Pedagogies of Hope and Opportunity: The Higher Education Academy Arts and Humanities Annual Conference, 2012.

  • Date: 29 May 2012 - 30 May 2012
  • Location/venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 8DL

The Higher Education Academy’s first annual learning and teaching conference for the Arts and Humanities will take place on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 May 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.

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Unprecedented changes in UK higher education are placing the Arts & Humanities under particular scrutiny and pressure.

Pedagogies of Hope and Opportunity is the HEA’s first annual conference dedicated solely to enhancing learning and teaching and the experience for Arts & Humanities students.

Over two days and 30 parallel sessions and interactive workshops, the conference will explore the latest developments and innovations in Arts and Humanities learning and teaching.

Conference themes 

Hear about and engage with the latest developments in learning and teaching in Arts & Humanities:

  • Curriculum design in arts

  • Innovations in learning and teaching

  • Technology-enhanced and e-learning

  • Assessment and feedback

  • Employability

  • Internationalisation

Keynote speakers

Professor Giovanni Schiuma, Professor in Innovation and Knowledge Management and Scientific Director of the Centre for Value Management at the Universita degli Studi della Basilicata, Italy.

Professor Linda Drew, Acting Deputy Director and Director of Academic Development, Glasgow School of Art.

Who should attend?

Higher education teaching and learning support staff, Programme Leaders and Faculty Deans in Archaeology, Classics, Area Studies, Art and Design, Cinematics and Photography, Dance, Drama and Music, English, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Media and Communications, Philosophical and Religious Studies.


£130 for delegates from subscribing institutions (includes conference dinner, bed and breakfast)

£260 for delegates from non-subscribing institutions

Find out more about financial assistance with travel costs and UK Travel Grants.

Bookings are now closed, however there are a few spaces available. Should you wish to enquire about a place please contact  

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Post event information

Student Image Competition 2012 - winner

We are pleased to announce that Rebecca Blake from Norwich University of the Arts is the winner of the Arts and Humanities Student Image Competition 2012. 


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