Associate College Partnership conference 2019

  • Oxford Brookes University was pleased to welcome 115 delegates to the ninth annual conference of the ACP on Friday 18 January 2019.

    The theme was 'Working in a changing environment: the evolution of technical Higher Education'.

    Keynote presentation:

    The evolution of technical higher education, Amanda Burnside, Wiltshire College and University Centre

    Workshop presentations:

    Programme

    Time What's on
    9.00 - 9.45am

    Registration and networking with tea/coffee and pastries 

    9.45 - 10.15am

    Welcome and NSS Awards Ceremony 

    Helen Hall, UK Recruitment and Partnerships Director, Oxford Brookes University; Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), Oxford Brookes University

    10.15 - 11.00am

    Keynote: The evolution of technical higher education

    Amanda Burnside, Principal of Wiltshire College and University Centre 

    11.15 - 12.15pm

    Workshops - when registering, please select a first and second choice from below: 

     

    Embedding work-based learning in the curriculum

    Ann Minton, University of Derby 

    An opportunity to explore how working in partnership provides opportunities for all (students and staff) to enrich the learning process, by embedding work-based learning within the curriculum. We will identify some of the keys to successful working relationships between universities, colleges and employers, and discuss how to ensure an excellent student experience in the context of both “traditional” and apprenticeship learning.

    Customer journey mapping 

    Liz Broadbent and Kirsty Holland, Oxford Brookes University

    Customer Journey Maps trace a student's journey from first awareness of an institution through to enrolment. Reflecting on Oxford Brookes’ recent mapping exercise, we will identify touchpoints, explore the ‘moments that matter’ and discuss the impact of how we perform at these stages. You will have opportunities to consider the interactions you have with your own potential students, and the effect they can have.  

     

    Student Experience Projects

    Andrea Macrae, Oxford Brookes University 

    Want to find out more about the Brookes Student Experience projects, including Get Published! and BrookesID? This session will talk you through them, showcase some brilliant ACP students who have boosted their student experience, their skills and their confidence through them, and explore ways of engaging more ACP students in these great opportunities.     

    Academic Conduct - "You're gonna need a bigger boat" * 

    Debbie Witney, Oxford Brookes University  

    Amidst the 'moral panic' being whipped up in the press about high levels of student cheating, we need to reflect on our strategies for deterring poor academic conduct. Is a 'bigger boat' needed to steer students away from cheating? We will discuss supporting tutors in identifying cheating, and using assessment design to develop an integrity-based approach that supports students while guiding them away from poor academic conduct.
    *Jaws (1975) dir. Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures

     

    Applying for Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship

    Professor Jackie Potter, Oxford Brookes University

    Find out about the UK Professional Standards Framework Pathway Programme and how you can gain recognition (and celebration) of your teaching from an international standard.  

    12.15 - 12.45pm

    Professional area networking session  

    12.45 - 13:30pm

    Lunch

    13.30 - 14.15pm

    Student Panel

    14.15 - 15.15pm

    Workshopswhen registering, please select a first and second choice from below:  


    Embedding work-based learning in the curriculum

    Ann Minton, University of Derby 

    An opportunity to explore how working in partnership provides opportunities for all (students and staff) to enrich the learning process, by embedding work-based learning within the curriculum. We will identify some of the keys to successful working relationships between universities, colleges and employers, and discuss how to ensure an excellent student experience in the context of both “traditional” and apprenticeship learning.

     

    Customer Journey Mapping 

    Liz Broadbent and Kirsty Holland, Oxford Brookes University

    Customer Journey Maps trace a student's journey from first awareness of an institution through to enrolment. Reflecting on Oxford Brookes’ recent mapping exercise, we will identify touchpoints, explore the ‘moments that matter’ and discuss the impact of how we perform at these stages. You will have opportunities to consider the interactions you have with your own potential students, and the effect they can have. 

     

    Student Experience Projects 

    Andrea Macrae, Oxford Brookes University

    Want to find out more about the Brookes Student Experience projects, including Get Published! and BrookesID? This session will talk you through them, showcase some brilliant ACP students who have boosted their student experience, their skills and their confidence through them, and explore ways of engaging more ACP students in these great opportunities.

    The Scholarship Framework  

    Pauline Osborne and Jolanta Peters, University Centre Somerset 

    This session will explain the approach that University Centre Somerset has taken to developing research and scholarship activities over the last few years. We will explore how the AoC (Association of Colleges) Scholarship Framework has been used, and guide you through some of the key resources available to you. The session will help you consider your own approach to research and scholarship and make you aware of what is available to assist you on this journey, both as an individual and as an institution.

     

    Using TEF metrics as a quality improvement tool  

    Rebecca Philbrook and Jenny Craig, Abingdon and Witney College 

    Whilst a move to subject level TEF may feel an onerous additional burden, the ability to draw on nationally collected metrics to inform improvement to HE practice is invaluable. Abingdon and Witney College took part in the subject level TEF pilot last year, approaching it as a positive opportunity to establish a quality framework that could translate in to practical actions and solutions for our own HE staff. This workshop draws on that experience and offers practical advice for colleagues as we move towards subject level TEF.

    3.15 - 3:45pm

    Networking and refreshments