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Call for the HEA workshop and seminar series 2011-12
Date: 17/10/2011 || Higher education institutions across the UK are today, 7 October 2011, invited to partner with the HEA through its upcoming workshop and seminar series. Participating institutions will each receive a grant of £500 to host and deliver a workshop or seminar promoting research and evidence that has informed departmental and institutional policy and/or practice. Applicants can submit a proposal to host an event on the theme of assessment and feedback or retention and success, or on learning and teaching in a discipline context. The closing date for thematic submissions is 3 November 2011, while the discipline call will be ongoing throughout the year.  more

The Higher Education Academy UK Travel Fund 2011/12 - Call for applications
Date: 17/10/2011 || This new UK-wide initiative for 2011-12 builds upon similar recent HEA schemes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The purpose of this fund is to help staff and students engage in activities (e.g. events, and meetings). The HEA is committed to sustainability and increased efficiency in the delivery of its services and has started to run some “virtual” events e.g. through the use of Elluminate, however, the technological infrastructure is still in its infancy and feedback from the sector suggests that face to face contact is still the preferred mode of engagement.   more

A call for papers for the Third International Conference on Computational Creativity.
Date: 13/10/2011 || A call for papers has been issued for the Third International Conference on Computational Creativity.  Paper submissions are due January 16, 2012, demo submissions are due April 12, 2012, and the conference will be May 30 - June 1, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland.  more

Teaching Development Grants Departmental Bids Deadline 23rd October 2011
Date: 10/10/2011 || This is a reminder that the closing date for Departmental bids is 23rd October 2011.  more

Emerald digital usage award
Date: 07/10/2011 || Emerald Group Publishing Limited, in association with Student Competitions, is offering three cash prizes for business plans that contribute to the development of library electronic resources by analysing and developing practices which will increase online usage. The winning project should actively promote and uphold the use of Library Electronic Holdings.   more

Papers and presentations from the 12th Annual Conference of the HEA ICS Subject Centre
Date: 22/09/2011 || The event was took place in Belfast last month.  The papers, presentations and resources from the conference can be found at  more

JISC Grant Funding 15/11: Embedding impact analysis good practice in research using BCE practitioners
Date: 20/09/2011 || JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for partnership projects to embed technology-enabled good practice in impact analysis in research departments, using the expertise of Business and Community Engagement (BCE) staff.    more

Free student tickets to the leading Android conference
Date: 15/09/2011 || Would you be able to nominate two of your top computing students to receive two FREE tickets per institution to Droidcon? The nominated students should be are interested in Android mobile platform. They will not only gain free access to the conference, but also be put in touch directly with one of the sponsoring companies (HTC, Blackberry, Cisco etc…).   Droidcon is the UK's largest conference talking exclusively about Android development, applications and hardware. Check its website at  more

Latest ICS Newsletter available
Date: 01/06/2011 || The latest issue of the HEA-ICS Newsletter is now available online: Issue 22 - May 2011  more

ITALICS Call for Papers
Date: 26/05/2011 || The third issue of ITALICS for 2011 will be a general issue. Papers are welcome on all aspects of learning and teaching in the Information and Computer Sciences disciplines.  more