North of 300: Dealing with Significant Growth

Audience: Heads of Department, Heads of Teaching and teaching staff facing increased student numbers (not necessarily more than 300).

Purpose: to gather comparative evidence that colleagues may subsequently draw on, encourage ongoing networking, and build community.

Venue: Queen Mary University of London

Date: Friday 25 January 2019

Cost: 50 pounds

To book

Schools of Computing are faced with ever-growing numbers of enrolments, from an increasingly diverse educational background (with/without prior computing qualifications). This brings challenges of capacity and teaching at scale, which in turn entrain issues of how to teach (traditional pedagogical models may not scale), of physical capacity (classroom spaces may be insufficient, digital infrastructure inadequate).

The aims of this workshop are:

  • To share approaches to the problems of capacity, and coping strategies,
  • To share approaches to teaching at increasing scale.

These may inform a subsequent report.

Before the Event

Participants must submit in advance:

  • One powerpoint slide that contains the top three problems you face with substantially increased undergraduate intake. No slide – no admittance!

CPHC Workshop dates announced

This year CPHC are offering workshops on themes of interest to the
membership. The intention is to run each workshop several times, in
different parts of the country. If you are interested to host one,
please get in touch.

The first two workshops are “A Chair in 10 Years”, focussed on career
planning and networking for early-career colleagues, and “North of 300:
Dealing with Significant Growth”, focussed on sharing approaches and
practices in response to greatly increased student numbers.

There is a cost-covering charge of £50 per head.

Further details may be found here – please pass these on to appropriate

For ‘A Chair in 10 Years’ at the University of Sheffield on Thursday 13 December 2018, please book here.

For ‘North of 300 – Dealing with Significant Growth’ at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 25 January 2019, please book here.