Continuing Professional Development

Suitable for: All staff at the University who teach and support learning.

Birmingham Beacon Reading Group
The Reading Group meets regularly to discuss texts relating to a wide range of topics on academic practice. Readings range from core texts of teaching and learning practice to philosophy of education. The Reading Group is a space away from our routine where we can explore these topics and argue, agree or disagree, but ultimately think about our work in a scholarly and evidence-based way.  The Reading Group is intended to engage and support those involved in professional development, such as the PGCert, IAP and Beacon programmes offered by our team. It is also open to anyone interested.

Birmingham Beacon Writing Group
The Writing Group is a regular opportunity to focus on writing away from distractions, in the company of others. We write for a set amount of time and have breaks for lunch and tea/coffee. We welcome colleagues from across the University, regardless of type and nature of their role. The group welcomes in particular colleagues writing on topics related to higher education. This can include, but is not limited to, writing for publication, writing up Beacon applications, EEF project applications/reports and PGCert assignments.

Birmingham Beacon Research Group
The Research Group is open to anyone (regardless of type and nature of their role) interested in researching and evaluating aspects of their academic practice and/or conducting research into any topics related to higher education. We meet regularly to offer and receive support relating to the design, implementation and writing of such studies.

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