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9 Jun 2016

First Learning and Teaching Conference offers key insight and ideas

Loughborough’s first Learning and Teaching conference is set take place on 16 June, providing insight and ideas to support academics and students.

Focussing on teaching in higher education, the event will hear from Vice Chancellor, Professor Bob Allison, who will speak about what the new Teaching Excellence Framework means for Loughborough.

A range of workshops offered by last year’s Teaching Innovation Award winners will also provide ideas to enhance learning and teaching.  In four parallel sessions, staff and students will share their research-informed ideas for enhancing practice ranging from the use of Learn, creating more effective feedback, flipping lectures, developing employability, developing lab working through video libraries and remote operations, to using video capture to improve learning outcomes, and developing an enhancing community of practice.

The event will also provide the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Professor Andy Westwood, about the nature of teaching excellence delivered.

Professor Westwood is Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and co-director of Policy@Manchester at the University of Manchester. He is also a Professor of Politics and Policy at the University of Winchester and Visiting Professor in Further and Higher Education at the University of Wolverhampton.

He has been President of the OECD Forum on Social Innovation since 2007 and has recently become a member of HEFCE's Strategic Advisory Board for Quality, Accountability and Regulation and a Trustee of the National Union of Students. Previously, Andy worked at a number of think tanks and was a special adviser to ministers on education, skills and science policy at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and a senior advisor at HM Treasury and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The event, to be held at the West Park Teaching Hub, will include a presentation of the Research Informed Teaching Awards, the announcement of this year’s Teaching Innovation Awards and, a free lunch.  The full programme is available here.

Please email to book your place.