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New to Teaching Bioscience in Higher Education

9 January 2019

This one-day workshop event is designed to cater for the specific needs of bioscience colleagues who have reached a career stage in which they are called on to provide lectures and other university teaching but who are yet to (or have only recently been) appointed to substantive academic posts. The workshop is offered free of charge to attendees from any UK university. Download the workshop programme for more information or visit the event page to register your place.

HUBS Annual Meeting 2019

30 May - 1 April 2019

HUBS will be holding their inaugural Annual Meeting 2019 at the Wellcome Genome Campus next year. The HUBS Annual Meeting 2019 will include sessions on research, higher education policy, and teaching and learning in the biosciences. The full programme is now available and further details can be found on the event page.

Sponsorship opportunities
If your organisation is interested in sponsoring the HUBS Annual Meeting 2019 please take a look at our sponsorship packages or contact hubs@rsb.org.


Previous news & events

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2018

'Collaborative learning and teaching workshop: developing skills for the future'

21 June 2018

This HUBS funded workshop is run by the school of biosciences at the University of Birmingham and disseminates best practice and promotes critical discussion around the best ways to achieve effective collaboration for teaching staff and students.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2018

Improving the transition to higher education in the biosciences workshop

28 June 2018

This HUBS funded workshop is an opportunity to discuss ways to support and prepare students for the transition for further study.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2018

Minecraft in learning and teaching

12 July 2018

This HUBS funded workshop explores how the popular game Minecraft can be used to support learning and teaching in the biological sciences in Higher Education.

HUBS Spring Meeting 2018

18-19 April 2018

The HUBS Spring Meeting focused on teaching and learning in higher education. This event was held in Leicester. The full programme is available online.

HUBS Early Career Lecturer Workshop 2018

'New to Teaching Bioscience in Higher Education'

This HUBS-funded workshop catered for the specific needs of bioscience colleagues who are new or relatively new to university teaching. The full programme is available online.

HUBS Winter Meeting 2017

16 November 2017

This policy-focused conference explored widening participation and public engagement with science. It took place at the Natural History Museum, London and the full programme is available online.

HUBS, HUCBMS and IBMS Joint Workshop 2017:

'Teaching maths to biologists using non-digital games'

30 June 2017

This hands-on workshop examined how games and play can help us teach the more numerical parts of the bioscience curriculum. Details of the event can be found in the event report.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2017:
'Learning through games and play'

19 July 2017

This HUBS-funded workshop was held at the University of York. Further information can be found in the event report.

HUBS Spring Meeting 2017

10- 11 May 2017

This two-day conference at Leicester explored digital teaching and learning in the biosciences, bioethics and current issues in higher education.

HUBS Winter Meeting 2016

30 November 2016

This London meeting focused on the pertinent topic of 'Brexit and the Biosciences: Research Impact, Partnerships and Funding'.

HUBS Spring Meeting 2016

4 - 5 May 2016

The two-day spring meeting at Leicester explored academic integrity, designing out plagiarism and the TEF.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2016:
'Exploring the Research Experience of our Students'

15 March 2016

This HUBS-funded workshop was held at the University of East Anglia.

HUBS Learning & Teaching Workshop Series 2016:
'Assessments that Reward Learning and Feedback that Builds Resilient Students'

8 January 2016

This HUBS-funded workshop was held at the University of Bristol. Presentations and further information can be found online.

HUBS Winter Meeting 2015
30 November 2015

The HUBS Winter Meeting 2015 was held on November 30th at Charles Darwin House, London with the theme of Widening Participation and Social Mobility in Research.

HUBS Spring Meeting 2015

6 - 7 May 2015

The HUBS Spring Meeting 2015 was held at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire with the theme of Feedback and Assessment.

HUBS Winter Meeting 2014

12 November 2014

The HUBS Winter Meeting 2014 was held on 12th November 2014 at Charles Darwin House, London. The theme was Higher Education 2015 and beyond: Funding, Opportunities & Challenges. Speakers discussed the future of Higher Education, the challenges that it faces going forward and the impact this may have on research and training.

HUBS Spring Meeting 2014

8 - 9 April 2014

The HUBS Spring Meeting 2014 was held on 8th-9th April at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire. The theme of the meeting was Practical Work in the Biosciences for the 21st Century and included interactive sessions, speakers and posters. The 2014 HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year was also awarded at the event.

HUBS Winter Meeting 2013

13 November 2013

The HUBS Winter Meeting 2013 was held on 13th November at Charles Darwin House, London. This meeting covered the topic of Global Research Priorities from the perspectives of funders and industry as well as covering the topics of knowledge transfer and partnerships in the biosciences.

HUBS Spring Meeting 2013

24 - 25 April 2013

The HUBS Spring Meeting 2013 was held on 24th-25th April at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire. The meeting featured sessions on the transition from A level to university, how learned societies can work with Higher Education, and the award of the 2013 HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year.  

HUBS Winter Meeting 2012

21 November 2012

The HUBS Winter Meeting 2012 was held on 21st November at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre. This meeting covered current topics in HE including the Research Excellence Framework, the Comprehensive Spending Review, and Open Access to publicly funded research. 

Society and HUBS launch new HE teaching website

16 November 2012

The Royal Society of Biology and HUBS launched a new HE teaching website featuring Open Education Resources which support learning and teaching of practical biology.

HUBS Summer Reception 2012
13 June 2012

Dr Julian Huppert MP, Mark Lancaster TD MP and Andrew Miller MP jointly co-hosted the first ever Summer Reception of the Heads of University Biosciences in the House of Commons, bringing together members of HUBS with Learned Societies and politicians.

New Membership of Executive Committee

June 2012

HUBS Executive Committee welcomes four new members:

  • Professor Julia Buckingham, Imperial College London
  • Professor Paul Lynch, University of Derby
  • Professor Judith Smith, University of Salford
  • Professor Jon Scott, University of Leicester

HUBS and the Royal Society of Biology receive funding for project to promote Open Education Resources

1 June 2012

The Royal Society of Biology received funding from the Higher Education Academy and JISC to work with HUBS on a six month project to promote the use of Open Education Resources in biology teaching. The project will involve identifying existing Open Education Resources which support the teaching of practical biology and developing a new website to promote their use.

HUBS Spring Meeting 2012

9 -10 May 2012

The HUBS Spring Meeting 2012 at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire featured sessions on the Changing Landscape of Higher Education and Virtual Learning.

HUBS Executive Committee meet Minister for Universities and Science

30 November 2011

The HUBS Executive Committee were invited to meet with the Minister of State for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP in November to discuss biosciences Higher Education.

HUBS Winter Meeting 2011

10 November 2011

The HUBS Winter Meeting Challenges and Opportunities in the biosciences was held at Charles Darwin House, London.

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