Graduate Education Managers Network Meeting 2022
The 2022 Graduate Education Managers Network (formerly the Graduate School Managers Network) workshop provides the opportunity to join colleagues from HEIs across the UK, in person, to discuss some of the pressing issues affecting their roles.
This event is an opportunity to gather with colleagues in the Network to talk about our ‘new normal’ – hybrid working and learning. We will consider and share good practice emerging in the sector related to returning to campus or engaging remotely all or some of the time.
Now that HEI staff and PGRs are returning to campus in greater numbers, we need to understand what we have learnt from the experiences of the past two years of remote working and how we can apply this to how we are likely to work now and possibly in the future. Many students are keen to return to campus and many must do so to use campus-based facilities, resources or equipment. Many, however, do not need to be on campus and may wish to remain remote (whether they are physically near or far) or only attend campus when there is a need to. How can we continue to ensure a high-quality PGR experience where ‘participation’ or ‘engagement’ might be quite different and or mixed in terms of people in the room / people on a screen. What have we learnt that we can apply to building and fostering this new way of working and learning?
This event will allow for practice sharing and the raising of practical issues and challenges amongst colleagues. It will enable discussion on key topics, research culture and accessibility/EDI, related to the development delivery of the PGR experience and suggestions for how good practice might be embedded in the way we work.
Colleagues attending this session will:
- Develop an understanding of current good practice in relation to how the PGR experience has changed through sharing your own practice or learning from the practice of others
- Have an opportunity to consider what a positive research culture means for PGRs and how this can be helped or hindered where PGRs are working both on and off campus
- Be able to discuss some of the positives and negatives associated with face to face, online and hybrid learning and working in terms of accessibility and EDI and consider your own institutional approaches to this in this light
Registration with Coffee
Welcome & Introduction
Mary Beth Kneafsey | University of Glasgow & co-Chair, UKCGE Graduate Education Managers Network
Ross English | University of Brighton & co-Chair, UKCGE Graduate Education Managers Network
Practice Sharing — Identifying Current Challenges & Solutions
Tea & Coffee Break
Fostering Positive Research Cultures in a Hybrid Environment
Professor Kathleen Quinlan | University of Kent
Embedding Accessibility and EDI into Hybrid Approaches
Dr Rebecca Lindner | University College London
Tea & Coffee Break
How does bringing on campus and remote participation together affect how we deliver support to PGRs?