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AdvanceHE Update

Athena SWAN award holders are now able to reapply for their award using a process which focuses on progress made against their initial action plans and their future priorities. This means awardees will not have to make a full submission each time to retain their award. An Athena SWAN award remains valid for four years. The full details of the renewal process will be available on our website soon. Continue reading AdvanceHE Update

NIHR – Funding Round up

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme
An NIHR and MRC partnership

19/136 Evaluating interventions for the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases
19/137 Bipolar disorder
19/138 Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme Researcher-led
19/139 Mitigation of the adverse effects of health and social care interventions

Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme
Programme Development Grants – Competition 26

Public Health Research Programme
19/133 Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme
19/134 Public Health Research Programme Researcher-led
19/135 Interactive electronic devices and children and young people’s wellbeing
Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST)

Research for Patient Benefit Programme
Competition 41
Research for Social Care – Competition 2

View the full list of funding opportunities on our website.

Nesta

Prevention is better than cure

Our health is mostly determined by the food we eat, the air we breathe, and where we work and live. But health research does not reflect this

From air quality to youth violence, we know a lot about how social, environmental and behavioural determinants affect our health but far too little about how to prevent these factors from making us ill in the first place. Continue reading Nesta

AdvanceHE

Teaching and Learning Conference 2020 – Submit your paper now

The Teaching and Learning Conference 2020 will return on 7-9 July 2020 in Bedfordshire and will focus on Teaching in the spotlight: Creative thinking to enhance the student experience: From curriculum design to student success.

Across higher education the focus on enhancing all aspects of teaching and learning remains a critical issue for those seeking to provide an outstanding student experience at all levels of taught provision. At the heart of excellent teaching is curriculum design – to achieve great curriculum design requires excellent staff and the result of great curriculum design is an improved student experience and increased student success. Continue reading AdvanceHE

The Health Foundation Newsletter

Top line facts on the big issues in health and social care – Ahead of the election we’ve been issuing briefings on the priorities for the next government. If you haven’t had a chance to get to these long reads yet, here is a summary of the key points on workforce, funding, waiting times, and health.

Voices from across health and social care – We asked people from across the public and third sectors, ‘What’s the biggest change you’d want to see the next government make to improve health and social care?’

Health priorities for the next government –  This infographic sets out at a glance what we think is needed from the next government to ensure a healthier population, supported by high quality health and social care.

Funding, news and events – This month, a new report on mortality and life expectancy trends, our examination of the CMA working paper on the impact of hospital competition, and a briefing looking at national quality measures in three clinical areas. Plus, don’t miss the chance to be part of the Advancing Applied Analytics programme and the Networked Data Lab.

NIHR Funding alerts

The following new funding opportunities are available:

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme
An NIHR and MRC partnership
19/136 Evaluating interventions for the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases
19/137 Bipolar disorder
19/138 Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme Researcher-led
19/139 Mitigation of the adverse effects of health and social care interventions

Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme
Programme Development Grants – Competition 26

Public Health Research Programme
19/133 Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme
19/134 Public Health Research Programme Researcher-led
19/135 Interactive electronic devices and children and young people’s wellbeing
Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST)

Research for Patient Benefit Programme
Competition 41
Research for Social Care – Competition 2
For more information and a list of all current funding opportunities, please visit the NIHR website.

AdvanceHE

Resources, Insights, Programmes and Events to support positive change in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

As EDI becomes more embedded in institutional values and strategy and becomes more of a measure for the student experience, institutional interest in creative responses to tackling inequality is growing.

We’ve pulled together a selection of insights, resources, programmes and events to help you navigate the EDI landscape, share learning and advance evidence-based good practice.   Find out more

AdvanceHE Newsletter

Welcome to the November 2019 Update

 

This month we launch the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Framework, highlight the national results of three of our student surveys and share a series of videos for supporting care leavers in higher education.

 

The Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Framework was launched this month, developed in partnership with EEUK, IOEE, ISBE, SFEDI and the QAA. This is a resource to help institutions provide effective activities and experiences so that students can identify what is involved in being enterprising and entrepreneurial, helping them to navigate their future careers. Stuart Norton, Senior Adviser at Advance HE, introduces the new framework in his blog ‘The trouble with employability’. Andy Penaluna, Professor Emeritus at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, who has made a large contribution to the framework, discusses the topic of future proofing higher education in his blog ‘Enterprise thinking on the future of HE’. Further content exploring enterprise and entrepreneurship will continue to be published over the coming weeks and can be found on a new guidance page. Continue reading AdvanceHE Newsletter

The Royal Society Update

A manifesto for UK science

Science and innovation drive the economy, create jobs and enrich our society. Whether it is Brexit, climate change, healthcare or the economy, all of the major issues that voters care about are underpinned by science, research and innovation. If the UK is to rise to these challenges, it is vital that the next government steps up its commitment and equips UK Science with the tools and support it needs to unlock its full potential.

The Royal Society has published a manifesto outlining key steps the next government must take in order to harness the potential of science to power a cutting edge UK.

Can we achieve five extra years of healthy older age?

Healthy ageing is a two-day conference held by the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences’ FORUM bringing together experts from industry, academia, the NHS and the wider scientific community.

Speakers will discuss scientific advances across ageing research, the implications of our ageing population for society, and explore the ethical, social and economic frameworks that will be needed to ensure sustainable and fair benefit for all.

Event details
13 – 14 February, 2020
The Royal Society, London