Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2018

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. Moreover, a broad view is being taken. Teaching excellence covers not only the teaching itself but also the learning environments in which it takes place, and the outcomes it delivers for students.

The 7th annual LTSE conference takes place in April 2018 and further details about the date and venue will be available soon.

The 2017 gathering (25-26 April, Bristol) was the largest to date and brought together business schools from across the UK. Over the course of the two days there was a terrific mix of high-quality workshops, paper presentations and poster sessions evidencing innovative teaching practice and cutting-edge pedagogic research.

LTSE 2017 Best Poster Competition Winner: Rob Jack, Southampton Business School

More than 20 posters were on display at LTSE 2017, all of which were of an exceptionally high standard. Conference attendees were invited to nominate their favorite poster and Rob Jack, Faculty Placement Advisor at Southampton Business School received the highest number of votes for his work titled:

A path to success: improving employability through blended learning.

The poster displayed how Southampton Business School’s innovative, nationally recognised placement preparation course is enhancing student employability outcomes. In his presentation Rob explored how embracing blended learning has improved student engagement and enriched external relationships. Many congratulations to Rob for winning the inaugural LTSE Best Poster Competition.

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

LTSE 2017: programme and presentations.

LTSE offers presenters the perfect blend of speaking to a large, diverse audience within a relaxed, collegiate environment. Moreover, it is a great way to:

  • Share best practice with your peers
  • Develop your own knowledge and new ideas
  • Refine your teaching and communication skills
  • Move a piece of research towards publication

Workshop: Delivering a workshop is a great way of evidencing innovative teaching practice. For example this could be a case study of an initiative that has been carried out / is in progress or a live classroom simulation whereby the presenter(s) demonstrate an example of best practice.

Research Paper: Presenting a research paper is a valuable way of presenting the findings of a completed project or gaining feedback from the academy about an on-going piece of work

Poster Presentation: Delivering a poster presentation is an effective way of sharing research findings or details of an ongoing teaching initiative with your colleagues in a visually engaging way.

If you are interested in presenting at LTSE 2018 then please complete this form and we will send you further details in due course.

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

In 2017 there were 80+ sessions, each of which reflected one of the 13 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 teaching and learning through collaboration
Effective models of collaboration between teaching and professional staff; research and teaching staff; staff and students; and between disciplines and with business.

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

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

Entrepreneurship
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.

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.

The changing student
How business and management education is responding to the evolving needs and expectations of students.

LTSE 2017: view full programme

Fees for LTSE 2018 will be available shortly.

The venue for LTSE 2018 will be announced shortly.

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 

We are grateful to those organisations that supported LTSE 2017

cmi 1 Workshop Sponsor: Chartered Management Institute

The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. It is the only organisation awarding Chartered Manager status, the hallmark of any professional manager

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Logo Workshop Sponsor: Pearson

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.

pearson.com

 

case centre Conference Supporter: The Case Centre

The Case Centre is dedicated to advancing the case method worldwide, sharing knowledge, wisdom and experience to inspire and transform business education across the globe. We are a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity. Access the best management cases, articles and book chapters available worldwide at www.thecasecentre.org. The Case Centre also offers services to support the writing and teaching of cases.

thecasecentre.org

 

 VMock Conference Supporter: VMock

At VMock, we work with leading universities and business schools globally to give students a significant competitive edge in the job market. The VMock SMART Resume Platform combines the power of data science, machine learning and natural language processing to give a more sophisticated level of personalized feedback on students’ CVs.

Our partners in UK, Europe and the US using VMock have seen quantifiable improvements in the quality of CVs and are telling us that their students are better equipped for employment. Do come and meet us – we’d be delighted to show you how VMock can support the skills agenda at your university or business school.

vmock.com

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"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...?"