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Teaching and Learning Conference 2019

This year's annual Teaching and Learning Conference will be taking place from 9am - 5pm, Friday 3 May 2019 in the Teaching and Learning Building (University Park).

Entitled 'Universal Design: meeting the teaching and learning challenges in 21st Century Higher Education', the conference will attempt to cover a number of themes as outlined below.


What you need to know


Conference themes

The 2019 conference invites participants to engage in critical debate and discussion around the important themes of:

  • Developing self-regulated learners
  • Student engagement
  • Professional competencies
  • Student voice
  • Addressing the attainment gap
  • Digital learning

In particular, it seeks to explore the critical question of how higher education can meet the challenges posed by changing cultural expectations around the role and function of higher education, as well as the implications of this shift for staff and students.


Keynote speakers

Professor Pauline Kneale:

  • 'Meeting the teaching and learning challenges in 21st Century Higher Education'

Dr Richard Windle:

  • 'Digital learning development: stepping out of the comfort zone'

Cassie O'Boyle (SU Education Officer):

  • 'A curriculum for all and everything'

Submitting an abstract

If you would like to contribute a topic or theme as part of the conference activities, we require an abstract summary as soon as possible.

Possible formats include:

  • Papers
  • Posters
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Workshops

For more information about writing an abstract, please use the following link:

To submit your abstract, please login to the submissions page below using your regular University username and password:


Post-event documentation and links


The conference programme and presentations can be accessed here:

  • Conference programme PDF file icon
  • Meeting the teaching and learning challenges in 21st Century Higher Education Powerpoint file
  • Digital Learning Development: Stepping out of the comfort zone Powerpoint file

You can also access individual presentation recordings on Echo360.



For more information, please contact the TL Conference team.