Monday, 13 March 2017

FW: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference 2017




Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference 2017 

Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy

29 & 30 June 2017 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK



Call for papers now open!


Proposal submission guidelines:


Following last year’s successful conference in Leicester, Horizons in STEM HE is back: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy. The conference committee welcomes submissions that fall either within the following broad pedagogic/innovation themes or discipline areas. The intention is to provide opportunities for two different types of conversation, where teaching innovation and pedagogy might be shared with all STEM colleagues, or where more subject specific discussions might ensue.


In each case the conference is all about making connections. 


The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 March 2017Please see the guidance for presenters document for more details.


Conference Formats:


We invite you to submit abstracts for posters, oral presentations and workshops; we also invite expressions of interest to submit a full paper based on your presentation for publication in a journal special issue after the conference (see above link for detailed guidance).


We are particularly interested to receive student-led submissions.


Please complete the abstract submission form, identifying what type of presentation you are interested in delivering and whether your work fits in the pedagogic/innovation themes of the conference which may be of interest to all STEM colleagues or whether it is subject specific of interest to a discipline-based audience.

Abstract submission form 2017


Save your submission as a PDF and upload to Easychair by the deadline of 31st March 2017.

We are looking forward to reading your submissions.


Conference themes:


The themes should be interpreted broadly, as they are not intended to limit potential contributions. When submitting proposals, delegates will be asked to nominate the theme to which they feel their work best relates (themes in full).

Illustrative examples of areas of practice within the themes are provided for information only


Open Education

  • Using open data in teaching and student research projects
  • Using open education resources/Moocs in formal education
  • Open access publication

Enhancing the student experience

  • Employability and transitions into STEM work
  • Equality and diversity
  • Learning spaces
  • Global citizenship and sustainable development
  • Practical skills
  • Assessment and Feedback

Students as partners in teaching and research


Reward and Recognition

  • Developing pedagogic research practice
  • Creating impact
  • Pedagogic research communities



Discipline areas

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology


Dr Sally Smith
Chair of the organising committee
Dean of the School of Computing
Edinburgh Napier University







Dr Neil Williams CCHEM, FRSC, SFHEA

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing


Room SB3028

T +44 (0)208 417 7754 (internal 62575)

Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE

Kingston University London

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