We are members of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. This gives us access to a number of exciting and varied events and opportunities. An upcoming event is “Developing the Next Generation of Researchers” in March, in Ghana.
This event will provide an opportunity for senior academic staff and emerging researchers to explore innovative approaches to professional development and collaboration. The workshop will be split into two halves: the first two days will be for early career researchers, the last two days for senior staff, and a cross-over day in the middle. Sessions will consist of panel presentations, group activities and discussion.
Please see the ACU website for more information.
ACU also offer Early Career Conference funding grants. These open sometime this month.
The Science Media Centre is offering a media skills workshop for researchers and scientists hosted at UC, 4-5 June 2020 (applications close 30 April).
The Science Media SAVVY workshop is designed to increase confidence and enhance media skills so researchers can engage more effectively through broadcast, print and social media.
For more information go to: https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/media-savvy-workshops/
To sign-up go to: https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/media-savvy-application-form/
2020 course dates are now available on the new look Learning and Development intranet page !
Make sure you get in quick and book arrange your development as the courses can fill up fast. Health and Safety courses included.
Having your PD&R soon? You will see a printable calendar view of the Learning and Development courses for you to print and take with you.
If you would like to know more, or can’t find what you are looking for, please email our team.
As part of UC’s strategic focus on professional development in teaching, Academic Development, E-Learning Support and the Student Support units will be starting a series of short (90 minute) workshops from February aimed at teaching staff.
These workshops will cover commonly encountered teaching issues and dovetail with existing professional development offerings through HR Learning & Development. Topics include, among others, engaging students in class, authentic assessment, online design and content development and writing learning outcomes.
An initial list of the new workshops can be found here, and you can register your interest for a workshop date and time. More workshops on different topics will be added over the course of 2020.
For queries, contact Erik Brogt (Academic Development) or Nick Ford (E-Learning Support)
Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them to learn skills to enhance their wellbeing?
- The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS), a group for children (aged 8-11 years) who struggle with stress and anxiety to develop skills of mindfulness. PBS is an evidence-based program, developed by the Mental Health Foundation, found to improve focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduce stress.
- The group will run from 4 – 5pm, starting Wednesday 23 October for 8 weeks at the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. It requires both child and parent/caregiver to attend and learn together. The total cost of the program is $200.
- For more information, please email email@example.com
View the following YouTube clip to hear children explain PBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awo8jUxIm0c
Further information about the research and benefits of PBS can be found here: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1707/S00094/pause-breathe-smile-mindfulness-training-will-help.htm