All posts by Lorraine Anderson

Changes at the HEA – but not in Scotland

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You may have seen the recent articles in the media about the changes to the funding model for the HEA and subsequent changes to institutional membership and individual Fellowship.

These changes are currently only taking place in England and Wales and the existing model will remain the same in Scotland for the next year.

CASTLE will keep you informed of further developments.

Academic Practice and Identity

Check out the virtual special issue of Studies in Higher Education.


Virtual Special Issue Series 5: Academic Practice and Identity
Studies in Higher Education

Collated by Rosemary Deem and Bruce Macfarlane, this virtual special issue comprises the key issues on the topic of Academic Practice and Identity, published in Studies in Higher Education, over the last 40 years.

Click here to find out more and start downloading articles for free.

Kind regards,
Katie Whittington
Routledge Education

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PG Supervision workshop from CASTLE


If you are thinking about taking the PG supervision Topic Unit as part of the PGCAPHE you may be interested in attending this workshop tomorrow, if you can.

Developing as an Effective PG Supervisor (1)

Tickets: FreeBook a Place

The University requires that all postgraduate supervisors keep up-to-date with their knowledge, skills and approaches. Existing and new supervisors are welcome to attend this mixed-discipline development session.

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Free e-book – ‘How to write a research dissertation’

How to Write a Research Dissertaion

Free to download on Amazon for 5 days only

November 9th to 13th

e-book with companion website

 ‘How to write a research dissertation’ by Professor Frank Rennie and Professor Keith Smyth of UHI is a multi-disciplinary and multi-level e-textbook, suitable for undergraduate, honours, taught post-graduate and PG research activities. The textbook is published by the e-Textbook Institutional Publishing Service (e-TIPS) which is a 3 year JISC-funded project.

The Friday Fry!


Did you miss the Fry last Friday?? If so, you missed out on a great meeting, looking at ‌The University of Dundee’s Young Researcher’s Association. Find out more through –




or on Twitter:

Here is a little clip of our symposium last year:

Find out what the Fry’s about and never miss another event – check out the Friday Fry pages on the CASTLE website where you’ll also find videos from previous events, including an interview with the Principal

The next Friday Fry will be on Friday 27th November.