning and Teaching
+44 (0)161 408 2205
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