Birmingham City University, Wednesday 2 December 2009
Venue: Birmingham City University, Attwood Building (room A213), City North campus
10.30-11.00 Arrival and coffee
11.00-12.30 Session 1: Running seminars and lecturing to a large class
1.15-2.45 Session 2: Curriculum development
3.00-4.30 Session 3: Designing a whole module
For the first session it would be useful to reflect on your experience of teaching seminars. As regards curriculum development you could think about your experiences as undergraduates and taught postgraduates and how the learning experience could have been improved. For the final session you could design a module in an area of interest. If you would like to share this design with the other participants and have it discussed please email a copy to Mark Addis (firstname.lastname@example.org) BY 30 NOVEMBER so it can be copied.
We have a limited budget to reimburse your travel expenses if you are not at Birmingham or BCU. Please keep all receipts; we will give you a claim form on the day. Please note we can ONLY pay for public transport (no taxis) or private car, up to a maximum of £10 per person (so if you want to drive, give some other people a lift and you can claim more).
Getting to the University
The easiest way is by bus. From Carrs Lane (which is near Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham New Street stations) take the limited stop 934, 993 or 997 buses to the University. The service is frequent and takes 10 minutes. Attwood building is a few minutes walk from the bus stop. See the campus map; Attwood Building is A.
If you wish to attend please let Mark know by Monday 23 November.
University of Birmingham, Wednesday 11 November 2009
G51, European Research Institute
1.00-‐1.30 Arrival and lunch
1.30-‐2.00 What jobs are there out there?
2.00-‐3.00 Writing your academic CV
3.15-‐4.15 Preparing for academic job interviews
4.45-‐5.45 Giving an academic job talk
5.45-‐6.00 Q&A About the workshop
The philosophy job market is incredibly competitive, so poorly presented CV, ill-‐prepared interview or misguided job talk will almost certainly ruin your chances. This workshop provides you with some guidance on how to present your qualifications and experience in a way that maximises your chances of success. The workshop will be led by Prof. Helen Beebee, with some help from one or two newly-‐ appointed staff who have recent experience of the job market. It is aimed at PhD students who are getting towards jobs; however, PhD sthink ahead.
We have a limited budget to reimburse your travel expenses if you are not at Birmingham or BCU. Please keep all receipts; we will give you a claim form on the day. Please note we can ONLY pay for public transport (no taxis) or private car mileage, up to a maximum of £10 per person/car.
Getting to the University
The easiest way is by train. From Birmingham New Street, take a train to University (the trains are normally heading for Longbridge or Redditch); the service is frequent and takes less than 10 minutes. The European Research Institute is a 5-‐10 minute walk from University station. See the campus map available at www.bham.ac.uk/documents/B2661_edgbaston_all_zones3.pdf; the ERI is building no. G3, on Pritchatts Road. If you come by car, the South Car Park on Edgbaston Park Road is a pay-‐and-‐display car park for visitors.
If you would like to come, please let Helen know (h.beebee (at) bham.ac.uk) by Monday 2 November.