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MELSIG: Digital Media Interaction & Inclusivity – 9th September 2014

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MELSIG: Digital Media Interaction and Inclusivity

9th September 2014
  Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) Teaching Building
University of Sussex

The Media Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG) recognises the enormous potential of digital media as an enabler for inclusive practice and wider educational change.

This one day event asks us to consider how digital media can be used positively to address disadvantage in teaching and learning, and in disciplinary practice. It will also explore the challenges and opportunities facing individuals (students, teachers and practitioners) operating in professional contexts.

The day will address questions like ‘how effective are digital tools at supporting inclusive learning?’, ‘what challenges do they create?’, ‘how important is it to be aware of our digital footprint?’ and ‘what guidance/measures should be offered or put in place to help teachers and students manage and protect their professional identity online?

Attendance is free but places are limited therefore early registration is recommended.

View the programme: http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=645
Register (free): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/melsig-digital-media-interaction-and-inclusivity-tickets-12149875605

Developing and Funding Collaborations Workshop Series: May 2014

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Developing and Funding Collaborations Workshop Series

 

Workshop 1: 13th May (13:00 – 17:00) – Fulton 201

Workshop 2: 20th May (13:00 – 17:00) – Fulton 114

Workshop 3: 27th May (13:00 – 17:00) – Fulton 114

To book your place, please visit the Researcher Development Webpages

This workshop series is aimed toward research students and early career researchers wishing to initiate, build, and manage collaborations to embed their research in the creative economy, and is open not just to research students/ECRs at the universities of Sussex and Brighton, but also across the CHASE consortium.

Over the course of the workshops, participants will collaboratively analyse their research output, share and discuss experiences of collaboration, examine case studies of successful collaborations, explore synchronicities with other creative practitioners and/or arts organisations, and discuss models for funding, publication and positioning of collaborative projects in the creative economy.

The idea behind this project was conceived after doctoral students and ECRs contacted the lead student with requests for training in building and managing collaborations. The workshops will provide participants with a forum for discussing the collaborative potential of their work, and a structured context for taking steps toward initiating actual collaborations with mentoring and peer support. The workshop series is therefore designed to facilitate situated exploration and results-oriented development of ideas around collaboration.

The workshops are led by facilitators who are research active, work in the creative industry (digital media, experience design, contemporary curatorial practice, film making, sound art, and arts management, including managing touring exhibitions), and have extensive experience of initiating and managing collaborative projects. They will be working with workshop participants to generate ideas and actionable strategies, and act as progress mentors over the course of the project.

About the Facilitators:

The workshops are led by facilitators who are research active, work in the creative industry (digital media, experience design, contemporary curatorial practice, film making, sound art, and arts management, including managing touring exhibitions), and have extensive experience of initiating and managing collaborative projects. They will be working with workshop participants to generate ideas and actionable strategies, and act as progress mentors over the course of the project. The facilitators are:

  • Carina Westling (The Nimbus Group): interdisciplinary project development
  • Jamie Wyld (This is Wyld Ltd): funding specialist, project management
  • Peter Annhernu (Surface Impression): curation specialist, project management
  • Amelia Wakeford (University of Sussex): research funding advice

Welcome Event for New Doctoral Researchers (23rd October 2013)

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The Doctoral School would like to invite all new research students to join us at our Welcome Event on 23rd October 2013, from 2.30pm

We really enjoyed meeting you at your School induction events and welcoming you to the University of Sussex.  We would now like to invite you to our formal welcome event for new research students on Weds 23rd October, from 2.30-5.30pm, starting in Chichester 1 Lecture Theatre.

The event will provide further information to support you as you adapt to life as a doctoral researcher, helping you understand what to expect and what is expected of you, and find out how to make the most of your time here. We are planning a series of short talks, including a welcome from Professor Vicky Lebeau (Director of Doctoral Education) and talks from later stage doctoral researchers who will be sharing their experiences of the doctoral journey ahead. After the presentations there will be a chance to:

•Collect your copy of the 2013-14 Researcher Development Programme

•Visit our information stands, meet key staff supporting the research community, and find out about the support, activities & opportunities for doctoral researchers

•And most importantly, enjoy some refreshments, and get to know other new researchers from across the University

You can book your place at: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/doctoralschool/internal/researcherdev/ and we look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes, Paul Roberts (Assistant Director of the Doctoral School)

Follow up on the Hive seminars with the Hive Discussions

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Seminar illustrationThe Research Hive Seminars start today (see Research Hive Seminars 2012). Each of the seminars is followed at a later date by a Hive Discussion. Led by the Research Hive Scholars, the Discussions offer an opportunity for doctoral researchers to talk openly about the issues raised in each of the Seminars, from the perspective of the PhD researcher. All will be held in the Research Hive.

Monday 6th February 1-2pm
For better or worse? How much will the REF affect your research?

Tuesday 21st February 11:30-12:30
Copyright in the digital age – does it offer increasing freedoms or restrictions?

Monday 5th March 1-2pm
Does your research engage with the public and if not are you in trouble?

Wednesday 21st March 1-2pm
You snooze, you lose: The rapidly changing environment for researchers

New directory of Doctoral Researchers at Sussex

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Today’s guest post comes from Helen Hampson, Researcher Development Project Officer in the Teaching and Learning Development Unit (TLDU). Helen has been working on a project to make the online profiles of doctoral researchers at Sussex more accessible, and displayed on the Doctoral School website, and the  project has now gone live.

For those of you who have struggled in vain to search the university website to find fellow doctoral researchers, we have some good news – a new directory of doctoral researchers has been developed!

All doctoral researchers have access to the facility for developing an online profile on the university website, and these contain a great deal of useful information. However, up until now you needed to know exactly who you were looking for and their department, and there was no easy route to find a list of doctoral researchers at Sussex.

Using the new directory, it is now much easier to identify fellow researchers and potential collaborators. You can search the directory by department and by name, or just browse through, and be linked from the listing to individual profiles. Have a look at the new directory of doctoral researchers.

Despite our efforts it is not yet possible to search profiles by keywords (this is apparently in the pipeline and part of a much larger project), but this seems to be a step in the right direction!

N.B. To appear in this directory, you need to set up your own online profile.

If you have any queries about the new directory please contact researcher-development@sussex.ac.uk