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Future events

 

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2020
Enhancing Teaching and Learning Partnerships

TBC | University of Reading

*This workshop has been postponed, please check back for updates*

Engaging students as partners in T&L continues to attract growing attention and critical debate, including in relation to enhancing the learning process itself and empowering students as T&L change agents.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2020
Re-imagining the first-year student experience

19 March 2021 | University of Warwick

*This workshop has been postponed to March 2021, more information to follow*

The School of Life Sciences will host a HUBS and Royal Society of Biology-sponsored meeting to develop ideas and strategies to inform our understanding of what makes for the best possible undergraduate bioscience first year!

Policy update

Individual members of the HUBS executive committee have watching briefs for specific policy areas of interest to HUBS, including degree apprenticeships, research, OfS, TEF, REF, KEF, Scotland and Brexit. The purpose of these watching briefs is to keep the committee and HUBS member institutions up to speed with recent developments. A list of the latest watching briefs is available below:

November 2019 - HUBS Watching Briefs
April 2019 - HUBS Watching Briefs
November 2018 - HUBS Watching Briefs


Previous news & events

HUBS and HUCBMS Joint Workshop

Reimaging non-traditional Final Year Research and Honours Projects: Preparing graduates for the 21st Century workplace

Additional dates added 7 July 2020 & 14 July 2020 | Virtual Meeting

This collaborative workshop focused on alternatives to the traditional final year research project. More information about this event can be found in the report.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2020
Closing Attainment Gaps in the Biosciences

2 July 2020 | Virtual Meeting

In this workshop, a co-production between Royal Holloway and Kingston University, speakers shared their own effective practice and practical ideas for improving the outcomes of under performing demographic groups. More information about this event can be found in the report.

HUBS Annual Meeting 2020

20 - 21 April 2020 | Francis Crick Institute, London

*This event has now been cancelled, those who have already registered will be contacted with more information*

HUBS ECLF Workshop 2020
Research and Teaching

10 January 2020 | JBS Haldane Student Hub, UCL

A workshop event from the Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) and the Royal Society of Biology for newcomers and relative newcomers to a university research and teaching career.

This one-day workshop event was designed to cater for the specific needs of bioscience colleagues who have reached a career stage in which they are called on to develop their own research programme while providing lectures and other university teaching but who are yet to (or have only recently been) appointed to substantive academic posts. More information on this event can be found in the report.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2019

Work-integrated learning: Enhancing graduate employability

18 September 2019 | Swansea University

The workshop focused on the three current predominant WIL strategies; module provisions and work-simulated learning, short four week credit bearing and volunteering placements opportunities and longer year-long industrial placements. For more information read the full workshop report.

Evaluation of employer engagement in curriculum design
Challenges with work-based credit bearing placements
Work-integrated learning: Enhancing graduate employability

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2019
Overcoming barriers in chemistry teaching within the biosciences (joint HUBS/HUCBMS workshop)

1 July 2019 | University of Bradford

The one-day workshop examined chemistry teaching challenges in biomedical and bioscience programmes in the UK and focused on overcoming disciplinary and technological barriers to improve chemistry teaching in bioscience and biomedical science (BMS) programmes. You can read more about this workshop in the report.

Workshop Introduction
Workshop Booklet
Barrier crossing with technology
Breaking barriers with extended reality
How to tackle the math problem
Teaching chemistry to non-specialists at the Open University

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2019
Building resilience in and out of the curriculum

13 June 2019 | University of Edinburgh

This workshop considered the advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls of strategies to build resilience within and outwith the undergraduate curriculum. Further information can be found in the event report.

A selection of teaching resources from this workshop are available to view below.

Stress bucket
Resilience building
Resilience framework
Resilience research brief

HUBS Annual Meeting 2019

30 Apr - 1 May 2019

HUBS held their inaugural Annual Meeting 2019 at the Wellcome Genome Campus. The HUBS Annual Meeting 2019 included sessions on research, higher education policy, and teaching and learning in the biosciences. The full programme is available to view.

New to Teaching Bioscience in Higher Education

9 January 2019

This one-day workshop event catered for the specific needs of early career bioscience colleagues who have reached a career stage in which they are called on to provide lectures.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2018

Minecraft in learning and teaching

12 July 2018

This HUBS funded workshop explored how the popular game Minecraft can be used to support learning and teaching in the biological sciences in Higher Education.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2018

Improving the transition to higher education in the biosciences workshop

28 June 2018

This HUBS funded workshop was an opportunity to discuss ways to support and prepare students for the transition for further study.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2018

'Collaborative teaching and learning workshop: developing skills for the future'

21 June 2018

This HUBS funded workshop was run by the school of biosciences at the University of Birmingham and disseminated best practice and promotes critical discussion around the best ways to achieve effective collaboration for teaching staff and students. More information on this event can be found in the report.

HUBS Spring Meeting 2018

18-19 April 2018

The HUBS Spring Meeting focused on teaching and learning in higher education. This event was held in Leicester. The full programme is available online.

HUBS Early Career Lecturer Workshop 2018

'New to Teaching Bioscience in Higher Education'

This HUBS-funded workshop catered for the specific needs of bioscience colleagues who are new or relatively new to university teaching. The full programme is available online.

HUBS Winter Meeting 2017

16 November 2017

This policy-focused conference explored widening participation and public engagement with science. It took place at the Natural History Museum, London and the full programme is available online.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2017:
'Learning through games and play'

19 July 2017

This HUBS-funded workshop was held at the University of York. Further information can be found in the event report.

HUBS, HUCBMS and IBMS Joint Workshop 2017:

'Teaching maths to biologists using non-digital games'

30 June 2017

This hands-on workshop examined how games and play can help us teach the more numerical parts of the bioscience curriculum. Details of the event can be found in the event report.

HUBS Spring Meeting 2017

10- 11 May 2017

This two-day conference at Leicester explored digital teaching and learning in the biosciences, bioethics and current issues in higher education.

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