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Learning Enhancement and Development

Call for abstracts

The Call for Abstracts, for the Learning at City Conference will open during the second week of January 2019

Tenth Learning at City Conference:

Promoting Student Success

Submission deadline: Wednesday 6th March 2019

The overall theme for the conference focuses on Promoting Student Success. Within this theme there are a range of sub-themes you could focus upon for your abstract and these include:
* Curriculum design and review
* Assessment design
* Learning and teaching approaches
* Activities and strategies that support students through their programme

Providing support for students in higher education is a key factor to them succeeding in their studies. This support may come from a range of people and be influenced by a range of factors.

We would like you to share your practice, innovations and pedagogic research. If your students have been involved this is also an opportunity for them to present with you.

Examples of this could be:
*How you have designed your programme to include student support activities.
*Sharing examples of the learning and teaching approaches and/or assessment practices that have aided in student success.
*Outlining the activities and strategies you provide that support students development and success.

We anticipate that this topical theme will provide excellent opportunities for discussion and, debate during the conference. Proposals for papers and posters are invited which relate to the overall theme and at least one sub-theme.

We will have a maximum of five parallel sessions running so do think about which format might be most appropriate for you to present your work


Papers (2 x 30 minute papers per session)

If you are providing a paper you should plan to share your paper for no more than 20 minutes and then have 10 minutes for questions. You should have some questions prepared for discussion in case participants do not ask any.


Workshops (60 minute sessions)

If you are providing a workshop then try to keep your overview to 20 minutes and then have around 30 minutes as activity including feedback and sharing and, permit 10 minutes for questions at the end.


Posters (Size should be A0)

Posters must be available for participants to view throughout the conference. There will also be a scheduled poster session in the programme so that you can discuss your posters with colleagues

Criteria for acceptance of proposals

Each proposal will be reviewed for acceptance at the conference against the following criteria:

* Relevance to conference theme and sub-themes clearly stated;
* Clarity and coherence of the proposal;
* Evidence of relevance to others across the University and beyond;
* Contribution to development, enhancement and scholarship related to the theme.


In order to ensure there are as many contributors to the conference as possible, you can only be named as lead contact on ONE proposal and as a co-presenter on ONE other. If you are involved in more than one submission we will try to accommodate this in the timings of the event - but this may not always be possible.


Feedback and Guidance

Once the proposals have been peer-reviewed feedback and further information will be sent to applicants on or around Friday 12th April 2019.


Submit your proposal