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IQ Study Tour 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2016 10:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Quarrying, Education, University of Derby

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Focusing on delivering an insight into ‘quarry life’, the 2016 IQ study tour provided 20 delegates with the opportunity to undertake a three–day excursion, visiting six sites spanning across South Wales and into Bristol.

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Student Awards 2015

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Education, University of Derby

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Recognising our members who excel themselves in their higher education achievements, the annual IQ student awards provide a platform for us to acknowledge an individual’s dedication and commitment to consistently raising the bar.

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Vacancies at the UoD in the Centre for Mineral Products Professional Development

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 9, 2015 10:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Education

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Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

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Sharing your skills, knowledge and experience

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Education, University of Derby

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Whether it’s about giving something back to your industry, building your own skills and experiences or considering a change in career direction, the opportunity of working as part of the team that delivers the Institute’s Foundation and Honours Degrees is something that might well appeal to you.

If you’ve ever thought about the possibility of lecturing or getting involved in the education programmes running at the University of Derby, why not get in touch with Mark Osbaldeston, Manager of the Centre for Mineral Products Professional Development, for an informal conversation.

You can contact Mark on 01332 591 763 or

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Devon & Cornwall Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2014 10:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Devon and Cornwall Branch, Education, IQ, Technical Evenings

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The Devon and Cornwall Branch of the Institute of Quarrying held a joint technical evening and barbecue at Launceston Rugby Club 25 September 2014, attracting 57 attendees. This was the first of many joint meetings the branch will be holding going forward. A show of support was received from The Camborne School of Mines with the attendance of their Masters students. The two presentations covered ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAVs) and ‘The Institute of Quarrying 100 years nearly complete and now for the next 100 Years’.

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IQ award winners for 2014

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2014 10:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Member, Education

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Congratulations to our 2014 winners!

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Forging the future of higher skills development

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2014 1:30:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in PRIME, Education, University of Derby

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Catering for the future needs of employers and improving higher level skills throughout the UK to ensure sustainable growth.

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Leading the way in education for the mineral extraction industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Education

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Introducing the global standard in education for the mineral extractives industry. Qualifications which reflect the best-practice relevant to your market and can be delivered anywhere in the world.

Working closely with industry and the Institute of Quarrying, a suite of work-based, part time qualifications, specific to the mineral extraction industry have been developed. Leading the way in education for the wider mineral extraction industry.

These are qualifications which have been developed by industry for industry, ensuring the curriculum continues to meet the evolving requirements of the sector. In order to enable flexible learning, the University of Derby deliver these qualifications predominantly through online learning, minimising time spent away from the business.

Find out more by clicking on one of the qualifications below:

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Learning and teaching conference 2014

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2014 9:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Education

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The 9th Annual Learning & Teaching Conference took place 2 July 2014 at the University of Derby, Buxton Campus.

Falling under the title of Pedagogies for the Future: How do we inspire and innovate? The day provided a range of formal presentations, workshops and discussions, including a keynote address from Helen Beetham, an independent consultant, researcher and author in the field of e-learning, with particular expertise in UK Higher Education.

A session was also presented by Julian Smallshaw (IQ – Head of Educational Development) and Sarah Horrigan (the Institute for Learning Enhancement and Innovation), where it was demonstrated how the same technologies used in the Institute of Quarrying Higher Education courses (Foundation Degree, Diplomas) could help academics transform their own course materials into a rich learning environment.

The straightforward production of video and other supplementary resources together with specialist software was demonstrated in some detail. The benefit of enhancing teaching materials, provides an additional dimension to learning and as part of the review and refresh process should be fundamental on any course. This forms part of the IQ’s commitment to ensuring all our materials are quality assured.

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