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UEA will have a Learning and Teaching 'Unconference' on 18 December, 1-3pm, Queens 0.08 (venue TBC).
An 'unconference’ is a very loosely structured conference focusing on the exchange of ideas on various themes. There will be no formal presentation but instead, conversations will be facilitated by 'anchors' who will choose their own topic. Anchors will be members of the CSED team as well as National and University Teaching Fellows from UEA.
We have the following topics agreed so far:
|Promoting discussion in seminars||Stephanie Aspin|
|Creating participatory-democratic learning spaces||Pablo Dalby|
|Making the transition from professional to HE lecturer||Florence Dujardin|
|Teaching mathematics to the unwilling||Robert Jenkins|
|Immersive virtual reality||Simon Lancaster|
|Sparking student engagement and participation||Gill Seyfang|
|Working with museums||Kay Yeoman|
More ideas will be coming in so the 'programme' may end up a little different.
Please BOOK a place with Tim York (email@example.com).
We hope that you will be free to join us. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be provided!
BEST PRACTICE IN RESEARCH SUPERVISION: SCI/FMH
All supervisors of PGR students are required to update their skills and knowledge every three years. This interactive session enables those in SCI and FMH to consider their style of supervision and reflect on key issues in the student journey. We focus on admissions, induction and training needs analysis, progress monitoring and successful completion. We discuss and explore, through case studies, how the UEA processes can be used to effectively manage PGR student concerns.
TECHNICIANS' FORUM CHRISTMAS EVENT
Wednesday 20 December 2017, 12.30
Council Chamber, Council House
Calling all UEA technicians - come and celebrate a successful year!
- Latest news from the Forum
- Tell us your ideas
- Festive Refreshments
Let us know you’ll be there - contact Debbie Slaughter firstname.lastname@example.org, ext 3039
AN INTRODUCTION TO SPSS
This workshop introduces you to the SPSS statistical software and covers ways to create and interpret histograms, bar charts and scatter plots using the interactive 'Chart Builder', as well as two main themes;
Getting started, including an introduction to the SPSS environment (windows & settings), definition of variables, opening and saving SPSS files and importing data from other software packages
Exploring your data, including how to create summary statistics for your variables and the creation of frequency tables and cross-tabulations between variables.
USING SPSS FOR BASIC DATA ANALYSIS
Thursday 11 January 2018, 9.00am-12.00pm
RDF Domains: A1, A3
Other information: To benefit from this workshop you should be familiar with using SPSS
How to book: email@example.com or book online
Other information: If you understand and have successfully completed statistical analyses such as ANOVA and linear regression then this course may not be suitable.
This workshop assumes that you have used PASW before and have a basic understanding of statistical analysis and testing methods. It continues the practical use of SPSS and covers three main themes:
More advanced ways to manage data, extracting data from databases and understanding variable properties. More sophisticated graphical techniques provided in the 'Chart Builder' such as quantile plots, probability plots and box-and-whisker plots for exploring data
Introduce hypothesis testing for categorical variables using the comprehensive 'Crosstabs' routines in SPSS, followed by an exploration of goodness-of-fit and contingency Chi-square tests
Exploration of SPSS facilities for hypothesis testing of continuous variables. Covering one, two and paired-sample t-tests, focusing on the ways to organise data and interpret outputs. Parametric and non-parametric methods are compared and contrasted.
UNDERSTANDING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS
Target audience: This course is open to all staff, but is particularly recommended for managers, and those sitting on appointment committees.
The session increases understanding of unconscious bias and its impact on behaviour and decision making. We explore the way the brain processes information and how this affects our perceptions of other people. We discuss situations where unconscious bias can occur in the workplace and consider strategies to reduce its impact on our behaviour and decisions. There is group work and discussion, with reference to recent research.
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY AWARENESS
An alternative to the e-learning course above, this interactive face to face session is open to all staff. Through group discussion, case studies and exercises participants explore what equality and diversity means in practice, and how it relates to them whilst employed here. The course covers:
- An overview of Equality and Diversity legislation
- The different forms of discrimination, including harassment and bullying
- The structures and policies supporting Equality and Diversity at UEA
- The consequences of discriminatory and inappropriate behaviour
- Identifying and dealing with inappropriate behaviour in the workplace
- Good practice when dealing with colleagues, students and external contacts.
Additional sessions can be provided for individual Schools, Units, Faculties and other groups.
This session addresses one of the most misunderstood areas within the equality agenda and increases understanding and awareness of the issues within and around transgender and transsexual experiences.
Through information, discussion, case studies and real voices, the session explodes myths and establishes facts. If you are responsible for students or for other staff, or simply want to know more, this session, exploring an increasingly widespread but hidden human situation, is for you.
These sessions can also be arranged for offices, Schools, Units, Faculties etc - contact Helen Murdoch: firstname.lastname@example.org