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Conference blog: Dr Hassan Karali, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Written by Hassan Karali Senior Clinical Lecturer in NUMED, Fellow of UKHEA Consultant in Obs& Gyn, Lead of EJR Women’s Health programme

Newcastle Learning and Teaching conference was a remarkable event. We had glamorous reception and warm welcoming in the cold weather those days.

Dr Hassan Karali in front of the arches
Dr Hassan Karali, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

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NUTELA award winners

Newcastle University Technology Enhanced Learning Advocates  (NUTELA) were busy in advance of this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference, reviewing all submissions relating to Technology Enhanced Learning.

Student engagement, transferability to other areas and innovation were all key in the decisions of the group.

Three fantastic winners were selected, each winning funds to further develop or disseminate their project.

Dr Chris Graham and Dr Laura Delgaty
Dr Chris Graham and Dr Laura Delgaty

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Poster Winners: Learning and Teaching Conference

The high quality of submissions  meant that voters had a tough time choosing their favourite poster submissions at this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference.

Respondents voted for the three posters most inspirational for their own practice, resulting in three winners reflecting some of the diverse teaching practice across the University. The winners, in no particular order, were……. Continue reading Poster Winners: Learning and Teaching Conference

Inclusive Learning: Conference Guest Blog

How considering inclusive learning can help change your mind-set.

Dr Jhoram Funtanares Nufable, Associate Professor, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) shares his thoughts on the Inclusive Learning session delivered at this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference. This session was led by Dr Ruth Graham, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Sandy Alden, Team Leader, Disability and Specialist Learning, Student Wellbeing Service.

Photo of Dr Jhoram Funtanares Nufable
Dr. Jhoram Funtanares Nufable, Associate Professor, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)

Inclusive learning interests me a lot to a personal level as I have a child who struggles with learning and has some developmental delay. As parents, we surely want the best for our children. We would support them as much as we can and would really appreciate if teachers would be more sensitive to their needs. Continue reading Inclusive Learning: Conference Guest Blog

Learning and Teaching Conference 2018 Full Programme, Abstract Booklet and Poster Voting

The full programme is now available.

Please note due to the high number of delegates registered to attend the conference we have moved the Strand C Presentation sessions at both 10:30 and 14:00 to The Boiler House.

We are looking forward to welcoming delegates for a range of sessions including:

  • Professor Suzanne Cholerton, PVC Learning and Teaching, who will introduce the new education strategy for Newcastle University.
  • Keynote presentation on Learning Gain from Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, Academic Head of Student Engagement, King’s College London.
  • A range of fascinating guest speakers invited from partner higher education providers.
  • A lively mix of hands on workshops, presentations, lightning talks and posters, with the opportunity to showcase your own excellent and effective teaching.
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues involved in Learning and Teaching from across the institution.

You can also view abstracts from all of the presenters in this abstract booklet.

Poster voting

Thank you to staff for all of the high quality poster submissions for this years Learning and Teaching Conference.

Voting is now open and you can view the posters and select the three you find most inspirational for your practice on the voting webpage

The vote will remain open throughout the conference closing at 3pm on 21 March 2018. The winner will be announced by Professor Suzanne Cholerton, PVC Learning and Teaching, at the Presentation and Awards drinks reception.

Learning and Teaching Conference: Full Programme Announced

Education for life: Celebrating partnership, encouraging innovation
The Boiler House
Wednesday 21 March 2018

The full draft programme is now ready.

There are a varied range of presentations, workshops, lightning talks and posters. Contributions have come from branch campuses,  partners, students, professional services and all faculties. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone on the day to celebrate a partnership approach to education at Newcastle University.

Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor & President, will open the event and welcome delegates. Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching will then deliver a keynote presentation outlining the new Education Strategy.

As well as a further keynote presentation about Learning Gain from Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, King’s College London,  and a range of plenary sessions, you can choose from  the different strands on the programme to tailor your day, whether you are interested in:

  • How do we adopt and develop approaches to education which
    actively engage students in their learning?
  • How can we encourage an educational experience supported and enhanced by technology?
  • How might we develop students as whole people, preparing them
    to flourish for futures we can’t predict?
  • How might a research intensive environment add value to the education of all students at all stages?
  • Or a combination of them all.

If you haven’t yet registered there is still time as registration is open until 9 March 2018. You can sign up here and if you have any questions please email

Integrated Programme Assessment Workshop

Organised by ERDP and LTDS

Tuesday 27 March 2018
11:30-15:30: Lunch will be provided
Teaching Room 2,  Level 4, Herschel Building

Are you interested in setting more meaningful assessments that discourage in silo learning and reduce the assessment burden? If so then integrated programme assessment (IPA) may be for you. Continue reading Integrated Programme Assessment Workshop

Learning and teaching in HE: join a weekly #LTHEchat

An image of a bird symbolising a weekly chat on Twitter about HE.
Take part in the weekly #LTHEchat

If you are interested in connecting with other people who work in learning and teaching in higher education, you might be interested in #LTHEchat – a weekly social media based event. Every week, people from the UK and beyond take part in a one hour Twitter based chat about a topic related to learning and teaching. Continue reading Learning and teaching in HE: join a weekly #LTHEchat

Draft programme: Learning and Teaching Conference 2018: Education for Life: Celebrating partnership, encouraging innovation

Wednesday 21 March 2018
The Boiler House

Draft programme

09:00 Arrival and registration

09:30  Welcome
Prof Chris Day, Vice Chancellor

09:40  Keynote: Newcastle University education strategy     
Prof Suzanne Cholerton, PVC Learning and Teaching

10:30  Choose from a range of parallel sessions

11:15  Break

11:30  Integrated work study programme at Singapore Institute of Technology
Associate Prof Foo Yong Lim
Assistant Prof May Lim
Singapore Institute of Technology

12:30  Inclusive learning
Dr Ruth Graham, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, HaSS
Sandy Alden, Team Leader, Student Wellbeing Service

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Choose from a range of parallel sessions

15:00  Break

15:15  Keynote: Learning gain
Dr Camille Kandiko Howson
Academic Head of Student Engagement, King’s College London

16:00   Reflecting on partnership: Articulating the purpose of academic representation at Newcastle University
Rowan South, Education Officer,
Dr Joe Barton, Representation &Research Coordinator
George Watkins, Representation & Democracy Manager
Newcastle University Student Union

17:00  Presentations and awards, followed by drinks reception 

You can also download a PDF version of the programme here.

Further information about the conference is available here.

If you would like to attend please fill in the registration form. We look forward to seeing you there.


Active Learning Workshop: Transforming students from rebellious prisoners to engaged learners

The School of Pharmacy is organising a one-day workshop on active learning, open to all Newcastle University staff, on 27 June 2018.
The workshop will focus on strategies to promote active learning such as:
  • team-based learning
  • flipped classroom
  • technology-enhanced learning.
Facilitators on the day include:
  • Professor Simon Lancaster, Professor of Chemistry Education, School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia
  • Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor in Information & Computing Technology, Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University
  • Simon Tweddell, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford

The event will showcase innovative and pedagogically-informed practice across undergraduate healthcare education, but will have effective practice to share across many disciplines.

Please complete this form to indicate your attendance.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dr Hamde Nazar, or Prof Andy Husband.