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20 January 2020

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LEADERSHIP

VICE-CHANCELLOR'S UPDATE

The latest Update from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Greer, is now available on the Vice-Chancellor's Office website.

Feedback on the update is welcome and can be sent to vc.office@qub.ac.uk.


LANGUAGE CENTRE

CHINESE CULTURE FORUM 2020 EVENTS

The Language Centre is pleased to launch a series of presentations, providing opportunities to anyone that would like to gain insights into contemporary Chinese culture, as well as the experiences of Chinese people living and working in Belfast.

Presentations will be made through a series of interactive talks or panel discussions from a cohort of speakers, both academics and students, as part of the Chinese Culture Forum 2020.

More detail / Booking.

Presentations include:

January events

  • Year of the Mouse – An intercultural perspective to promoting Chinese language and culture programmes at Queen's | 鼠年新春 – 女王大学的中文推广之跨文化视角 , Wednesday 22 January, 1.00pm to 2.00pm, Auditorium, McClay Library
  • The Chinese collections at Queen's | 女王大学的中国收藏 , Friday 24 January, 1.00pm to 2.00pm, Training Room 2, McClay Library
  • Writing a post-graduate research project: Issues arising from Chinese students | 研究生科研项目写作 —— 来自中国学生的问题 , Friday 31 January, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Peter Froggatt Centre, room 02/025.

February events

  • Language and History: the Ulster Museum and the Chinese community in Northern Ireland | 语言和历史:奥斯特博物馆及北爱尔兰华人群体 , Wednesday 5 February, 1.00pm to 2.00pm, Auditorium, McClay Library.
  • Chinese tea culture and healthcare | 中国茶文化与保健 , Friday 7 February, 1.00pm to 2.00pm, Auditorium, McClay Library.
  • Changing China and being changed by China | 改变中国,被中国改变 , Wednesday 12 February, 1.00pm to 2.00pm, Auditorium, McClay Library

March events

  • Chinese wonder women in Belfast, Wednesday 4 March, time and venue TBC.
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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY

COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH TO A WIDER AUDIENCE – VISIT BY THE CONVERSATION EDITOR

The Communications Office have helped Queen's academics reach nearly 10.5 million people through writing for The Conversation. Pieces published in The Conversation have been republished in international outlets including The Guardian, Daily Mail, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and IFLScience

To encourage Queen's academics to think about writing for The Conversation website, the Communications Office have organised a visit by Stephen Harris, Commissioning and Science Editor of The Conversation, on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 February

Stephen covers science, technology and health for The Conversation. During his visit he will host staff writing workshops and a limited number of one-to-one sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to get your ideas to the wider public.

Communications Officers will also be on hand to discuss communicating your work in the media more generally.

For more information on the content of the workshops and how to book, visit the Communications Office page.

‌How does it work?

The Conversation website features short articles of 600-800 words providing insight, analysis or comment on stories in the news.  They can report on, or explain, new research or current affairs.

You can even write explainer pieces or simply answer an interesting question. They want to hear about the new, the important, the interesting, the unusal and the insightful.

 

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BREXIT

BREXIT: ADVICE FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS

dedicated website has been established to provide information and support to both staff and students and to help keep you up to date with the latest developments in the Brexit negotiations.

Staff are encouraged to check these webpages regularly for updates.


ADMINISTRATION

ONLINE RECRUITMENT SYSTEM

Every year, Queen's receives around 15,000 applications for 700 recruitment exercises. To help make the recruitment process more streamlined, the University is currently working with a new supplier, TribePad, to design an online Applicant Tracker System (ATS). This will transform the recruitment process at Queen's and deliver an improved digital experience while helping to reduce our vacancy rate.

The new ATS will be piloted in March 2020 on a limited number of live recruitment exercises, and will be refined before launching more widely across Queen's later in the year.

The members of the ATS Implementation Team can be viewed here; please speak to your local representative should you require more information.

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RECRUITMENT

INTERNAL VACANCIES

Staff can view the latest internal vacancies on Queen's Online. Other vacancies are often advertised externally and are on the Career Opportunities page.

For career updates, staff can also follow the Recruitment team on Twitter @QUBWorkHere.


PEOPLE AND CULTURE

ACADEMIC PROGRESSION SCHEME 2020

The Academic Progression Scheme for 2020 is now live. All eligible Academic Staff are invited to submit an application for Confirmation in Post (Probationers) or Progression (all other Academics) via QOL by 4.00pm on Friday 31 January. Further details and support is available on the People and Culture website.

If you require any further information regarding the Scheme, please email HRHub@qub.ac.uk.


COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE DROP-IN SESSION

The Communications Office will hold a communications drop-in session on Tuesday 21 January, 9.30am to 1.00pm, in GR7, The Graduate School.

The Communications Officer for each Faculty will be available:

  • AHSS – Zara McBrearty, Communications Officer
  • EPS – Emma Gallagher, Communications Officer
  • MHLS – Sian Devlin, Communications Officer
  • Internal Communications (University-wide) – Mary-Ellen Donaghy, Internal Communications Officer

Please come along to meet with the team who are keen to hear about any potential news stories, opinion piece ideas or stories for an internal audience.

If you are unable to make it and would like to set-up a separate meeting, please contact comms.office@qub.ac.uk.


CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

QUB LEADING PROGRAMMES (EXTERNALLY ACCREDITED)

This is a blended learning 19-week programme with two face-to-face sessions (October/May) and weekly online activities with a portfolio submission date of July 2021. (Course dates: 28 October 2020 – 30 July 2021.)

The programme is targeted at new, aspiring and experienced Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes leaders.

Successful completion of this programme can contribute to one of the case studies should you wish to apply for SFHEA (Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy). 

Register here.

The aims of the Leading Programmes are:

  • to support you in your professional development as an educational leader;
  • to support and recognise your individual progress, practice & professional achievement;
  • to enhance curriculum development and, hence, the student learning experience;
  • to promote the development of professionals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively lead, nurture and guide educational change and development in the sector.

This is externally accredited by SEDA.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

INFORMATION SESSION FOR STAFF CARERS

Do you combine work with caring for family or friends who have a disability, illness or who need support?

The Diversity and Inclusion Unit, in conjunction with Carers NI, are hosting an Information Session for Staff Carers on Friday 24 January between 10.00am and 12.00pm in the Old Staff Common Room.

The session will cover:

  • General rights and entitlements for carers as well as your rights in the workplace
  • Policies and Support available in Queen's
  • External supports available

Places are limited. Register here.

Any queries should be emailed to eqdiv@qub.ac.uk.

At Queen's 1 in 4 respondents to the 2018 institutional Staff Survey identified themselves as being a Carer. The most recent research by Carers UK shows that 1 in 7 of all employees are juggling work with caring.

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LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

LINKEDIN LEARNING FOR ALL STAFF

LinkedIn Learning – an exciting new online learning resource – is now available for all Queen's staff. This will complement the University's current range of face-to-face opportunities and add to our on-demand learning resources.

LinkedIn Learning top features include:

  • Content: 15,000+ digital courses taught by industry experts
  • Curation: Relevant course recommendations in Professional Skills, Human Resources, IT Learning and many more
  • Convenience: In-depth and bite-sized courses for learning while on the go
  • Develop your skills and career with learning paths and bite-sized videos for learning 'in the moment'

Sign up here to request your individual access.

Contact stafflearning@qub.ac.uk if you have any questions about requesting access.


CAMPUS FOOD AND DRINK

'OPEN HOUSE' MAIN SITE TOWER FOYER AND JUNCTION CAFÉ

In response to requests for better opportunities to network and collaborate with colleagues in a more informal setting, Campus Food and Drink are pleased to inform staff that the Main Site Tower foyer and seating area around Junction café is now licensed for the sale of alcohol.

Campus Food and Drink will be running a number of 'Open House' evenings in the Main Site Tower foyer during the year aimed particularly at staff and postgraduate students to meet up, collaborate and network.

The first 'Open House', including music and complementary nibbles, will take place on Thursday 30 January, from 4.30pm to 7.00pm, when a limited range of alcoholic drinks will be for sale.*

Junction café will also be open for coffee, tea and soft drinks. Colleagues and friends are welcome.

Please note that this does not mean that Junction café will be selling alcohol on a day-to-day basis. Campus Food and Drink can now provide a bar service, as required, to support specific events, including the increased number of academic conferences and events being held on campus.

For further information, please contact Kelly Hart (k.hart@qub.ac.uk / 028 9097 2563) or Brian Horgan (b.horgan@qub.ac.uk / 028 9097 5240) in Campus Food and Drink.

* Alcoholic drinks for sale: beer, cider, wine and gin.

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IMPACT

THE CONVERSATION

Please see below for the latest Queen's articles published in The Conversation

If you are interested in writing for The Conversation, or contributing to the Anthill Podcast, contact comms.office@qub.ac.uk to find out more.


IMPACT

QUEEN'S POLICY ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH BLOG

Recent posts on Queen's Policy Engagement (QPol) Research Blog. To submit an article to QPol, email Kevin or Alice at qpol@qub.ac.uk.


EVENT

ANNUAL JEAN ORR LECTURE

The Annual Jean Orr Lecture will take place on Monday 3 February, from 9.30am to 11.00am in Lecture Theatre 1, MBC.

This Lecture is named in honour of Professor Jean Orr CBE, founder and inaugural Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's.

 

The Guest Speaker is Susan Semple, Healthcare Coordinator, Homeless Public Nursing Service, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

The purpose of this lecture is to promote career progression and career advancement for our undergraduate students as they enter the workplace. Each year it is delivered by an inspirational woman from nursing or midwifery and is done so this year in memory of, and as tribute to Professor Orr, whose leadership and commitment made a significant contribution to the profession, resulting in her being recognised with a CBE in 2004.

All are welcome. More information.


TRAINING

PEOPLE AND CULTURE – RIGHT TO WORK CHECK TRAINING

People and Culture are holding a 'Right to Work Check' training session on Monday 27 January from 10.00am to 12.30pm in room 0G/010, Main Site Tower.

This session is aimed at staff who carry out Right to Work checks as part of their job role. The focus of the session will be on how to complete Right to Work checks and ensure compliance for employees, workers, students and visitors at the University.

Please register here.

For queries about Right to Work checks including access to the Online Training site, please contact internationalstaff@qub.ac.uk.


SEMINAR

'REF IMPACT ASSESSMENT – OBJECTIVE OR NOT?'

Queen's staff and doctoral students are invited to 'REF impact assessment – objective or not?', on Wednesday 5 February, from 1.00pm to 2.30pm in Peter Froggatt Centre, room 02/011.

The seminar will address how the Research Excellence Framework (REF) process evaluates impact.

The guest speaker is Dr Gemma Derrick (Lancaster University) and the seminar will also see contributions from Professor Richard English, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Internationalisation and Engagement, and Professor Usha Chakravarthy, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, both of whom were involved in the evaluation process in REF 2014.

A light lunch will be served at 1.00pm, with proceedings commencing at 1.15pm. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information / Registration.


LEARNING AND TEACHING

QUB ANNUAL LEARNING AND TEACHING CONFERENCE: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The QUB Annual Learning and Teaching Conference will be held in the Ashby Building on Wednesday 8 April.

This year's theme is 'Opportunities and Challenges of Internationalisation in Higher Education'. The Centre for Educational Development are calling for proposals from staff for oral (limited slots) and poster presentations on this theme.

Staff who would like to present at the conference should send an abstract of their proposed presentation to ced@qub.ac.uk by Tuesday 11 February. It is hoped that all Schools will be represented in the conference presentations.


RECOGNITION

QUB TEACHING AWARDS 2020 – WRITING WORKSHOPS

The QUB Teaching Awards Scheme for 2020 is now open. Further information is available to download on the CED website. Queries can be directed to Liz McDowell on e.mcdowell@qub.ac.uk or on 028 9097 2879.

To support colleagues considering applying for a Teaching Award, the Centre for Educational Development is running a Writing Workshop on Tuesday 21 January and Tuesday 4 February, from 1.00pm to 2.00pm in the Newark Room.

Register via iTrent. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

At this workshop, participants will be given advice and guidance on how to write an evaluative and persuasive account of their learning and teaching work around the following areas of the Teaching Award application:

  • How you are promoting and enhancing the learners' experience
  • How you support colleagues and influence support for student learning
  • Professional development activities you've undertaken and the impact of these activities on your approach
  • How the team works collaboratively and how this collaborative working has been advantageous to the team and learners (Team applications)
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ENTERPRISE SU

QUB DRAGONS' DEN

Enterprise SU are currently recruiting student applications for one of their flagship programmes QUB Dragons' Den. Staff are encouraged to share further information at this link with their students.

  • Dragons' Den: A competition which gives students an opportunity to pitch their business idea in the hope of winning their share of a 15k prize pot, a years' office space in 'The Hatch', and £1,000 worth of specialist mentoring and support.

This competition is open to all students. Applications close on Friday 24 January at midnight.


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ESTATES

ESTATES DIRECTORATE – WEEK AHEAD

Details of ongoing works being carried out across the University campus can be found on the Estates Directorate webpage.

For information, please follow this link.

 

 


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

MUSIC EVENTS

Please see upcoming music events below. More information on all events can be found on the School of Arts, English and Languages website

  • Talk | A consideration of the absolute in the visual music film – Aimee Molloghan (QUB), Wednesday 22 January, 1.00pm, Old McMordie Hall, Music Building

    Free – all are welcome Photo Credit: Lapis (James Whitney, 1966).

  • Concert | Queen's Chamber Choir, Wednesday 22 January, 5.15pm, Sonic Arts Research Centre

    Free event – all are welcome. Come to the Stairwell at SARC for a short recital of relaxing choral music given by Queen's Chamber Choir, conducted by Donal McCrisken.

  • Concert | Barry O'Halpin (QUB) New Works for Electric Guitar & Reich's Electric Counterpoint, Thursday 23 January, 1.10pm, Harty Room, Music Building 

    Free event – all are welcome.

  • Course | Jenevora Williams – Anatomy for Voice Professionals, Sunday 26 January, 10.30am – 5.30pm, Harty Room, Music Building  

    This course is aimed at voice practitioners who wish to gain a deeper understanding in order to further their practice. The content is not genre-specific, it does not follow any particular model and can be applied to any voice use. Past students have been Singing Teachers, Spoken Voice Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, Osteopaths and Laryngeal Massage Therapists. 

    Course cost: £35 – £150. More information / Booking

  • Course | Jenevora Williams - Singing Voice Rehabilitation, Monday 27 January, 10.00am – 5.30pm, Ensemble Room, Music Building 

    This course is aimed at voice practitioners who already have a working knowledge of anatomy and function, but who wish to gain a deeper understanding of voice disorders and post-clinical voice rehabilitation. Please note: In order to take part in this day, it is essential to have completed the anatomy course from the previous day, or an equivalent elsewhere. 

    Course cost £35 – £150. More information / Booking.

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RETAIL

SU SHOP: NOW IN STOCK

The Students' Union Shop have introduced more products to its range of American candy, snacks and drinks.

The Shop also has a limited stock of 2019-20 academic diaries and wall planners from £0.50p.

A brand new range of plant-based sandwiches, wraps and salads from Deli Lites is also on offer, including ready meals 'Cheeky Chickpea Tikka', 'Bad Boy Bolognese' and 'Rebel 3 Bean Burrito Box'.

Visit the SU Shop at 3 Elmwood Avenue, and the SU Shop Express at the School of Biological Sciences, Chlorine Gardens.

Follow the SU Shop on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest offers and updates.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

QUEEN'S FILM THEATRE LISTINGS

Please see this week's QFT listings below. Staff ticket price: £5 (standard ticket price: £6.95). Full film details are viewable on the QFT website.

JUST MERCY: Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx excel in this powerful and impassioned death row drama from director Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12).

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE + RECORDED Q&A: Terry Gilliam first attempted to adapt Miguel de Cervantes’ picaresque novel more than 20 years ago. That production ended up famously uncompleted, but Gilliam persisted and his finished film is finally here.

1917: Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall), brings his singular vision to First World War epic 1917. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong and Richard Madden.

UNCUT GEMS: Unhinged New York odyssey from directors the Safdie brothers, with an electrifying Adam Sandler proving that his performance in Punch-Drunk Love was no fluke.

LITTLE WOMEN: In Greta Gerwig's (Lady Bird) thrilling new telling of Louisa May Alcott's classic 1868 novel, four young women come of age in the aftermath of the American Civil War, each determined to live life on her own terms. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep and Timothée Chalamet.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

NAUGHTON GALLERY

EXHIBITION CONTINUES: NATURA NATURANS
The Naughton Gallery proudly presents Natura Naturans, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Laura Callaghan. This collection of new work offers a playful examination of how we interact with nature; the chaos and havoc humans inflict on the ecosystem, how nature in turn betrays us, and our own inherent human nature. The exhibited works cast a humorous look at the human species in its natural habitat, in addition to exploring the increasingly urgent themes of climate change and our impending extinction. The exhibition continues until 2 February 2020.

SILVERSMITHING WORKSHOP
Our next silversmithing workshop will be held on Sunday 2 February from 10.00am to 4.00pm, where participants will each make their own silver pendant and/or pair of earrings, under the guidance of silversmith Diane Lyness.

No previous experience is required. Places cost £45 per person. Please email art@qub.ac.uk to secure your place. Spaces strictly limited.

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EVENT

SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE

Staff are invited to 'SHC Presents...CITY', in partnership with FCB Studios, on Friday 24 January at 7.00pm in the Crescent Arts Centre (free/byo).

The architects at FCB Studios have specially commissioned new writing from Heaney Centre students who will present it on the night along with other special guests. As usual, participants have just seven minutes to present under the evening's theme. January is all about CITY.

More information.


TRAINING

FINANCE TRAINING PROGRAMME

The Finance Directorate is pleased to note the level of interest in the 2019-20 Finance Training Programme. Places are still available on a number of courses in January and February including:

  • Essentials of Budgeting for Faculty
  • Tender Evaluation Training
  • Qfis Introduction and Qfis Enquiry
  • Applying for a Research Grant – Financial Guidance for the Faculties of AHSS and EPS

In addition to the classroom courses available through the 2019-20 Finance Training Programme, e-learning material is also available to all staff through the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) and includes modules on the Criminal Finance Act, Counter Fraud, Modern Slavery, and an Introduction to HE Finance.

In addition, Queen's has subscribed to BUFDG Pro with modules on the following now available:

  • Finance for Non-Finance Managers
  • Finance Business Partner Foundations
  • Procurement – Writing a Specification; Contract Management; Category Management
  • Advanced Sustainable Procurement
  • Intro to Credit Control in HE
  • Introducing VAT in HE
  • VAT Reliefs; VAT on Income in HE; VAT on Purchases in HE
  • Intro to Corporation Tax in HE

Further information, including details on these courses, how to register via iTrent and how to access online learning materials including BUFDG, is provided on the Finance Directorate website. Alternatively, please email financetraining@qub.ac.uk.

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LEARNING AND TEACHING

CANVAS VLE

Whether you are just getting started on Canvas or a seasoned user, the VLE Pedagogy Support Team have multiple support options available for you to choose from. Please see support available from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January:

  • Ready, Steady...Canvas! sessions. More Detail.
  • Guided 1-2-1 support sessions (subject to availability). Book a 1-2-1.

As a reminder: there are a few steps required to ensure your students can view your Canvas course. Check the following guidance on 'Publishing your module' and 'Preparing your Canvas course for semester two'.

Don't forget 24hr support is available to you for all your Canvas queries; simply click the 'Help' button on the Global Navigation bar within Canvas to contact the Canvas Tier 1 Support Team. This support is available to both staff and students 24/7 all year round.

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TRAINING

ONCAMPUS JOBS TIER 4 BITESIZE TRAINING TO JUNE 2020

New dates are now available for the short refresher training on Tier 4 students working on campus.

It is strongly recommended that all staff involved at any stage of the process for recruiting, engaging and paying students for work on campus attend one of these sessions.

All sessions run from 12.00pm to 1.00pm. 

This 'bitesize' training will allow staff to navigate this complex area with confidence; staff are encouraged to attend and inform colleagues of the training, where appropriate.

If you feel this training is relevant to your post and cannot attend, please contact OnCampus Jobs at oncampusjobs@qub.ac.uk or 028 9097 3953.

Guidance Notes on the process and relevant documentation can be found on Queen's Online, under 'University Documents' → 'OnCampus Jobs Documents'.

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LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR STAFF

PEOPLE AND CULTURE UPDATE

Learning events are available to enhance the personal and professional skills of staff. Places are currently available on the following courses:

  • Thursday 23 January, Advanced Administrative Skills: PA Skills 1 – Organising and Planning, 9.30am to 1.00pm
  • Monday 27 January, Personal Development Review (PDR) Skills for Reviewers, 1.15pm to 4.45pm
  • Tuesday 28 January, Communicating the Impact of your Research, 2.30pm to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 29 January, Turbocharge Your Writing, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 29 January, * People Manager Essentials Programme: Managing at Queen's, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 30 January, Learning for All – Developing Potential through Mentoring, 9.30am to 1.00pm
  • Thursday 30 January, Selection Interviewing, 9.30am to 1.00pm
  • Friday 31 January, Learning for All – Preparing for Interview Effectiveness, 9.15am to 12.30pm

*Please note: People Manager Essentials courses are open to line managers only.

Please see here for the 2019/20 Staff Learning Programme. Additional sessions may be added at a later date.

Course registration is via iTrent Self-Service. For queries or support, please contact Organisational Development on 028 9097 5381 or email stafflearning@qub.ac.uk.

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TRAINING

OVERVIEW OF THE MYFUTURE CAREER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

An event providing an overview of the Queen's MyFuture Career Management System will take place on Wednesday 29 January from 2.30pm to 4.00pm in room 03/028, Peter Froggatt Centre.

Twenty places are available. Please register via iTrent.

This event will provide practical exercises to enable participants to:

  • Gain understanding of how the MyFuture Career Management System can support students who wish to search for graduate jobs or identify opportunities to develop their employability through work experience, career development programmes (including those offered by the Graduate School), fairs, workshops; employer talks or one-to-one appointment consultation with a Careers Consultant, Placement Officer or Learning Development staff.
  • Enable academics and other School/Faculty staff or Student Support service staff can view activity, set up events and access reports of student engagement and attendance with employability development events.
  • Gain insights into how employers use the system to advertise jobs and create their own profile which students can then search/view/apply to.
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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CED – TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT COURSES

A number of Centre for Educational Development courses for the 2019-20 academic year have been listed on iTrent self-service, and are now open for booking. For up-to-date information, follow CED on twitter @QUB_CED or visit the CED website. Upcoming events include:

  • Wednesday 29 January, Laboratory Demonstrating, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 5 February, Queen's Merit Award (HEA Fellowship): Key pedagogical approaches and educational technologies that can be translated into innovative learning and teaching sessions, 1.00pm – 4.00pm*
  • Monday 10 February, Starting your journey as a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Explorer, 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 12 February, Small Group Teaching, 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 12 February, Queen's Merit Award (HEA Fellowship): Writing and using good learning outcomes and Curriculum design, 1.00pm – 4.00pm*
  • Tuesday 18 February, Starting your journey as a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Explorer, 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 19 February, Queen's Merit Award (HEA Fellowship): Small and Large Group Teaching, 1.00pm – 4.00pm*
  • Wednesday 26 February, Queen's Merit Award (HEA Fellowship): Assessment & feedback strategies for the promotion of effective learning, 1.00pm – 4.00pm*
  • Wednesday 4 March, Queen's Merit Award (HEA Fellowship) Applying for the Queen's Merit Award, 1.00pm – 4.00pm*

*1 of 5 AFHEA mandatory sessions, facilitating the application for the Associate Fellowship HEA (Queen's Merit Award)

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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CED – SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

Resources

  • Learning and Teaching Hub: Similar to the Assessment Hub, the Centre for Educational Development have launched a new Learning and Teaching (L&T) Hub here. The aim is to compile a bank of case studies to recognise, celebrate and showcase the great work that Queen's staff do on a continual basis to develop their own practice and to enhance the learner experience. 

    Staff can view case studies or submit a case study on the website. If submitting a case study, areas of focus can be Student Partnership, Active Teaching Methods, Accessibility, Inclusive Practice, Universal Design for Learning, Internationalising the Curriculum, Self-Assessment, Peer Review and Reflective Practice. This list is not exhaustive. Please send any further queries to ced@qub.ac.uk.


RESOURCES

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

To download the Teams app on to your own device, click here and follow the instructions.

 


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TRAINING

IT TRAINING COURSES

Places are available on the following courses. Booking can be made via iTrent. Course dates can be viewed here.

  • Wednesday 22 January, Creating Infographics and Visual Content, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Thursday 23 January, Working with SharePoint (for Site Contributors), 9.30am – 11.29am
  • Thursday 23 January, Working with SharePoint (for Site Administrators), 11.30am – 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 28 January, Excel 3: Data Analysis, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 29 January, Building Dashboards with Excel, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Friday 7 February, Introduction to Microsoft Visio, 9.30am – 12.30pm

ECDL
To register your interest in taking ECDL or ECDL Advanced, email ecdl@qub.ac.uk.

More information on ECDL.

Tip of the day
Need to create a range of diagrams, including a Cross-Functional Flowchart? Register for the Introduction to Visio course on 7 February.

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