Scotland is recognised for its enlightened approach to quality enhancement and we look forward to welcoming colleagues from around the world to the UK's largest learning and teaching conference.
The three-day programme offers lots of opportunity to exchange views and share experience around six interrelated tracks.
Programme and speakers
Hear Professor Peter Felten, Ellon University, USA, talk about what matters most in delivering an excellent student experience. And for data enthusiasts, Professor Dragan Gasevic, University of Edinburgh, will explore using data and learning analytics to enhance the student experience.
Professor Liz Thomas, Edge Hill University and TEF Panel member will deliver a session on a whole institution approach to improving student retention and success through excellent learning and teaching.
On our internationalisation track, Professor Elspeth Jones, Leeds Metropolitan University and International Education Consultant, will share the outcomes of her work on internationalising the student experience, while Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia campus) and formerly Taylor’s University, Malaysia, will discuss delivering a UK degree in an international setting.
The Scottish policy landscape will be addressed by Sally-Anne Somerville, Scottish Minister for Higher Education, Further Education and Science; Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews; and Vonnie Sandlan, NUS Scotland President. Professor Sir Peter Scott, Commissioner for Fair Access, will ask 'Is widening access a zero sum game?'
A full list of our speakers and other activities is available in the outline programme.
The conference programme is designed to attract delegates from across the UK and internationally. We look forward to welcoming policy makers, learning and teaching practitioners, students and staff who work in the professional support services.
Our 2nd international conference, held in 2015, attracted 600 delegates from 14 countries. We look forward to welcoming you in 2017.