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Learning and Teaching Conference slides and resources

At this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference we had a fantastic mix of sessions delivered by an array of staff working together across all faculties. Many of the sessions delivered included cross collaboration of areas to really highlight the disciplines of teaching practice and how they can be interlinked to bring about exceptional results.

Our first key speaker of the conference, our very own Professor Graham Galbraith gave an honest and encouraging talk on our role as a civic University and the differences we can make to our city. Attendees were encouraged to ask questions and there was much discussion around the subject which is clearly an important feature of our new strategy.

An added addition to the conference this year was the involvement of our student body who not only provided us with their ideas on teaching best practice and undergraduate research, but, also led many of the sessions ensuring their voices were heard. Having a student presence at the conference is something which we hope to continue and expand upon for next year’s event.

We were extremely lucky on our first day of the conference that the sunshine stayed and everyone enjoyed an outdoor Mediterranean style lunch of paella, however true to English weather the BBQ planned for day two had to be brought inside. Although the rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the conference and many of the sessions that were organised were full to capacity.

The second day’s key speaker brought us the esteemed Professor Janice Kay from Exeter University. Janice is the Deputy Chair of the institutional level Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise and is Chair of the TEF Subject Level Pilot, which stood her in good stead to deliver her recommendations to us for the impending TEF assessments taking place soon.

From the feedback received so far the conference was a resounding success with over 350 attendees over the two days and many staff stating they would be able to use the practice that had been showcased back in their own classrooms.

For those that weren’t able to attend or those that did and want to have a copy of the material the presentations from the conference are now on the web pages within the links:

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