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Submit an abstract for UCL Education Conference 2021

2 December 2020

'Bringing us all together: Connected Learning, connected learners and learning through collaboration' will be the focus of UCL Education Conference on Wednesday 14 April 2021.'


Ensuring UCL students continue to receive a high-quality, connected and engaging learning experience during the pandemic has been a truly collaborative effort. 

The 2021 UCL Education Conference is a chance to celebrate this team effort, showcase reflections and share lessons we can carry forward into a post-COVID future. It will also be one of the first opportunities for the education community to hear from UCL's new President and Provost, Dr Michael Spence. 

Conference schedule

The 2021 Education Conference has been reimagined for a fully online format. Instead of a one-day affair, this year's conference will be a week-long showcase with greater opportunity for you to dip into the topics that interest you most. 

From Thursday 8 April 2021, we will share a series of asynchronous presentations and activities each working day leading up to a feature event on Wednesday 14 April 2021.  Delegates at the feature event will take part in synchronous presentations and live discussion groups between 9:30am and 3.30pm. 

Abstracts are invited by 5pm, Monday 22 February. 

    Key themes

    This your opportunity to tell your stories and share your insights in a supportive environment. We welcome submissions on the following themes: 

    • Learning through collaboration 
    • Assessing, evaluating, feeding back 
    • Technology and materials: what did we need, what did we use? 
    • Celebrating inclusiveness and your commitment

    Visit the conference page to view further information on themes. 

    Click to submit an abstract

    Format of sessions

    Staff and students are invited to submit abstracts for: 

    • Synchronous presentations (taking place on Wednesday 14 April)
    • Synchronous discussions (taking place on Wednesday 14 April)
    • Asynchronous presentations (going live from Thursday 8 April)

    Abstracts have been reduced this year to 75-150 words for each format. Visit the conference page to view further information on what to submit in your abstract.


    • Abstract submissions: Monday 22 February, 5pm 

    • Notified by: Friday 5 March

    • Asynchronous session materials: Tuesday 30 March 

    • Education Conference launch: Thursday 8 April 

    • Education Conference: Wednesday 14 April

      Contact us

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