Thinking Higher: Interdisciplinarity and the Next Generation Curriculum 

‘Thinking Higher’ explores the future of learning in higher education through the lens of enhanced interdisciplinarity and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Both promise new heights of knowledge integration and collaboration across wide-ranging academic fields and professions. A more holistic understanding of the world that ensues, arguably has potential to better equip students to address complex challenges of the C21st such as climate change or growing societal disparities. The conference invites participants to delve into the related themes of interdisciplinarity and AI technologies, share stories of navigating challenges and opportunities, and contemplate the next generation curriculum and future of learning.   


Key Information 

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024 (Online) – Wednesday 24 April 2024 (Hybrid) 

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm (UK time) tbc 

Location: Monica Partridge, UNUK 

Audience: Staff and students across UNUK, UNNC and UNM 

Full details on how to register for this year’s conference and how to submit an abstract can be found in the sections below. The conference programme and session recordings will be made available at a later date. If you have any problems or queries relating to the Teaching and Learning Conference, please email Jenny Bailey

‘The future of learning’ central to the conference theme also threads through UoN TeachFests, which provide collegial and collaborative spaces to share experiences and exchange ideas before and after the conference: Sutton Bonnington, 19 December 2023, and University Park, 5 July 2024.  You can find out more information on the TeachFest 23/24 webpage.




Registration for the 2024 Teaching and Learning Conference is now open. To sign up, follow the link below to the Registration MS form for your campus and input your details. You will be sent a confirmation upon completion of the form.

UNUK Registration Form

UNNC Registration Form

UNM Registration Form



The call for submissions for the 2024 conference is now closed. The session formats, abstract guidance including detailed themes and guidelines for writing an abstract can be found below:

  • Papers
  • Nano Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Symposias
  • Posters
  • Pre-recorded presentations

Abstract Guidance 2024

UNUK Submission Form (Closed) 

UNNC Submission Form (Closed)

UNM Submission Form (Closed)


Programme and Keynote

The programme will be shared with attendees in April 2024. Keynote details will be coming soon.

Programme Available April 2024


Session Recordings

Following the event, recordings and session details from the 2024 conference can be found on the Teaching and Learning Conference 2024 Xerte page. The session recordings and programme details for previous Teaching and Learning Conference events can be found on the Teaching and Learning Conference SharePoint.

Teaching and Learning Conference SharePoint (Internal Only)



Teaching and Learning Conference 2023 Keynote Curated Video (4 min, 30 seconds)




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