Registration for the 2019 Learning, Teaching and Research Conference on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June has now OPENED. All UWS staff engaged in or supporting learning, teaching and research are invited to attend this exciting event.
Delegates who are UWS staff or students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, will not be charged a registration fee.
For external participants, the registration fee is £50 per day, which includes engagement with all conference events, a grab-and-go lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Full details of how to pay will be included on the registration website, Eventbrite.
To book a place at the conference, go to the registration page.
The conference will feature two topical keynote speakers and a range of workshops, presentations, microtalks and poster presentations, all based around the four key themes of the event:
1 – Assessment and feedback
In keeping with this year’s institutional Focus on: Assessment and Feedback work, this theme looks at the impact of assessment and feedback practices on student learning. Relevant topics include:
- Innovative assessment
- Effective and efficient feedback practices
- Assessing work-based learning
2 – Digital learning
Focussing on digital futures for education, this theme explores how we prepare for and embrace digital learning and the impact digital technology is likely to continue to have on learning, teaching, and graduate futures. Relevant topics include:
- Preparing for and embracing the future of digital learning
- Impact of digital technology on learning
- Digital technology and teaching
- Graduate futures and digital technology
- Virtual Collaboration
3 – Research-informed teaching
This theme explores how research and teaching meet in our programmes and modules and how we engage students in enquiry-driven learning processes. Relevant topics include:
- Enquiry-based learning opportunities for students
- How the outcomes of research shape teaching
- Teaching research methods
4 – Meeting societal challenges: health, society and sustainability
The interdisciplinary nature of research at UWS promotes collaborative working on a global scale with presentations from major research project teams. Proposals should focus on one (or more) challenges in the following areas:
- Health – including healthcare, digital health, key health challenges, supporting our ageing population, dementia research, aged veterans;
- Society – including education, equality and diversity, crime prevention, creative industries, immersive technologies, entrepreneurship, game based learning, economic development, offender rehabilitation, Brexit research and the UWS Oxfam Partnership exploring excess mortality at work;
- Sustainability – including energy, advanced materials, conservation, digital revolution, built environment, agritech.