Monthly Archives: July 2015

RKE Forum on Sustainability Update

Thanks to everyone who came to last week’s RKE forum on Sustainability.  It was wonderful to see so many people there to start the discussion about sustainability-related RKE activity.

At the forum we proposed establishing a Strategic Research Network for Social and Environmental Resilience. We will be collating the feedback from the session over the next couple of weeks and sharing a proposal for a way forward.

We would like to invite you to join us at the next Futures Forum event which will be held on Friday 11th September 1-4pm (room tbc), where there will be an opportunity to contribute to the development of the new network.  Together we will explore possible aims and objectives as well as ways to achieve them.  There will also be an opportunity to share any sustainability-related RKE activity you are already involved with.

Please send expressions of interest to by Tuesday 1st September.

The Sustainability Team


Meccsa 2016 Conference – Call for Papers

The School of Media Art and Design at CCCU is hosting the Annual Conference of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) on 6-8 January 2016. The event will welcome around 200-300 academics from all over the UK and Europe.

The theme for MeCCSA 2016 is ‘Communities’.  There is now a call for paper and panel proposals that address this theme.  Full details are available from the MeCCSA 2016 conference website.   You can also follow @MeCCSA2016 on Twitter for updates.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 8 September 2015.

Tips for coordinating an EU-funded, multinational project

A colleague from a partner university has contacted us with a useful report we’d like to share.

Dr Rhonda Sofer is the coordinator of a TEMPUS IV project that is reaching its final stages.  She has written about her experiences of developing and coordinating the DOIT project, including the challenges faced, tips for success and a checklist of good practice.

You can download the report here:  Tips for Coordinating an International Curriculum Reform Program for Higher Education Institutions (PDF 5MB)

If you’re thinking of leading or being part of a large, multinational project, this will give some useful insights and guidance. Continue reading Tips for coordinating an EU-funded, multinational project

CCCU Twitter Lists

twitter birdMore and more CCCU academics and research students are using Twitter to tell people about what they’re doing.  So if you want to know what’s going on, just follow!

To help, we’ve set up Twitter lists for each faculty on the RED twitter account. You can find and follow these lists here:

If you’re a School or individual tweeting and we haven’t added you to our lists yet, just let us know (tweet us @CCCU_RED).

Sustainability Research and Knowledge Exchange Forum

When:  Wednesday 22nd July 12- 2pm
Where:  Canterbury campus, Lg45

A reminder that our next Research and Knowledge Exchange forum will focus on sustainability.  If you are actively involved in, or wish to participate in research and KE related to sustainability, please come along.

RKE forums are an opportunity for colleagues to find out about the latest developments in RKE policy, current research happening across the institution and discuss Research and Knowledge Exchange related matters.

CCCU recognises that sustainability includes socio-cultural, environmental and economic dimensions that cut across many areas of the University’s work in education, health, the humanities and the sciences.  A wide range of individuals and groups are already engaged in excellent research and knowledge exchange activity in this area.

The forum will consider the rationale for the development of a university-wide strategic research network (SRN) focused on social and environmental resilience.  The forum will be your opportunity to influence the University’s sustainability agenda for research and knowledge exchange.

Tea and coffee will be available at the event.  You are welcome to bring along your lunch.

If you wish to attend please notify Nicole Robinson.


Faculty of Education Research & Knowledge Exchange Conference

When: Thursday 9th July 2015
Where: North Holmes Road

The Faculty of Education Research & Knowledge Exchange Conference “Learning with Each Other” is taking place tomorrow.

Throughout the day there will be a wide range of presentations that represent the breadth of scholarly activity, research and knowledge exchange taking place in the Faculty of Education at the moment. Continue reading Faculty of Education Research & Knowledge Exchange Conference