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 closed.



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



The programme is available on Xerte and provides key details including the conference schedule for each day, session abstracts and details for the conference panel and keynote.

Teaching and Learning Conference 2024 Programme


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. We are in the process of collating session recordings for the 2024 conference but the conference panel and keynote recordings are now available to view.

Teaching and Learning Conference 2024 Conference Panel Recording

Teaching and Learning Conference 2024 Keynote Recording

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 2024 Keynote Curated Video (5 min, 12 seconds)




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