EVENT: Speakers sought for University Academic Skills Network Teachmeet

  • Date: Tuesday 12 December 2017
  • Time:: 09:45 to 13:30
  • Venue:: Teaching Room 2, Laidlaw Library, Leeds University, Woodhouse Lane Leeds LS2 9JT

PHOTOGRAPHY AS a visual research tool to engage marginalised communities will be the subject of a guest speaker at a teaching network event.

And more speakers are being sought to present at the University of Leeds Academic Skills Network event, to share their ideas or talk about current projects in 10 minute slots or as part of a round table discussion.

Zey Suka-Bill from the University of the Arts, London, will speak at Teachmeet, which is a networking event where teachers of academic skills share ideas and best practice.

Zey, who is the Associate Dean of Progression, Attainment and Support at the London College of Communication, leads on the strategic planning, development of College policy and practice.

Helen Bowman, Academic Skills Development Manager, at the Lifelong Learning Centre at the University of Leeds, who is organising the event with Skills@library, says: “We are delighted to be welcoming Zey to our next Teachmeet at Leeds.

“She has extensive experience of working with students from a range of nationalities, cultures, and diverse socio-economic backgrounds, working at a variety of higher education institutions for the last 20 years.

“We are also seeking other colleagues to present at this event and wewelcome applications from those interested in either a 10 minute slot or in a  round table discussion format. This is an ideal opportunity to share work in progress.

“This event is open to colleagues from across the University but external guests are also welcome, so please do advertise this in your own networks.”

If you would like to present during the session please email Emily Wheeler e.wheeler@leeds.ac.uk. 

The deadline for letting us know if you would like to present – either in 10 minutes or as a round table – is November 15,  and you do not need to be a member of the network to present.

The University of Leeds Academic Skills Network is a group of colleagues who teach academic skills development across the University of Leeds in any discipline who meet once per semester to share ideas and develop practice.

The programme for the teachmeet is:

09.45 Arrival and coffee
10.00 Guest speaker – Zey Suka-Bill
10.45 Coffee
11.00 3x 10-minute presentations
11.30 6x rotating tables (10 minutes each).
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Finish.

Please do book to register your attendance using Eventbrite.

Enquiries about this event should be sent to Helen Bowman: h.bowman@leeds.ac.uk