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Double HEA seminar success for SUMS

HIG01S0002_Logo_Primary_Blue_RGB_MV1The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has awarded two seminars to Sheffield University Management School (SUMS); an accolade which reflects our focus on enhancing learning and teaching.

Both sessions will be led by a two engaging teams of academics and focus on ‘Effectual Leadership’ and ‘Teaching Research Methods’ in a management/business/entrepreneurial teaching context.

This seminar funding allows institutions such as the University of Sheffield the opportunity to promote research and evidence that has informed departmental and institutional policy or practice. It is a significant achievement to have two in such proximity, as Director of Teaching Quality and Enhancement, and acting Head of Management Division at SUMS, Professor Paul Latreille reiterated: “Our double HEA seminar success is a reflection on our high quality teaching and the commitment of Sheffield University Management School staff to improving quality, nationally and internationally.”

The first seminar, Effectual Leadership in Entrepreneurial Education, is to be held on 16 December 2013 at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (ICOSS, 219 Portobello S1 4DP). The aim of this workshop is to disseminate findings and the learning smartphone app for promoting effectual enterprise learning. Participants will learn about how to incorporate more effectual approaches into teaching entrepreneurship and enterprise.

Led by Dr Tim Vorley, Dr Nick Williams and Dr Robert Wapshott, a full schedule of the event and the opportunity to book your place is available on the HEA website (limited places available): http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2013/Seminars/Disciplines_SS/GEN822_sheffield_williams

Prof Latreille’s seminar, discussing teaching research methods, is being led jointly with Professor Bill Lee of SUMS. However, invited academics from the University of Manchester, LSE and more, will complement the day-long programme with their expertise in the field of Teaching Research Methods in Business and Management. Drawing on a mixture of practice and evidence, it will provide an opportunity for those interested to share experiences, insights and good practice, and to discuss challenges and explore potential solutions.

You can find out more about the event, due to be held at Sheffield University Management School (Conduit Road, S10 1FL) on 10 January 2014, on the HEA website (only 40 places available): http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Social_Sciences/GEN819_sheffield

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