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University of Glasgow’s 5th Learning and Teaching Conference - call for abstracts
30 November 2011, Call for abstracts

The conference, which is open to the sector, is entitled "Empowering Student Learners in Higher Education" and is focussing on the following sub-themes: Supporting success with student diversity, Feedback and assessment, Developing graduate attributes, Enhancing the curriculum, Learning transitions, Using technology to support learning and Interdisciplinary learning. Click the link above for further details.

3rd International Research Symposium on Problem-Based Learning 2011
28-29 November 2011, Coventry University

This will be the third in the successful series of International Research Symposia on PBL. The first took place at Aalborg University in June 2008, and the second at Victoria University, Melbourne in December 2009. The 3rd International Research Symposium on PBL at Coventry University aims to bring together researchers studying all aspects of the learning process in problem based and project based learning, and those involved in the implementation of these approaches across the disciplines.

Enhancing the Value of UK Materials Teaching Workshop
16 November 2011, Sheffield Hallam University

Following on from the success of the ‘Changing Materials Courses’ Workshop at Sheffield Hallam in March 2010, the UKCME/IOM3 have arranged a workshop entitled ‘Enhancing the Value of UK Materials Teaching’. In the light of increasing fees and the growing use of key information sets (KIS), speakers will share their own Departmental or Institutional strategies on how to respond to KIS. Delegates will also have the opportunities to share their own institutional strategies to improve the student learning experience.

Funding Opportunities - The Higher Education Academy
3 November 2011, Deadline

The funding for the Workshop and Seminar series offers funding for an institution to host and deliver an event that looks to disseminate and/or share practice thematically in either Assessment and Feedback, or Retention and Success. The discipline call invites an institution to host and deliver an event on an aspect of learning and teaching in the discipline - in this case, engineering and/or materials. The discipline call remains open; the thematic call closes on 3rd November 2011.

 
The new science of oxide interfaces
12 - 13 September 2011, The Royal Society, London

Recent studies of the functional properties of heteroepitaxial interfaces between complex oxides have discovered a tremendous range of exciting new science, including properties such as magnetism and superconductivity which are not present in either parent material or appear at greatly elevated temperatures. This meeting will draw together leading scientists with diverse expertise to understand and exploit such oxide interfaces.

 
New and Recently Appointed Materials Lecturers' 2-day Workshop 2011
01 – 03 September 2011, University of Liverpool

The UK Centre for Materials Education (UKCME) is once again organising a 2-day workshop for newly / recently appointed lecturers (ie academic staff who have commenced within the past 3 years) who teach aspects of Materials, either in courses or modules.

 
International Conference on Engineering Education 2011
21 - 26 August 2011, University of Ulster, Belfast

The theme of ICEE-2011 is ‘Engineering Sustainability for a Global Economy’ – a topical issue at present. This prestigious conference aims to update the engineering community on the latest developments in engineering education taking place around the world. The conference emphasizes the development of international partnerships in education and research and serves as a forum for establishing new contacts and discussing new projects for future collaborative work

 
ATEMA’2011 International Conference
01 – 05 Aug 2011 Montreal, Canada

Seventh AES-ATEMA’2011 International Conference on Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications

 
ATEMA’2011 International Conference
11 – 15 July 2011 Riga, Latvia

Seventh AES-ATEMA’2011 International Conference on Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications

 
ATEMA’2011 International Conference
04 – 08 July 2011 Milan, Italy

Seventh AES-ATEMA’2011 International Conference on Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications

 
2011 Technical, Laboratory and Support Staff Annual Conference
8 June 2011, Roehampton University, London

This conference will have an emphasis on the needs of students from diverse or non-traditional backgrounds, as well as a focus on the way in which academic-related staff are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of taught sessions and workshops / practicals.

 
External Examiners workshop
7 June 2011, University of Birmingham

This one-day workshop is offered by the STEM Group of Subject Centres and is aimed at academic staff who have either recently been appointed, or who aspire to becoming an external examiners. It follows on from the similar event held in March 2010, and aims to provide forum for further discussion in light of the recently published UUK Review of External Examining.

 
Materials Lecturers: What’s Your Role in the Circular Economy?
6 June 2011, London, England

A free workshop series about the circular economy (CE), ideas for CE projects and will offer the opportunity for Feed back to the Foundation and the HEA on their roles and possible support mechanisms necessary to develop curriculum in HEIs around the CE.

 
Materials Lecturers: What’s Your Role in the Circular Economy?
23 May 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland

A free workshop series about the circular economy (CE), ideas for CE projects and will offer the opportunity for Feed back to the Foundation and the HEA on their roles and possible support mechanisms necessary to develop curriculum in HEIs around the CE.

 
Futureproof Plastics, Free Symposium
18 May 2011, Arts University College, Bournemouth

This symposium is a unique opportunity for all those interested in plastics to hear key speakers discuss the impact of plastics on art and design and to join a debate on their future potential in our lives. A thread running through the papers and discussion will be eco design and sustainable use of plastics.

 
HiPerNano 2011: Nanotechnology for Extreme Environments
10 May 2011, Royal Academy of Engineering, London

Performance engineering industries face the challenges of ensuring product reliability and performance under a range of extreme environments such as extreme temperature, pressure, friction, wear, corrosion, stress and impact. HiPerNano 2011 is an annual showcase of new developments in nanomaterials alongside industry end-user presentations on the challenges to be addressed.

 
Materials Education Symposia
7-8 April 2011, University of Cambridge

The 2011 Symposia will be two day events, each with four themed sessions on the themes; Inspiring 1st years and maintaining inspiration into the 2nd year & beyond, interdisciplinary materials teaching and service-taught courses, use of information technology in Materials teaching and education and industry.

 
Materials Education Symposia
24-25 April 2011, Worcester Polytechnic

The 2011 Symposia will be two day events, each with four themed sessions on the themes; Inspiring 1st years and maintaining inspiration into the 2nd year & beyond, interdisciplinary materials teaching and service-taught courses, use of information technology in Materials teaching and education and industry.

 
Changing Materials Courses: Opportunities and Accreditation
30 March 2011, The Hallam Union Building of Sheffield (HUBS) Sheffield Hallam University

This workshop is a collaboration between the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IoM3) and the UK Centre for Materials Education (UKCME). The aim of the event is to highlight how providers of Materials education courses and training programmes, provide examples of opportunities being successfully taken-up by the Materials community and to explore issues of professional accreditation and quality enhancement in the development of Materials courses and programmes.

 
DREAMS Undergraduate Summer Research Assistant program
25 Feb 2011, Deadline

This program introduces summer students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to world-class research in energy and advanced materials, with an emphasis on sustainability. Graduate students will have an opportunity to spend one or two terms in industry in Canada or elsewhere (e.g. 3M in the US, or Toshiba in Japan), with travel and accommodations paid by the DREAMS program.

 
ArabPlast 2011
08 - 11 Jan 2011, Dubai

Arabplast is traditionally known for its wide reach among the Middle Eastern markets through its comprehensive display of innovative solutions for the plastics & rubber industry.

 
Emerging Sustainability Symposium
14th December 2010, The Royal Society, London

On December 14, 2010, the Emerging Sustainability Research Team will be holding a final open symposium in London to present and explore the results of the ES project.

 
Values and Ethics in Engineering
13th December 2010, University of Leeds

The Global Dimension for Engineering Education project is offering a programme of workshops during 2010 - 2011 to strengthen the commitment and capacity of UK higher education engineering faculties to embed global issues into the curriculum.

 
Materials Student Reps' Weekend 2010
12-14 November 2010, Perth-y-Pia Outdoor Activity Centre

The UKCME is once again running a FREE residential weekend for students studying Materials in both Materials and Engineering Departments, who have been elected to represent their fellow students, either at departmental, faculty or university level.

 
MRS S2011 Meeting Education Symposium Call For Papers
2 November 2010 (submission deadline)

The need for a scientifically literate populace has never been greater. In the past few years, a number of prominent scientists, educators, policy makers, and industry leaders have argued for increased attention to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. STEM education, education research, assessment, evaluation, and outreach in materials are especially important in meeting the general goal of STEM literacy.

 
Development and Engineering
29th October 2010, University of Plymouth

The Global Dimension for Engineering Education project is offering a programme of workshops during 2010 - 2011 to strengthen the commitment and capacity of UK higher education engineering faculties to embed global issues into the curriculum.

 
5th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials - NANOSMAT 5
19-21 October 2010, Reims

REIMS, better known as the "Champagne" city of France, will host the 5th NANOSMAT conference (NANOSMAT-5). There is no better place than the "Champagne" city of France to celebrate 5 years of successful running of NANOSMAT conferences.

 
5th Nanosmat Young Scientist's Lecture Competition
18 October 2010, Reims France

Nanosmat are pleased to host a "Young Scientist's Lecture Competition" during the 5th NANOSMAT conference.

 
Engineers Working with Conflict
8th October 2010, Loughborough University

The Global Dimension for Engineering Education project is offering a programme of workshops during 2010 - 2011 to strengthen the commitment and capacity of UK higher education engineering faculties to embed global issues into the curriculum.

 
Materials Education Symposia - Call for Speakers
30 September 2010, UKCME Liverpool

Join us for the 2011 Materials Education Symposia. Over one hundred academics from 21 different countries participated in 2010. Feedback from attendees was very positive. As a result, Granta Design are delighted to announce enhanced events for 2011. Each Symposium will last two days and is being organised in collaboration with an independent Advisory Committee. We invite abstract submissions from anyone interested in speaking.

 
New and Recently Appointed Materials Lecturers' 2-day Workshop 2010
9 September 2010, UKCME Liverpool

This UKCME workshop is focused fully on subject-specific approaches to teaching. It will be delivered by experienced Materials practitioners, with additional contributions from a number of academics teaching Materials who have successfully completed their probationary period.

 
Diversity and Rights in Engineering Practice
6th September 2010, London (Engineering Council)

The Global Dimension for Engineering Education project is offering a programme of workshops during 2010 - 2011 to strengthen the commitment and capacity of UK higher education engineering faculties to embed global issues into the curriculum.

 
Materials Education Symposia - Call for Speakers
31 August 2010

The call for speakers deadline for the Materials Education Symposia. The 2011 Symposia will be two day events, each with four themed sessions on the themes; Inspiring 1st years and maintaining inspiration into the 2nd year & beyond, interdisciplinary materials teaching and service-taught courses, use of information technology in Materials teaching and education and industry.

 
Engineering Social Justice and Peace network - 6th Annual Conference
4 - 6 August 2010, London

The Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (ESJP) network are delighted to announce their Sixth Annual International Conference, to be co-hosted with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA) in London.

 
International Conference on Engineering Education
18 – 22 July 2010, Poland

Following the outstanding results of previous ICEE conferences this year the event will be devoted to people interested in engineering education aspects from various points of view, i.e. to academics, representatives of industry and governmental bodies, non-profit organizations, etc.

 
Tomorrow’s Sustainable University Conference
15 – 16 July 2010, University of Bradford

The conference focuses on issues around strategic vision and change, curriculum and teaching and virtualisation.

 
EEE10
12-15 July 2010, Las Vegas, USA

EEE10s main aim is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number of research areas thatp interact.

 
EE2010: Inspiring the next generation of engineers
6 - 8 July 2010, Aston

This international conference aims to provide a platform to consider how we can inspire the next generation of engineers, from attracting more young people to consider the profession through to engaging students in universities and the workplace.

 
Fourth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis
4 - 7 July 2010, Cambridge

Elsevier will host the Fourth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis at Churchill College in Cambridge. This will be the latest in an important series of conferences which have established a respected biennial forum for the discussion and dissemination of knowledge and experience in Engineering Failure Analysis.

 
Working with International Students
28 Jun 2010, University of Nottingham

The event is offered as a practical, activity-based workshop where delegates will have the opportunity to experience several scenarios we might find in our working with international students. The scenarios will be illustrated from case examples, with the opportunity to learn from the practices of those who are experienced in their working with international students, and to learn about resources and support available through appropriate staff development. 

 
Innovate to Survive - Engineers for a One Planet Future
27 Jun 2010 - 28 Jun 2010, One Great George Street, London

A flagship event designed to highlight how innovation in civil engineering design and construction can underpin the challenges of a low carbon future.

 
Employability in the Curriculum: Beyond the Bolt-on?
22-23 June 2010, Lancashire

This conference explores the processes, value, and impact of different ways of delivering employability within subject curricula and asks whether we have moved beyond the bolt-on.

 
Developing Teaching and Assessment Schemes for Foundation degrees
22 Jun 2010, Loughborough

This workshop has been developed to support colleagues in FE colleges who are involved in developing or have recently started to teach on a foundation degree. It aims to provide an opportunity to discuss the process of developing appropriate teaching schemes and assessments from the details given in module reference sheets or module descriptors.

 
 
International Women’s Leadership Symposium in Energy, Climate Change and Social Entrepreneurship
16 June 2010, University of Oxford

The University of Oxford student organisation Females in Engineering, Science and Technology (FEST), the UK Energy Research Centre’s Meeting Place and the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: an afternoon of ten inspiring presentations of female leaders in energy, climate change and social entrepreneurship.

 
Sustainable Laboratory Chemistry
14 June 2010, University of York

This free workshop highlights existing examples of, and provides an opportunity to discuss, best practice responses to this challenge by chemists in university and other laboratories.

 
Corporate Responsibility Conference
25 May 2010, Oxford

The conference will be focused on moving forward the expanding CR agenda in the HE sector. The day will draw on the experiences of Oxford Brookes University in implementing a Corporate Responsibility program, coinciding with the launch of the University’s first Sustainability Report.

 
Creating Future-Proof Graduates
25 May 2010, Birmingham

The conference will help students identify and prepare for critical incidents which, according to employers, epitomise the major problems that newly qualified graduates encounter when they start work in the ‘real world'.

 
ESD and Empowerment: Never mind the theory where’s the change?
19 May 2010, Bath

This seminar will argue that a key part of the sustainability problem is that we live according to myths and daydreams perpetuated by a growth-oriented global economic system driven by the creation of materialistic illusions, and insulated from the reality of ecological collapse by disconnected virtual worlds.

 
Create Sustain Ability
14 May 2010, London

To assist and support institutions and art design and media subjects to develop curricula and pedagogy that will help students develop the skills and knowledge to live and work sustainably, this year’s Annual Forum will aim to develop awareness, Enable the exchange of information and bring together those who are currently or have in the past undertaken research in the area of ESD.

 
Green Gown Awards 2010
14 May deadline, Ceremonies in Bangor & London

The Green Gown Awards 2010 have now been launched and are inviting applications. The deadline for Stage 2 applications is 14th May 2010.

 
Zero Waste: A Key Stepping Stone to Sustainability
12 May 2010, University of Plymouth

In his talk Professor Connett will discuss the ‘big picture’ and the crucial importance of sustainability. He will define our linear society and examine how various waste management practices do or do not mitigate its impacts

 
Sustainability and the Humanities: Shaping Culture and Community for a Changing World
10 May 2010, Cardiff University

This one-day CHRI conference and workshop has been organised to explore the implications of sustainability for the Humanities, and to address a range of intriguing and pressing questions in this area.

 
Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Climate Change and Sustainability
29 April 2010, Manchester

This conference compliments the ‘Pedagogy of Climate Change Session’ at the Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) held in August 2008. It will also showcase the resources and learning outcomes derived from the GEES Subject Centre 'C-change in GEES Project' (Open licensing of climate change and sustainability resources in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences).

 
Greening STEM
22 April 2010, University of Bradford

This free event is the second in an annual series and will cover topics such as: The distinctive features, and best practice examples of, education for sustainable development (ESD) within STEM disciplines, US experience, the National HE STEM Programme and Sustainability-related job opportunities.

 
National HE STEM Programme Engineering Activity Workshop
20 April 2010, Loughborough University

This event aims to help University Engineering Departments get value from the National HE STEM Programme.

 
The Materials Entrepreneur - Taking Your Innovation Forward
19 April 2010, IOM, London

This one day conference will go through all the steps needed to commercialise your innovation, including protecting your idea, writing an effective business plan, applying for funding, pitching with credibility, marketing and pricing, making decisions and taking risks, dealing with setbacks, and positioning your company for growth.

 
Students as Stakeholders: take an active part in your own learning
16 April 2010, University of Glamorgan

All education students (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral) are invited to hear students and tutors share their experiences o fstudent engagement in the learning process.

 
Engineering Professors' Council Annual Congress 2010
12-14 April 2010, Loughborough

The three themes for the congress are : Incentivising Excellence, Internationalisation and Future Funding. The congress is a high-level event with the highest possible quality of speakers; it will also provide excellent opportunities to network with colleagues from universities, engineering stakeholders and government.

 
Creating Inclusive Engineering Courses
29 March 2010, London

One day seminar aimed at engineering lecturers and programme managers who would like to explore how they can make their courses and engineering departments more inclusive across under represented groups.

 
Information Technology in Support of Materials Education
26 March 2010, Cambridge

This international symposium will explore how software and information resources can be used to best advantage across engineering and materials courses. Focusing on: engaging and retaining 21st century students, integrating sustainability into the engineering curriculum, PBL and supporting interdisciplinary study.

 
External Examining - a workshop for new and aspiring examiners
18 March 2010, York

One-day workshop is offered by the STEM Group of Subject Centres and is aimed at academic staff who have either recently been appointed, or who aspire to become appointed, as external examiners.

 
Higher Education Further 2010 Looking forward: policy, strategy and practice
29 Jan 2010, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London , WC1H 9JP

This one-day event aims to examine some of the policy initiatives of interest to all those concerned with the higher education in further education colleges and how these might translate to strategy and its implementation. It is being organised be the QAA Higher Education in Further Education Colleges’ (HE in FECs’) Liaison Group and the Higher Education Academy.

 
National HE STEM programme for Wales
22 January 2010, Swansea University

Stakeholders from across Wales are warmly invited to attend a one-day conference to learn more about the HE STEM Programme and to explore ways of working together.

 
Enhancing learning through Web2.0
16 December 2009, Leicester

Natural Fibres ’09 is one of the final events of 2009, the United Nation’s designated International Year of Natural Fibres. This three day International Conference will celebrate and highlight the increasing use of natural fibres around the World, raise awareness of their diverse engineering properties and take an in-depth look at the research work that is being carried out.

 
Natural Materials for a Low Carbon Future
14-16 December 2009, London

Natural Fibres ’09 is one of the final events of 2009, the United Nation’s designated International Year of Natural Fibres. This three day International Conference will celebrate and highlight the increasing use of natural fibres around the World, raise awareness of their diverse engineering properties and take an in-depth look at the research work that is being carried out.

 
Beyond Teaching and Research: Inclusive Understandings of Academic Practice
13-15 December 2009, Oxford

The conference will be focused on the development of holistic depictions of academic careers - ones conceptualized as more than teaching and/or research. We seek a wide range of creative responses to this idea, but initial suggestions include academic practice as career development, mentoring, academic climate, relationships between academic work and wider life, academic writing and discourse, and emotions or affect in academic work.

 
Writing for Publication
11 December 2009, Sheffield Hallam University

Are you undertaking educational research or evaluating an aspect of learning and teaching in engineering? Would you like find out more about how to publish your ideas and findings? Or perhaps you would like some guidance for writing papers for conferences such as EE2010. This will be an opportunity for you to work through your ideas with experienced facilitators and other engineering academics.

 
Higher Education and the Sustainability Challenge
10th December 2009, Central London

The consultation asks for views on proposed sector-level targets for the reduction of carbon emissions and a proposed strategy for achieving these targets.

 
Quality and responding to employer needs - Sharing good practice
9 December 2009, Cardiff

This event provides an opportunity for colleagues to discuss practice and share ideas on how best to prepare students to deal with issues associated with environment and sustainability. The day will consist of presentations from bioscientists describing the delivery of environmental ethics teaching and practical examples of effective approaches, techniques and methods.

 
Quality and responding to employer needs - Sharing good practice
1 December 2009, Birmigham

This conference builds on a QAA event held in July 2009 where participants were presented with the general findings of a survey into approaches to the quality assurance of employer responsive provision and discussed the contents of a forthcoming QAA publication on this area of activity.

 
Systemic Change in the Age of Stupid. Lessons from Switzerland
4 December 2009, Cheltenham

Seminar with Rolf Jucker. Dr Rolf Jucker is the director of the Swiss Foundation for Environmental Education, an independent body tasked with mainstreaming Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development in the Swiss School system.

 
Educating the European Engineer for the challenges of the 21st century
20 November 2009, Brussels, Belgium

Educating the European Engineer for the challenges of the 21st century

 
Materials Innovations for the Healthcare Environment
9 November 2009, London

This Institute of Materials conference focuses on preventing the spread of infection through the innovative use of materials and design.

 
Polymer Innovations
11-12 November 2009, Birmingham

This brand new event considers the needs of designers & engineers who are looking for solutions and applications that deliver speed, flexibility, reduced cost and competitive differentiation – including many who may not have even considered plastics until now.

 
Student Reps Weekend 2009
13-15 November 2009, Black Mountains National Park

The purpose of the weekend event is to help students to appreciate how they can best represent the interests of their fellow students on various Committees, by enabling them to gain an insight into the principles and practices of MATERIALS EDUCATION in institutions across the UK.

 
Changing Educational Development: New Ideas, New Approaches, New Contexts
18-19 November 2009, Birmingham

This conference will focus on how innovation can be encouraged, creative solutions enabled and new arenas embraced in higher education. It will also encourage a revisit of old ideas in new contexts, or old solutions to new problems. Pedagogies and practices will be explored – with a focus on their practical application – which enhance the learning experience for students.

 
Engineering Judgment: A Core Competence?
5 November 2009, Glasgow

This one-day seminar will highlight the necessity for every engineer to be competent in making judgements based upon a structured, logical, consistent and thorough approach.

 
Sustainability, Well-being and European Lifelong Learning
25-31 October 2009, Cheltenham

The content of the Workshop will focus on sustainability, alternative approaches to sustainable lifestyles, and individual and community well-being.

 
vizNET'09
29-30 October 2009, Loughborough University

vizNET 2009 is annual conference designed to help researchers and postgraduates within UK academia utilise new visualisation techniques and software to improve their own analysis and research.

 
Verifying a Professional Workforce (Seminar)
22 October 2009, Telford

The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining is inviting you to participate in a seminar to enable views from all stakeholders to be obtained in assessing the extent of the problem and gain a clearer sense of what is required to address the needs of, barriers to, and the potential benefits of professional recognition to businesses and individuals alike.

 
AddCon 2009: 15th International Conference on Plastics Additives & Compounding
20-21 October 2009, Cologne

Due to rapidly changing world wide economic pressures the global additives market is under increased pressure for improvements in efficiency, performance and cost savings. This conference provides an opportunity to learn about quickly changing technical and market developments while networking with the industry’s decision makers, researchers and additive end users from across the global plastics industry.

 
International Dimensions of Graduate Employability: Developing the global citizen
16 October 2009, Oxford

A one-day workshop presented by the FDTL5 Enhancing Graduate Employability Project which looks at Institutional approaches to embedding employability, graduate employability,demand for graduate skills and the enhancement graduate level employability.

 
Verifying a Professional Workforce (Seminar)
24 September 2009, Sheffield

The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining is inviting you to participate in a seminar to enable views from all stakeholders to be obtained in assessing the extent of the problem and gain a clearer sense of what is required to address the needs of, barriers to, and the potential benefits of professional recognition to businesses and individuals alike.

 
All Our Futures 2 Conference
15-17 September 2009, Plymouth

This conference brings together the imperatives of design, business and education: that we design a world that we can go on living in, and that we communicate to each other the values, insights, skills and technologies informing this design.

 
IPEM: Annual Scientific Meeting and Exhibition
14-16 September 2009, Liverpool

The conference aims to bring together physical science, engineering and clinical professionals in academia, healthcare services and industry to share and disseminate knowledge.

 
1st European Conference on Gender and Diversity in Engineering and Science
11-13 September 2009, Düsseldorff, Germany

The conference aims to bring the gender and diversity arguments from the gender sciences to industry and to those people who can make a change: HR managers, employers, scientists and managers in engineering.With this aim in view, there will be presentations of best practice all over the world, results of studies showing the benefits of diversity and gender conscious management, and information on work-life balance concepts in sciences and engineering.

 
Education for Sustainable Development (Conference): Graduates as Global Citizens
10 - 11 September 2009, Bournemouth, UK

The conference aims to bring together participants who are taking forward sustainable development and global citizenship within the context of Further/Higher Education. This may be through learning, teaching and assessment, student support, extra curricular activities, and initiatives that demonstrate to students and staff that universities are addressing sustainable development.

 
Euromat Symposium 2009
7-10 September 2009, Glasgow

Euromat meetings held every two years are sponsored by the Federation of European Materials Societies. They have become prime venues in Europe for a major gathering of academics and industrialists with an interest in Materials Science and Technology.

 
New and Recently Appointed Lecturers' 2-day Workshop
3-5 September 2009, Liverpool

This residential workshop is focused fully on subject-specific approaches to teaching. It will be delivered by experienced Materials practitioners, with additional contributions from a number of academics teaching Materials who have successfully completed their probationary period.

 
Advanced Composites in Construction 2009
1-3 September 2009, Edinburgh

The aim of the conference is to encourage the presentation of new concepts, techniques and case studies which will lead to greater exploitation of advanced polymer composite and FRP materials for the civil engineering infrastructure rehabilitation and renewal.

 
ICCM-17 17th International Conference on Composite Materials
27-31 July 2009, Edinburgh

This Conference will follow the pre-eminent tradition of the ICCM Conferences which are the world's leading Composites Conference series. Internationally renowned composite scientists, engineers and designers from all over the globe continue to attend the ICCM series to present their frontier research findings and to keep up to date with latest achievements and developments in this very fast moving and high technology based field. 

 
Assessment in Higher Education Conference
8 July 2009, University of Cumbria, Carlisle

This second Assessment in Higher Education Conference, builds on the successful event in 2008 as an opportunity to debate concerns and increase understanding of assessment practice. It will provide the opportunity to share innovations and research with a particular focus on the voice of the practitioner, working to improve assessment in their programmes and institutions.

 
Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pedagogy Research Methods in Higher Education (STEM PRM)
30 June 2009, Loughborough

STEM PRM 2009 is concerned with disseminating research findings of innovative pedagogical methods in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in higher education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments in STEM higher education, and interacting with colleagues.

 
ICSAM 2009 – 10th International Conference on Superplasticity in Advanced Materials
29 June - 2 July 2009, Washington, USA

Since its inception, ICSAM has been the world’s foremost venue for engaging researchers from around the world for technical discussions and the presentation of technical data relating to superplasticity and superplastic forming (SPF) of materials. The objective of this conference is to bring together both academic and industrial persons with an interest in the field of superplasticity, with the hope of promoting teamwork, collaborations and partnering to further the technology for the entire world.

 
Higher Education Academy Annual Conference - The Future of the Student Learning Experience
29 June - 2 July 2009, Manchester

The title of the Academy's 2009 Annual Conference is ‘The Future of the Student Learning Experience' and it has the following sub-themes: 'Designing higher education of the future', 'The Student Lifecycle', 'Internationalisation', 'Innovation', and 'Students of the future.'

 
The 3rd Science Learning and Teaching Conference
16-17 June 2009, Edinburgh

The aim of this national conference is to bring together practitioners in the teaching of science disciplines in HE to share their experiences, identify common challenges and an opportunity to share effective practice.

 
Micro and Nanotechnology
20 May 2009, Cardiff

The aim of the Masterclass Programme is to help lecturers in Further Education Colleges to gain up to date knowledge and experience first hand the changes that have occurred in industry in recent years. Each Masterclass will be run at a company or an industrial centre, and will bring lecturers face to face with latest technologies and processes in a variety of areas.

 
Metals - the Competitive Edge
12 May 2009, Rotherham

This seminar will focus on cutting-edge technologies and forward thinking for future aerospace structures. It will cover the latest developments in metallic materials and metallic structure manufacturing technologies, discussing the methods and approaches available through industrial case studies.

 
Materials in Dentistry
8 May 2009, London

This conference will enable professionals in the field of dentistry to keep one step ahead of their competitors by understanding the technology behind the new materials and processes that are on the market today, and in the pipeline for tomorrow.

 
Creativity in the Sciences
29 April 2009, Glasgow

The Centre for Bioscience has organised a day around the theme of creativity in the sciences in collaboration with STEM Subject Centres. Through at least two interactive and creative workshop sessions to share examples of good practice, you will learn more about the creative process, how to facilitate creativity in your teaching, and understand the importance of creativity as an employability trait for your students.

 
Third International Personal Tutoring and Academic Advising Conference
21-22 April 2009, Liverpool

This conference aims to provide an opportunity to explore the role of personal tutoring and academic advising in relation to improving student success.

 
Thermoplastic Composites Technology and Business
21 April 2009, RAF Museum Cosford

This one day event will include presentations from materials manufacturers, composite product manufacturers, and researchers in the field. It is suitable for designers and engineers experienced with composites, and also those technical and commercial executives considering procuring or using thermoplastic composites for the first time.

 
(Project Management) Assessment - When, Why and How?
2 April 2009, Leeds

The session will aim to explore when, why and how project management learning should be assessed and identify the implications for learning and teaching. The objectives are to update participants with the progress of the network to date; to identify the rhythm of learning; to discuss what different forms of assessment achieve and to establish how good practice can be shared.

 
CES EduPack Symposium
1-3 April 2009, Cambridge

An event for materials educators in engineering, science, processing and design.

 
Pedagogic Research in the Biosciences
24 March 2009, Leicester

The day will explore different methodologies and provide you with the opportuntity to meet like-minded colleagues and promote pedagogy in the biosciences.

 
Hybrid Materials 2009 - 1st International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials
15-19 March 2009, London

This inaugural meeting - which has attracted in excess of 1400 abstracts - aims to bring together experts from the various sub-disciplines to share current research and create an interdisciplinary forum for discussion.

 
Energy from Waste and Biomass
11 March 2009, London

This conference will investigate the growing area of research and development in this field, as well as outlining the legislative issues and governmental incentives.

 
The Future for Higher Level Engineering Education
9 March 2009, York

This workshop will explore some of the issues faced by engineering departments as they develop programmes in response to current initiatives for an increase in courses that are responsive to the needs of employers and for universities and colleges to respond to the needs of learners in the workplace. 

 
Attracting International Research Students: Strategy and Practice
4 March 2009, London

The conference will focus on the strategic importance of international research students to the HE sector and will assess how UK universities can position themselves to attract the brightest and best students to their campuses.

 
National HE STEM Programme Consultation
2-19 February 2009, Birmingham, London, Bristol, Bradford

Opportunities for input and discussion - Free UK-wide consultation events with networking lunch.

 
Polymer Electronics 2009
4-5 February 2009, Barcelona, Spain

The first Polymer Electronics conference, designed to inform researchers, material suppliers, component fabricators and electronics manufacturers of the latest research and developments in this dynamic and rapidly evolving field.

 
Designs on the Planet 3: Delivering Sustainability through Design Projects
30 January 2009, Cardiff

This symposium, organised by CEBE and the Welsh School of Architecture, builds on the previous Designs on the Planet events, by providing an opportunity for teachers of architecture to come together and creatively explore ways in which climate change issues can be incorporated into comprehensive design projects.

 
Bologna: Promoting sthe European Dimension in Learning and Teaching
23 January 2009, West Park Conference Centre, Dundee

The British Council and the Higher Education Academy are holding a seminar on Bologna to inform academics of recent developments in the Bologna Process and to engage them in thinking about the implications of Bologna for learning and teaching at subject level.

 
Boost Your Career in Science and Engineering
21 January 2009, IOM3, Carlton House Terrace, London

A one day workshop focusing on career development and improving communication in the field of Science and Engineering.