Thursday, 22 March 2018

FW: PedRIO conference - Registration now OPEN!


7th Annual PedRIO Conference, University of Plymouth, 20th April 2018


Aimed at bringing together leading academics from across the UK and beyond, the conference will present high quality papers, workshops and posters, and will be themed around the following areas:

  • enhancing the student experience
  • public engagement and pedagogic research,
  • students as core: compassion, politics and support in the academy
  • gaming and simulation
  • the sustainable student
  • interdisciplinary learning.

Keynote speakers 

  • Jane McNeil is the Director of Academic Development at Nottingham Trent University.  We’re gonna need a bigger boat: achieving widespread educational change.  This keynote will consider successful strategies for widespread pedagogic development through the lens of the SCALE-UP project at Nottingham Trent University.
  • Paul Manners is Associate Professor in Public Engagement at UWE and founding director of the UK’s National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).  Public engagement, pedagogy and impact: joining the dots and realising common purpose. 

Please note that there is no cost to attend this one day conference. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.


Register to attend this conference at:


View the programme for the day here

For any queries about the conference, please email

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Debby Cotton

Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy & Head of Educational Development Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and National Teaching Fellow (NTF).

Room 107, 3 Endsleigh Place,

University of Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA

Tel: 01752 587614

Follow me on Twitter: @profdcotton


Read my latest papers :- on Pedagogic research and REF ‘The Cinderella of Academia’ in Studies in Higher Education – free ePrints here:

- and Using an Immersive Induction  Module to enhance transition to HE, Teaching in Higher Education – free ePrints here:

- plus ‘Is students’ energy literacy related to their university’s position in a sustainability ranking?’ Environmental Education Research Free ePrints here:

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