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UCISA 21st anniversary bursary award


In celebration of Association’s 21st year, the UCISA Executive Committee created two bursary award schemes in order to allow national and international best practice to be shared with the UCISA membership.   

  • Individuals were invited to apply for a funded place at the 2014 EUNIS conference  in Sweden or EDUCAUSE2014 in Orlando, Florida 
  • Members of the Association’s special interest groups were asked to consider how attendance at a subject-specific conferences might support the activities of their Committee

The following people were funded to attended conferences in 2014:

John Beaver, University of Bath EUNIS conference
John has written a short report outlining some of the benefits of the bursary.

Sally Bogg, University of Leeds - EDUCAUSE conference on behalf of the Support Services Group (SSG)
Whilst at Educause Sally blogged about wearable technologies and has recorded a presentation about her experience of the conference (available shortly).

Matt Cook, Loughborough University -  Internet 2 - 2014 Technology Exchange on behalf of the Networking Group (NG)
Matt’s blog posts included a consideration of SDN, Open Daylight and KUMO cloud storage and ESNet, the Energy Sciences Network.

Gillian Fielding, University of Salford -  EUNIS conference
After the conference Gillian wrote about the impact of the bursary. Gillian blogged on several topics including Google Glasses, flipped classrooms and digital Darwinism, and MOOCs.

Simon Hogg, Oxford Brookes University - International Project Management Association 28th World Congress on behalf of the Project and Change Management Group (PCMG)
Simon blogged at the conference, including this post on Agile.

Sally Jorjani, Edinburgh Napier University - EDUCAUSE conference
Sally reflected on pre-conference project management session she attended which had been facilitated by the University of Illinois.

Gareth McAleese, University of Ulster - EDUCAUSE conference on behalf of the Corporate Information Systems Group (CISG)
Gareth is using what he has learnt to inform UCISA’s CISG15 conference programme.

Caleb Racey , Newcastle University - EDUCAUSE conference
Caleb blogged about cloud for US HEIs and about Enterprise Architecture.

Luke Taylor, University of Bristol - EDUCAUSE conference on behalf of the Corporate Information Systems Group (CISG)
Luke, as CISG Chair, was well-placed to bring international best practice back to the UK CIS community. 

Julie Voce, Imperial College London - EDUCAUSE conference on behalf of the Digital Skills and Development Group (DSDG)
Julie’s blog postings included an examination of the campus computing survey US higher education institutions Julie also wrote about a presentation she had attended on evaluating learning spaces.

2015 conferences:

Julie Adams, Staffordshire University - Learning Technologies 2015 in London in January on behalf of the Digital Skills and Development Group (DSDG).
Julie blogged about story telling and video techniques, and about guided social learning.

Over 30 blog posts were created by recipients of the UCISA 21st anniversary bursary.  The posts can be found on the UCISA blog (use the bursary category to search).



 
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