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Future-focused education firmly on the agenda at Advance HE's Teaching & Learning Conference 2024

05 Jul 2024 | Advance HE Our flagship Teaching and Learning Conference 2024 reaches more than 650 HE practitioners thirsty for the future of higher education.

Over 650 delegates focused on innovation, inclusion and impact while exploring the future of higher education over the three days of Advance HE’s Teaching and Learning Conference 2024, held at the Nottingham Trent University City Campus.

Professor Sarah Jones Solent University
Keynote speaker on day one: Professor Sarah Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education Innovation, Solent University.

Practitioners involved in all aspects of HE teaching and learning from the UK and overseas grabbed the opportunity to hear about future-focused education from keynote speakers including Professor Sarah Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education Innovation, Solent University and Professor Phil Newton, Swansea University, alongside a mix of panel sessions, more than 200 presentations, over 40 workshops, and nearly 20 roundtables, as well as networking with peers.

Delegates at one of 43 workshops at the Teaching and Learning Conference 2024
Delegates at one of 43 workshops across the three days of the Teaching and Learning Conference 2024
Professor Edward Peck
Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor and President, Nottingham Trent University in conversation with Charles Knight to discuss 'Future-focused education: what's next?'

Poster sessions

More than 40 poster sessions were exhibited over the course of the three day conference.

Dave Lochtie
Dave Lochtie, Association of Peer Learning and Support
I've been working for the Association for Peer Learning and Support over the past couple of years with a team of around 15 to 20 colleagues. We have been working on a sector mapping project for Advance HE which we’re due to publish in the next couple of weeks.

“Our poster summarises the journey that we’ve been on. We've looked across 69 individual schemes and 53 institutions. We did a systematic literature review of everything that came out in the last 10 years and then a survey and case studies with really up-to-date good practice across the sector.

“We've got lots of different findings and recommendations for what we see as the future development of peer learning and support across the sector.”

Dave Lochtie

Dr Sarah Floyd
Dr Sarah Flynn, University of Hertfordshire
Our poster is about the work that we've done looking at the equity basis for who gets Advance HE fellowships within our institution.

"We do a lot of work on our student outcomes data comparing outcomes for different student populations. When we went through our Advance HE accreditation for PSF 2023, we wanted to include the same kind of outlook for our staff data for recognition so we can check for different departments, different staff contracts and different protected characteristics.”

Dr Sarah Flynn

Focus on teaching in Thailand 

Twenty-seven members of staff from Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand joined conference delegates as part of a trip to exchange approaches on contemporary teaching. 

Conference delegates from Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Conference delegates from Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university based in central Bangkok that has put a strong focus on the quality of its teaching. In collaboration with Advance HE, it has now recognised over 400 of its staff as Advance HE Fellows and recently achieved a 5* ranking by QS for Academic Development. 

Professor Pansiri Phansuwan, Vice President of Academic Affairs at SWU was awarded Principal Fellowship in reflection of her strategic leadership of teaching and learning at the University and across Thailand, including her leadership of the Thailand Professional and Organisational Development Network. 

The contingent will also visit the University of Loughborough and University of Nottingham during their trip. SWU has a longstanding partnership with the University of Nottingham on programmes relating to healthcare.  

What delegates said...

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