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ALPS Conference 2013 - Enhancing employability and work-based learning
The 24th April 2013 saw the ALPS Networks hosting a day at the Rose Bowl, Leeds to disseminate the work of the ALPS Networks. Click here for further details of the day.


ALPS Showcase
We had a very successful event on 16 September. Our sincere thanks to everyone who helped towards this by presenting or attending. It was great to see you all. For the programme please click here

ALPS – Times Higher Education Awards – Shortlisting
We are delighted to let you know that the ALPS Patient and Carer Voice Network have been shortlisted for the 2011 Times Higher Education Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community”. Many congratulations to all the members of this network. This is a well-deserved recognition of all the excellent work they have done and the positive impact the network has had for those involved.

ALPS - JISC Guide and Video Case Study
JISC have this week launched their guide “Emerging Practice in a Digital Age”. ALPS is one of the 10 case studies highlighted in the guide and one of the five for which a video case study was also made. JISC launched the guide at the ALT-C 2011 Conference. You can view the guide (and order paper copies) at and can view the video at Thank you to everyone who contributed to the JISC video production earlier this year – both onscreen and behind the scenes.

5 September 2011 - ALPS Hackathon Review - 11:00 - 3:00, The Staff Centre, The University of Leeds. If interested, please call on 0113 3436352.

27 July 2011 - ALPS Hackathon - a very successful event - please see above for details of follow-up event.

June 2011 - ALPS won the IMS Gold Award at the Global Learning conference in California! Congratulations to Catherine Coates and Jill Taylor.

16 June 2011 - THE Article - All you need is a mobile. Please see website at

1 July 2011 - CiPA Seminar
Click here to see details of a Seminar at Huddersfield about CiPA.

13 June 2011 - Critical Perspectives on Professional Learning - Fifth Annual Conference, Monday 13th June 2011, 10.00 am - 4.35 pm. Venue: The University of Leeds.; click here for link.

27 May - Find out more about the ALPS Networks
Join us at Weetwood Hall on the 27th May to find out more about the ALPS Networks. The event is free but registrations must be received by Monday 9th May.

April 2011 - ALPS Bulletin
The latest edition the ALPS Bulletin is now available - with details about the ALPS Networks Day on 27th May 2011.

January - ALPS Bulletin
The latest edition the ALPS Bulletin is now available - with details about the ALPS Networks Day on 24th Jan 2011 and about the publication of the ALPS Casebook.

24 January - Find out more about the ALPS Networks
Join us at Weetwood Hall on the 24th January to find out more about the ALPS Networks – what they can do for you and how you can be involved. We have a full, but relaxed, day planned that will give you plenty of opportunities to catch up with what ALPS has been doing, quiz the Network Leads about their plans, meet colleagues from across the ALPS partnership, contribute your ideas, find out what benefits you would gain from joining one of the networks and enjoy the excellent hospitality that Weetwood Hall provides. The event is free but registrations must be received by Wednesday 6th January. You can find the provisional schedule for the day here.


June - ALPS has won a Learning Impact Award at this year's EDEN Conference in Valencia! The Award for Leading Practice in Learning Impact was granted to Catherine Coates, Jill Taylor, Leeds Metropolitan University; Julie Laxton, University of Leeds, Christine Dearnley, University of Bradford, Ian Hall, MyKnowledgeMap Ltd., United Kingdom for their Conference Contribution on:
"Promoting the Concept of Competency Maps and Interprofessional Assessments linked to e-Portfolios to Enhance the Student Learning Experience in Preparation for Work Based Learning, Employability and Life Long Learning". Congratulations to all those involved! Click here to read the article or visit the EDEN website to find out more about the Conference.

25 April - Congratulations to Chris Dearnley, Stuart Walker, John Fairhall and Jak Radice from the University of Bradford who last week won the prize for Interdisciplinary Working at this year's Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Awards at their University. The quartet won the award for their Mobile Enabled Disabled Students (MEDS) project which over the last few years has informed the development of ALPS tools and mobile software. Click here to learn more about the award!

24 March - ALPS has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education award! The University of Leeds, lead partner of the programme has been named a finalist in the ICT initiative of the year category. Read more here

10 March - Congratulations to Maria Parks and Alis Moores who have had an article published in the Medical Teacher journal. 'Twelve tips for introducing E-portfolios with undergraduate students' draws on the experiences of ALPS and can be accessed here. Maria is a senior lecturer and teaching fellow at York St John University, while Alis was formerly at York St John University and is now working as an Occupational Therapist for Queensland Health in Australia.

1 February - Staff and students at the University of Leeds can now find out more about ALPS, as well as other academic and co-curricular initiatives by logging on to Leeds for Life - a website packed with resources and development opportunities. Visit to find out more and start exploring!

11 January - ALPS demonstrated 'the exceptional student journey' at this year's Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Leeds. The ALPS Core Team and ALPS site members all worked together to put the ALPS story together using posters, IT demonstrations and case studies. The posters told the complete ALPS story; from the development of the ALPS Common Competency Maps, to the assessment tools and learning material, and finally some case studies illustrating how different professions and cohorts have embraced the ALPS outputs and adapted them to suit their own requirements. Look out for a report of the event from ALPS Teaching Fellow Julie Laxton in next month's issue of the ALPS Bulletin.

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ALPS was shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award

To read previous news about ALPS

2009 - archive

2008 - archive