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PRME UKI Chapter: NEWS UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2022

NEWS UPDATE: 22nd SEPTEMBER 2022


Deadlines, dates for your diaries and details of initiatives that may interest you: a news roundup from the PRME Chapter UK and Ireland


Welcome back to the new academic year

For some of you the academic year is already well underway, for others it is yet to begin. To all of you, welcome back to another year of seeking to embed ethics, responsibility and sustainability into the fabric of your institutions. The PRME Chapter UK and Ireland will, as always, be here to support and encourage you, through the promotion of events, competitions, projects and debates that engage both staff and students. We also plan a number of special events to mark our Tenth Anniversary as a Chapter in 2023. Part of our work will also remain, as in the past, the facilitation of your involvement in wider PRME Global initiatives.


A reminder of how to get involved

Many of our Chapter activities, and the opportunities to become involved, are designed to happen within our seven local (regional) networks across Ireland and the UK. To find out how to make contact with your local network, check out co-ordinator names and contact details here.


At any point feel free to approach any member of the Chapter Steering Committee with an idea, proposal or feedback on Chapter activities.


PRME i5 Project

Many of you will know the outlines of the i5 Project, a three year PRME Global initiative to support the development of responsible leadership and management competencies funded by a $6m grant from the Lego Foundation. We shall shortly be able to publicise opportunities for greater Chapter involvement. In the meantime, if you would like an insight into what is envisaged at global level you can watch a recording from the Virtual 2022 PRME Global Forum session on i5 PRME (i5) Workshop: New Pedagogies for New Leaders. It is a recording of a collaborative workshop in which participants learn about the (i5) program, through examples that illustrate what its potential is. Our i5 liaison is through Chapter Vice-Chair, Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas, and in this workshop you will hear some of her contributions to the project referred to.


Upcoming Chapter-wide events and competitions

In response to recent member questions, we can confirm the following will be launched shortly and you will receive details and/or registration links via future newsletters.


October 2022

· Launch of 2022-23 Innovative Pedagogy Competition – also linked to the PRME I5 project aims

· Launch of 2022-23 Student Writing Competition

· Introduction to Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) – a chapter webinar


November + December 2022

· Launch of 2022-23 Research Seed Funding Competition

· Excellence in SIP reporting – a chapter webinar

· More news on our 10th Anniversary Projects planned for 2023

More details to follow very soon – we look forward to your participation.


PRME UK & Ireland Chapter Onboarding Session for new PRME Leads

We were delighted to welcome 16 new PRME leads to a Chapter induction webinar on 8 September. We covered the history and purpose of PRME, expectations of members and top tips on how to be effective in the role. We plan to run these sessions twice a year, with the next one in February 2023. If you missed the September event, can’t wait till February and would like a copy of the materials shared, please email the organiser, Laura Steele, on laura.steele@qub.ac.uk.


Accessing our Conference 2022 materials

In case you missed the link in our last newsletter, if you would like to access a recording of any of our Hull Conference sessions (including all keynotes) that were transmitted via the web, you can do so here.


Items for future news update

· If you have items that might be of interest to our PRME readership, we would be happy to consider including them in these regular news updates. We are also trying to reduce the number of separate mailouts by issuing more regular news roundups like the one above.

· If you would like us to include items in future news updates, please send them to our Secretariat - PRME_UKI@gcu.ac.uk


That’s it for now – best wishes from the UK and Ireland Chapter Steering Committee.

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