Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
21 Apr 2011
Held at Westminster Studio, London SW1

Headline Speakers

While the Government has expressed a commitment to a renewed emphasis on teaching, 2011-2012 will be a challenging year for all institutions with across the board reductions in teaching budgets.

This senior level discussion was a must attend for senior managers responsible for teaching and learning who heard how leading institutions are working to sustain the position of teaching and learning in UK higher education.

Programme
10:10
John O’Leary, Editor, Times Good University Guide
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:20
Professor Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds, Chair, Association of National Teaching Fellows and Director, Westminster Exchange, University of Westminster
Setting the scene

10:40
Professor Craig Mahoney, Chief Executive, Higher Education Academy
Keynote address

11:00
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:50
Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
Keynote address

12:10
Aaron Porter, President, National Union of Students (NUS)
Understanding student expectations

12:30
Julie Hall, Head of LTEU, Roehampton University and co-Chair of SEDA
Using student experience data to support academic development and enhancement learning and teaching

12:50
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Russell Stannard, Principal Teaching Fellow University of Warwick; Awarded Times Higher
Seizing the opportunities

14:20
Mike Laycock, Independent Higher Education Consultant and Co-Chair of SEDA
Promoting a culture of institutional change in higher education teaching and learning

14:40
Julian Stanley, Chief Executive, Recourse
The implications of financial uncertainty on teaching staff and how to support them

15:00
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 1: Teaching and learning to enhance retention
Steve Hirons, Director of Centre for Learning and Professional Development, Birkbeck College

15:30
Seminar 2: Promoting student success through developing inclusive learning and teaching
Pat Eastwood, Academic Enhancement Unit, Liverpool John Moores University Phil Carey, Academic Lead, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University