Monthly Archives: September 2016

Research Fortnight Newsletter

The Royal Society, it seems, is preparing to play a more active role in the higher education and research bill. In our cover story, Cristina Gallardo reports that the RS is urging Jo Johnson to ensure that the higher education bill stays faithful to the recommendations of the Nurse review. Elsewhere, Cristina finds that the Home Office is preparing to offload its research and development arm to the Ministry of Defence, and Lindsay McKenzie talks to universities concerned about funding from the European Investment Bank. For post-docs worried about Brexit, Olaf Svenningsen has an answer: come to the Nordics! Finally, our very own William Cullerne Bown and Innovate UK’s Ruth McKernan kick-off a year-long series on the return of industrial strategy to UK policymaking.

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The Faculty of Health & Wellbeing Lunchtime Seminar Series restarts

Tuesday 18th October – The first seminar of the year will be delivered by Nick Ewbank, in partnership with the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.  Nick will be speaking on: Cultural Engagement for Wellbeing.

The seminar format will comprise a formal presentation and questions from 12:00 until 13:00 with a light lunch being provided from 11:30, and half hour scheduled from 13:00 to offer an opportunity to network should people have time to stay on.  Continue reading The Faculty of Health & Wellbeing Lunchtime Seminar Series restarts

Universities as ‘anchor institutions’ in their local economies: devolution, skills development and supporting entrepreneurship

Morning, Thursday, 8th December 2016  – Central Manchester

This seminar will discuss latest thinking on the role of universities in the development of their local economies – and comes in the context of the fast-developing devolution of powers to Mayors and combined authorities in regions across England. Continue reading Universities as ‘anchor institutions’ in their local economies: devolution, skills development and supporting entrepreneurship

Alcohol Research UK – Call for Proposals for Research Innovation Grants

The Research Innovation funding stream is now open for applications to tackle this year’s priority: ‘Treatment and recovery now’.

In particular, proposals are welcomed that address one or more of the following areas:

  • Mental health issues and dual diagnosis
  • Needs assessment and response to demand
  • Pathways through, and barriers to, treatment and recovery
  • Health or social inequalities and access to / experiences of treatment and recovery support
  • Experiences of minority groups or hard-to-reach communities
  • Understanding the ‘active ingredients’ in treatment and recovery
  • The impact of economic pressures / sector restructuring on service provision

Deadline for receipt of applications: 1st November 2016.

Investment in Sport 2016 Conference

Investment programmes & principles – responding to new challenges & opportunities.

The Investment In Sport & Activity conference 2016 will explore the progress of the Sporting Future strategy, the latest Sport England funding announcement and the range of investment opportunities open to the sector that will enhance participation in sport and activity across the UK.

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Social Sciences and the Humanities Conference in Bratislava

The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic is pleased to announce an international conference “Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH): a New Agenda for Europe’s Challenges” that will take place in Bratislava on 15-16 November 2016 with pre-conference events on 14 November 2016.  For more details clink on the link

International Community of Practice (ICoP) for End of Life Care

Practice Development in End of Life Care Symposium
Friday, 7th October 2016 from 09.00 – 16.30 hours
The Spitfire Cricket Ground, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ

Early bird rate just £30, inclusive of lunch and refreshments.  For full information please click on the link


Higher Education Academy September Newsletter

In this edition of the HEA update the focus is on inspiration for the new academic year.

The HEA comments on the recent release of the NSS data, which contains encouraging signs and room for improvement. We hear from Professor Andrew Hugill about his experiences of HEA Fellowship, lecturer Carey Freeman explores how she felt speaking at the HEA STEM Conference, her first conference address, while Dr Susan Jenkins explains how the HEA’s Health and Social Care Conference inspired her to try something new as part of her teaching practice.

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New £40m Fund for Youth Social Action in England to Launch in November

Prime Minister Theresa May and the Big Lottery Fund announced yesterday that they are each committing £20 million to act as seed investment and form the central part of this new independent fund that is aiming to attract other investors.

The #iwill fund is a new national independent fund supporting the charity Step Up to Serve’s #iwill campaign of increasing by 50% the number of young people (10 to 20 year olds) participating in meaningful youth social action by 2020. Continue reading New £40m Fund for Youth Social Action in England to Launch in November