Dates: 4-6 July 2017
Who: All higher education professionals
- Prices start at £250
- Places available for 1, 2 or 3 days
Back by popular demand after an absence of three years.
Taking place over three days in the summer, the returning conference gives you the chance to share your experience of learning and teaching, ideas, research, good practice and top tips with peers from across the sector. Finding out whether the challenges and solutions from other disciplines could give you the opportunity to innovate your own and your institutions practice.
Ensure you have the conference experience best suited to your role and your interests by:
- Building your own timetable from a programme of keynote speeches, presentations, interactive workshops, panel sessions and quick ignite sessions;
- Choosing from attending for one, two or all three days.
With a day dedicated to the challenges, themes and priorities faced by the sector as a whole sandwiched between two days of discipline led activities, the structure will allow best practice and expertise to cross discipline boundaries.
This is your chance to learn from learning and teaching specialists and internationally respected speakers.
The programme has been designed to shine a spotlight on teaching excellence as relevant to each discipline cluster. The three days also allow the HEA to welcome a number of expert keynote speakers.
We are pleased to confirm that conference keynote Eric Stoller will joined by Dr Helen Bevan to deliver the keynote address for Health and Social Care, and Professor Danielle George will present during the STEM session alongside Dr Liz Barnes.
We are delighted to announce Eric Stoller as the first keynote speaker for the Higher Education Academy’s 2017 Annual Conference. Eric is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker with an expertise in how educators can use social media for learning and engagement. Eric will be speaking in Manchester on the morning of the 5 July, which is day two of the HEA’s flagship event and is focused on strategic and thematic priorities in the sector.
You can follow Eric on Twitter: @EricStoller
Dr Helen Bevan
We are looking forward to Dr Helen Bevan joining us to deliver the Health and Social Care keynote address. Helen has been a leader of large scale change in the English National Health Service for more than 20 years. Helen has been at the forefront of many NHS improvement initiatives which have made a difference for thousands of patients ever since.
In 2010, Helen’s team launched a call to action, utilising social movement leadership principles, which contributed to a 51% reduction in prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia across the country.
Giskin Day is committed to enriching students’ educational experiences through creative teaching and learning. She is a National Teaching Fellow based at Imperial College London where she coordinates a suite of interdisciplinary courses for STEMM students.
Giskin originally studied botany in South Africa. She subsequently worked in scientific publishing and at the Science Museum London before embarking on a teaching career in higher education. She is an advocate of playful learning which she incorporates into her teaching in science communication and medical humanities. Giskin is a recipient of a President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence in Teaching from Imperial College.
You can follow Giskin on Twitter: @giskinday
Dr Alison James
Alison James is Acting Director of Academic Quality and Development and Head of Learning and Teaching at the University of Winchester. She is former Associate Dean Learning & Teaching at the London College of Fashion and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Her higher education career has focused on working with creative arts staff and students and in May 2014 Alison was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in the UK. She has worked in creative arts education in a variety of guises, across all levels and many subjects – as educational and staff developer, researcher and policy maker and teacher. Her trademark is creative and interactive approaches to pedagogy with a high level of staff and student involvement and plenty of humour to go with. She believes that ‘edutainment’ does not have to be a dirty word, and that you can have fun while learning, without dumbing down subjects, or shying away from the difficulties that may arise when tackling challenging material or tough encounters. Connection, involvement, enjoyment and inclusion are the four touchstones of her work with staff and students.
You can follow Alison on Twitter: @alisonrjames
After receiving an extremely large volume of high quality submissions we are pleased to announce our full programme for the 2017 Annual Conference.
The programme for each strand can be viewed via the links below.
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This year sees a new addition to the HEA calendar, our first Annual Debate, on the evening of the second day of the conference (5 July 2017), following a three course meal at the Mercure Hotel in Manchester. The debate will use an adapted parliamentary-style format over 90 minutes and will be preceded by a drinks reception at 18:30 and a three course dinner from 19.00. The cost to attend is from £80 (for Strategic and Access partners).
Chosen by the sector through crowdsourcing, the motion for the 2017 #HEAdebate is:
“This house believes that the assessment of teaching excellence is a futile exercise as it is inherently immeasurable.”
Phyllida Hancock is the host for the evening, managing proceedings and encouraging a lively and engaging exchange. Andy Westwood and Smita Jamdar will speak in favour of the proposed motion, while the opposing team – Eric Stoller and Mark Jones – will argue against. The outcome of the debate will be decided by those in the room. The debate will provide an opportunity for guests to discuss a crucial learning and teaching issue with our expert panel.
Conference sponsors and exhibitors
The Higher Education Academy gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors and exhibitors.
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Annual Conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.