On Thursday the 20th of September, the 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Symposium took place. What an amazing event it was, with 160 people attending, 57 externals from Imperial College, UCL, LSE, Birkbeck as well as presenters from UAL and Lancaster University, sharing practice as well as 38 unique views on the livestreams and 123 interactions on Twitter using the #uelLTSymp18.
The Symposium was opened by our new Vice Chancellor, Professor Amanda J Broderick on competency based learning, digital first and skills development, all linked to employability and well being of the
Our Vice-Chancellor Prof Amanda Broderick (@ProfBroderick) opens up our Learning and Teaching Symposium.
Follow @UEL_CELT and the hashtag #uelLTsymp18 for live tweets from the day. pic.twitter.com/Afhd0Vzmqi
— Uni of East London (@UEL_News) September 20, 2018
Our Keynote, LSE’s new Pro-Director, Professor Dilly Fung, discussed about how students feel connected with her talk count me in.
@DevonDilly delivering keynote at #uelLTsymp18 about the need for students to be deeply active and connected in an embedded and empowering curriculum. pic.twitter.com/TvmRkTgbTt
— Elizabeth E Charles (@ElizabethECharl) September 20, 2018
We have a series of 14 sessions on a variety of topics from ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’ to ‘Engaging and Retaining Mature Learners’, aligning with the theme of ‘Inclusive Design, Inclusive Practice’. Some tweets below highlight this.
Our Who cares? #LondonScholars @NoonCentreUEL project explored lived experiences of student-parents/carers @UEL_News & presented findings #uelLTsymp18 @UEL_CELT. Now working with teams across Uni to become more inclusive • cc @ProfBroderick . W: @FrancescaZanatt @EiriniGkouskou pic.twitter.com/EnPkYK9aWv
— Jana Javornik (@JanaSvenska) September 21, 2018
Microsoft Team for Inclusive Student Experience. @dalemunday @LancasterUni @UEL_CELT#uelLTsymp18 pic.twitter.com/yN5Oph9kiY
— AnabelaN7 (@AnabelaN7) September 20, 2018
Even some of our remote participants were enjoying the event!
Really interesting slide of diagram by Dr Duna Sabri on the distinctions between decolonisation, liberation, internationalisation and diversity/equality at #uelLTsymp18 – in the slides from the session Decolonising the Arts Curriculum (not sure whether these will be shared?)
— Dr Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKEdDev) September 20, 2018
If you missed the event, or couldn’t attend all the sessions you wanted to, you can view the recordings and slides of the presentations here.
We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge congratulations to our 2018 Learning & Teaching award winners!
We had some really fantastic nominations, thank you to all those who submitted a nomination form after being nominated by their Head of Department. This year’s winners are:
Excellence in Learning & Teaching – Heba Elsharkawy (ACE)
Best Performing Academic Team – MSc Psychology
Most Inclusive Teaching Practices – Aura Lounasmaa (OLIve, CASS)
Curriculum Innovation – Nicola Antoniou and Eleanor Scarlett (Law)
Enhancing First Year Experience – Max Eames (Pscychology) and Liselle Terret (ADI)
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) – Sonya Dineva (Psychology)
Thank you @ProfBroderick @DevonDilly @c2hsa @drlisamooney and @UEL_CELT Dr Charles Prince @UEL_CfSS and Jen, Fouzia, Jon for organising! #uelLTsymp18, more workshops >> https://t.co/0anwEZtJY9. See you at #uelltsymp19 all? 😁🙌👌👏👏👏 ^SV signing off. #happystartofterm pic.twitter.com/Bjpkk6VvfN
— UEL CELT (@UEL_CELT) September 20, 2018
We would love to hear your ideas for next year’s theme.
If you attended the symposium (in person or virtually) please complete this short survey where you can give your feedback, as well as ideas for next year’s theme. If you were unable to attend the symposium but would still like to share your ideas, please submit them here.
Thanks to the staff who have already completed the short survey, we are taking your comments on board for next year!
2017 – The First-Year Experience
2018 – Inclusive Design, Inclusive Practice
2019 – … …?
Thank you to the staff who posted messages on Twitter and sent emails. Below are just a few.
Another successful conference at university of East London. Great crowd and loads food for thought @UEL_CELT#uelltsymp18 @ University of East London Stratford… https://t.co/LnrjHRI99O
— AnabelaN7 (@AnabelaN7) September 20, 2018
Kudos to the @UEL_CELT team – you make everyone believe how big your team is when you are just an incredibly resourceful, smart and effective small bunch of fantastic colleagues. Onwards and upwards: https://t.co/LEkJ9F20o7
— Jana Javornik (@JanaSvenska) September 20, 2018
Thanks, @UEL_CELT @UEL_News for a great symposium. So many fantastic ideas for student centred learning! #uelLTsymp18
— Danielle Johnstone (@zimdani) September 20, 2018
Dear Charles et al, Just a quick note to say congratulations to you and the team, and the behind-the-scenes service staff, on a great day. I was particularly inspired by Cigdem and Angie to do something a little different this year with my level 4 students – thank you!
See you next year!