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Cass School of Education and Communities Research Seminar 9 November 2016, 13.00-14.00, ED.2.01

You are invited to attend the Cass School of Education’s research seminar on Wednesday 9 November 2016.

Title: Competence Based Education and Training and (human) learning theory: complimentary or contradictory?

 Seminar speaker: Prof. John Preston, Director of Research, Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London

 Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) is making a return from the dead in educational theory and practice and is increasingly being applied in vocational courses in Higher Education (HE) in the United States and the United Kingdom in both the private and public sector. Rather than examine CBET on grounds of reliability, validity and educational robustness the paper considers CBET in terms of human learning theory and the existential qualities of CBET courses.

John Preston is Professor of Education at the Cass School of Education and Communities and an ESRC Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow.



Engineering the future of data – lecture on Thursday 24 November 2016, 6.00pm

Would you like to find out more about the future of data and how it affects every part of modern life? Then don’t miss your chance to attend the Academy’s flagship lecture with Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and Principal of Jesus College.

The computational fabric that underpins our world is connected to every aspect of modern life; from health to education, transport to energy, finance to defence. There is a dawning recognition that the data this fabric consumes, generates and transfers is an important asset.

This lecture will demonstrate that data is a vital infrastructure that needs to be engineered, curated and cared for, and demands particular skills within our society.


View the full programme.

You will also have the chance to:

• Network with senior representatives from the engineering industry
• Enjoy the drinks reception and buffet dinner


Register today to avoid disappointment.



Lecture and drinks reception £15.00
Lecture and buffet dinner £40.00 (prices include VAT)


Contact Jane Divito, Events Manager for further details.

UEL Women’s Network Event Imposter Syndrome – 8th November 2016

Date: 8th November 2016
Time: Arrive at 12pm for refreshments, 12.15-1.30 Discussion / Q&A followed by networking (ends 2pm)
Place: Zone 3, Ground Floor Knowledge Dock, Docklands Campus
Click here to RSVP

Impostor syndrome is a term which refers to individuals who, despite being high-achieving, fear that they are not good enough and / or do not deserve their success, they feel like a ‘fraud’. Contrary perhaps to what you might expect, it is common for academics to feel this and in particular women.

The event will include a panel discussion and hopefully inspire discussion for all attending, an opportunity to discuss the reasons for this phenomenon, experiences and suggestions of how to overcome it.

 Speakers include:

  • Professor Nora Ann Colton, Deputy Vice Chancellor
  • Dame Mary Marsh – a non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc and a member of the Governing Body at London Business School. Recently appointed as Chair of The Trustee Board at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and a Director of the Board of LSO (London Symphony Orchestra).
  • Nancy Scott, Senior Executive Recruiter with experience of internationally hiring executive, interim and non executive roles in the public and private sector.

All welcome / All genders but space limited so book your space now: Click here to RSVP

New Page on Post-Referendum Information from UKRO

UKRO has created a new page for researchers setting out the current situation with regard to Brexit and EU funding programmes, emphasising that the main message for now is ‘business as usual’. It also includes links to the main statements made by the UK Government and the European Commission, as well as to relevant UKRO resources.

To access the page you must be signed up to UKRO’s website which is free for UEL staff and can be accessed here.



Interactive Map of Funding Options for all Career Stages

The Medical Research Council and seven other research funding bodies have developed an interactive map of funding options including studentships, awards and grants for biomedical researchers at all stages of their careers. This provides an easy way for researchers to compare current funding options across the UK and worldwide.

The map offers a user-friendly approach to finding funding opportunities relevant to your career position. The different types of opportunities, studentships, grants and awards, will lead you to an uncomplicated list of existing grants you can apply for. Eligibility varies depending on the selected grant. Some opportunities are available to applicants worlwide while some are restricted to UK-based researchers only.

The map also includes a ‘career’ feature which allows the user to navigate possible career paths from apprenticeships and undergraduate degrees through to professorships, managerial roles, specialist directors and more. Case studies show the routes people have taken to get to their position as well as advice for early-career researchers.

To access the map press here