Learning and Teaching Conference 2019


Learning in Partnership

12 - 13 June 2019

The conference programme is now available

Learning in Partnership

The University of Worcester annual Learning and Teaching conference is a forum where innovation and creative teaching practice is explored and shared, as well as findings from teaching related research and evaluation projects disseminated and discussed. The conference has a reputation for inspirational sessions, led by passionate and insightful colleagues and committed and professional students.

This year’s theme is Learning in Partnership and will showcase the work of academic and professional service staff, and the outcomes of Students as Academic Partners projects across themes related to communities of practice and understanding, student engagement, student transitions, and excellence in teaching.

Learning in partnership for student engagement

We are extremely pleased to welcome Tom Lowe from the University of Winchester, where he has set up the Centre for Student Engagement and launched the first PG Cert in Student Engagement. Tom’s key note will facilitate reflection and discussion on our strategies for students engagement at Worcester, focusing particularly on engaging those students deemed ‘hard-to- reach’ and how we can empower students as agents of change on our campuses. We know this will be a very stimulating session.

Learning in partnership to develop strategic thinking

This year we have introduced a slightly different element to the conference. To enable participants to influence early thinking on the development of a new University Learning and Teaching strategy, we have a ‘world café’ session to explore through discussion ideas linked to a number of key themes for learning and teaching AT Worcester. WE will follow this up at the end of the conference by announcing our key development priorities for 2019/20 and get your feedback on these.

Learning in partnership to create new opportunities

We are also really excited to have the opportunity to engage with a panel of employers and community representatives about what working in partnership means particularly for student progression, employability, community engagement and success. Chaired by our own PVC Students, Ross Renton, this will definitely challenge your thinking and inspire creative innovations.

The Conference is open to all UW staff, students and partner institutions. Additionally, we warmly welcome any colleagues working in further or higher education to attend this event.

Please contact us at ltworcester@worc.ac.uk if you have any queries