TeaS Forum

GeogEd/RGS Teaching and Scholarship (TeaS) Meets

A place for meeting, sharing, collating, and supporting teaching and scholarship in HE

The idea behind GeogEd TeaS is to provide an informal but regular meeting place for anyone at any stage of their career. Primarily focused on teaching and scholarship within the geography and related disciplines, this community group aims to provide support, advice, encouragement, and resources for educationalists within higher ed.

With more institutions focusing on teaching and scholarship (or teaching and education) career pathways, we hope to create an inclusive and supportive network of colleagues that speaks to the challenges and opportunities such a career path provides. Over the coming academic year, we invite you to join us in this forum for discussion and TeaS advocacy.

The structure will be monthly, online meetings held on Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 3pm, starting in October 2021. We plan to structure meets around community needs, as well as hosting guest contributors to discuss or advise upon key aspects of TeaS such as, promotion, building a national profile, pedagogic research, etc.

Forum Meetings:

Nov 17, 2021 02:00 PM – Promotion Pathways: Prof. Jenny Hill shares her experience of achieving promotion on the teaching and scholarship pathway.

Dec 15, 2021 02:00 PM – Scholarship and me: Dr Hannah Mather, Dr Matt Finn, and Dr Lynda Yorke share their scholarly activities and thoughts on scholarship.

Jan 19, 2022 02:00 PM – Professional Recognition: Prof. Nicola Thomas (PFHEA) and Dr. Naomi Holmes (SFHEA) share their journeys on gaining their Principle and Senior Fellowships respectively.

Feb 16, 2022 02:00 PM – Building Collaborative Clusters: discussing key themes of interest to the community, inc. Professional Recognition (HEA Fellowships), Mentoring, Promotion on the T&L Pathway, etc.

Mar 16, 2022 02:00 PM – Writing and Pedagogy: Dr Ruth Healey shares her expertise and knowledge on pedagogic research and writing.

Apr 20, 2022 02:00 PM – No meeting this month due to Easter vacation.

May 18, 2022 02:00 PM –

┬áJun 15, 2022 02:00 PM – Looking Forwards:


Lynda Yorke l.yorke@bangor.ac.uk

Martin Davis m.davis@rgs.org

Naomi Holmes n.holmes@shu.ac.uk

Lizzie Rushton Elizabeth.rushton@kcl.ac.uk

Contact Martin Davis for the Zoom link to join monthly meetings.