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2014 timetable of events

For all bookings please email LAWW@dmu.ac.uk|

The Learning at Week timetable is subject to change, and will be updated as new activities are added.

Monday 19 May
Activity Description Times Information
LGPS update
and briefing

Starting to think about your retirement? Heard of some of the recent changes to your Local Government Pension Scheme? Get the facts - come along to this short presentation and Q&A session from our local LGPS representatives. 

10.30 - 11.30am Led by Gary Fetherstone
of Leicestershire County Council
Enhancing Learning Through Technology A two hour session with three 15–20 min activities on offer:
1. How to create audio and visual feedback using screencast software
2. Using word 2010 to assist navigation of a PDF
3. How to set-up your own website/blog in the DMU Commons
12.30 - 2.30pm Ian Pettit, Julie Lowe and Rob Weale of CELT.
Learn to Climb Come along and learn the basics of climbing with a qualified member of staff before being let loose to climb our 13 metre wall. 12.30 - 2pm Maximum of 12 people, booking essential. You'll need ot wear sports clothing and trainers. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing.
Hopping over HE hurdles This session outlines barriers to HE faced by people from non-traditional backgrounds and/or disadvantaged groups and provides positive interventions to overcome them. It will also be a forum to share experiences and learn from each other. 1.30 - 2.30pm Session led by Angela O'Sullivan, a DMU Teacher Fellow, Health and Life Sciences
Vice Chancellor's Book Club (VCBC) The VCBC promotes reading as a form of learning and wellbeing amongst staff and students. We welcome new members who enjoy reading and discussing books, and who like to read outside of their usual genres. 5.30 - 7pm Our book for the meeting is The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas. Organiser, Abi Ledwith.
Public Speaking Yes, you can speak in public with confidence! The Leicester Speakers Club meets every month here at DMU. We are a group of local people meeting in a friendly environment and developing our skills 7.30 - 9.30pm Organiser - Mohamed Kassam, POD

Tuesday 20 May
Activity Description Times Information
Using 'Lean' to improve your processes A short workshop introducing the principles of ‘Lean’ – improving work processes to get more satisfied customers, staff and reduce costs! 11am - 12.30pm Presented by Jon Lees, SAAS
Introduction to Neurolinguistic Programming
(NLP)
NLP is a set of insights and skills with which you can use to communicate with other people with 'extra-ordinary' effectiveness.This highly interactive and fun session will explore how you can use it both at work and in everyday life. 2.30 - 4pm Presented by Vincent Cornelius, POD
Croquet master class Expert tuition from some of our resident DMU experts. Get ready for Summer and the Dawson Cup! Sessions available from 12-2pm (allow yourself at least half an hour) Organiser - Rundeep Banwait, Trinity House
Did you hear the one about the rice paper and the organ? Why failure is sometimes an option. This presentation explores the origins of a number of successful Japanese companies, including Yamaha, Sony and Panasonic. It looks at the importance of experimentation and the successes that can emerge from failure. 12 - 1pm Hugh Aston Building room 1.49. No booking required. Brahim Herbane specialises in Strategic Management, Crisis Management and is programme leader for DMU's Executive MBA.
Explore the DMU Archive Delve into the past! See archival records telling the story of DMU and its predecessors, as well as maps and photographs relating the fascinating history of our campus. 10.30 - 11.30am Event hosted by Frances Lund, DMU Assistant Archivist
Water safety and life-saving skills Learn essential skills to protect you and your family/friends when out and about near open water.
Essential – you must be able to swim 50 metres on your front and back, tread water and be able to swim underwater.
5.30 - 7pm Maximum of 10 people. Booking essential.You will need to wear swimwear with lightweight shorts and t-shirt over the top.
Wednesday 21 May
Activity Description Times Information
Mathematical tales of the unexpected Numbers are not quite so well-behaved as one might think. We shall look at a few idiosyncrasies of probability and percentages. Did my student pass rate really increase by 90%? The strange case of the 'Tuesday boy'. More seriously, we shall consider the complications of probability assessments in court cases, and look at common misunderstandings about numbers and why maths can be so confusing for many. No deep mathematical knowledge required! 11am - 12pm Jan Robertson and Phil Harvey
Learning at Work Week main exhibition A smorgasbord of learning opportunities including:Leicester College, Unison Lifelong Learning, Book Swap stall, Photography competition, DMU Knitting Club (help knit a blanket for charity), DMU choir, Environment and Sustainability, ITMS, People and Organisational Development (Training, HR, Occupational Health Safety and Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity), Leicester shire Fire and Rescue Service, Henna/Mehndi. 12 - 2pm

Campus Centre atrium
Come on in!

No booking required. 

For more information contact Rachel Watson x7205 or r.watson@dmu.ac.uk| 

Six Book Challenge 2014 Awards Celebration, presentation of certificates and group photographs. 1 - 1.15pm Campus Centre Steps
No booking required - just come along! For more information contact Carol Keddie, Library.
Five-a-side football All levels welcomed, turn up and have a go, mayhem expected. 15 minute games – try one or as many as you can! 5.30-6.30pm QEII Leisure Centre
Organiser Elliot Winter, POD. Trainers and sports clothing required
Build a radio Build a real, working radio – have a go at soldering and get to understand the basics of electronics components, printed circuit boards etc. 10am - 12pm

Organiser Manbir Sambhi

All materials provided 

Explore the DMU Archive Delve into the past! See archival records telling the story of DMU and its predecessors, as well as maps and photographs relating the fascinating history of our campus. 2 - 3pm Event hosted by Frances Lund, DMU Assistant Archivist
Understanding Nutrition - the myths, the rules and the cheats. Come along and learn about basic nutrition – what constitutes a portion, what a portion is made up of and how to make small changes for maximum benefits. 12.30 - 1.15pm Organiser, Tracy Glover
Thursday 22 May
Activity Description Times Information
An introduction to unconscious bias

We will explore what ‘unconscious bias’

is,  how and  why we all have it, how it can impact  at work,  and  how we might begin to reduce its  negative impact on our behavior and decisions.

9.30am- 12.30pm Organisers, Christine Nightingale and Neil Duncan, POD
Bumblebee walk A short presentation and discussion, followed by a walk around the campus and Castle Park to spot some bees in their natural habitat! 1 - 2pm Organiser – Phil Adams of Library Services.Maximum of 12 places.
Public speaking Yes, you can speak in public with confidence! The Leicester Speakers Club meets every month here at DMU. We are a group of local people meeting in a friendly environment and developing our skills. 12.30 - 2pm Organiser, Mohamed Kassam, POD
Deaf awareness training We will explore the groups of deaf people and their communication needs, the difficulties of lip-reading and environmental management, the technology used by deaf people (hearing aids, telephones), making your service/ workplace 'Deaf User Friendly', sign language interpreters and other support workers and finger spelling. 10am - 12pm Facilitator - Louise Westley, a Deaf Awareness trainer with 15 years' experience.This also falls into Deaf Awareness Week – Contact Christine Nightingale for information on further activities.Maximum 12 bookings
Learn to climb Come along and learn the basics of climbing with a qualified member of staff before being let loose to climb our 13 metre wall. 5.30pm - 7.30pm Maximum of 12 people. Booking essential. You will need to wear sports clothing and trainers. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing.
Friday 23 May
Activity Description Times Information
Heritage Tour A great opportunity to learn more about the medieval heritage hidden on DMU’s campus, including the history of Trinity House and the arches in the Hawthorn Building. Places are limited, so book early! 12.30 - 1.45pm Organiser, Frances Lund, DMU Assistant Archivist
Netball for everyone Erase your memories of school netball by coming to play for fun with a group made up mostly of non-players!Drop in at any point, throw on a bib and play in as many five minute ‘speed’ games as you can manage. Don’t worry about the rules! Laughter and great exercise guaranteed. 12 - 1pm QEII Leisure Centre
 All welcome – male, female, first-timers, experienced players, etc! No need to book, just turn up in comfortable exercise clothing and trainers. For more information contact Laura Herbane x6139.
Enhancing Learning through Technology

Three 15–20 minute activities on offer:

 

1. How to create audio and visual feedback using screencast software.
2. Using word 2010 to assist navigation of a PDF.
3. How to set-up your own website/blog in the DMU Commons.
12.30pm - 2.30pm Ian Pettit, Julie Lowe and Rob Weale of CELT.
Exploring DMU's Strategic Framework This workshop provides essential information regarding DMU’s Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan and shared Values, and how it is governed and structured. 10 - 11.30am This is one of a series of events for colleagues new to DMU from our ‘Transitions’ programme. The facilitator is Vincent Cornelius.
Safety Awareness/Fire Safety Awareness E-learning demonstration including fire safety awareness. 11 - 11.30am Graham Bailey.Maximum of 10 people.
Ware safety and life-saving skills Come and learn some essential skills to protect you and your family/friends when out and about near open water. Essential – you must be able to swim 50 metres on your front and back, tread water and be able to swim underwater. 12 - 1.30pm Maximum of 10 people. Booking essential. You will need to wear swimwear with lightweight shorts and t-shirt over the top.Organiser – Tracy Glover.
Creative project exploration: Using visually creative techniques for project exploration or self-development An active workshop offering you the opportunity to explore a project of your choice using a range of creative, visual techniques. Get some head space and use radical creative techniques to make new connections and ideas. 1 - 2.30pm Kaye Towlson and Julia Reeve, DMU Teacher Fellows.

We are also offering online activities which will be available all week long

Improve numeracy levels and attitudes towards maths

Independent charity National Numeracy| are on a mission to tackle the major issue of low adult numeracy in the UK and promote 'can-do' attitudes towards maths with their recently launched National Numeracy Challenge|

A key part of this drive is the Challenge Online| – a free, informal and confidential interactive website designed to assess and improve everyday maths skills in bite-sized steps.

Toolkit for managers – online resource from the ‘Corporate e-learning consortium’

The Toolkit for Managers offers relevant, quality content from trusted sources on a wide range of topics, including leadership, management and business skills. Users love its flexibility – available on desktop, tablet and mobile, it provides instant support. No wonder it was rated ‘best in field’ by a highly respected business school. 

You’ll have you access to a suite of more than 220 e-Learning courses including desktop IT skills, personal development, soft skills and health and safety. All seamlessly accessed via our Moodle platform.

 
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