Innovation through collaboration

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Take your lecturer for a coffee – developing conversations

I love this initiative! Assuming that lecturers aren’t already maxed out busy I like it because those informal conversations really offer unguided opportunities to explore topics and ideas away from the formal curriculum. Also, the lecturer can learn just as much from and about students as the students do about their topic. I’m not fishing for coffee here but take advantage of the scheme and see which of the staff feel like taking their coffee break with you!

Teaching and Learning Institute

Following the Educating Huddersfield event organised by the University of Huddersfield Students’ Union (SU), the Teaching and Learning Institute (TALI) in collaboration with the SU is offering students a voucher to ‘take a lecturer for a coffee’. The aim is to promote student and staff conversations about teaching and learning and is part of developing a partnership approach to the educational experience at Huddersfield.

The Teaching and Learning Institute has already contacted all students who attended the event to offer them an opportunity to explore in an informal way some aspects of teaching and learning. The vouchers are for £10 and can be used in most of the catering outlets on campus.

If you are a University of Huddersfield student and you are interested in this scheme, you can collect a voucher from Natalia Rosca or Karolis Pantelejevas (TALI Project Assistants) in the Central Service Building, level 10, room 06.

Please email them…

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Next meeting – March 23rd 5.30 – Room CW5/04 (Canalside West Building – level 5 – room 4)

Invention meet…

Location: Canalside West Building – Level 5 – room 4 (map, building 16) entrance faces Firth Street

Facebook link here: 

Bring your equipment! Laptop, microscope, something you’re making, audio recorders, camera, canvas….

Choose your collaborator and make work quickly. It could be a new invention, an experiment or idea for an experiment, a tool, audiovisual, live improvised…

Based on principles around improvisation, cumulative making and the possibility that new ideas emerge – that no one person in a team could have imaged on their own.

All welcome– students and non-students – alumni and locals – science, engineering, education, psychology, maths, animation…. ALL

Take a step out of your comfort zone and see what else you can do through collaboration.

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Important dates for you



The next CollabHub meeting is on Monday at 5.15 – in The Researcher Hub (RH2/07  – there will be posters)


Welcoming new pitches, work in progress and hosting a collaboration workshop to prepare the symposium!

Please join here:

Why come?

Some people come to hear new ideas, just to see what happens at a Collaboration Hub meeting and make some new contacts.

You can bring an idea, to pitch to the group and see if you can find any likeminded collaborators with complementary skills.

You might decide to join a project or just make a few contacts, or just hear a bit about other projects that are growing.

Who comes?

While the group is on campus at the university – everyone, and I mean everyone (!) is welcome.

There is a current dominance of music and visual arts, but we are keen to encourage engineers, designers, educators, scientists – anyone interested in doing new work.

You might want to build a team to explore an interesting project – as the community grows we hope that the range and diversity of projects will too.

Contact us to ask more

May 16th is the CollabHub Symposium – details to follow!