Microbiology Educators’ Network

25 Nov

Overview

Overview

The Microbiology Educators’ Network is a series of online lunchtime meetings for members involved in teaching microbiology in higher education. Delegates will hear panel discussions on various teaching-related topics offered by members and be able to discuss them with like-minded people.

With these meetings, we intend to create a forum for discussion and to share current issues and teaching practices, as well as a networking platform to expand your professional contacts.

This meeting will focus on diversifying and decolonising the microbiology curriculum. We will be hearing from guest speakers Hannah Davies, Newcastle University, UK; Prachi Stafford, Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Caroline Dessent, University of York, UK. Our speakers will share what is meant by decolonising and creating an inclusive curriculum, how we can tackle the biosciences awarding gap and examples of good practice. Members will have an opportunity to share their own suggestions for diverse and representative teaching and assessment.

All attendees are encouraged to communicate with each other and panellists throughout the meetings.

Programme

Programme

This meeting will explore ideas to create an inclusive microbiology curriculum.  We will hear from colleagues in the sector who will share examples of good practice.  Members will then have an opportunity to share their own suggestions for diverse and representative teaching and assessment. 

Please see the meeting programme below:

13:00–13:05

Introductions

Tadhg Ó'Cróinín, University College Dublin, Ireland

13:05–13:35 

Speaker presentations

Chaired by: Alison Graham, Hull York Medical School, UK

13:05–13:15

Overview of decolonising a curriculum

Caroline Dessent, University of York, UK

13:15–13:25

Bioscience awarding gap

Prachi Stafford, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

13:25–13:35

Teaching practices and resources to help diversify a curriculum

Hannah Davies, Newcastle University, UK

13:35–13:45 Panel Q&A Chaired by: Alison Graham, Hull York Medical School, UK
& Nicola Crewe, University of Lincoln, UK
13:45–13:55 Discussion with audience Chaired by: Melissa Lacey, Sheffield Hallam University, UK & Nicola Crewe, University of Lincoln, UK
13:55–14:00 Closing statement Tadhg Ó'Cróinín, University College Dublin, Ireland

 

Registration

Registration

To register your place please visit the Microbiology Educators' Network page. 

Register here


A link to the webinar will be sent a day before the event.