This national one-day conference examines best practice in teaching and learning, and looks at what we really mean by 'teaching excellence'. Produced in partnership with Advance HE, this conference will bring together experts, policy influencers and innovators to examine how universities can shape their learning and teaching strategies to ensure a continued enhancement of teaching excellence and innovation.
Why should you attend?
Using a variety of formats, including plenary talks, panels, roundtable discussions and workshops, this event allows delegates to come together to share and discuss best practice, case studies and to hear from policy experts on upcoming developments. This conference will also present an opportunity for delegates to input their thoughts and experiences into UUK's current work examining excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.
|9.30||Registration and refreshments|
|10.00||Welcome and opening remarks, John Cater, Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University|
|10.05||What does teaching and learning mean in 2018? John Cater, Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University (Winners of Advance HE's Global Teaching Excellence Spotlight Award 2018 for the quality of support and engagement infrastructure for students)|
|10.30||Grade inflation, Professor Andrew Wathey CBE, Vice-Chancellor, Northumbria University and Chair, UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment|
|11:00||Better education, or an erosion of standards? Dennis Sherwood, Managing Director, The Silver Bullet Machine Manufacturing Company Limited|
|11.15||Refreshments and networking|
|11.35||Roundtable discussion: In this session delegates will have a chance to discuss three pertinent questions around innovation in teaching and excellence.|
|12.35||Lunch and networking|
|Embedding compassion into the curriculum and why it matters, Dr Theo Gilbert, Associate Professor, Learning and Teaching, University of Hertfordshire|
|Postgraduate student satisfaction, Jonathan Neves, Head of Business Intelligence and Surveys, Advance HE|
|Student co-creation, Teaching and Learning team, Bath Spa University – invited|
|14.20||Refreshments and networking|
|14.40||NUS Update, Amatey Doku, Vice President for Higher Education, National Union of Students – invited|
|15.10||Advance HE update, Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE|
|15.40||The true meaning of decolonising the curriculum and why it matters, Melz Owusu, Decolonial Theorist|
|16.10||Chair's closing remarks|
This event has already taken place.
Who should attend?
- Vice-Principal/Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education/ Learning and Teaching)
- Head/Dean/Director of Learning Enhancement
- Dean/Director of Academic Excellence/Quality
- Head of Strategic Projects
- Quality, Learning and Teaching Manager
- Early bird university and not-for-profit fee: £235.00)
- Early bird standard fee: £335.00