Delegates attending the annual Engage conference


Our Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Engage, is an opportunity for us to showcase and explore our learning, teaching and assessment-related activities to further enhance our student learning experience.

Engage: annual learning and teaching conference

Our annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Engage, celebrates learning, teaching and assessment-related activities across our University. Next year it will take place on Tuesday 22 June 2022.

Colleagues from across all faculties and professional services were invited to hear keynotes and participate in workshops and paper presentations at this year's conference.

The Active Curriculum Framework provided our strapline: maximising opportunities and minimising barriers.

It says: “The Active Curriculum Framework is underpinned by a universal design for learning approach to the design of learning outcomes, assessments, teaching methods, and learning materials which aims to minimise barriers and maximise opportunities for all learners. It is exemplified by the principles listed below which are embedded within each of the framework’s educational dimensions.”

Our theme and keynote focused on ‘inclusion’, and we explored key aspects of this important topic throughout the day. The following 'golden threads’ ran throughout this year's conference: 

  • Fostering a sense of belonging
  • Exploring intersectionality and celebrating diversity
  • Ensuring clarity and fairness in assessment
  • Promoting equality of access and social capital
  • Championing equal opportunity and employment
  • Showcasing interdisciplinarity and diverse representation

Please read our Learning Curve blog post about this year’s emphasis on diversity and inclusion and its potential to inspire new ambitions and reinvigorate current good practice.

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