Innovation & Enterprise


Short courses and CPD funding winners announced

31 October 2018

The five winning projects were selected for showing clear gaps in the market, demonstrating where a real difference could be made if that course was made available.

Courses that change the way we live

Advancements in digital technology are continually evolving the way we live. Dr Beth Morgan and Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki (Faculty of the Built Environment) are creating a course that aims to help those in leadership positions within construction learn about the latest state-of-the-art technologies that could improve and change the industry.

Moisture in buildings is another crucial issue for the built environment sector. Moisture can lead to mould and other environmental hazards that could affect the health and wellbeing of residents. Neil May and Dr Hector Altamirano from The Bartlett aim to create a course that will help building practitioners and designers understand moisture in buildings and give guidance on how to assess and mitigate the risks. 

Courses that change the way we work

Dr Jane Simmonds (Faculty of Population Health Sciences) is leading the development of a new foundation short course for physiotherapists who want to work in paediatric physiotherapy. Whether you’re a recent graduate, or a more experienced physiotherapist looking to change direction, this interactive, distance-learning course will provide you with fundamental knowledge and skills before progressing to a post-graduate qualification.

Other funding winners were Dr Cosette Crisan and Dr Eirini Geraniou from the Institute of Education. The two maths educators will be creating a short online course that will support the development of maths teachers as mentors through raising their awareness of recent and relevant research around effective ways of teaching.

And Feodora Rayner (Faculty of Engineering Sciences) came up with a course that teaches people about augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and immersive environments - helping them to see how these emerging techs can help them, whatever job they’re in. 

Do you have an idea for a short course that can make a difference?

If you’re looking to create your own short course, we can help. There will be another funding call later this academic year, but in the meantime we’ve created processes, tools and workshops to make sure your idea for a course is:

  • reviewed, approved and supported by senior people in your department and faculty
  • costed as accurately as possible
  • aligned to the needs of your target audience and engages them

We’ve also devised a toolkit of resources which can help you with designing your short course.

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