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									Joining instructions

Date:      Wednesday 24th October 2012
Time:      10.30 (Registration starts) to 4.00
Venue:     University of Salford

Dear colleague

We are delighted that you are able to join us for this one day event, “Teaching with Team
Projects: Best Practice for developing Employability Skills.”

This document provides further information about the day.
The programme for the day and a current delegate list are on a separate attachment.

We look forward to seeing you in Salford, Manchester. Should you have any queries in the
meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 295 5175 or email

Janice Whatley will be attending the conference and can be contacted on the following mobile
number on the day: 07815 416805

Stay up to date with the latest news on HEA events by following us on twitter @HEA_Events

In order to kick start the dialogue, we would like you to prepare in advance a poster showing how
you are using team projects in your teaching. These will be displayed at the beginning of the
workshop, so that we can begin to share our current practice, before we introduce the guest
In keeping with the themes of the workshop, the poster may concentrate on just one or two of
the following areas, although posters dealing with all of them will be fine. We want you to tell us
about the difficulties as well as the successes:
     Organising: team size and composition, supporting lectures and tutorials, sourcing projects.
     Managing: tools for teams to use for project management, ways tutors can monitor
     Assessment: issues of individual participation, how to assess skills developed, assess
        product or process.
     Differences from the work place: preparing students for global team working.

Produce your poster with any digital tool, so that it can be saved and emailed to us in pdf format.
We will print out the posters on A1, ready to display.
Please send your poster as a pdf file by Wednesday 17th October, to
1. Venue information __________________________________________________________ 3

 Location ____________________________________________________________________ 3
 Directions to venue name ____________________________________________________ 3
 By rail ______________________________________________________________________ 3
 By air _______________________________________________________________________ 3
 By road _____________________________________________________________________ 3
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 Venue Facilities _____________________________________________________________ 5
 Car parking _________________________________________________________________ 5
 Internet/WIFI Access (including costs and accessibility) _________________________ 5
 Accessibility _________________________________________________________________ 5
 Personal Property ___________________________________________________________ 5

2. Registration ________________________________________________________________ 5

3. Meeting rooms & catering arrangements _____________________________________ 5

4. Sustainability _______________________________________________________________ 6

 What the venue is doing _____________________________________________________ 6
 What we are doing __________________________________________________________ 6
 What you can do ____________________________________________________________ 6

1. Venue information
Think Lab, 7th Floor Maxwell Building
University of Salford
The Crescent
M5 4WT

Tel. 0161 295 6579
Fax. 0161 295 3839

Venue website:

Directions to venue name
In the interests of sustainability, we would like to encourage all delegates to use public or shared
transport where possible.

Please find below directions and a map to the University of Salford Peel Park Campus

By rail

Salford Crescent station is located on the campus between Peel Park and Allerton. Direct
services run to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, as well as
Blackpool, Bolton, Buxton, Blackburn, Southport, Preston, Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness. Inter-
city services normally use Manchester Piccadilly which is about ten minutes train journey from
Salford Crescent.

From Salford Crescent station, turn left at the top of the ramp, down the steps, cross over the
road and take the road going up the hill to the main road. Turn left along the main road (A6). You
will pass Peel Building on the left, walk past a grassed area, and Maxwell Building is ahead of you
beyond the Security building. The main entrance leads to the Reception area. Walk through the
cafeteria area, and take the lift up to the 7th Floor. Out of the lift the Think Lab is to the left.

By air

Manchester International Airport is 15 miles from the University. There are regular, direct
train services to and from Salford Crescent station and Manchester Piccadilly. Buses 43A, 45A,
84A and 105 link the airport and the city centre.

By road
We suggest you use a route planner (e.g. if you are travelling by car, entering
your destination as The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT.

A location map is provided below, and a more detailed map can also be located at the following
web link:

Venue Facilities
Car parking
The nearest car part is at Irwell Place, accessed from the A6, The Crescent.
Alternatively Northern Car Park is located at one end of the Peel Park campus.
Car Parking costs £4 per day, payable by token obtained from machines before leaving Maxwell

Internet/WIFI Access
Available on request

The Think Lab is accessible. Designated disabled parking spaces are available at Maxwell Building.

If you have not done so already, please contact Janice Whatley on 0161 962 5442 or by email at with any access requirements.

Personal Property
Please take particular care of your belongings, bearing in mind that the venue is in a busy area.
Reception in Maxwell Building will be able to help with storage facilities for luggage etc.

2. Registration
Registration will take place from 10.30 in The Think Lab. Refreshments will be available there
during this time.

Please note that, for sustainability reasons, the Higher Education Academy is no longer providing
delegate packs or handouts of presentation materials for use in sessions. Only copies of the
programme will be made available on the registration desk on the day.

3. Meeting rooms & catering arrangements
The event is taking place in The Think Lab on the 7th floor of Maxwell Building.

Teas and coffees will be served in the Think Lab.
Lunch will also be served there.

If you have not done so already, please contact Janice Whatley by email at with any dietary requirements.

4. Sustainability
What the venue is doing
The University of Salford is committed to playing its part in making the world a more sustainable,
responsible and equitable place. As one of the largest organisations in the Greater Manchester
Region with over 20,000 students, 2,800 staff and a land holding of 70 hectares in Salford the
University recognises the impacts it has on a local, regional and global environment.

What we are doing
The Higher Education Academy is committed to reducing the environmental impact and offsetting
the carbon footprint of its events.

We are no longer providing delegate packs, delegate lists or handouts of presentation materials
for use in sessions. Only copies of the programme will be made available on the registration desk
on the day.

We aim to use sustainable venues where possible. We consider onsite recycling facilities, whether
catering is sourced locally and responsibly, and the availability of public transport.

What you can do
 We would like to encourage all delegates to use public or shared transport where possible;
 If you intend to drive to the event please contact us if you are interested in car sharing;
 as we may be able to put you in touch with people travelling from a similar area;
 Please try to keep paper handouts to a minimum.


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