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We've lots to share with you in this month's email including the link to book for the 2019 CHSE Conference. We're also continuing with our theme of educational research for the regular staff development sessions. You can view the sessions we are running for the whole academic year on the CHSE website. We'd love for you to take part! Please see below for a little more information on the next sessions that are coming up:

The February session continues to look at the different ways to collect data for educational research and in March we move on to analysing quantative data. Later sessions will look at analysing qualitative data and writing for publication:

Data Collection Workshops: questionnaires
Tuesday 12th February, 12 noon - 2 pm
This session is aimed at anyone new to or wanting to improve their questionnaire writing skills. In this workshop we will explore:
• What makes a good questionnaire
• The different types of questions you can ask in a questionnaire
• How to identify underpinning assumptions and bias in questions.
You will also write questions for a questionnaire, which can be based on your own work or examples supplied.
With - Dr Ellayne Fowler & Dr Liz Anderson

Data Analysis Workshops: quantative
Wednesday 27th March, 12 noon - 2 pm
This session is aimed at anyone who wants to collect or has collected quantitative data on education and wants to identify how best to analyse it.
In this workshop we will explore:
• Descriptive statistics and likert scales
• Introduction to statistical tests
With -  Dr Linda Hollén

Book your places now through the links provided for each event or by visiting the CHSE website events page for the listings for the remainder of the academic year. (Places are free but booking is required for space management). Staff are welcome to bring their own cold food for lunch and tea/ coffee will be provided.  CPD attendance certificates can also be provided for the sessions. You can view information about events that have been previously run in Blackboard as we build up a library of material relevant to education in the Faculty of Health Sciences.


On 12th February 2019 CHSE and BILT will be co-hosting a workshop based on the resources created as part of the LeapForward project "Learning for Practice; Feedforward to support transition to the workplace". 

The LeapForward project drew on the experiences of staff and students in healthcare, social work and theatre studies settings at the University of Bristol. Three, one-hour sessions have been developed, along with a resource Toolkit, which can be used to help staff and students understand their role in feedback (feedforward) processes within workplace learning environments. 

This session will be an opportunity to experience the workshops that have been developed, provide feedback on them as training resources, and consider whether the workshops might be useful for your own teaching.

This workshop is suitable for any staff member working with undergraduate students in workplace settings, and for those with responsibility for training staff/students in workplace assessment processes.

The session will run on 12.02.19 in the Wills Memorial Building from 10.30 to 13.30 and lunch will be provided. Sign up by Friday 08.02.19 by following this Eventbrite link and if you have any special dietary requirements for the lunch, please email

Half day (morning) conference planned for 20.03.19 on the principles of inclusive practice within higher education, with a special focus on unconscious bias. The session will include a talk from our key note speaker Professor Havi Carel “How to combat implicit bias and stereotype threat in academia”.

Group work will allow staff attending to work together on specific case studies which will explore the experiences of students with protected characteristics. These case studies will continue the theme of unconscious bias and attendees will be encouraged to examine and reflect on their own unconscious bias in a safe space.

The session will end with planning for future practice and adaptions that might be considered to create a learning space with inclusivity at its core.

This is open to all Faculty staff, please book your place via Eventbrite. Tea and coffee will be provided for attendees.
We've been running the monthly CHSE staff development opportunities for 2 years now, having started back in January 2017. You can check out the resource bank that we've been building up from the sessions that is available in Blackboard in the CHSE Staff Development site. All Faculty staff should have access.

The Centre for Health Sciences Education (CHSE) staff development organisation can be found bottom-centre of your Blackboard homepage (under 'organisations') or click this link and log in to Blackboard to go directly into the organisation.