Getting started: academic induction

  • Event type

    Next date
    Dates to be confirmed. New dates will be advertised in our monthly OCSLD newsletter.
    JHBB, Headington Campus

    Who is it for
    This short workshop is aimed at academics who have just joined Oxford Brookes University and want to hear more about their role and being an academic at Brookes. We will explain all the key areas you need to know about to help you sail through your first few weeks at Brookes.  We recommend you attend this workshop. It is supported by an online induction tool which is available on the New Starters Pages on the Brookes web-site.

  • 09.30

    Welcome and introductions:

    Who we are and what we study and teach


    Learning and Teaching at Oxford Brookes University: (George Roberts)

    • Dialogic learning
    • Your Personal Information Portal 
    • Charters, Compacts, Descriptors - what we say we do
    • Academic Advising and Student Support
    • Prevent
    10.45 Comfort break

    Colleagues from the Library, IT, and Upgrade will join us to introduce and explore:

    Teaching spaces at Brookes (Becky Horton):

    • IT and AV equipment and services
    • Google Apps for Education

    Learning Resources (Charlie Brampton):

    • Your Academic Liaison Librarian
    • Making reading lists work for you and your students

    Digital Services (Harry Kalantzis and Mel Bashor):

    • The VLE and Moodle

    Improving attainment (Kevin Watson):

    • Upgrade and Academic English
    12.30 Plenary Q&A and Close

    There are no hand-outs or pre-course work.


    • Tea and coffee will be available.

    Joining Instructions

    • Joining instructions: will be sent to you by email approx 10 days prior to the workshop.


    • Evaluation: your comments are valuable and you will be asked to complete a form at the end of the workshop.

    Unable to attend

    • Please let us know asap (email if you are unable to attend as we can give your space to another participant.