We are a group of practitioners and our activities reflect the diversity of our members’ interests, activities and challenges in the workplace. Our ethos is collegiate and we support our colleagues in their roles by sharing our practice, experience and expertise. Our member institutions are a part of a growing network and directly contribute to the enrichment of practice in both their own institutions and across the HE sector. Here are a number of ways for both members and non-members to enhance their professional development and networks through activities which include:
– Presenting at a NUCCAT event
– Hosting a NUCCAT event
– Supporting and/or undertaking research proposals
What we do
Each year we hold the NUCCAT Conference. We discuss and debate pertinent issues in HE and share best practice in matters relating to credit accumulation and transfer, quality assurance, academic regulation, and supporting and enhancing academic practice.
Keynote speakers are drawn from policy makers and leading HE practitioners, with a full supporting programme of showcase sessions and plenty of opportunities for discussion. Member institutions receive significantly discounted delegate rates.
Topical Seminar Programme:
Throughout the year, we lead seminars hosted by our member institutions, focusing on practical and relevant subjects to enhance our members’ practice and understanding of topical issues.
We hold termly meetings for our members. Attendance is free to two representatives from each institution. Each meeting has guest speakers from a range of H.E contexts, delivering presentations on topical matters of interest to our members. Members are invited to submit or table questions at the meeting for debate. It’s a great opportunity for our members to share their own experiences and expertise in a collegial and supportive forum.
In 2017 NUCCAT launched a Research Grant programme. The grant is designed to support colleagues from NUCCAT member institutions, whose research interests arise from, but which cannot be adequately supported within, their professional setting. In this way the professional development and knowledge of both individual members and the wider NUCCAT Community may be enhanced. A fund of £25,000 has been allocated to resource this initiative.
Formulating Consultation Responses:
We are recognised within the sector as an expert group on all aspects of credit-based curriculum delivery and support. As such our responses to consultations from sector policymakers and regulatory bodies are valued and respected. Join us and actively shape the future of HE policy and regulation.
Providing web based resources:
Members have access to a repository of NUCCAT’s Conference presentations and Seminar materials.
Membership costs £450 per year. This includes:
1) 2 free places at 2 members’ seminars per year
2) Reduced rates for conferences and seminars
3) Access to materials on the website – password protected and available for members only
4) The opportunity to access funding for research