24 - 25 April 2018, Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
Showcasing excellence in business and management education

The pursuit of teaching excellence is more important than ever. Government policymakers, university leaders and students themselves are demanding ever more from those who deliver higher education in the UK.

LTSE 2018 is the UK's leading gathering of business and management educators and showcases innovate teaching practice and cutting edge pedagogic research.

Learning, risk and difficulty: Teaching in unprecedented times

Professor Ray Land
Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Centre for Academic Practice, Durham University

Get the latest on the TEF from:

Professor Julia Clarke, Pro-Vice Chancellor & Dean, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and Chair, Business and Law Subject Panel, TEF Panel

Sam Meakin, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, Department for Education

Dr Siobhan O’Malley, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework Senior Policy Advisor, HEFCE

Surfing or swimming: Riding the waves of learning gain

Dr Cathy Minett-Smith
Associate Dean - Student Experience, University of Bedfordshire Business School

Plus a packed programme with over 80 sessions including...


Research papers



Delivered by, and for, members of business school faculty, LTSE 2018 showcases innovations in teaching practice, cutting-edge pedagogic research and inventive student engagement initiatives.

Programme highlights

Pre-conference workshop: Case teaching: strive for excellence

The case method is a powerful learning tool in management education. This workshop will benefit both those with little experience of case teaching who want to find out about the case method and more experienced case teachers who would like to sharpen their skillset. The tutor will explain the key principles of the case method, discuss the benefits and pitfalls, share good practice, and encourage delegates to reflect on their own experiences. Participants will find out how different cases can provide the basis for dynamic classroom discussions leading to new insights and understanding.

Trevor Williamson, Principal Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and The Case Centre


Day One Keynote: Learning, risk and difficulty: teaching in unprecedented times

The continuing interplay of globalisation, digitalisation, economic liberalism and information transfer at light speed is unprecedented. The ensuing uncertainty, risk, ‘supercomplexity’ and difficulty experienced within such environments present challenges for educators as they seek to produce graduates capable of making informed judgments and reasoned evaluations. It is increasingly important for students to encounter a certain strangeness, and knowledge that is uncomfortable, challenging and troublesome. This session will consider a particular framework of learning which explicitly places encounters with difficulty, and the need for resilience, at its centre.

Professor Ray Land, Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Centre for Academic Practice, Durham University


Day Two Panel: The latest on the TEF and the implications for business & management 

Get the latest on subject-level TEF and the consultation currently underway.

Professor Julia Clarke, Pro-Vice Chancellor & Dean, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and Chair, Business and Law Subject Panel, TEF Panel

Sam Meakin, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, Department for Education

Dr Siobhan O’Malley, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework Senior Policy Advisor, HEFCE

Moderator: Professor Georgina Andrews, Dean, Bath Business School, Bath Spa University

The LTSE conference is of great value to all those that contribute to business and management education excellence.

Are you....?

A Director of Learning & Teaching, an Associate Dean, a Programme Director or a Senior Lecturer
Join us and meet senior colleagues, share thoughts on key strategic issues facing teaching departments, benchmark your activities against your peers and get the latest news on the TEF and what it means for your institution

An early-career Lecturer or Teacher
Join us for a great selection of Keynote Speakers, networking opportunities and the opportunity to select from 80 in-depth parallel sessions showcasing best practice in blended learning, assessment & feedback, entrepreneurship education, student engagement and much more.

A School Manager, Head of Administration, Faculty Manager or Student Experience Managers
Join us and find out about how business schools professional managers are contributing to the learning environment, student outcomes and learning gain.

LTSE 2018 features a mix of high-level keynote speakers and a range of workshops, PechaKucha Presentations, research papers and poster presentation sessions.

Each session addresses one of the 14 conference themes:

Assessment and feedback
How innovative forms of assessment are being used in business and management education and the ways in which assessment is aiding students’ learning.

Blended learning
How business schools are delivering inventive learning through blending face-to-face and online teaching.

Delivering apprenticeships
How business schools are working with employers to create and deliver degree apprenticeships (levels 4, 5, 6, 7)

Distance learning
Developments in the underlying pedagogy of distance learning programmes and innovative methods of delivery

Employer engagement and the practice-based curriculum
New ways in which business schools are delivering work-centred learning through employer collaborations

How the employability of graduates is being boosted through course design and the use of additional activities such as work placements and internships.

New and innovative approaches to teaching entrepreneurship within business and management programmes and across disciplines. Also new research on entrepreneurial leadership.

Experiential learning
How innovative forms of experiential learning are being incorporated into business & management modules.

Learning & teaching strategy
Ways in which to maximise the performance and effectiveness of learning and teaching departments.

Learning and teaching through collaboration
Effective models of collaboration between teaching and professional staff; research and teaching staff; staff and students; and between disciplines and with business.

Responsible management education
Inventive ways in which ethics and sustainability are reflected in business and management curricula

Retention and success
Effective strategies, tools, personal and operational approaches to improve student retention rates, to make interventions, and to support students on the path to success.

Student engagement
Innovative approaches to engaging students in the classroom, outside the classroom, online, on placements, and in informing programme design.

Student experience
New ways in which the student experience can be supported and enhanced throughout the student lifecycle.

Chartered ABS Members

Not sure whether your institution is a member? Full list available here.

Full conference with Dinner £479
Full conference without Dinner £429
 Single day without Dinner £309
 Two participants for full conference and Dinner £839
 Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants Please contact us for a bespoke package

Non Members (higher education, public sector and third sector)

 Full conference with Dinner £599
 Full conference without Dinner £549
 Single day without Dinner £389


 Full conference with Dinner £839
Full conference without Dinner £789
 Single day without Dinner £559


 Full conference with Dinner £379
 Full conference without Dinner £329
 Single day without Dinner £239
 Two presenters for full conference with Dinner  £659
 Student co-presenter: full conference with Dinner £199
 Student co-presenter: Single day without Dinner £99

The Learning, Teaching & Student Experience conference takes place at Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow:

301 Argyle Street,
G2 8DL

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements and we have arranged a preferential rate at the conference venue, as well as two other city hotels. Please see details below.

 Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow (301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL)

  • £139 per room per night (single occupancy)
  • £149 per room per night (double occupancy)

Rates include bed and breakfast. To book please follow the link here.


Hotel Indigo (75 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA)

  • £118 per room per night (single occupancy)
  • £128 per room per night (double occupancy)

Rates include bed and breakfast. To book please contact the hotel directly 0141 2267700 and quote ‘C03’

Please also look at price comparison websites such as booking.com, trivago, and travel supermarket. As the rates available on these websites may be more cost effective depending on the time of booking.

Below are other hotels within the city centre.

PLEASE NOTE: The links show the best possible rate available at this time, and will change.

Alexander Thomson Hotel

320 Argyle Street
G2 8LY

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Hotel

377 Argyle Street
G2 8L

Artto Hotel

37 – 39 Hope Street
G2 6AE

Breakout Session Sponsor: Pearson Higher Education UK

Pearson Higher Education UK works with educators and institutions to support learner needs and deliver measurable results, enabling students everywhere to fulfill their potential. We are transforming our content to be flexible and digital so that you can deliver learning in more impactful, accessible and personal ways.

From digital learning tools and personalised resources to online and blended course development, we help you help your students be the best they can possibly be.

Breakout Session Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Education

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking that brighter future lies with the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching. We believe that harnessing technology will enhance learning, both inside and outside of the classroom, and will deepen the connections between students and educators to empower greater success.

By partnering with educators around the globe, McGraw-Hill Education’s learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and deepen engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all. Why? Because learning changes everything.

Breakout Session Sponsor: VitalSource

VitalSource® is a renowned innovator and trusted partner for institutions and publishers globally, improving the student learning experience by making it easy to deliver effective, affordable content on the World’s number 1 digital content platform, Bookshelf®.

Students in 241 countries connect to content from over 1,000 global and local-language publishers, online or offline while data-driven insights from our analytics tools give instructors the ability to understand student study habits and effectively support student success and outcomes.

With our comprehensive training and onboarding programmes, our aim is a smooth, successful implementation experience that realises your institution’s vision and goals.

Conference Supporter: The Case Centre

The Case Centre is the independent home of the case method. A not-for-profit organisation and registered charity, we advance the case method worldwide to inspire and transform business education across the globe. Access to the best management cases, articles, book chapters and instructor materials available worldwide is provided at www.thecasecentre.org, and includes facilities to search, preview and purchase for instant download. The Case Centre also offers many services to support the writing and teaching of cases including training, scholarships, awards and materials on the case method. The Case Centre’s distribution service allows authors to make their cases available to a global audience.

Conference Supporter: Global Investor Simulations 

Global Investor Simulations publishes Finance Lab Professional, an experiential learning resource which improves and enriches learning and employability, and increases student engagement. The simulation brings the challenges and pressures of financial markets trading into the university computer lab or trading room, both to enhance teaching and to test and develop students’ knowledge and key skills.

Finance Lab Professional is a dynamic and flexible tool which supports Business Schools’ academic, enrichment and outreach work across several areas:

  • Finance and Business courses
  • employability skills development
  • widening participation projects with local schools
  • online international partnerships
  • open day events and induction activities

To find out more about our projects, visit www.globalinvestorsims.com

Sponsoring LTSE 2018 presents a great opportunity to showcase your products and services to those on the front-line of business and management education in the UK.

To find out more, please contact Oliver Lowe

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International, Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581 Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org 

"Thanks for another excellent two days bursting with ideas & innovations"  

"Great to see students at the conference taking about co-design!"  

" Great opening keynote. Lots to think about for the future of #teaching & #learning what will it all look like in 15 years...?"