Learning and Teaching Conference 2019: Resources

The changing landscape of Higher Education

3 April 2019

Over 250 delegates attended this year’s conference to celebrate learning and teaching here at Newcastle University.

The packed programme included  45 presentations, workshops and lightning talks, as well as keynotes from  Professor Alison Shaw, Vice-President, National Foundation for Educational Research and Founder, North East Futures UTC and Chris Millward, Office for Students.

You can find a full range of resources from the conference below, including ReCap recordings and copies of presentation slides.

Don’t forget to save the date for next year’s conference which will be held on  2 April 2020. You can also sign up for the conference reminder service if you want to find out when the call for submissions and registration opens.


Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education

ReCap recording

Curtis Group Shot

Keynote: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Opportunity and Transition

Professor Alison Shaw, Vice-President, NFER and Founder, North East Futures UTC

ReCap Recording

Presentation SlidesProfessor Alison Shaw

Parallel Sessions 10:30-11:30

Parallel 1- Presentations

ReCap recording

Open Badges in an Academic Context (.pptx)
Graeme Redshaw-Boxwell, LTDS, Dr Patrick Rosenkranz, School of Psychology, Dr Sara Maioli, Newcastle University Business School and Dr Sriyani Jayaweera, INTO Newcastle University

Co-producing campus-community ‘third mission’ employability and engagement -presentation slides (.pptx)
Dr Helen Jarvis, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Placement practices in Newcastle University: Differences between academic units and an insight into the student experience – presentation slides (.pptx)
Dr Helen St-Clair-Thompson, School of Psychology

Parallel 2- Presentations

ReCap recording

From Research Led Teaching to Teaching Led Research- presentation slides (.pdf)
Dr Richy Hetherington, FMS Graduate School

Learning through ancient and modern technology- presentation slides (.pdf)
Dr Chloe Duckworth, School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Twitter, Blogging and Big Questions- presentation slides (.pptx)
Dr James Stanfield, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Presenter in a parallel session

Parallel 3- Lightning Talks

ReCap recording

An online journal for peer reviewed student research-presentation slides (.pdf)
Dr Matthew Collison, School of Computing

NUMBAS for Chemistry: Changing Assessment of numerical skills-presentation slides (.pptx)
Dr Hanno Kossen, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Video Enhanced Observation in assessment and training of public service interpreter training
Andrew Grenfell, School of Modern Languages

Use of technology in field based teaching-presentation slides (.pptx)
Dr Richard Bevan, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Enhancing project-based learning using cloud computing- presentation slides (.pptx)
Raghda Zahran, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Game-enhanced learning in natural sciences teaching-presentation slides (.pdf)
Cameron Hubbard and Alice Fish,  School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Parallel 4- Workshop

Social Mobility: The importance of post-entry support to achieve non-differential outcomes across all student groups  (.pdf)

ReCap recording

Parallel 5-Workshop

From fake news to shrewd views: Working with the Library to develop your students’ academic skills (.pptx)
Members of the Library Liaison Team, University Library

Presenter in the workshop

Parallel Sessions: 11:50-12:50

Parallel 1- Presentations

ReCap recording

Diversifying and expanding online exam provision (.pptx)
Dr Rebecca Gill, Learning and Teaching Development Service

Introduction of academic mentors and ePortfolio to support personal and academic development (.pptx)
Dr David Kennedy, School of Medical Education

Experimenting with verbal feedback and feedforward techniques in Blackboard (.pptx)
Dr Tom Harrison,  Student Recruitment, Admissions and Progress

Parallel 2-Presentations

ReCap recording

Supporting highly desirable engagement and employability for postgraduates in Singapore (.pptx)
Stella Toh, Newcastle University in Singapore

Object based learning: a philosophical model of education for life (.pptx)
Dr Adam Potts, Dr David Rose and Dr Stephen Overy, Philosophical Studies

Work Integrated Learning: Improving career management skills? (.pptx)
Sarah Carnegie, Newcastle University Business School

Delegates talking

Parallel 3- Lightning Talks

ReCap recording

The Great Wall of Chinese student engagement: Developing a bespoke careers offer (.pptx)
Helen Atkinson, Careers Service

Introduction to Go Volunteer and the role of student volunteering to enhance learning (.pptx)
Katie Blundell, Students’ Union

Achieving inclusive practice within student engagement initiatives (.pptx)
Ruth Furlonger, Combined Honours

Introducing the Careers Service Placement Year module (.pptx)
Gigi Herbert; Salome Bolton, Careers Service

Is there a place for the public in Higher Education? (.pptx)
Dr Luisa Wakeling, School of Dental Sciences and Dr Ellen Tullo, School of Biomedical Sciences

Parallel 4-Workshop

Accessibility in practice (.pdf)
Terry Charlton, LTDS, Nuala Davis, LTDS, Jen Stewart, Student Health and Wellbeing Service


Presentation slides (.pptx)

Paul Britton , Wellbeing4All Project Manager and Research Lead, Kate Aitchison ,Counselling and Mental Health Team, Yuwei Liang – Wellbeing4All research assistant and Jecel Censoro ,Wellbeing4All research assistant

Conference delegates in the Curtis Auditorium

Parallel Sessions: 14:30-15:30

Parallel 1-Presentations

ReCap recording

Helicopter parenting: should we wrap them up in cotton wool or should we let them fail? (.pptx)
Dr Trevor James, School of Psychology

Experiences and struggles of International and EU students in the UK (.pptx)
Hanh Pho, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Three views on enhancing student-staff partnership (.pptx)
Dr Joe Barton, Students’ Union, Ruth Furlonger, Combined Honours and Natalie Garner, Combined Honours

Parallel 2-Presentations

ReCap recording

Education in technology: Could versus should (.pptx)
David Johnson, School of History, Classics and Archaeology

An effective blend; Teaching information literacy skills through blended learning (.pdf)
Lorna Smith, University Library and Nuala Davis, LTDS

Use of tablets in teaching: Lessons learnt and future potential (.pdf)
Dr Alison Graham, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Parallel 3- Lightning Talks

ReCap recording

Watching you, watching me: Newcastle Educators peer dialogue observation scheme (.pptx)
Dr Vanessa Armstrong,  School of Biomedical Sciences

Who wants to be a millionaire: A game for the Pharmacy curriculum (.pptx)
Dr Alessio Iannetti, School of Pharmacy

3D printing, raspberries and microbits: Engaging Science and Engineering students into coding and prototyping with physical computing (.pdf)
Dr Fernando Russo Abegao, School of Engineering

How the University is embedding Employability and Enterprise (through our Academic Leads) (.pdf)
Gayle Leach and Chris Traynor, Careers Service, Dr Vanessa Armstrong, School of Biomedical Sciences

Integrating learning technologies for 3D visualisation (.pptx)
Abdullah Ben Awadh, Institute of Neuroscience

Newcastle Spitalfields Market Business Challenge (,pdf)
Yusun Yugire, Newcastle University London

Keynote: Access, success and progression in the new HE environment

Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation in the Office for Students (OfS)

ReCap Recording

Chris Millward

If you are interested in finding out more about the annual learning and teaching conference or future learning and teaching events please get in touch at ltds@ncl.ac.uk.

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