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HE STEM Workforce Development & Employability in the South West Conference

On Monday 18th June over 100 delegates attended the SW Spoke's Workforce Development & Employability Conference at Sandypark, Exeter. The conference provided an opportunity for HE STEM project teams from universities and colleges in the region to share their findings from a wide range of work...

Training the Trainers: Beginners' Guide to Evaluation

The National HE STEM Programme has supported the NCCPE and the Beacons for Public Engagement to develop two courses to support HE STEM practitioners to develop their evaluation work: 1. Getting Started - A Beginners' Guide to Evaluation 2. Evaluation Masterclass: Making use of your evaluation:...

National HE STEM Events

For other National HE STEM events see the National HE STEM Programme's website at http://www.hestem.ac.uk/events...

What Works? Student Retention & Success Conference 2012

Date: 28-29 March 2012  Venue: University of York This two-day conference, taking place on 28-29 March at York University, will take a research-informed approach to answering the question ‘what works’ to improve student retention and success in higher education.  Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Pro...

Maths Strand Outputs in the National HE STEM Programme

Dates: Various, Venues: Various Each workshop will run in two parts, enabling colleagues to attend the sessions which are most appropriate for them. Part A: 11am – 1pm  Outreach, Widening Participation, Careers and Employer Engagement.Delivered by Makhan Singh and Hazel Lewis, Institute of...

Accessible Teaching Online Workshops

Date: Tuesdays, 1-1.20pm fortnightly, Venue: online In 2012, JISC TechDis is delivering a series of short online workshops to help make learning and teaching accessible and inclusive. These fortnightly (Tuesday) workshops will help you make the most of JISC TechDis tools and resources. Sessions are...

Evaluating STEM Outreach & Evidencing Impact

PAST EVENTS 29th February: Birmingham, 7 March: London, 8 March: Cardiff Ever wondered whether the HE STEM outreach activities you are doing have any value? Want to improve your practice but don't know where to start? Fed up of feedback questionnaires but want to develop an evaluation plan that...

Bringing STEM Curricula to Life through Public Engagement

PAST EVENT Date: Thursday 1st March 2012 Venue: Aston Business School Conference Centre & Hotel Event Overview Bringing STEM Curricula to life through public engagement was jointly organised by the NCCPE and the National HE STEM program at the Aston Business School Conference Centre.  From this...

Effectively Evaluating Placements Workshops 1&2

PAST EVENTS Two complementary half-day workshops were held at the University of Bath on 27th February 2012 (19 attendees) and 5th March 2012 (11 attendees). Event Details The workshops focussed on placement learning for members of staff at the University of Bath with responsibility for or...

Addressing the needs of employers: writing development and other forms of engagement on undergraduate STEM programmes

PAST EVENT This 'sold-out' day-event (30 attendees) was the second of its kind and ran on 16th February 2012 in Bath at the American Museum (previously held at MMU, 24/11/2011). Event Details The purpose of this workshop was to examine approaches to mapping employability skills within...

University of Bath HE STEM Seminar

PAST EVENT This afternoon-event ran on Monday 30th January 2012 and was open to all staff at the University with an interest in finding out more about HE STEM projects being developed and implemented at Bath. The seminars showcased 13 projects, presented by 12 speakers to a total audience of 36...

University of Exeter HE STEM Seminar

PAST EVENT This interactive seminar was run from 1-3.30 pm on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 at the University's Streatham Campus, with the aim of showcasing the variety of projects being undertaken by staff at the University of Exeter as part of the National HE STEM Programme.  The event started with...

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HE STEM Workforce Development & Employability in the South West Conference

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On Monday 18th June over 100 delegates attended the SW Spoke's Workforce Development & Employability Conference at Sandypark, Exeter.

The conference provided an opportunity for HE STEM project teams from universities and colleges in the region to share their findings from a wide range of work carried out over the past 18 months as part of the National HE STEM Programme. Examples of feedback collected on the day:

"a good selection of speakers and presentations..."

"a great opportunity to listen to case studies from different universities and sharing of good practices and challenges..."

"really enjoyed hearing about the student perspective..."

You can find the presentations from the day below:

Conference Flyer

View from the conference suite

View from the conference suite

Dr Richard Thain, Plymouth University: The Hydrographic Academy

Dr Kate Miller, University of Bristol: Community-based UG projects

Dr Barrie Cooper, University of Exeter: Student-led changes to the maths curriculum

Adele Merrison, University of the West of England: Adopting the student-led model of enhancing the STEM curriculum

Dr Carolyn Morton, University of the West of England: Using video conferencing to incorporate employer input into the STEM curriculum

Louise Oliver, University of Bath: Employer-led employability sessions for STEM students

Chris Evans, Marchmont Observatory: Intro to the Marchmont-led HE STEM project

Hilary Stevens, Marchmont Observatory: Labour Market Information

Dawn Evans, University of Exeter: Making the university offer clearer to employers

Wendy Fowles-Sweet, University of the West of England: Workforce engagement with HE in the Aerospace sector

Suzanne Maxwell, University of Bath: A partnership for engineering CPD

Weymouth College: Developing a new customer relationship management system

Mark Stone, Plymouth University: Mechanisms for sustainable employer engagement

Cerian Ayres, Petroc: Enhancing an existing customer relationship system