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Value your voice!

A special guest post by Phyllida Furse, who runs our excellent course ‘Speaking Up: Voice Care for Educators‘ Value your Voice! World Voice Day, 16 April 2016 Calling all teachers and lecturers! Do you value your voice? Are you struggling to make yourself heard or have you even lost it completely? 16 April sees the…

Getting the first lecturing job: careers guidance for research staff

We are very pleased to offer further downloadable CPD guidance aimed at research staff hoping to develop their careers: ‘Getting the First Lecturing Job’ This guide contains an excellent toolkit for researchers considering a career in academia. Published by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), the professional body for careers and employability professionals…

Prison education professional development conference

The British Council and The Bell Foundation are organising a half-day continuing professional development conference for ESOL tutors, teachers and practitioners working in prison settings, as well as those involved in managing or leading provision of offender education across the UK. Places are free-of-charge but limited, so booking as soon as possible is recommended: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esol-offender-learning-conference-birmingham-uk-tickets-15550401670…

North West Women – inspired to lead

UCU Learning Development Organiser Janet Newsham reports from Liverpool On Friday 6 December women members of UCU from across the north west gathered at the The Women’s Organisation in Liverpool for a networking and professional development event – ‘Women – inspired to lead?’. This was one of those occasions you wish you had filmed and…

CPD in the Firth of Lorn!

UCU Scotland Official Mary Senior reports from Argyll and Bute The Scottish Association For Marine Science (SAMS) just north of Oban off the west coast of Scotland, must be in one of the most stunning locations of any education institution, with the Argyll hills and the natural harbour as the backdrop. It was, however, blowing…