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FE SUPPORTING THE TRANSITION TO HEMany thanks to our generous event sponsors:  ...


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:00 GMT

About the Event


Many thanks to our generous event sponsors:  



The theme of this year’s event for the FE community, FE supporting the transition to HE, will look at the development of services and resources to support students who are either progressing into higher education or pursuing higher education qualifications within a college setting.  The event is aimed at learning resources managers and librarians in further education colleges and sixth form colleges.

Find out how learning resources managers and librarians are:
•    exploring innovative approaches to developing information literacy and digital literacy skills
•    using collaboration between colleges and university/research libraries to prepare students for HE
•    positioning the library within the HE curriculum and collaborating with teachers
•    improving opportunities for resource discovery
•    working with Jisc to provide content for HE learning and teaching.

The day will provide delegates with the opportunity to join in the discussions, develop learning opportunities, share tips, techniques and strategies, and leave inspired with practical ideas that can be integrated into their own service and environment.  

This event is FREE to FE institution delegates and includes refreshments and lunch, as well as a PRIZE DRAW for two fully expensed places at the UKSG 2018 Annual Conference in Glasgow next April!


Mary Ward House
5-7 Tavistock Place

Tel.: 020 7387 9681


10.00   Registration and coffee
10.30   Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Elizabeth Newbold, Information Services Manager, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

10.35   Setting the scene  
Lis Parcell, Subject Specialist: Libraries and Digital Resources, Jisc

11.00   A collaborative approach to resources
Amanda Martin, Assistant Librarian, Guildford College
Sarah Grace, Tutor, Guildford College
Paul Allchin, Reference Specialist - Science, British Library

11.20   Break and exhibition viewing

11.40   Providing resources to HE students at Havering College
Audrey Stranders, Head of Learning Resources, Havering College of Further &
Higher Education

12.00   Transition Vamped: using video to support the transition to HE via the development of information literacy skills  
Adam Say, Library Manager, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
Mike Jones, Assistant Library Manager, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

12.20   Using Moodle to assist the transition from FE to HE
Chris Balmforth, Curriculum Support Librarian, Wakefield College

12.40   Lunch and exhibition viewing

13.40   A tale of two systems: FE/HE discovery at the University of Derby 
James Kay, E-Resources Librarian, University of Derby

14.00   Enhancing academic study skills
Karen Hardman, Resource Librarian, Bury College
Lorna Thomson, Resource Librarian, Bury College

14.20   HE in FE – a workshop to design a national content strategy
Anna Vernon, Jisc Collections Services Manager, Jisc

14.50   Break and exhibition viewing

15.00   Exhibitor panel: Engaging with HE in FE – current plans and future ambitions
chaired by Elizabeth Newbold

15.30   Summing up and PRIZE DRAW

15.45   Close

How to book

This event is now fully booked.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1865 310834.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.

Feedback from previous UKSG E-Resources for Further Education events:

•    ” The best event I have been to in a long time.  Very interesting and extremely relevant!  So well organised.”
•    ”Lots of opportunities to network and catch up with other institutions.”
•    ”The speakers were uniformly excellent, the vendors informative and interesting.”  
•    “I really enjoyed the day and came away with some clear, practical suggestions that we can try straight away, and some more ambitious ideas to consider too.”


Whilst this event is free to FE delegates we still need to know numbers for capacity/catering purposes so it is therefore essential that you advise us by Monday 20 November 2017, please, if you need to cancel your attendance, especially as we may well have a delegate waiting list.  Thank you.

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.


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