The main theme of the UWS Learning, Teaching and Research Conference 2020 is “Making a Difference”. There are four sub-themes:
ASSESSMENT FOR THE FUTURE
As the UWS Focus on: Assessment and Feedback topic concludes, this theme looks at how assessment and feedback practices are changing, with consequent impact on learning and teaching.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: HEALTH, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY
The interdisciplinary nature of research at UWS promotes collaborative working on a global scale, producing research which can then underpin learning and teaching. This theme explores challenges in three key areas and explores how research is making a difference to teaching and learning.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT WITH LEARNING AND TEACHING THROUGH PARTNERSHIP
This theme builds on the Student Engagement Through Partnership Framework (Advance HE, 2019) by investigating different approaches for the involvement of students in learning and teaching.
USING EVIDENCE TO ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING
The three-year QAA Enhancement Theme, Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience, has been at the heart of Scottish higher education since 2017. This theme offers the opportunity to reflect on the ways that evidence is used to enhance teaching and learning.
For more information about the sub-themes, see the call for proposals. The peer review process has now concluded and authors will be informed of the results once the final form of the conference has been decided.
Postgraduate and doctoral research students will play an integral part in the conference. There are a variety of ways for students to participate in the conference, such as displaying posters or participating in the Three Minute Thesis; for further information, see the postgraduate page on this site.