Teaching & Learning


UCL Education Conference 2022

UCL has been holding internal teaching and learning conferences in a variety of forms to share interesting practice and stimulate discussion for nearly 20 years.

Every year the UCL Education Conference (formerly the Teaching and Learning Conference) brings together the UCL education community to share innovative and exciting practice and highlight solutions to perennial challenges in teaching and learning.

Staff and students present in a range of formats about any issue pertinent to teaching and learning, and sessions are designed to facilitate discussion among the whole UCL community.

Education conference 2022

'Transforming Assessment' will be the focus of the UCL Education Conference on Wednesday 6 April 2022.

After one postponement in 2019 and a fully virtual format in 2020, we're excited to welcome back our delegates to an in-person conference that will take place on the UCL campus, 6 April 2022. 

This will be an opportunity for UCL's vibrant education community to come together to share good practice and discuss future innovations related to assessment. 

View programme and abstracts

Keynote speaker: Professor David Boud

This year's keynote speaker will be Professor David Boud, Alfred Deakin Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, Australia.  

Professor Boud has published extensively on teaching, learning and assessment in higher and professional education and conducted professional development workshops for academics worldwide. His current work focuses on the areas of assessment for learning in higher education, academic formation and workplace learning. He is one of the most highly cited scholars internationally in the field of higher education (h-index of 96), and has been a pioneer in developing learning-centred approaches to assessment across the disciplines and in changing conceptions of feedback. 

David will join us online for his keynote, which will present a radical rethinking of what feedback is, the roles of students in feedback processes and how courses can be designed to effectively use feedback. The session will start with a dialogue between David and UCL’s Mary Richardson (Professor of Educational Assessment, IOE) about these new ideas around student feedback, before opening up to wider debate and contributions from conference participants. 

Key dates

  • Open Call for Proposals: Monday, 6 December 2021
  • Registration opens: Monday, 17 January 2022
  • Closing Date for Proposals:  Sunday, 20 February 2022
  • Programme released: Friday, 25 March 2022
  • Registration closes: 31 March 2022
  • Conference blog launched: 31 March 2021
  • Conference: Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Conference blog

A number of asynchronous sessions have also been submitted by members of the UCL community. This content is featured on our conference blog from 31 March and will remain live after the event itself.

This blog is intended to act as a hub for engagement; comments will be enabled for UCL staff and students.

There is a listing all the asynchronous sessions on the Teaching and Learning Portal but if you know who or what you’re looking for, the Search box, Recent posts or Post Themes & Categories blocks on the right sidebar of the blog should help you find what you're looking for.

Access the conference blog

Conference themes 

  • Collaboration and group assessment
  • Sustainability in assessment
  • Inclusive assessment practices
  • Feeding back and feeding forward
  • Authentic assessment practices
  • Assessment for wellbeing and student success

Session formats

Staff and students are invited to submit abstracts for:

  • Case Study/Individual presentation (8 to 12 minutes)
  • Round Table Discussions (a group of colleagues, 3-5 presenters coming together on an assessment theme, an opportunity to reflect and share ideas, 55 minutes)
  • Workshops (interactive session, 55 minutes) 
  • Asynchronous presentations 

Contact us

Email: arenacentre@ucl.ac.uk if you have any questions