Workshops

These three-day workshops run in Turkiye relate to the two SP research activities. The first focuses on academic writing, bringing together SP-research teams and their Cara-partnered mentors to work funding proposal or final research outputs for publication in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to its Open Society Foundations and Mellon Foundation grants, the SP has benefited from three British Academy (BA) Academic Writing Workshop Grants, secured by UK-university colleagues from IDS/Sussex, Surrey and Kent with the Cara SP a named partner. The latest awarded in the first half of 2023, aims to benefit previous BA grants alumni (SP participants) through a series of 7 monthly (Jul. 2023 to Jan. 2024) online sessions followed by two 3-day in-person workshops in 2024, the last to be run by the alumni. The second workshop series, initiated in Sep. 2022 as part of the SP Cara-commissioned Research (Phase 4), supports an action-research approach to the development and pilot of an HE quality-enhancement model with by Al Sham University faculty, to evidence adherence to international HE quality standards, i.e. European Standards and Guidelines, in the absence of formal institutional accreditation. Al-Sham is a not-for-profit private university, in a small HE sector that has emerged in the non-regime northwest of Syria since 2015.

Writing for Publication: Turning your small grant findings into academic papers

15-18 March, 2019

Led by: Dr Tom Parkinson/University of Kent and Dr Marion Heron/University of Surrey. This workshop was…

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Cara-Commissioned Cross-Cutting Research

25-27 January, 2019

Led by: Dr Juliet Millican/Institute of Development Studies. Workshop Main Topics

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Arts & Humanities

22-27 January, 2019

Led by: Dr Tom Parkinson/University of Kent, Dr Cath Camps/University of South Wales and Prof Kevin…

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Academic Writing Skills

17-20 December, 2018

Led by: Dr Tom Parkinson/University of Kent and Prof Kevin McDonald/Middlesex University. Workshop Aim This workshop…

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English for Academic Purposes

15-16 December, 2018

Led by: Michael Jenkins/University of Edinburgh, Dr Sarah Brewer/University of Reading and Dr Karin Whiteside/University of…

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Research Design Training and Development: ‘Syrian Societal Challenges’

2-4 November, 2018

Led by: Dr Juliet Millican/Institute of Development Studies. Workshop Aims

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Digital Learning and Teaching Technologies

9-11 September, 2018

Led by: Rachael Burnham/University of Sheffield and David Read/University of Sheffield. Workshop Aim The workshop on…

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English for Academic Purposes, Academic Writing and Publication Skills and Research Proposal Writing Skills

26-31 July, 2018

Led by: Dr Cath Camps/University of South Wales, Michael Jenkins/University of Edinburgh and Dr Karin Whiteside/University…

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English for Academic Purposes & Academic Skills Development

25-30 April, 2018

Led by: Michael Jenkins/University of Edinburgh, Dr Sarah Brewer/University of Reading, Dr Tom Parkinson/University of Kent…

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English for Academic Purposes

7-9 February, 2018

Led by: Dr Karin Whiteside/University of Reading, David Read/University of Sheffield and Dr Sarah Brewer/University of…

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Growing an Academic Profile: Communication, Collaboration and Projects

9-12 February, 2018

Led by: Dr John Turner/University of Edinburgh and Dr Tom Parkinson/University of Kent. This 4-day workshop…

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Academic Skills Development

15-17 September, 2017

Led by: Dr Cath Camps/Cardiff University and Dr Tom Parkinson/University of Kent. This workshop focused on…

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English for Academic Purposes

9-13 September, 2017

Led by: Rachael Burnham/University of Sheffield and David Read/University of Sheffield. Workshop Goals To develop participants…

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English for Academic Purposes

5-7 August, 2017

Led by: Michael Jenkins/University of Edinburgh, David Read/University of Sheffield and Dr Sarah Brewer/University of Reading….

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Researching Syrian Higher Education: A collaborative project between Syrian Academics

15-18 July, 2017

In collaboration with University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. Led by: Prof Colleen McLaughlin/University of Cambridge,…

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Researching Syrian Higher Education: A collaborative project between Syrian Academics

2-5 June, 2017

In collaboration with University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. Led by: Prof Colleen McLaughlin/University of Cambridge,…

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