Postponed until further notice due to RMT action.

The event will be at Old Sessions House, Canterbury campus

LTE is sorry to announce that we need to postpone the Learning and Teaching Conference of 23 June 2022. The projected rail strikes on 21 and 23 June mean that travel plans for our keynote speaker and for staff and students hoping to attend or present at the conference would be very challenging. 

We’re looking to reschedule the conference in October/early November 2022 rather than transfer it to an online conference. CCCU staff can find out more about the postponement on Staffnet.

This year’s Conference will focus on “How our past informs our present and future: learning communities at CCCU”. These workshops will follow a keynote from “Building back Communities: Our Compassionate Brains on a New HE Curriculum” from Associate Professor, Learning and Teaching at the University of Hertfordshire, Dr Theo Gilbert.

Dr Gilbert’s research on the psycho biological nature of compassion provides new solutions to supporting student mental wellbeing and address the BAME awarding gap; he won the Advance HE/Times Higher Education award for Most Innovative Teacher 2018.

CCCU colleagues and their students will present, in the form of 15-20-minute talks/interactive workshops, on successful interventions that can inspire us all. Hear about how students in the Business School are being prepared to enter graduate recruitment processes more confidently; how accounting software is being taught in a way that encourages compassion; some of the latest research on the BME awarding gap and prepare to rethink labels in HE. Or you might want to book into the interactive workshops using yoga as an embodied breathing practice or using poetry as a refuge of compassion with students during challenging times!

Building on staff feedback from previous conferences, we will have a dedicated space to share and connect with colleagues throughout the conference with tea and coffee available. LTE staff will be on hand to discuss your learning and teaching needs and gather your thoughts in the development of CCCU’s 2023-2030 Learning and Teaching Strategy.

This year's winners of the University Teaching Excellence Awards and new HEA Fellows will also be celebrated.

Download the conference schedule here or via the downloads section on this page. 

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