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Teaching & Learning Workshops


July 2020

Closing Attainment Gaps in the Biosciences
In this workshop, a co-production between Royal Holloway and Kingston University, speakers shared their own effective practice and practical ideas for improving the outcomes of under performing demographic groups.

HUBS and HUCBMS Joint Workshop Reimaging non-traditional Final Year Research and Honours Projects: Preparing graduates for the 21st Century workplace
This collaborative workshop focused on alternatives to the traditional final year research project.

January 2020

HUBS ECLF Workshop - Research and Teaching
This one-day workshop event was designed to cater for the specific needs of bioscience colleagues who have reached a career stage in which they are called on to develop their own research programme while providing lectures and other university teaching but who are yet to (or have only recently been) appointed to substantive academic posts.

September 2019

Work-integrated learning: Enhancing graduate employability
The workshop focused on the three current predominant WIL strategies; module provisions and work-simulated learning, short four week credit bearing and volunteering placements opportunities and longer year-long industrial placements.

July 2019

HUBS and HUCBMS Joint Workshop Overcoming barriers in chemistry teaching within the biosciences
This HUBS funded workshop was run by the school of biosciences at the University of Birmingham and disseminated best practice and promotes critical discussion around the best ways to achieve effective collaboration for teaching staff and students.

June 2019

Building resilience in and out of the curriculum
This workshop considered the advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls of strategies to build resilience within and outwith the undergraduate curriculum.

June 2018

Collaborative teaching and learning workshop: developing skills for the future
This HUBS funded workshop was run by the school of biosciences at the University of Birmingham and disseminated best practice and promotes critical discussion around the best ways to achieve effective collaboration for teaching staff and students.

July 2017

Learning through games and play
This HUBS-funded workshop will introduce the theory of gamification and play mechanics and will be held at the University of York on 19th July 2017.

June 2017

HUBS, HUCBMS and IBMS Joint Workshop: Teaching maths to biologists using non-digital games
This HUBS, HUCBMS and IBMS joint funded workshop will examine how games can help teach maths to biologists and will be held at the University of Sheffield on 30th June 2017.

April 2017

Understanding and implementing inclusive learning and teaching in bioscience education | Talk slides  | Report
This HUBS-funded workshop was held at Kingston University on 3rd April 2017

January 2016

Assessments that Reward Learning and Feedback that Builds Resilient Students
This HUBS-funded workshop was held at the University of Bristol on 8th January 2016.


Project reports

September 2015

Teaching and learning issues in the biosciences
With funding from the Higher Education Academy the Royal Society of Biology conducted research on teaching and learning within the biosciences.

June 2014

Audit of Practical Work Undertaken by Undergraduate Bioscience Students across the UK Higher Education Sector
This was completed over 2013 and 2014 through collaboration of HUBS, Biochemical Society, Royal Society of Biology and the Higher Education Academy.

June 2014

Improving the Status and valuation of teaching in the careers of UK academics
HUBS have been working alongside the Royal Society of Biology, the Academy of Medical Sciences and The Physiological Society to review the status and valuation of teaching in higher education. Full details of the project and online annexes.


Meetings of the Heads of University Biosciences

 
2017 Spring Meeting

Digital Teaching and Learning in the Biosciences and Bioethics | Storify
10 - 11 May
College Court Leicester

2016 Winter Meeting

Brexit and the Biosciences, Research Impact, Partnerships and Funding
30 November
Charles Darwin House, London

2016 Spring Meeting

Academic Integrity, Designing out Plagiarism and Outreach | Storify | Talk slides
4 - 5 May 2016
College Court, Leicester

2015 Spring Meeting

Assessment and Feedback in the Biosciences | Storify
6 - 7 May 2015
Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire