Other dates for your diary    

Friday 3 July - Business support seminar on light-based technologies

Aston Photonics team are presenting a seminar to improve business productivity with various applications of photonic technologies and will also provide a free one-to-one consultancy to business representatives. If you/your friends are involved in any type of production, reserve your place here.

Tuesday 14 July - ‘Aston in Vietnam’ – A Presentation by Professor Helen Griffiths

MB241, 3pm - 4pm

Professor Helen Griffiths (Pro Vice-Chancellor International) will give an overview of the work being done by Aston University in Vietnam and talk about what may be possible in the future. Email Rita Woods to book your place. Refreshments will be available.

Wednesday 15 July- The Complete Funding Series: Networking and Collaboration

G8, 12 noon - 1pm

This seminar aims to help all researchers think about and develop networks and partnership within and outside of Aston. It will introduce new methods and positive approaches to bringing relevant researchers, stakeholders and industry together for projects and collaborations. Find further information on The Complete Funding Series here. Researchers at all levels are welcome to attend. For further information, speak to your Research Development Manager or email the RSO.

Wednesday 15 July 2015 - Feedback doesn't have to be futile

SW407, 1pm - 2pm (tea and coffee provided)

This workshop on research funded by the Higher Education Academy will explore the various barriers that prevent students from attending to and acting on the feedback they receive. The workshop will be led by Rob Nash, with a brief introduction by Rowena Senior. Email Marika Jones to book your place.

Wednesday 15 July - Keynote talk by Dr David Bott: Managing Innovation

Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre, Aston Business School, 2pm
Dr David Bott, previously Director of Innovate UK, is one of the UK’s leading authorities and speakers on innovation. This keynote talk will break down the management of innovation into simple steps, and review the activities that need to be carried out to achieve progress, before outlining the ways others have been successful. He will draw on his wide experience of developing new ideas and bringing them to market. Tea and coffee will be served after the talk. Reserve your place by email.

Wednesday 15th July - Designing effective blended learning from a student perspective

MB512, 9:30am - 1pm (to include lunch)

This event challenges staff to critically reflect on how they design in technology as part of a structured approach to curriculum design. The event will be student-led, in partnership with Dr Sarah Hayes. Limited spaces available, to book a place contact Marika Jones.

Friday 17 July - Planning your application to the Research Inspired Teaching Excellence (RITE) Programme

SW407, 1pm - 2pm

Dr Rowena Senior will lead this RITE workshop to help you prepare your application for Fellowship, Senior Fellowship or Principal Fellowship accredited by the HEA.

To book a place, contact Marika Jones. The next submission deadline is Monday 14September,prior to submitting your RITE application you will need to register your interest and clearly state which level which you intend to apply for. To register, email Marika Jones.

Wednesday 22July - Enhancing our Competence in Intercultural Teaching

SW407, 9:30am - 1pm (tea and coffee provided)

This workshop will discuss and explore what kind of competences and knowledge might be helpful for Higher Education teachers and how stress situations can be reduced. This event, hosted by CLIPP, will be delivered by Dr Gundala Gwenn Hiller (Academic Director of the Centre for Intercultural Learning at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt). Limited Spaces available, contact Marika Jones to book your place.

Wednesday 22July - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training Networks, Information Seminar

MB257, 12 noon – 1:30pm

If you are planning to submit a Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN, or are interested in hearing more about the programme, you are invited to the ITN Information seminar. The session will feature an overview presentation of the ITN scheme, covering structure, eligibility and overall aims.  Presentations will then follow from Aston researchers who lead or are partners in ITN proposals, concluding with a Q and A session. To register interest in attending or for more information, email rso@aston.ac.uk.

June- September (various dates) - Summer School: Advanced Research Methods by Aston Business School

Aston Business School will be delivering a summer school series of Advanced Research Methods courses designed to equip you with the specialist skills of a leader in your chosen academic field. For further information, visit the website.