Welcome and Introduction - University of East London
Academic Staff Induction Welcome and Introduction Dr Stella Cottrell PVC Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Overview • Corporate Plan: Civic engagement & social justice; ‘engaged curriculum’ • New Research Strategy – includes teaching underpinned by research • New Learning and Teaching Strategy • New academic framework, student support structures, policies, approaches, regulations • A-Z for staff on changes for 2014-15 Institutional priorities • Driving up the quality of teaching, building on excellence and innovation • Student progression and engagement • Student employability Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement PVC Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement Dr Stella Cottrell Director of Library & Learning Service Cathy Walsh Director of Student Support Director of Learning & Teaching Gayle Stocken Dr Mandy Bentham Director of Learning & Teaching Dr Mandy Bentham Head of Education and Community Partnerships Gail May Head of Quality Assurance & Enhancement Ian Pearson Head of Centre for Excellence in LT Dr Michele Milner Director of Employability Femi Bola Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) • New Sept 2014 (formerly APLE) • Leads on strategy and policy related to L&T, including Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) • Supports professional development of all staff engaged in teaching and supporting learning • Promotes innovative, inspiring, supportive (and enjoyable) approaches to L& T across UEL • Enables outstanding teaching that supports retention, progression, achievement & employability. Careers and Student Employability CaSE (formerly the Employability and Enterprise Team, EET) provides: • professional careers support from qualified careers consultants • a range of qualitative transformational opportunities to develop employability skills through employer focussed interventions Transformational Opportunities • • • • • • • • Access to work experience opportunities Professional mentoring support Volunteering opportunities Practical workshops designed to facilitate the development of jobseeking and employability skills Graduate vacancies Employer engagement activities e.g. A Day in the Life; networking events Research opportunities Graduate Skills Academy How we help schools • Each School is assigned 2 dedicated members of CaSE team, and can: Support students with career planning Assist them with finding work experience Facilitate employer engagement activities Help them with applying for jobs • We support teaching staff, running specific sessions and workshops for students and assisting with School-based employability activities. • See: http://www.uel.ac.uk/eet/academics/links/ How to contact us Docklands: The Atrium, Room G.07 Stratford: R Building, Room 2.25 Website: www.uel.ac.uk/eet Telephone: 0208 223 2424 Email: [email protected] Library and Learning Services Director: Cathy Walsh Associate Director LLS: Libby Homer Head of Learning and Language Support TBA Head of Campus Library Services Head of Academic Skills Head of Collections & Digital Library Language Centre Lead Head of Academic Services Learning Achievement Manager Stratford Campus Library Docklands Campus Library Our Libraries and Collections • 24/7 opening • Books, journals, databases – print and digital • Special collections: Refugee Archive, Hackney Empire Archive, British Olympic Archive & Collection • Digital archives including East London Theatre Archive • 70% of our collections are digital • Range of study spaces – individual, collaborative, technology-rich Support Services • • • • Library help and support for students & staff Subject Librarians Skills Advisors (academic skills) Research support: ROAR, RDM training and support • Learning Achievement and Peer Mentoring teams • Language Centre (English language programmes and support) Subject Librarians • • • • • ACE – Susan Hussein [email protected] ADI – Simone Okolo [email protected] Business - Kelly Travers, .[email protected] Law - Maureen Azubike [email protected] Health, Sport and Bio science – Nicky Hale [email protected] Subject Librarians • Education and Communities – Win Pang [email protected]; Robin Stinson [email protected] • Psychology – Ian Clark [email protected] • Social Sciences – Robin Stinson [email protected] ‘Student Life’ will become ‘Student Support’ (Jan. 2015) Director of Director of Student StudentSupport Support Head of First Line Support Head of Welfare & Pastoral Support Student Student Experience Retention Manager Manager Student Support Centres • New ‘One Stop Shop’ Student Centres (Jan 15) at Docklands & Stratford • Full range of services include helpdesk, telephone service & webmail facility • Trained front-line staff to help students with general queries, provide support and guidance immediately, & escalate to the relevant specialised area if required.