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See what’s on and sign up for anything that interests you. This page will be updated as events are arranged.

Please get in touch if you have an event your organisation would like to be promoted or if you have an idea for an event that our practitioners would be interested in

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Connect with Coffee

As we continue to work remotely, we realise that our opportunities to meet, network, share news and practice or just say “hello” – in the train, corridor, coffee queue or water cooler – are limited. To address this in some way, we are holding SCAPP Connect with Coffee events which will give you a chance to meet new colleagues, or catch up with existing ones.

We begin each event with a short ice breaker or presentation by a colleague on a topic of interest – e.g. hobby or interest, their career journey through WP – followed by an opportunity to meet for 20-25 minutes with someone attending the event too.

Coffee Connect normally takes place on the last working day of each month from 11am – 12pm.

More Information and Register

Brunch and Blether

Pivot, Platforms and WP Programmes – In School Programmes for Remote Delivery

NEW DATE Wednesday 19 May 2021 9.30 am – 11am

The University of Glasgow and FOCUS West Top-Up Programme will be used as a case study for the WP team online pivot in response to the global health pandemic.

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Lunch and Learn

Our Lunch and Learn events are designed to bring practitioners together to share practice, drawing on innovative ways that staff have developed activities for delivery to a variety of stakeholders.

The topics will reflect current practice and are designed to be informative, informal and hopefully useful!

Lunch and Learn events normally last between 1 hour and 90 minutes with presentation (s) then opportunity to ask questions or discuss the topic under question.

If you have something that you’d like to share  and present, please get in touch at scapp@stir.ac.uk

Tea and Talk

Our Tea and Talk events are designed to bring practitioners together to share practice, drawing on innovative ways that staff have developed activities for delivery to a variety of stakeholders.

The topics will reflect current practice and are designed to be informative, informal and hopefully useful!

Tea and Talk events normally last between 1 hour and 90 minutes with presentation (s) then opportunity to ask questions or discuss the topic under question.

If you have something that you’d like to share and present, please get in touch at scapp@stir.ac.uk

More Information and Register

Other Events

 

Other Events

The UALL (Universities Association for Lifelong Learning)  Student Experience Network invites you to a series of afternoon online sessions reflecting on the experiences of part-time, mature, and widening participation learners throughout their higher education journey. These take place between March and May 2021.

See CRADALL website here for more information

Other Events

Universities of Sanctuary Events

Colleges of Sanctuary: Scotland Launch
Hosted by the College Development Network
17 May Monday, 11-12:30

We are delighted that the College Development Network will be hosting the Scotland launch of our FE Colleges of Sanctuary Stream and Resources.
The session will provide an overview of the City of Sanctuary UK movement and its sanctuary awards, focusing particularly on the new College of Sanctuary stream. The session will share ideas, experiences and good practice examples on how Colleges can better support students from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds, and how they can apply for accreditation as a College of Sanctuary.
There will be presentations from FE College staff and students, as well as Sara Trewhitt from City of Sanctuary who leads on the Colleges of Sanctuary Stream.
register for the event here

 

Other events

Standalone

Learning From Each Other networking sessions are there to give you the opportunity to chat about an element of your work with colleagues from across the HE sector over a cup of tea / coffee.

The discussion topic for each month will be selected from your suggestions submitted to Stand Alone. The topic will be introduced by the person who submitted it and Stand Alone will chair the session. Where possible and relevant there will be input from an external organisation with specialist knowledge.

We hope you will find these informal virtual get-togethers useful to share what you are doing with colleagues but also to find out from others how they are approaching the issue, whether they are experiencing the same challenges and maybe have found solutions, and to get some positive energy from each other!

The next Learning From Each Other session will be on Tuesday 27 April 10.30am – 12pm. We will be discussing how to improve access to careers advice and employability opportunities for estranged students.
The final Learning From Each Other session this academic year will be on Tuesday 25 May 10.30am – 12pm.
If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like to discuss please contact Susan on s.mueller@standalone.org.uk

 

Other events

The Arts of Integrating: “Mayday” Spring School
UNESCO RILA (Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts) at the University of Glasgow
7 – 28 May 2021
Registrations are now open for the free two-week festival combining academic thought with artistic and linguistic practice in an effort to share and create new ways of working in the context of integration.

Sign up for discussions, workshops, performances, presentations, collaborative art and more, celebrating and creating language, art and integration in all its forms.
City of Sanctuary is delighted to be contributing our Funday Friday sessions to the UNESCO RILA festival.

register here for “MayDay” – The Arts of Integrating
Pathways to Healthcare Careers Event for Refugees in Scotland
The Aberdeen Medic Outreach Society (AMOS)
Wednesday 26th May at 6pm (online)
The Aberdeen Medic Outreach Society (AMOS) are organising a Healthcare Careers Event on Wednesday 26th May at 6pm. The event is open to refugee communities across Scotland.

While the event will be most relevant to secondary school pupils, it  is also open tp parents, carers, and those in employment.

Please see below sign-up forms in English and Arabic – the event will be hosted primarily in Arabic if this is the preferred language that attendees mark.

English sign-up form:

Arabic sign-up form:

New ‘Teams’ Channel for scholarships staff at UK universities
STAR Equal Access have set up a new Team on Microsoft Teams for university staff working on scholarships for refugee and asylum seeking students.This will provide an online discussion space where staff can connect with each other and share any ad hoc questions or suggestions regarding scholarships.

This online discussion space is intended to complement the Sanctuary jiscmail as a means of furthering discussion on more detailed or sensitive matters related to scholarships. At the moment, Maryam Taher, Universities of Sanctuary Coordinator, and Siobhán Coskeran, Coordinator for STAR Equal Access will be a part of this Teams channel, but it will otherwise be restricted to HE scholarships staff.

If you’re a member of university staff working on Sanctuary Scholarships and would like to join this Teams channel, please email Siobhán Coskeran on:  equalaccess@star-network.org.uk

 

 

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