Thursday, 31 January 2019

Contemplative pedagogy in higher education: building confidence and community

Contemplative pedagogy in higher education: building confidence and community
9th-12th September 2019
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, UK.

For some reflection on last year’s event please see the Contemplative Pedagogy Network blog:

17th annual e-Assessment Question Conference and Exhibition - ‘‘Transformation, Change and Evolution’’

17th annual e-Assessment Question Conference and Exhibition -  ‘‘Transformation, Change and Evolution’’
America Square Conference Centre, City of London - Weds. 10th and Thurs. 11th April 2019. 

Following this link for exciting news about the future of the conference

We are delighted to announce the 2019 conference and exhibition, which will take transformation as its theme, looking at both:
•       the way that e-Assessment is effecting learning and assessment processes in education, training and development to the benefit of learners, employees  and institutions, and
•       the manner in which e-Assessment as a process is changing and growing and advancing.

Speakers already confirmed for the conference include
•       John Black, Director, JFB Consulting, Independent Consultant
•       James Blackburn, Head of User Experience, Pebble Pad
•       Sue Bridgeman, Business Manager, EDExams
•       Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud, Director, Alphaplus
•       Helen Chapman, editor, World Exam Report
•       Helen Claydon, Senior Research Fellow, ACER International United Kingdom Ltd,
•       Patrick Craven, Director of Assessment Policy, Research and Compliance, City and Guilds
•       Gareth Hegarty, Senior Manager, eAssessment Transition Int. Baccalaureate Organization (UK)
•       Pawan Kumar, CTO, Wheebox
•       Louella Morton, Executive Director, Testreach
•       Dr Mary Richardson, Programme Leader MA Educational Assessment UCL Institute of Education
•       Martin Ripley, Director, World Class Arena Ltd.
•       Denis Saunders, CEO and Founder, Calibrand the currency for talent ®
•       Vegard Sivertsen, CEO, Cirrus Assessment
•       Matt Wingfield, Chair, e-Assessment Association
•       John Winkley, Commercial Director, Alphaplus Consultancy
•       Dr Naomi Winstone Department of Higher Education, University of Surrey

Details of the provisional programme, plus information about the conference including Booking arrangements can be found at

FW: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2019 - Call for submissions- deadline extended to 5pm, 14th February








   Call for Submissions  

                          Deadline extended to 5pm, Thursday 14th February


LJMU's Annual Teaching and Learning Conference

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June 2019


Now in its 18th year, LJMU's annual Teaching and Learning Conference is a forum to share and discuss innovative and effective teaching, learning and assessment practices, as well as explore findings from teaching-related research and evaluation.  On the theme of 'Developing Inclusive Learning Cultures', this year's two-day event will showcase the work of academic and professional service staff, and students, across a range of higher education teaching and learning topics related to the theme.  The conference's broad theme can be interpreted in many ways but could include – how staff engage in conversations about practice; how we work in partnership with students to seek their feedback, and enhance curriculum; or how we develop our provision to ensure all students can progress and achieve.  We are interested in sessions that include the use of interactive teaching methods, learning technologies and creative approaches to curriculum, inclusive teaching and assessment design.


Organised by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Peter Byers, with LJMU's Teaching and Learning Academy, the Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at the Mount Pleasant Campus (Redmonds Building).  Interim Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Mark Power will open the event. 


The Conference is open to all LJMU staff, students and LJMU's partner institutions.  Additionally, we warmly invite all colleagues working in post-16 education to attend this event, for which there is no charge, although places for external visitors, excluding LJMU partner institutions, are limited.

Submissions must be received by 10am on 4th February 2019.

The submission form can be accessed here.


LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference website can be found here .




If you have any other queries about the event, please contact:


LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference Team

Teaching and Learning Academy

Liverpool John Moores University

3rd Floor, Exchange Station

Tithebarn Street


L2 2QP


Tel: 0151 231 8114 / 8678







Monday, 28 January 2019

Anti-racist and ‘decolonial’ activism in the academy and beyond

27th March - Liverpool

This event will be in an interactive, conversational style in which we will highlight perspectives from activists, students and academics, and encourage interaction and new connections to develop both new knowledge and practice. We encourage researchers, teachers, students and activists to attend. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please register by Friday 15th March 2019.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Fwd: Call for contributions: 1st CIHE Conference, 'Creative Approaches to Pedagogic Research'

Call for Contributions

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge campus), 10 July 2019

We are delighted to announce our inaugural annual conference entitled 'Creative Approaches to Pedagogic Research'.

Our keynote speakers are Prof Pauline Kneale (University of Plymouth) and Prof Mike Sharples (Open University), both of whom are Honorary Visiting Professors at CIHE.  We will also have two workshops from Dr Mark J. P. Kerrigan (Plymouth College of Art, Honorary Visiting Fellow at CIHE) and Prof Gina Wisker (University of Brighton).

This conference is an opportunity to share and learn about current innovative approaches to research-informed teaching and learning.

Therefore, we invite contributions of 30 minutes focussing on any of the below three strands, which underpin CIHE's mission, or other creative approaches to pedagogic research.
·         Digital Futures 
·         Active Learning 
·         Design Thinking Pedagogy 
We encourage innovative use of the 30 minute time slot including (but not limited to):
·         Micro-teaching
·         Short practice workshop 'How to…'
·         Interactive debate and discussion
Please submit your proposal using this form by 18 April 2019.
Please note it is our intention to publish contributions as chapters in an edited volume in 2019/20.
Registration fees
External delegate: £75.00
External doctoral student: £30.00
ARU staff member: £0.00
ARU doctoral student: £0.00
The conference booking system will be open shortly.
The conference webpage is now open and can be accessed here.
If you have any queries or questions, please contact us via

Dr. Emma Coonan
Research Fellow, Centre for Innovation in Higher Education

Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT 
Anglia Learning & Teaching, 2nd Floor, Abbeygate House
Learning Development Services

| T: +44 (0) 1223 698 890| Internal ext. 2890

Find us on social media @CIHE_ARU
Read the latest CIHE research report: Building higher education curricula fit for the future


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Fwd: UK Advising & Tutoring *free* webinar this Thursday and full series schedule

Tutoring Matters 

The UKAT webinar series

Happy New Year to you! 

UKAT are excited to announce the January to July 2019 schedule for our new FREE webinar series 'Tutoring Matters'.  The monthly webinars are designed to support all those engaged with personal tutoring and advising, whether that be as a practitioner, leader or related support role. They will also act as key professional development for those undertaking tutoring and advising roles. Facilitated by various key professionals associated with UKAT and collaborative in nature, the webinars will cover important issues for academic advising. 

Further information and an overview of the programme can be found at  The links under the 'Details 'column will give you more information on individual sessions and enable you to book on via Eventbrite (for session 2 onwards, booking will go live approximately a month before the session is due to take place). 

SessionDate / time
The UKAT Research Mentoring ProgrammeEmily McIntosh
Wendy Troxel
Research showcase - Knowing you: Learning Analytics, the Johari Window and Personal TutoringRicky Lowes
Research showcase - "How can I be an effective personal tutor and what is out there to help me do this?"  A qualitative study into staff perceptions of their personal tutor role and the influence of key resources
Ben Walker
Alison Raby
Using solution-focused coaching with students
Dave Lochtie
Ben Walker
Institutional infrastructureEmily McIntosh
Using analyticsSamantha Ahern
Setting up a PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) scheme to enhance the student experience
Clair Zawada
We'll be announcing the rest of the year's programme at the UKAT conference which takes place on the 11th and 12th April 2018 at the University of Plymouth. 

If you would like to facilitate a webinar, please get in touch.  We are also open to suggestions from members about topics they would like to see covered.  To make a suggestion, or for any other queries regarding the webinars, please email or 


Tutoring Matters 1
The UKAT Research Committee Webinar
Thursday 17 January 2019  2.00-3.30pm
The first UKAT Research Webinar will take place on Thursday 17th January 2019 from 2-3.30pm GMT.  We would like as many UKAT members and their colleagues to join us as we discuss how to ensure that tutoring and advising practice is evidence-informed.  Whether you have engaged in the scholarship of advising and tutoring before or are a complete newcomer and want to find out about what's been published in the tutoring space and the projects we are supporting, please do sign up.  You will have the opportunity to hear from participants in the UKAT research mentoring programme, about the work NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising) and to discuss the "gaps" in the literature and what we can do to address them. 

To book a place on this webinar please use the following Eventbrite link.
(Sent on behalf of Ben Walker - UKAT Professional Development Committee; 'Tutoring Matters' coordinator)

Kind regards,

Dave Lochtie
U.K. Advising and Tutoring, Chair of Professional Development
University of Derby Union of Students, Student Voice & Development Manager

Recent Publication:

Lochtie, D., McIntosh, E., Stork, A. and Walker B.W. (2018) Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education. Foreword by Professor Liz Thomas. Northwich: Critical Publishing. Available here.