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Academic Studies in Education

A list to encourage discussion of current IT curriculum issues between ACER member colleges (Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region)

Email list to support the National Projects of the Aimhigher initiative.

This email listing is for the academy of marketing (education sub group). Its intention? To provide a forum for marketing academics in the UK to share ideas, developments and problems.

The Association for Photography in Higher Education was established to create a forum for discussion and debate about photography and photographic education. In recent years the APHE has promoted links between government, education providers and the creative industries. The Association is non-profit making and institutions are eligible for free unlimited places at conferences and seminars. The APHE discussion list has been set up to aid communication between members. Please feel free to use the list to post information relating to photography and photography education.

A forum for discussion and stimulation of research and development of archives and records management ARM theory and professional practice, principally in the UK. Particularly providing UK ARM research students with a supportive environment, while welcoming all ARM practitioners with similar aims.

This list is used by BACS to make announcements to circulate information from its members and associates with reference to Chinese Studies. Please note that subscription to this list does not mean that you become a member of BACS. To become a member, visit our website at

The list is for postgraduate researchers who are members of the British Association for Romantic Studies. It will enable individuals researching into any aspect of the Romantic studies to communicate with one another, bounce ideas of one another, share resources and network.

A list for Best Evidence Medical Education Individuals and institutions committed to the promotion of best evidence medical education through the production of systematic reviews deemed to meet users needs and the dissemination of information to enable educational decisions to be based upon best evidence.

Research into the use of the case method in business and management education.

Discussion list on the topic of working with challenging, contested and sensitive histories in museums and heritage sites, linked to the Challenging History Network.

This list is used by the child studies and early years courses to share information and resources and support the child studies network.

This list is used to discuss issues relating to the use of corpus resources, tools and methodologies in CALL.

HEAR Academy is a one year Institutional Support Initiative to help #institutions implement the Higher Education Achievement Report. It will #focus upon bespoke support at institutional level and in intended to #compliment any activities offered by the Higher Education Academy or #others at national level.

This list has been retained 30/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact for all enquiries regarding this list This Creativity-in-Education discussion list has been set up to stimulate discussion and disseminate information on the subject of creativity in education. We feel that there is a great need to generate a contrasting discourse alongside those of 'value for money', 'effective institutions', 'institutional improvement', 'target achievement' and 'global competition'. At the same time we feel that a creativity discourse could make a significant contribution to the appreciation and administration of these other approaches.

This list is used by CAFAS to provide a forum for views on defending and developing academic freedom for the education and research community.

This group focuses on technology enhanced postgraduate & academic learning

The Discourse, Power, Resistance (DPR) mailing list is used for the exchange of information, ideas and opinions on DPR, particularly in Education in the UK, and with specific reference to Post-Compulsory Education and Training.

Through this list members of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Special Interest Group on Writing (EARLI SIG Writing), and interested others, can receive news and announcements regarding the group's activities. The list does not allow open discussion.

A UK discussion list for early childhood academics and practitioners

Researchers in Economics and Business Education. List members also participate in a twice yearly seminar.

Announcement list for the Emplyer Engagement Project Partners

An Inter-disciplinary group of researchers, teachers and trainers in HE who are interested in the theory and application of learning styles, and individual differences in human performance.

This list is hosted by the Learning through Enquiry Alliance, a network of Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. It focuses on discussion of issues relating to approaches to higher education learning that are based on student enquiry and research.

This list has been retained 24/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact for all enquiries regarding this list Innovative e-learning with e-resources to enhance the student learning experience. Supporting and encouraging students and academics to use quality e-resources in their learning and teaching.

ESOL-Research is a discussion forum for researchers and practitioners with an interest in research into teaching and learning ESOL. ESOL-Research is managed by James Simpson at the School of Education, University of Leeds. Action for ESOL campaign Website: Twitter: Facebook: Action for ESOL

The list promotes discussion concerning issues connected with the use of ethnographic research methods in education. It is a forum to share ideas, generate activity, exchange information and experiences

The Further Education Tutorial Network (FETN) forum is available to all FETN members to support the sharing of ideas, information and good practice. FETN is a not for profit company created to support the development of tutorial support, learner development and learner support across the Learning and Skills sector.

To bring together workers and officers' in Students' Unions to share General Election ideas, strategies and messages being given to students as we approach General Election 2015. This is to compliment the General Election HUB produced by the NUS. Anyone who is following the future of Education and the General Election can request to join the list.

Group of scholars from ESRC-funded Global Citizenship symposium held in Hong Kong 8 - 10 December 2013

This list is used for communication between the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths to schools / colleges within the London area and beyond about the discipline of Sociology.

This list has been retained 01/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list A list that aims to create a network of research students working in education at Goldsmiths and perhaps other local institutions. To counter the isolation that we all experience at the moment. We hope that the list will be part of a wider system of support activities where we share ideas and expertise. Boys also welcome!

Allowing employers and recruiters to keep up to date with HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) developments, and to be the first to recieve notice of plans for national implementation.

This JISK document will be used to update/report and contact HEDD's Degree Fraud Officer. Please Note: Do NOT upload any documents with students/graduates names on them

Higher Education Close-Up (HECU) is a virtual network for in-depth research into higher education. It aims to provide a forum for discussion about, and the enhancement of, this kind of research.

For researchers, teachers, and students of music-pedagogical techniques from Neapolitan partimenti to Verismo. Exchange and find links, events, teaching and research materials. Maintained by Nicholas Barawanath, Annika Forkert, and Marco Pollaci.

Discussion list for international colleagues who lead and teach on postgraduate programmes in Health Professions Education.

This list is used by BMAF (Business, Management, Accountancy & Finance) Network to inform its community about new issues of the journal and updates on its website.

Designing a curriculum is an important, challenging and creative aspect of the role of the teacher in higher education. This list has been set up for those with an interest in curriculum design to enable them to share their experience and knowledge, as well as learn from others. It arose out of the Imaginative Curriculum project, which is based on the idea that knowledge that is useful to HE teachers can be developed through a network of people who want to share their learning with other teachers.

The list is for academics working in the field of inclusive education / SEN (Special Educational Needs) to share good practice.

Forum for those with an interest in intrapreneurship in researcher development.

iPED Higher Education Research Network discussion list

The list is used by the Jazz Research Network members as a discussion forum, and to announce current JRN news and events.

This list is used by the members of the JHI to make announcements of up and coming events/seminars to it's Astrophysics community.

The list is for members of the editorial board of the Journal of Information Literacy. This is an international peer reviewed and open access title and this list would be used by editorial board members only, most of whom are in UK higher education.

This list keeps you up-to-date with the latest news, developments and events for the Jisc-funded Journal Archives service.

Conversations focusing on learner autonomy in Higher Education.

London Education Research Network for Social Justice (LERNS)

This list is for communication and the sharing of good practice between those managing lesbian gay bisexual and trans staff networks within HE and FE institutions.

A list for people in all sectors of education who see the whole of learners' lives as an opportunity for learning and personal development. Aims to; 1) the support an interdisciplinary network of educational professionals with an interest in this field 2) to encourage the sharing of practice and ideas 3) to promote discussion about the challenges and opportunities afforded by lifewide education 4) to facilitate the development of new knowledge for better practice

Living Action Research is a forum for the open discussion, support and exchange of ideas, data for its members working in Action Research Methodology

This list is for people interested in receiving information about the activities of the Literacy Research Centre, Lancaster University, particularly our weekly research seminars and other events that may be of interest.

A discussion list for those running or interested in setting up Maths Arcades and HEIs. The main purpose of this list is to share good practice between institutions.

This is an open list for anyone within the academic community with an interest in Mature Students Issues. It is hoped that the list will be used to share best practice in mature students provision.

This list is to be used by members of the North East Regional Teaching Group in order to network, organise meetings, update and question/answer queries relating to TDA activities and current information/changes in the current Teacher Training system.

This is the mailing list set up by NRICH (, part of the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge, to support primary mathematics teachers who are studying for or have completed the Primary Mathematics Specialist Teaching (MaST) qualification. Please subscribe to the mailing list to receive information and announcements about free online primary mathematics education resources published on the NRICH website and professional development courses and events.

This list is used by the NRICH project ( at the University of Cambridge as a discussion and information-sharing forum for HE tutors and LA staff delivering the Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST) programme.

A low-volume support list for teachers, parents and researchers interested in online mathematics education resources.

A list for users, teachers, parents and researchers interested in participating in online mathematics education.

This list has been retained 25/11/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list The PERINE-network list is used for communication across a network of information professionals, educational researchers and others with an interest in the EU PERINE project specifically and in the transmission of information about educational research in general. PERINE, Pedagogical and Educational Research Information Network for Europe, is a project supported by the European Commission within the Framework 5 programme. The purpose of PERINE is to improve the research infrastructure for educational researchers across Europe. The project grew from the work of Network 12 (Information Centres and Libraries for Educational Research) of the European Educational Research Association and the list also provides a forum for that network and those interested in it.

This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used to disseminate information about the activities of the Postgraduate Network of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), to announce conferences, events, courses etc.

An academic, interdisciplinary and multilingual discussion list for all aspects of research related to picturebooks from around the world.

This list is used by the programme leaders and course teams involved in delivering Higher Education Academy accredited programmes in teaching and supporting learning in UK higher education.

This list has been retained 13/03/2015. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. Contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used by the Pedagogy and Practice group operating under the umbrella of the IGRS Network on Psychoanalysis and the Arts and Humanities to post summaries of discussions in Edinburgh and Glasgow and contributions from list members.

RESEARCH into QUALITY in all aspects of HIGHER EDUCATION, including: Teaching and Learning; Research; Knowledge Exchange and Engagement

This serves a key purposes of Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement: enable networking, and sharing practice and dialogue

This list has been retained 01/06/2012 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list REAP aims to transform thinking about, and practices of, assessment in higher education.

RESILIENCE aims to bring together researchers interested in studying the resilience and well-being of students and trainees, the selection and recruitment of doctors, and career choices for students and trainees

The list is for discussion of matters relevant to the Special Interest Group for Research into Teaching of the British Psychological Society's Division of Teachers & Researchers in Psychology. Participation is not limited to psychologists or to strictly psychological teaching.

A forum for academics engaged in the study of science education. The list will consider practical and theoretical issues relating to the teaching of science and the professional development of science educators at all levels. The list will have a research focus.

A place where HE/FE Institutions can come to together and share their ideas, resources and experiences of peer learning and support across Scotland

List of institutional, individual and honorary members of SCUTREA (Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults)

This list has been retained 14/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list Discussion list for directors and associates of SCYWS

This is a closed list for all SEDA Fellowship and Associate Fellowship holders. The seda fellowship and associate fellowship programme is a portfolio programme for individual academics to reflect on their activities in the area of educational and staff development.

This group provides an announcement and communication channel for practitioners from the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines who are undertaking, or seeking to undertake, discipline based pedagogic research in higher education.

This list is used to foster debate, academic collaboration and exchange on topics related to the history of students in twentieth century Europe broadly defined.

This group is for students' union officers from all students' unions in the South West of England. Information will be provided on all NUS issues of concern to the South West.

This group has been made to develop research into where and how Technical staff are involved in Learning and Teaching. It will discuss and develop 'best practice' encouraging a collaborative approach between academic and technical staff to deliver the best possible learning experience.

A discussion forum for the Routes into Languages Translation and Interpreting Networks. The Routes programme aims to promote the study of languages in HEIs.

This list has been retained 11/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list is for Student Unions and Student Union Officers with responsibilities for Part-time students and Mature Students to contact each other for advice, information, discuss part-time student and mature student issues and to encourage problem solving at local level.

This list is used by HE and FE staff involved in advising and personal tutoring to share ideas, resources, and research in the field.

This list is used by UKWCA members to share information about writing developments in the UK, conferences and events and to share ideas for best practice.

This list facilitates collaboration across the UK social work community. Every voice needs to be heard so that together we can make a difference.

Maintained jointly by the Higher Education Academy and the CRA, and actively supported and managed by the CRA. The forum will enable you to keep up to date with developments, events and discussions, as well as notifying you of a Welsh update supplement to the PDP and e-portfolios newsletter and the commissioning of contributions for this.

Forum for Work Based Learning Providers across London regarding the new LLUK requirements for Initial Teacher Training. The Forum is jointly managed by The Westminster Partnership Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETT) (University of Westminster) and LONCETT (Institute of Education)

The list is to facilitate discussion between members attending and interested in an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) sponsored seminar programme looking at young people and precarious work. The list will continue beyond the duration of the seminars (2011 - 2012) with the intention of developing interdisciplinary discussion and networks.


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