Friday, 13 April 2018

FW: Invitation: Sheffield Hallam University Learning and Teaching Conference 2018


We are pleased to announce that the call for contributions to Sheffield Hallam’s 2018 Learning and Teaching Conference are now open!  Full details about this year’s theme are available on our conference webpage:     'Student Success - from conversation to transformation'


We invite you to be inspired and challenged by keynotes from Dr Gurnam Singh (NTF), Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Coventry University and visiting professor at Chester University who will focus on ‘reimagining the problem of Degree attainment’; and  also from Dr Sam Grogan, Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience at the University of Salford, and Director of the Teaching Excellence Alliance who will share outcomes of a recent large scale project on learner acquisition and development.


There will also be input from an expert panel which includes Prof Jacqueline Stevenson (Head of Research in the Sheffield Institute of Education) a nationally recognized sociologist of education with a particular interest in policy and practice relating to attainment, equity, diversity, access and student success in Higher Education; and Richard Shiner, Head of Evidence and Effective Practice (Office for Students) who will provide some idea of the national context of student success. Additionally, there will be a busy programme of talks, walkshops, reading groups and poster sessions.


As in previous years, we are keen to extend the call for contributions to colleagues working across the sector.  The deadline for submissions is 4pm on Monday  30th April for external participants.  We encourage you to submit a brief abstract - further  details  on the themes/formats and instructions for submission are provided on the conference webpage.


If you have any questions about the conference call, please get in touch with the conference team at:

Registration for the conference will open in May – follow us on Twitter at @SHU_AcDev for the latest updates!


Dr. Lindy-Ann Blaize Alfred FHEA | Senior Lecturer,  Academic Professional Development | LEAD

Tel: 0114 225 6662 |

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