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Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Education for All: Learning Together

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Thursday 31 March 2022, Frederick Douglass Centre

Welcome to the Learning and Teaching Conference 2022. This one-day event will showcase effective, creative and collaborative approaches to learning and teaching across the University.


We have a packed programme in store for you at this year's conference, with events spread across six parallel streams of sessions. You can view our interactive programme for a live schedule of what's on, where and when. Alternatively, you can download the conference programme in document format (University login required).

Poster and Video Competition

As part of the conference, we will be running a poster competition and a video competition – the submissions are ready to be viewed and you can start voting NOW! You can view the ​Poster Submissions and the Video Submissions online. Please do support your colleagues who have put together some fantastic work.

Keynote: Professor Paul Ashwin

What is a university education for?

The global pandemic has led to changes to university teaching and learning practices and significant financial pressures on the higher education sector. In the face of unexpected social and economic challenges, there is a danger that the quality of higher education will be judged simply in terms of graduates’ employment outcomes and we will lose sight of the educational purposes of a university education.

In this keynote, I will argue that, in order to reinvigorate our understanding of university education, we need to focus on how students are supported to develop transformational relationships with disciplinary and professional knowledge. These relationships change students’ understanding of themselves and the world and are central to the many ways in which going to university can transform students' lives and contribute to societal well-being. I will explore the implications of this argument for our educational practices.

Paul Ashwin