Delivered by, and for, educators from UK business schools, the annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) conference showcases latest innovations in teaching practice, cutting-edge pedagogic research and inventive student engagement initiatives.

Bringing together over 300 educators from UK business schools, the collegiate atmosphere makes this conference an ideal opportunity for learning, idea-sharing, personal development and networking.

Early Bird & Group Booking Discounts available!

Rescheduling the conference has allowed us to reactivate the Early Bird Discounts. Register by Friday 19 June to secure the best rates.

Moreover, you can apply a 25% Group Booking Discount on top of the Early Bird Rate if you would like to bring colleagues to the conference.

Contact Oliver Lowe for further details (oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org).

Covid-19 Notice
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic this conference has been postponed from 12-13 May to 15-16 September.
If you are already registered to attend you will have received an email from Oliver Lowe (oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org) containing further details. [Message updated on 18 March]

Important notice about the LTSE 2020 programme

You can download the programme for the LTSE conference as it was intended to run on 12-13 May. We had a great range of sessions lined-up for the conference in May and we hope to reconfirm a large number of them for the rescheduled event in September.

A definitive programme for the conference on 15-16 September will be released in the coming weeks.

This year, the eight conference themes are:

1. Collaborating with employers, students and other disciplines

Working with students, interdisciplinary collaborators and employers (private, public, third sector) to deliver meaningful education that blends theory and practice in innovative ways.

2. Effective assessment & constructive feed-forward

Boosting student attainment and improving NSS scores by using new and inventive forms of assessment and feedback, and revitalising tried and tested methods.

3. Enriching learning through technology

Generating stimulating learning environments through the use of digital resources.

4. Post-experience education

Responding to changing market conditions and learning styles to develop and deliver MBA’s, Masters, Executive Education and Apprenticeship programmes.

5. Learning beyond the classroom

Adding extra dimensions to the student experience through co-curricula programmes and extra-curricula activities.

6. Outside of the box education

Showcasing unique solutions that improve student retention, attainment and progression.

7. Personalised learning journeys

Improving student engagement by delivering personalised learning experiences to a diverse range of students

8. Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates

Preparing students for the changing world of work through enterprise education, responsible management education and employment-focused programmes.

Register at the Early Bird Discount rate - Bring a group and save a further 25%

Postponing the conference from 12-13 May to 15-16 September has allowed us to reactivate the Early Bird Discounts. Please register by Friday 19 June to secure these rates. 

Important: All bookings made for the original dates in May are being refunded. If you were registered to attend in May you will need to re-register. 

Chartered ABS Members - Early Bird Rates

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

Full conference with Gala Dinner   £419
Single day without Gala Dinner   £279
Full conference without Gala Dinner   £399
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner - 25% Group Booking Discount   £729
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) - Early Bird Rates

Full conference with Gala Dinner   £539
Single day without Gala Dinner   £369
Full conference without Gala Dinner   £519
Two participants for full conference with Gala Dinner -  25% Group Booking Discount   £939

Commercial organisations - Early Bird Rates

Full conference with Gala Dinner   £789
Single day without Gala Dinner   £539
Full conference without Gala Dinner   £769
Two participants for full conference with Gala Dinner -  25% Group Booking Discount   £1,379

Presenters - Early Bird Rates

Full conference with Gala Dinner   £319
Single day without Gala Dinner   £209
Full conference without Gala Dinner   £299
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner   £559
Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants  Please contact us for a bespoke package

View the Chartered ABS policy on cancellations, transfers and substitutions.

Breakout Session Sponsors

Pearson

We’re the world’s learning company, working across 70 countries worldwide. Our unique insight and expertise comes from our long history of working closely with teachers, learners, researchers, authors and thought leaders. In today’s fast-changing world, we believe education is the key to success. We’re here to help people make progress through learning, so we work closely with employers to understand the skills they need and how we can help institutions ensure their students leave higher education ready for work.

We work in partnership with educators and institutions across the UK to help them succeed through delivering world-class learning experiences. Whether it’s by providing personalised interactive course resources, institution-wide assessment, course design or online tutoring services, our focus is on helping you and your students get results. If you would like to find out more about how Pearson can help your institution, please get in touch at HEenquiriesUK@pearson.com.

VitalSource

VitalSource Improves the Learning Experience by Making it Easier to Create and Deliver Effective and Affordable Digital Content. Our platforms provide students and educators access to immersive, engaging digital content. Interactive study and analytics tools give users experiences and insights that cannot be achieved with print textbooks. And publishers and other content creators can enhance their existing content or create new, customised digital-first products. Cost should not prohibit students from having the required learning materials they need to succeed. With Inclusive Access, we are decreasing the cost of digital textbooks and providing required materials to all students on or before the first day of classes. We deliver educational content to students and educators around the world through our website, strategic partnerships, and institution customers.

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 Supporters

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It is our mission to further the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

SAGE Publishing

Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

Sponsor LTSE

Sponsoring LTSE 2020 is a great way of raising your profile with business and management educators from across the UK. In 2019 we had over 350 attendees from more than 90% of UK business schools and the 2020 conference is likely to be even larger.

If you are interested in exploring sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at LTSE 2020 please contact:

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581
Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org
3rd Floor, 40 Queen Street, London EC4R 1DD

Venue

LTSE 2020 takes place at the International Convention Centre in Belfast

ICC Belfast is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of the city centre. The entrance to ICC Belfast is located beside the river Lagan, overlooking picturesque views of the river, this entrance is aptly named the Riverside Entrance.

2 Lanyon Place
Belfast
BT1 3WH.

Accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. Below you will find some suggestion for hotels near to the conference venue.

Premier Inn Belfast City Centre (Alfred Street): Alfred St, Belfast BT2 8ED
This hotel is a 10 minute walk to the conference venue.

Ibis Belfast City Centre: 100 Castle Street, Belfast, BT1 1HF
This hotel is a 15 minute walk away from the conference venue and have kindly provided LTSE attendees with 15% off, of their best available rates at the time of booking. To book rooms at this hotel please follow the link here or contact the hotel on 028 90 891 941

Each year LTSE attracts around 300 educators from over 100 UK business schools.

The conference is of particular value to:

  • Directors of learning & teaching
  • Lecturers of all levels
  • Student experience support managers

Unsure if the event is right for you? Get in touch with Oliver Lowe for an informal chat (oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org)

The Gala Dinner for LTSE 2020 will take place on the evening of Day One (Tuesday 15 September).

Venue to be announced

Contribute towards your commitment to professional development

If you're a CMBE, you can claim units towards your CPD commitment by presenting and/or attending LTSE. 

Presenting

Presenting at LTSE 2020 is an excellent way for educators who hold the CMBE to contribute to their commitment to continuing professional development; the development of others, and the advancement of business and management education.

You can claim CPD units towards your CMBE commitment for the time you spend developing and delivering your presentation.

Depending on your presentation format, you could accrue CPD units towards one of the following activities:

  • Imparting knowledge
  • Scholarly outputs

View the CMBE activities weighting table >

Attending

You can claim up to 14 hours* towards your CPD commitment by attending the conference. You could accrue CPD units towards 'Event participation'.

*based on the 2019 conference

Become a CMBE

If you’re not yet a CMBE, you can find out more and apply here.

The CMBE gives business and management educators a recognised professional designation and a framework for continuous professional development. The scheme supports educators to further develop their teaching practice and helps to advance the quality of business and management education in higher education.

By becoming a CMBE before LTSE 2020, you can claim towards your CPD commitment by presenting and/or attending the conference.

"An excellent couple of days, my head is bursting with so many ideas to take back and discuss in my own organisation."
Nicola Scull, Chief Knowledge Officer, London Institute of Banking & Finance

"This is my third year at LTSE. Very inclusive environment and a pleasure to attend and present."
Jonathan Sandling, Head of Academic Studies, CU London

"Really impressed with the collegiate atmosphere and the range of innovative practice, well backed up with rigorous pedagogic theory."
Grace Hurford, Visiting Lecturer, University of Cumbria

"Excellent atmosphere, supportive sessions and a wide range of colleagues/institutions represented"
Dr Roseline Wanjiru, Faculty Director, Student Engagement, Newcastle Business School

"A well-organised, professional event with exceptional networking opportunities."
Dr Jeffrey Hughes, Director of Teaching, University of St Andrews, School of Management

"Excellent as always – insightful, practical applications to take forward."
Professor Sally Everett, Vice Dean and Professor of Business Education, King's Business School

"This was my first visit to the LTSE conference – really great atmosphere, supportive and interesting. Some really good sessions."
Dr Yvette Morey, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Bristol Business School

Covid-19: The Chartered ABS response

Social interaction is the lifeblood of our society and the cornerstone of our education system. However, the Covid-19 pandemic presents a unique threat to our ability to cultivate and facilitate essential dialogue. At times of universal challenge it remains as important as ever that organisations such as the Chartered ABS and the Small Business Charter create opportunities for discussion, debate, knowledge exchange and networking.

Click here for details about how the Chartered ABS is responding to the covid-19 pandemic.