Maintaining Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
26 May 2010
Held at Cavendish Conference Centre, London

Excellence in teaching and providing a high quality learning experience will be critical for the UK to maintain and extend its position as a world leader in higher education. This event was for all teaching professionals and senior managers responsible for teaching and learning.

Programme
10:00
Mike Baker, Broadcaster and Journalist
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Professor Paul Ramsden, former Chief Executive, Higher Education Academy
Keynote address

10:30
Professor Morag Shiach, Vice Principal for Teaching and Learning at Queen Mary, University of London
Enhancing teaching and learning through a research-rich environment

10:50
Dame Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive, British Library
Future directions for models online learning

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Professor David Morris, Director of e-Learning, University of Coventry
Supporting student learning in the virtual environment

12:20
Russell Stannard, Principal lecturer in Multimedia/ICT, University of Westminster
Seeing the wood for the trees - identifying the key tools for your institution

12:40
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive, Quality Assurance Agency
Keynote address

14:15
Question and answer session: Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive, Quality Assurance Agency
14:20
Professor Sue Law, Director (Academic Practice), Higher Education Academy
Recognising success

14:35
Panel discussion: Session 3
Panellists will discuss the key challenges to effective teaching and learning Speakers will be joined by: Aaron Porter, President-elect, National Union of Students (NUS) Dr Matthew Wyman, Senior Teaching Fellow in Politics and Student Development Manager, Keele University

15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Key Issues Seminar 1: Enhancing employability prospects
Dr Matthew Wyman, Senior Teaching Fellow in Politics and Student Development Manager, Keele University

15:30
Key Issues Seminar 2: A revolution on feedback and assessment
Russell Stannard, Principal lecturer in Multimedia/ICT, University of Westminster

15:30
Key Issues Seminar 3: Social networking to enhance and support learning
Dr Alan Cann, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology, University of Leicester