Dates: 30-31 January 2019
Venue: Millennium Point, Birmingham
Who: STEM higher education professionals
Join leading speakers and thought leaders for this vibrant conference.
The Annual STEM Conference returns at the end of January 2019 after a fantastic event in 2018 which welcomed more than 200 speakers and delegates from across HE STEM disciplines.
Student success in higher education depends on a careful balance of factors including engaged learning, environments conducive to learning and the desire to develop in students the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes expected of graduates. The conference is the ideal opportunity to collaborate and learn from other higher education professionals within STEM disciplines and to share best practice.
This two-day conference, featuring a mix of peer-led workshops, presentations and respected keynotes will provide a forum for each of the individual STEM disciplines as well as opportunities to learn from cross-disciplinary practice.
Call for Papers
The call for papers is now open
We are asking for proposals that address one of five propositions, which explore themes around covering topics such as: interdisciplinary approaches to learning and teaching in STEM; innovation; technology; equality, diversity and inclusion; and leadership.
The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2018
Full details of the propositions and session types are available below. Once you are ready, please use our online form to submit your paper.
STEM Conference 2018: Creativity in Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement
The conference programme for 2018 was made up of sessions from three themes:
- Driving teaching excellence: How can we improve our practice to ensure the best learning experience for our students?
- Cross-disciplinary practice: What can we learn from successful initiatives undertaken in other disciplines?
- Creative pedagogies: How can we enhance student engagement through creative practices?
View the programme, presenter information and abstracts for last year's conference.
Last's year's keynote speakers
Floriane is a student at the University of Warwick studying Mechanical Engineering. Her interest in engineering stemmed from her team’s success at the National Science and Engineering competition in 2013 where they won the Shell prize. She joined the British Science Association’s CREST youth panel and was a keynote speaker and essay contributor for their ‘Not just for Scientists’ Campaign. As part of her role she led the ‘Future Forum’ held at the Siemens Crystal’s London. She is passionate about encouraging young people into STEM and is a strong advocate of more women in engineering. She has also been recognised by the Black Youth Awards as the STEM Award winner, voted NCS Teen Idol 2017, participant in the BBC Digital Innovation Series, is Junior Board member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology and finally has been shortlisted for the WISE ‘One to watch’ Award 2017. In September 2016 Floriane appeared on BBC Woman’s hour to discuss women in STEM education.
Dr Gareth Loudon
Gareth is a Principal Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Director (and co-founder) of the Centre for Creativity. Gareth’s research interests focus on understanding the factors and processes affecting creativity, combining ideas from anthropology and psychology, engineering and design. Gareth has been active in academic and industrial research for almost 30 years and has taken several research ideas all the way through to commercial products for companies such as Apple and Ericsson. Gareth has several patents and over 70 publications. Gareth has won many awards including Best Software Product Award at COMDEX Asia, and for his concept design work from IDSA/BusinessWeek. Gareth is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Higher Education Academy.