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125Announcing the second call: 2016: Small Grants Scheme for CHOBE seminars/workshops

Following the success of our introductory programme, we are now delighted to announce the winners of the scheme for 2016.

Successful grant holders will be required to organise and deliver their seminar(s) or other events under the CHOBE banner, to provide a write up for the CHOBE website and to commit to presenting at the iBEE conference (Liverpool John Moores University, 8-9 September 2016). Grant holders will be awarded a free delegate place at the conference, but will be expected to cover the cost of their travel expenses.

. We look forward to learning about their impact at iBEE 2016.

We will add each activity to our events calendar as they are scheduled

Institution Lead Topic Activity
Dublin Institute of Technology Dr Alan Hore QS2020: a Time for Digital Transition Seminar
Ulster University Dr Linda McElduff and Dr Heather Ritchie Marine Spatial Planning in Northern Ireland: Towards Productive Seas and Resilient Communities?


Heriot Watt University Dr Gillian Menzies Lifecycle Thinking: Where is all the Energy Going? Seminar
University of Northumbria Marco Cimillo Flexibility for Adaptation and Resilience Seminar
Leeds Beckett University Dr Quintin Bradley Neighbourhood Planning Workshops x 2
Royal Agricultural University Matthew Smith Globalization of the Valuation Curriculum Seminar
London South Bank University and University of Northumbria Dr Chika Udeaja and Dr Alex Opoku Going North for Sustainability Workshop


Best wishes

David Proverbs


One of last year’s award holders was Alex McLaren from Heriot Watt

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“The £500 grant from CHOBE allowed us to host a one-day seminar drawing together 16 teaching staff from 9 disciplines across the Built Environment, spanning 7 different Higher Education Institutions. The resulting conversation  (around providing collaborative interdisciplinary education) made for a fascinating day. We used the 2015 ‘Collaboration for Change’ report by Paul Morrell as a basis for discussion, and each participant offered a case study from their own experience, followed by peer discussion. The resulting summaries of ‘Barriers’, ‘Incentives’ ‘Lessons Learned’ and ‘Value’ spawned a lively discussion at the 2015 iBEE Conference, and summary and conclusions from the event are being further developed as a short paper for publication.

Without the ‘kickstart’ provided by the CHOBE small grant, this meeting would not have got off the ground. Now it feels like the start of something bigger: getting everyone together in a room has really cemented links between colleagues and gave the group a real sense of energy and purpose.”