Events for Teachers and Advisers
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Sessions
Royal Holloway are keen to support you in your professional career by providing informative development opportunities.
We know it is vital but often difficult to keep up to date with current trends in your subject field. To help, we run CPD sessions which are led by Royal Holloway’s world leading researchers and academics. Delivering engaging and interactive content, the sessions will raise interesting debates and topics relevant to your subject.
Our next CPD session takes place on 28 February 2018, covering Biological Sciences, Maths and Psychology.
Programme for the day:
12.30 -13.30: Campus Tour (Optional)
13:30-14:30: Lunch (with WP/HEON talk)
Jonathan Baldwin, our Partnership Officer for the Higher Education Outreach Network (HEON), will give a short talk on the support there is for schools when it comes to widening participation in Higher Education. He will discuss HEON’s programme and others like it, take a look at the current pathways to HE available to school leavers, and go over some of the ways in which teachers can start introducing this subject to their students.
14:30-16:30: CPD sessions:
- Biological Sciences: This session will involve a hands-on laboratory practical of two techniques that are covered in the A level curriculum (polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and gel electrophoresis). We will also demonstrate some short online videos we have produced linking our research with some topics within the A level curriculum.
- Maths: Mathematics will be offering a series of short talks. We will introduce some beautiful mathematics and also show how we use LEGO to teach our students how to write mathematics. There will also be opportunities to talk to the Mathematics Admissions tutor and to discuss how we can collaborate with your school / college going forward.
- Psychology: Dr Nuno Nodin will discuss what the Department of Psychology can do to support A-level psychology students, including psychology resources, videos and competitions. As a Clinical Psychologist, he will then discuss his expertise on mental health and the challenges that some students face in this regard when transitioning to university, and what teachers can do to prepare students for the challenges they will face in this process.
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