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Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

"The Changing University"

Friday 2 July 2021

The Annual Learning and Teaching Conference hosted by the Learning and Teaching Forum provides the opportunity to showcase the excellent work from across our institution.


  • Decolonisation
  • Employability within Higher Education
  • Innovation and Digital Learning
  • Interdisciplinary Methods of Teaching


Keynote speaker

Our keynote speaker is Professor James Pickering from the University of Leeds; he has won several awards for his work on anatomical education and is Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education at Leeds.

Invitation to contribute

The Learning and Teaching Forum is inviting staff and students to submit proposals for the 2021 conference theme of "The Changing University". Given the ongoing restrictions caused by COVID-19, we have made the decision to hold the conference entirely online to ensure that it is able to go ahead, and that participants interested in submitting a proposal know how they will need to deliver their proposal if it is approved. Colleagues and students are invited to contribute through workshops and oral presentations on the conference themes or through digital posters on any aspect of teaching and learning.

We invite proposals for the following:

  • Workshops, interactive sessions (workshops should be discursive in nature and should avoid having long presentation sections in them) to be presented at one of the 40 minute breakout sessions during the day.
  • Oral Presentations, 1 x 10 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Poster presentations -  Digital "poster" (you can choose how this is presented, could be a few slides, a Padlet, a Google site, but it should be primarily visual and the equivalent amount of a physical poster - we can help advise on using these if you like)

If you would like support with preparing and writing your proposal for the Conference from a member of the Learning and Teaching Forum Committee, please contact  

The conference organisers are particularly interested in proposals in which student presenters are involved. 

Have you considered whether there might be someone else you could invite to work with you on this? This could be a new member of the department, a GTA, or some students. We encourage you to collaborate where there is opportunity to, but this is not a requirement of submitting a proposal.

We welcome submissions from staff and students throughout the University and from our partner institutions.

Submission process

  1. All proposals should be made via the online form
  2. Submission deadine: Friday 21 May 2021 
  3. The Learning and Teaching Forum committee will then meet to review the proposals and decide on a programme
  4. Applicants will be informed of the outcome shortly thereafter


Previous year

2020 Conference

Earlier years

Conference Archive