ECSDN Membership Benefits

Benefits for Member Institutions

Dear Colleague

The Early Childhood Studies Degree Network Strategy group is aware that sometimes Administrators or Managers in our institutions do not fully appreciate the recognised benefits of membership and participation in the Network.

We have therefore drawn up the following list of benefits for member institutions

 

Recruitment 

Institutions that are members of the Network have access to:

Free advertising – for example for

  • job vacancies,
  • external examiner/adviser vacancies
  • validation panel members

The Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network website:

Institutions that are members of the Network can

  • have a direct weblink to their institution on the ECSD Network website
  • have access to all meeting information and resources e.g. presentations, papers

A Forum for response to policy consultations and news/information/research:

Institutions that are members of the Network:

  • receive direct invitations to participate or contribute to consultation responses, for example on new education, policy and practice initiatives/developments
  • are kept abreast of information and new education, policy and practice developments,
  • have opportunities to contribute to new developments and to collaborate with research
  • have opportunity for contribution to and updating of QAA Subject Benchmark Statements for Early Childhood Studies

Direct links to key influential Early Childhood organisations and pressure groups:

For example, through membership of the Network, institutions have links with:

  • the Early Childhood Forum (ECSDN is a member)
  • the National Children’s Bureau (and its fortnightly Early Childhood Unit bulletin)
  • TACTYC,
  • SEFDEY,
  • the Department for Education,
  • National College for Teaching and Leadership, and
  • Teach First

Through attendance at ECSD Network meetings

The named representatives of Institutions that are members of the Network have:

  • Opportunity to meet colleagues from other higher education institutions to identify shared issues and to collaborate on new developments.
  • Opportunity to engage with expert speakers from a wide range of education, policy and research contexts
  • Opportunity to share and build on best practice

Opportunities for funding 

From time to time institutions that are members of the Network can:

  • Respond to specific funding opportunities for research and knowledge development

ECSDN Strategy Group/GG March 2017