The changing landscape of Higher Education, 3 April 2019
This year’s programme includes a fantastic range of speakers and we are delighted to confirm that Professor Alison Shaw will be delivering a keynote at the conference.
Alison has enjoyed a long and varied career in the English education system. She is Vice-President of NFER, the UK’s leading independent provider of education research and insights; and Founder of North East Futures UTC.
She studied Modern Foreign Languages to postgraduate level at the University of Leeds, to which she subsequently returned to do her PGCE after a year spent teaching at the University of Lyon in France. She has occupied senior roles in several secondary schools in England, including 11 years as a Headteacher, specialising throughout in shaping and augmenting curricula which combine academic rigour with real-world experience and relevance. Continue reading Learning and Teaching Conference 2019: Keynote Speaker, Professor Alison Shaw→
The changing landscape of Higher Education, 3 April 2019
We are pleased to announce that Chris Millward, Office for Students (OfS), will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference.
Chris is the first Director for Fair Access and Participation in the Office for Students (OfS). His role is to ensure that universities and colleges are doing all they can to support underrepresented groups to access and succeed in higher education. Chris is also an executive member of the OfS board.
In his previous role at HEFCE as Director (Policy), he led HEFCE’s work on access and student success, learning and teaching, and higher level skills. This included delivery of the Teaching Excellence Framework, the National Student Survey and the National Collaborative Outreach Partnerships, as well as programmes to remove barriers to student success, to improve postgraduate progression and to develop degree apprenticeships.
Chris has also worked at the universities of Warwick, Edinburgh and Durham before joining the Arts and Humanities Research Council as Head of Research Programmes in 2002 and HEFCE in 2006.
The keynote will focus on: Access, success and progression in the new HE environment. We are looking forward to welcoming staff and students from across the University to this one day event celebrating learning and teaching.
We are pleased to announce that the theme for the Learning and Teaching Conference 2019 is ‘The changing landscape of Higher Education’.
This one day event will be held on Wednesday 3 April 2019 and will explore:
How do we deliver our vision for a Newcastle education set out in the University Vision and Strategy, in a constantly changing higher education landscape?
How can we reflect these changes in the education experience?
How do these changes positively impact on teaching and the student experience?
This year’s conference will explore the landscape of change under 4 key themes:
Supporting all students to fulfil their potential: This will incorporate innovations and effective practice around equality, diversity and inclusion; international students, accessibility, student wellbeing and student voice
Education and research: How students benefit from studying in a research-intensive environment and professional practice
Employability and engagement: Working with students as partners, and with partners in business, industry in the public sector, to provide educational experiences that allow our students to succeed and thrive in the new world of work being created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (including how these experiences support the social impact, both locally and globally, of the considerations of widening participation and outreach)
Technology enhanced learning: Using digital tools now and in the future to support flipped, blended and online learning and assessment and feedback
Further details about the conference are available on the conference website and the we will continue to update this website with details of the keynote speakers and programme over the coming months.
Call for submissions
The call for submissions is now open and staff and students at all Newcastle University campuses are warmly invited to submit an abstract. The deadline for submissions is 11 January 2019 . Find out more and submit your abstract here.
All staff and students are invited to attend this inspiring event. Please book your place now. We look forward to welcoming you on the day.
By Ma. Brenda Carbonilla Pancho, MD, MPH, PGDipMedEd, FHEA Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Support, NUMed Malaysia
The Learning and Teaching Conference covered a range of topics, from broad issues such as the Newcastle University Education Strategy, to more specific topics such as the use of technology to support and enhance learning, approaches that promote active student engagement in the classroom, inclusive learning and other innovative teaching strategies. I think that because of this, the conference was able to cater to the interests of everyone, from those who set educational policies within the institution, heads of departments who implement educational programmes, those involved in providing academic and other types of support to students, and those involved in teaching.
My own contribution to the conference was a poster entitled ‘Student Support Services at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’, which was basically an audit of student support services during the Academic Year 2015-2016, the aims of which were to determine the distribution of students seen by Student Support Services, the types of problems affecting these students and the types of support provided, and to make recommendations to improve service provision. Continue reading Reflections on the Learning and Teaching Conference→
Written by Dr Cindy Lee, Assistant Professor and Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University in Singapore
Welcomed by a drizzle of snow upon my arrival at Newcastle airport, I must say that attending the learning and teaching conference has been a great experience for me. This has been made possible by the travel bursaries provided this year for participants from Singapore and Malaysia. Presenting in the session on “How might a research intensive environment add value to the education of all students at all stages” broadened my horizon on how to enhance the research-informed learning environment for students. Continue reading Conference blog: Dr Cindy Lee, Newcastle University in Singapore→
Applications are now open for the all-new Vice-Chancellor’s Education Excellence Awards – a chance to recognise the exceptional contributions of staff who teach or support students’ learning.
The awards are open to all members of staff, academic and professional services, individuals and teams who have made a marked impact on enhancing our students’ educational experience.
Groups of colleagues who work closely together are invited to apply for the newly-established team award.
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.
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→
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.