Annual conference 2021

Our annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Engage, celebrates learning, teaching and assessment-related activities across our University. This year it took place remotely on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

Guest speaker Dr Jason Arday gave a keynote at this year’s Engage conference, which considered how we can move the dial forward with regards to anti-racism in Higher Education.

The last year has seen a groundswell of movement geared towards creating greater intersectional equality. The horrific murder of George Floyd last summer provided the global catalyst for how we mobilise to reject all forms of discrimination.

While higher education has historically been a site for discrimination, it also holds promise for all of the egalitarian values that we hold dear. This talk focused on the importance of four key themes: engagement and belonging, acknowledging and celebrating diversity, clarity and fairness in assessment, equality of access and social capital and equality of opportunity and employment.

You can watch the Keynote here: