UCL Education Conference programme published: register today
22 March 2022
The programme for the UCL Education Conference on 6 April features sessions on rethinking feedback, inclusive and authentic assessment and sustainability in assessment. Register for your free ticket by 31 March.
We are delighted to share with you the programme and abstracts for this year’s UCL Education Conference, taking place on Wednesday 6 April. Register by 31 March for your free ticket to UCL's flagship teaching and learning event.
Following a COVID-enforced hiatus in 2020 and a fully online conference in 2021, this year's day-long event will bring colleagues together in person to share, celebrate and learn from the excellent education practice taking place across UCL.
This year's conference is focused on 'Transforming Assessment'. Staff and students will host more than 50 case study presentations, workshops and roundtables on the topic throughout the day. Asynchronous contributions will also be shared via the conference blog, launching on 31 March.
Join us for tea/coffee, pastries and registration from 9am-9.30am, followed by a welcome address from UCL President and Provost, Dr Michael Spence.
Rethinking feedback and the future of education at UCL
Keynote speaker Professor David Boud (Alfred Deakin Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning) 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.
Professor Kathy Armour will lead the afternoon keynote with some reflections from her first few months in post as Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) and how she sees teaching, learning and assessment at UCL being transformed under the 2022-27 strategic plan.
Got a question about improving your education practice? Put it to the experts at the conference marketplace, taking place over lunch (12.30 - 13.45) in Jeffery Hall.
Eight of UCL's central services/teams and the Students' Union UCL will each have a stall to set out their upcoming projects or initiatives; get your views on how they can further support you and your students; and discuss your particular questions, ideas or concerns.
Visit the marketplace to find out more about how you can:
- work in partnership with student reps to improve students' experience (Students' Union UCL)
- get involved with education at the new UCL East campus (UCL East team)
- embed employability and sustainability into your curriculum (UCL Careers and Sustainable UCL)
- ensure students have the library and archive skills needed for academic success (UCL Library Services)
- get support to design a new module or programme (Programme Design unit, UCL Education and Student Experience)
- design alternative, online assessmnents (Digital Assessment Advisors, UCL Digital Education)
- persuade students that we listen to and value their feedback (Student Engagement and Experience unit, UCL Education and Student Experience)
- get involved in the consultation on UCL’s strategic plan for education (UCL Strategic Plan 2022-27).
Eight reasons to attend...
- Find out about and celebrate the excellent education projects and research being done across UCL;
- Meet colleagues and students from many different disciplines;
- Learn about and share best practice;
- Chat with central support teams about how they can help you improve your students' education and experience;
- Learn about tools and techniques to increase student engagement and help support students during their journey at university;
- Hear UCL students describe their experience of, and ideas about, assessment and feedback;
- Find out how students are directly involved in developing education at UCL;
- ...and of course, find out who's been shortlisted for this year's UCL Provost Education Awards and Student Choice Awards - a celebration of staff making outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of our students.