The Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience will showcase the latest, most effective and creative approaches to business and management education.

Share the best of existing practice and innovations that have emerged in response to the pandemic.

Learning and networking to help you prepare for the new academic year, and the new normal beyond.

A flexible and interactive format that enables you to drop in to the sessions that interest you throughout five days.

Tickets for the Festival cost just £60. Book your place. 

Professor Uduak Archibong MBE, Professor of Diversity, Strategic Advisor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Bradford

Caryn Beck-Dudley, Chief Executive, AACSB

Mary Curnock Cook OBE, Non-Executive Portfolio in Education and Edtech

Bruce Daisley, former VP, Twitter, now #1 Bestselling Author

Jackie Henry, Consulting People & Purpose Lead, Deloitte UK

Professor Binna Kandola OBE, Partner, Pearn Kandola

Dr Zainab Khan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Outcomes & Inclusion), London Metropolitan University

Professor Robert MacIntosh, Head of School, Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University; Chair, Chartered Association of Business Schools

Professor Heather McLaughlin, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Business and Law, De Montfort University

Professor Heather McGregor, Dean, Edinburgh Business School

Dr Jummy Okoya, Senior Lecturer, Organisation Behaviour & HRM, University of East London School of Business and Law

Wilson Wong, Head of Insight and Future, CIPD; Visiting Professor, Nottingham Business School

> 14 September, 09:30-10:10 BST

Main Stage Session: Preparing students for the changing world of work

Exploring how Covid-19 has accelerated some existing trends in the changing nature of the workplace and the associated skills, knowledge and behaviours that business schools need to teach their students if they are to find successful careers during a recession.

Professor Nassim Belbaly, Director, Birmingham City University Business School
Jackie Henry, Consulting People & Purpose Lead, Deloitte UK
Professor Heather McGregor, Dean, Edinburgh Business School
Wilson Wong, Head of Insight and Future, CIPD; Visiting Professor Nottingham Business School
Chair: Professor Gillian Armstrong, Director of Business Engagement, Ulster University Business School

> 14 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Collaborating with students in times of increasing diversity: Providing students with the space and agency to share their teaching and learning experiences in a four-year accounting course

Theme: Collaborating with employers, students other disciplines

Dr Peta Myers
Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter

> 14 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Dare to design? Integrating design thinking into management education

Theme: Collaborating with employers, students other disciplines

Dr Radka Newton
Senior Teaching Fellow, Lancaster University Management School

> 14 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Exploring a pedagogy of ethics education

Theme: Collaborating with employers, students other disciplines

Beth Picton
Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting, Durham University Business School

> 14 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

Through the lens of students: How self-reflection, coaching and community is enhancing their personal & professional development and student experience

Theme: Personalised learning journeys

Rona Doig
Head of Student Development, University of Edinburgh Business School

Mally Smith
MSc Alumna, University of Edinburgh Business School

> 14 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

New ideas for assessments

Theme: Collaborating with employers, students other disciplines

Patricia Perlman-Dee CMBE
Senior Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School

> 14 September, 12:10-12:50 BST

Session to be announced

Speakers to be announced

> 14 September, 12:50-13:30 BST

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Data-driven teaching: Using learning analytics to inform teaching practice

Lim Teoh, Faculty Head of Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies, University of Winchester

Check out the digital skills check

Dr Terry O'Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Management, The Open University Business School

Using collaborative online international learning projects to enrich students' learning experiences

Alison Maton, Senior Lecturer Hospitality and Tourism, Coventry University London
Dr Hany Wells, Associate Dean - Student Experience and Quality Assurance, Coventry University London

Additional PechaKucha Presentations to be announced

> 14 September, 13:30-13:30 BST

Enabling innovation: practical measures and considerations

Theme: Outside of the box education

Dr Martin Rich
Senior Lecturer in Information Management, City, University of London’s Business School

> 14 September, 13:30-13:30 BST

What the pandemic taught us about student equity: creating the next normal 

Dr Wendy Purcell, Research Scholar, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

> 14 September, 14:50-15:30 BST

Roundtable Discussions

Levelling inequalities in access to PG programmes: The impact of the postgraduate loan

Garry Carr, MBA Course Director, School of Business Strategy, Operations & Enterprise, Leeds Beckett University

Exploration of the data literacy skills of business and management graduates. What is the effect of skill levels in this area on graduate employability in business?

Liz Cunningham, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Business School

Preparing students for their future careers: Coventry University London’s approach to developing ‘Global Enterprising Graduates’

Dr Hany Wells, Associate Dean - Student Experience and Quality Assurance, Coventry University London
Gareth Lewis, Head of Careers, Employability and Enterprise, Coventry University London

The Future Leaders Certificate: Preparing our MSc students for the future of work

Dr Nicki Newman, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Birmingham Business School
Sandy Purewal, Skills Development Consultant, University of Birmingham

Ways to enhance learning through cross-national interaction

Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam, Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow
Dr Wenya Cheng, Lecturer, University of Glasgow

> 14 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Developing a cross-cultural mindset for our ‘Generation-Z’ student

Theme: Learning beyond the classroom

Frances Devine
Course Director, Ulster University

Dr Donna Caldwell
Employability Adviser, Ulster University

Dr Adrian Devine
Lecturer, Ulster University

> 14 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Bedfellows for 10 years: optimising academic English for business support at Newcastle and Hertfordshire Business Schools

Theme: Learning beyond the classroom

Daniel Pearce
Academic English for Business Programme Leader, Hertfordshire Business School

Karen Robins
Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Hertfordshire Business School

Professor Diane Sloan
Professor of Learning and Teaching, Newcastle Business School

Helen Stamps
Academic English for Business Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

> 14 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Online students as consumers or producers of knowledge? Challenges and enablers

Theme: Enriching learning through technology

Dr Helen Shiels
Lecturer in Management, Ulster University Business School

> 14 September, 16:10-16:50 BST

Innovative teaching practices in developing enterprising, ethical and work ready graduates

Theme: Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates

Ann Davidson
Enterprise Programme Manager, Scottish Institute for Enterprise

Dr Pauline Bremner
Lecturer, Robert Gordon University

> 14 September, 16:10-16:50 BST

Transcending transaction through transformation: Implications for assessment re-design

Theme: tbc

Kate Black
Associate Professor in Management and Director of Education, Newcastle Business School

> 15 September, 09:30-10:10 BST

Roundtable Discussions

Feel the fear and do it anyway: Objections and solutions to online learning

Dr Matt Offord, Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching, Adam Smith Business School

Exploring assessment and feedback through a different lens: Business school academics in management roles undertaking doctoral studies

Erica Cargill, Academic Strategic Lead - Department of Management, Aberdeen Business School
Garry Carr, MBA Course Director, School of Business Strategy, Operations & Enterprise, Leeds Beckett University
Lesley Glass, Associate Dean Visiting Lecturers, Hertfordshire Business School
Dawn Howard, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour (Management), University of Sussex Business School

Digitising learning opportunities to enhance student experience

Professor Vish Maheshwari, Associate Dean – Students, Staffordshire University

> 15 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Digital assessment at business schools: Benefits, trends, opportunities – a case study of the University of Bath, School of Management

Dr Donald Lancaster, Director of Studies for the Executive MBA, University of Bath, School of Management
Dr Anja Sisarica, Strategic Relations Manager, Inspera

> 15 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

Mind the gap: Experiencing the space between academic and practice communities in HRM/D education

Theme: Post-experience education

Dr Helen Charlton
Director of Education, Degree Apprenticeships – Leadership and HRM, Newcastle Business School

> 15 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

Enhanced student satisfaction through effective allocation and supervision approach - A case study

Theme: Personalised learning journeys

Dr Paulina Navrouzoglou
Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Dr Lovleen Kushwah
Lecturer, University of Glasgow

> 15 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

The ‘narrated PowerPoint presentation’ as an alternative to traditional assessed oral presentations

Theme: Effective assessment & constructive feed-forward

Dr Mike Crone, Lecturer (Education) in International Business, Queen’s Management School

> 15 September, 12:10-12:50 BST

Session to be announced

Speaker to be announced

> 15 September, 12:50-13:30 BST

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Partnering modules with employers

Kathy Daniels, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor International (Recruitment and Global Pathways), Aston University

Developing, designing and delivering a holistic employability programme: Enhancing the profile and provision in a Russell Group business school

Dr Fiona Robson, Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University Business School

Mentorship melding: piloting a postgraduate mentoring network within the Fashion Business School

Bethan Alexander, Senior Lecturer, Course Leader Global Fashion Retailing & Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, UAL

> 15 September, 13:30-14:10 BST

Using technology in active blended learning to accelerate praxis gains for employability

Theme: Enriching learning through technology

Dr Elaine Yerby
Senior Lecturer in Practice, London School of Economics

Rebecca Page-Tickell
Director of MBA Programmes, University of East London

> 15 September, 13:30-14:10 BST

Session to be announced

Speaker to be announced

> 15 September, 14:50-15:30 BST

Main Stage Session: Supporting disadvantaged students and tackling race inequality

Exploring the challenges of delivering meaningful Equality, Diversity and Inclusion practices to a wide spectrum of students and about specific actions that can be taken (eg around the decolonisation of the curriculum) to tackle race inequalities in business schools.

Professor Uduak Archibong MBE, Professor of Diversity, Strategic Advisor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Bradford
Professor Binna Kandola OBE, Partner, Pearn Kandola
Dr Zainab Khan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Outcomes & Inclusion), London Metropolitan University
Professor Palie Smart, Head of School of Management, University of Bristol

> 15 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Creativity outside the creative disciplines: a cross disciplinary study of business and history students

Theme: Collaborating with employers, students other disciplines

Dr Maria Kutar
Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, Salford Business School

Dr Marie Griffiths
Reader in Digital Technologies, Salford Business School

Dr Jamie Wood
School Director of Learning and Teaching, School of History and Heritage, University of Lincoln

> 15 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Cocreation through action research with employers, students and staff for employability development

Theme: Collaborating with employers, students other disciplines

Sara Bird
Faculty Director for Learning and Teaching, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England

> 15 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Transitioning to a workplace mind-set: formalising reflective role play to develop an integrated undergraduate curriculum in the business school

Theme: Effective assessment & constructive feed-forward

Dr James Cunningham
Academic Team Lead, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University

> 15 September, 16:10-16:50 BST

Success Lab- Enabling York St John University Business School students reach their potential and be ready for work

Theme: Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates

Rebecca Padgett
Lecturer, York Business School

Dr Bob Gammie
Dean, York Business School

> 15 September, 16:10-16:50 BST

Exploring course provision and the popularity of subjects in business and management 

Ramin Bokaian, Research Manager, Chartered Association of Business Schools

> 16 September, 09:30-10:10 BST

Main Stage Session: The future of teaching

Exploring the impact on educators and students of online teaching and the future direction of teaching in higher education. Particular attention will be paid to the technological and pedagogic implications of hybrid delivery.

Mary Curnock Cook OBE, Non-Executive Portfolio in Education and Edtech
Dr Esther Jubb, Head of Academic Services, Pearson UK

Further speakers to be announced

> 16 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Curricula, creativity, digitalisation and authentic assessment

Theme: Enriching learning through technology

Dr Sarah Montano
Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Birmingham Business School

> 16 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Virtual learning environments: Student engagement, perceptions and performance

Theme: Enriching learning through technology

Melanie Powell
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Derby Business School

Dr Eugene Michaels
Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Derby

> 16 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Re-placing the placement: Enhancing the work placement experience of Newcastle University Business School students

Dawn McCartie
Lecturer in Marketing, Newcastle University Business School

> 16 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

Blending assessment transformation with innovative personal tutoring to improve attainment and progression

Theme: Outside of the box education

Angela Dalrymple
Director of Education and Student Experience, School of Business, London South Bank University

Jonathan Sandling
Head of Academic Studies, CU London (Coventry University Group)

> 16 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

Assessment choice: narrowing or widening gaps in achievement

Dr Laura Bennett, Associate Director of Academic Practice, University of the West of England
Sara Bird, Faculty Director for Learning and Teaching, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England

> 16 September, 12:10-12:50 BST

Main Stage Session: Not going back: Why 2020 has been the kick in the backside that work needed

Bruce Daisley, former VP, Twitter VP, now #1 Bestselling Author

> 16 September, 12:50-13:30 BST

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The value of giving back: The not-for-profit consultancy project in the MBA program

Patricia Perlman-Dee, Senior Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School

Plagiarism and academic misconduct (allegations, challenges and management ‎tools

Dr Mohamed Saeudy, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, University of Bedfordshire

> 16 September, 13:30-14:10 BST

No icebergs, no onions: An innovative approach to cross-cultural Integration at Huddersfield Business School

Theme: Outside of the box education

Jo Thomas
Academic Development Manager, University of Huddersfield

Sara-Jane Postill
Academic Development Manager, University of Huddersfield

Kirsten Jones
Senior Lecturer, University Huddersfield

> 16 September, 13:30-14:10 BST

Session to be announced

Speaker to be announced

> 16 September, 14:50-15:30 BST

Roundtable Discussion

The 6 P's of critical thinking learning environment

Dr Sarah Ivory, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh Business School
Tara Morrison, Senior Teaching Fellow in Business Education

Student placements: Bringing work experience back into the classroom

Julia Hodgson, Lecturer, University of Liverpool Management School
Professor Liz Crolley, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programmes, University of Liverpool

Playing hard to get: Employer challenges in ‘work-romancing’ students

Dr Usha Sundaram, Associate Professor, University of East Anglia

Additional discussions to be announced

> 16 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Building and sustaining long-term connections with PGT students using relationship marketing approaches

Theme: Post-experience education

Wendy Tabrizi
Head of Marketing & Strategy Group, Aston Business School

> 16 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Compulsory career coaching for final year undergraduates

Theme: Personalised learning journeys

Dr Maria Allen
Principal Lecturer and Head of Employability: Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

Nick Dearden
Head of Education: Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

> 16 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Fostering academic socialisation through peer assisted learning

Theme: Outside of the box education

Dr Grigorios Theodosopoulos
Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Brunel Business School

Sue Hardman
Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting and Auditing, Brunel Business School

> 16 September, 16:10-16:50 BST

Video assessment: An innovation for students and assessors?

Theme: Effective assessment & constructive feed-forward

Dr Fodhla McGrane
Lecturer, Ulster University Business School

Antoine Rivoire
Educational Technologist, Office for Digital Learning, Ulster University

> 16 September, 16:10-16:50 BST

We're all TV presenters now! Top tips from a TV director about engaging students in online learning - the do's and don'ts of Zoom and MS Teams

Julian Dismore, TV Series Producer and Media Trainer, Direct Productions UK

juliandismore@gmail.com I www.directproductions.co.uk

> 17 September, 09:30-10:10 BST

Roundtable Discussions

Less is more, the value of unstructured learning in higher education

Dr Sara Hajikazemi, , Lecturer, School of Business, London South Bank University

Managing effective learning collaboration within higher and degree apprenticeships

Gillian Saieva, Head of Business, Finance & Accounting, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, Solent University
Celia Walters, Apprenticeships Programme Manager, Solent University

Designing curriculum to develop entrepreneurial competencies: an evaluation of educational approaches and the EntreComp framework

Dr Adam Frost, Lecturer (Education) in Entrepreneurship, Queen's University, Belfast

> 17 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Session to be announced

Speaker to be announced

> 17 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

Towards a communities of practice (CoP) evaluation model: Learning from ‘real world’ simulations

Theme: Learning beyond the classroom

Kristine Pole
Director of Teaching Enhancement, Canterbury Christ Church University

Professor Heather McLaughlin
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Business and Law, De Montfort University

> 17 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

Session to be announced

> 17 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

Adopting a skills development framework in work integrated modules

Theme: Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates

Dr Iro Konstantinou
Research Subject Leader, Pearson College London

Dr Elizabeth Miller
Deputy Dean, Pearson Business School

> 17 September, 12:10-12:50 BST

Understanding the interpretation of skills mapped into the ‘official’ curriculum, where universities should be focusing their attention and why

Theme: Outside of the box education

Carole Still
Head of External Engagement (Doctoral Skills Researcher), Coventry University London

> 17 September, 12:10-12:50 BST

Using a digital one minute paper in business school classes to increase participation and engagement, and improve student experience

Alison Gibb
Lecturer in Marketing, University of Glasgow

Dr Paula Karlsson-Brown
Lecturer in Management, University of Glasgow

> 17 September, 12:50-13:30 BST

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Developing employer-led soft skills through compressed pedagogy

Dr Nick Quinn, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Dr Jillian Gordon, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Director of Learning and Teaching, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Supporting students to become what they want to be

Dr Helen Ismael, Lecturer in Coaching, Mentoring & Skills Development, School of Business, London South Bank University
Dr Carrie Rutherford, Senior Lecturer, School of Business, London South Bank University

> 17 September, 13:30-14:10 BST

Beyond the LSP duck-verse; a LEGO serious play workshop on equality diversity & inclusion

Theme: Outside of the box education

Dr Alexander Kofinas
Principal Lecturer in Strategy, University of Bedfordshire

Dr Crystal Tsay
Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour, University of Greenwich

Dr Anna Romanova
Associate Professor, University of Greenwich

> 17 September, 13:30-14:10 BST

Session to be announced

Speaker to be announced

> 17 September, 14:10-14:50 BST

Main Stage Session: The changing nature of business and management education

Exploring how business & management education across the globe is adapting to the new normal and how business schools are leveraging new opportunities in their undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience programmes.

Caryn Beck-Dudley, Chief Executive, AACSB
Leila Guerra, Vice Dean (Education), Imperial College Business School
Professor Robert MacIntosh, Head of School, Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University; Chair, Chartered Association of Business Schools

Additional speakers to be announced

> 17 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Closing the loop: using holistic rubrics for effective assessment and feedback

Theme: Effective assessment & constructive feed-forward

Sarah Honeychurch
Teaching Fellow, University of Glasgow

> 17 September, 15:30-16:10 BST

Enhancing Indian MBA students’ employability through an experiential and inclusive learning residential: A longitudinal study on student self-development outside of the classroom

Theme: Personalised learning journeys

Dr Victoria Jackson
Senior Lecturer in Business, Full Time MBA programme lead, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

> 17 September, 16:10-16:50 BST

What’s wrong with our box and what we’ve put in it? An exploration of employers’ need for creativity

Theme: Outside of the box education

Elaine Clarke
Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School

Chris Wilson
Lecturer in Learning Innovation and Professional Practice, Aston University

> 17 September, 16:10-16:50 BST

Session to be announced

Speaker to be announced

> 18 September, 09:30-10:10 BST

Main Stage Session: Supporting our own health and wellbeing

Exploring how we as a community of educators can manage our own stresses and anxieties and mutually support our collective health and wellbeing.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Alliance Manchester Business School,
Dr Jummy Okoya, Senior Lecturer, Organisation Behaviour & HRM, University of East London School of Business and Law

Additional speakers to be announced

> 18 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

This is not plagiarism however it is a bad use of "power phrasing”: Assessment of home and International student (mis)understandings of citation practice

Theme: Effective assessment & constructive feed-forward

Sarah Carnegie
Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Newcastle University Business School.

Dr Elaine Tan
Lecturer in Education Innovation, Newcastle University Business School

> 18 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Can multiple small feedback activities improve student performance? Evidence from a final-year compulsory module

Theme: Effective assessment & constructive feed-forward

Peter Hughes
Lecturer in Economics, University of Leeds

Dr Antonio Rodriguez-Gil
Lecturer in Economics, University of Leeds

Dr Juliane Scheffel
Lecturer in Economics, University of Leeds

> 18 September, 10:10-10:50 BST

Embedding digital and 21 century employability skills in the business and management curriculum

Dr Harriett Purkis
Lecturer in Event and Leisure Management, Ulster University

Dr Clare Carruthers
Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Marketing, Ulster University

> 18 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

‘Lost in the UK’: Assumptions and realities of Chinese students’ HE experience

Theme: Personalised learning journeys

Dr Paul Fallon
Senior Lecturer and International Lead, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, University of Central Lancashire

Maozhi Chen
Associate Professor in Economics, E&M School, Chongqing University of Education

Kui Huang
Associate Professor, School of Tourism and Service Management, Chongqing University of Education

Chuanchu Thurston
International Student Academic Mentor, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, University of Central Lancashire

> 18 September, 10:50-11:30 BST

Session to be announced

Speakers to be announced

> 18 September, 12:10-12:50 BST

Session to be announced

Speakers to be announced

> 18 September, 12:50-13:30 BST

Can real-world sustainability audits provide a tool for effective responsible management education?

Theme: Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates

Dr Kay Emblen-Perry
Senior Lecturer, Sustainable Management, University of Worcester Business School

> 18 September, 12:50-13:30 BST

Driving student engagement with financial news using e-learning: a case study of using ForceRank by Estimize, Inc.

Theme: Learning beyond the classroom

Dr Chris Godfrey
Lecturer in Finance, Alliance Manchester Business School

> 18 September, 12:50-13:30 BST

Session to be announced

Speaker to be announced

> 18 September, 13:30-14:10 BST

Co-creating entrepreneurial education to support the future of work

Theme: Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates

Professor Heather Farley
Professor of Management Education, Associate Dean (Education), Ulster University Business School

Dr Shirley Davey
Lecturer in Innovation and Management Development, Ulster University Business School

Judith Wylie
Course Director BSc Hons Business Technology, Ulster University

Frances Devine
Lecturer, Ulster University

Dr Andrea Reid
Programme Director MSc Marketing, Lecturer Business Communication, Ulster University

> 18 September, 13:30-14:10 BST

Session to be announced

Speaker to be announced

> 18 September, 14:10-14:50 BST

Roundtable Discussions

Has the personal tutorial got a role to play in supporting the development of feedback literacy?

Liz Gee, Associate Dean, Fashion Business School

Does academic performance depend on undergraduate student attendance rate? University attendance policies and their reception by the undergraduate students

Wioletta Nawrot, Teaching Professor, ESCP Business School

Non-profit consulting projects for undergraduates: developing the skills for Industry 4.0 through ethical business education

Dr Patrick McGurk, Deputy Director Education, Queen Mary University of London

Professional competence frameworks and personalisation: Their role in employability

Dr Richard Howarth, Marketing Academic, Nottingham Business School
Dr Seamus Allison, Course Leader, Nottingham Business School
Helen Sharp, Principal Lecturer in Marketing, Nottingham Business School

A sense of belonging: Promoting a positive learner community identity

Angela Mazzetti, Senior Lecturer in Management Practice, Newcastle University Business School

Meet our Sponsors

Theme Sponsor: Effective assessment & constructive feed-forward

Find out more about Inspera Assessment

Programme Sponsor

Find out more about Pearson

About the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience

The nature of business and management education has been profoundly changed by the Covid-19 crisis. This online gathering will draw on the insights and best practice that were due to be showcased at the LTSE 2020 conference in Belfast; and on the learning and intelligence that has been produced since the crisis hit. It will also be a supportive forum for business & management educators to discuss their own goals, concerns and ideas for the months ahead.

The programme will explore six key themes:

1. Enriching learning through technology

After the crisis management activity of moving entire programmes online, business school educators need to consider how digital resources should be deployed over the medium and long term. Important questions include: what is the right balance between face-to-face and online education? How do we take full advantage of opportunities in synchronous learning delivery? What is the appropriate pedagogy for online modules and how do we create content whilst there is huge uncertainty about delivery format?

2. Collaborating with employers

In a socially-distanced world, and during a deep recession, how do we work with industry collaborators (public, private and third sector) on internships, live projects and work experience that provide our students with meaningful education.

3. Effective assessment and feedback

How can we get the balance right between online and in-person assessment so that it boosts student attainment and improves NSS scores; and what are the challenges that need to be overcome of assessing students remotely.

4. Post-experience education

In the recession that has been caused by Covid-19 how do we take advantage of any counter-cyclical education investment opportunities, and what are the challenges and opportunities for us as providers of MBA’s, Masters, Executive Education programmes and Degree Apprenticeships.

5. Extra-curricula activities

At a time when on-campus activity is limited or non-existent how do we deliver the extra-curricula, co-curricula and social activities that add an important extra dimension to our students learning experience.

6. Personalised learning journeys

Business schools educate a wide spectrum of students including international students, part-time students and disadvantaged students. How can we maintain our engagement with, and make sure our provision meaningful to and accessible by, such a wide spectrum of students.

7. Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates

What are the ways in which we can help our students gain meaningful employment in today’s tough marketplace. What can we take from the Covid-19 crisis to help students develop the skills and behaviours needed by employers in these difficult times.

8. Supporting ourselves and our colleagues

What are the ways in which we can help colleagues and the wider education community deal with the stress, anxiety and exhaustion caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Sessions will take place across different formats:

  • Engaging developmental workshops
  • Inspiring keynote panel discussions
  • Pedagogic research presentations
  • Candid roundtable discussions
  • Bite-size PechaKucha presentations
  • Opportunities to socialise with peers

Chartered ABS Members

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

One participant for the full Festival   £60
One participant for one session only   £30
Group booking for 2 participants for the full Festival   £120
Group booking for 5 participants for the full Festival   £300
Group booking for 10 participants for the full Festival   £600
Group booking for more than 10 participants for the full Festival  Please contact us for a bespoke package

Non Members

One participant for the full Festival   £75
One participant for one session only   £45

Note to non-members: Commercial organisations who are not sponsoring the Festival are not eligible for more than one pass. If you are from a non-member business school and you would like to purchase multiple passes please contact Oliver Lowe (oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org).

Pay your CMBE subscription with your Festival ticket

You can pay for your annual CMBE subscription when you register for the Festival. Once your submitted application has been approved, make sure you're logged in to the Chartered ABS website and register for the Festival via this page by selecting the option that includes your CMBE subscription fee.

If you are renewing an existing subscription and would like to make payment alongside the Festival, please first complete your End of Year Declaration. Once complete, make sure you're logged in to the Chartered ABS website and register for the Festival via this page by selecting the option that includes your CMBE subscription fee.

 

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Sponsor the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience

Sponsoring this online event is a great way of raising your profile with our membership which 120 business schools and more than 15,000 business & management educators.

If you are interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities 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

Practical information

The Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience will take place across five days, from 14-18 September.

The programme will include interactive developmental workshops; inspirational keynote panel discussions; pedagogic research presentations; candid roundtable discussions; and bite-size PechaKucha presentations.

If you choose a full Fesitval ticket, you can log in to as many sessions as you wish, enabling you to fit your attendance around your other commitments, and create personalised schedules based on your interests, development needs and availability.

Who should attend

This Festival is the opportunity for those teaching in UK business schools to come together to share innovative practice, to learn new techniques (for example in the design and delivery of online education), and to discuss common challenges and issues with colleagues from across the sector. The programme will be of particular relevance to:

  • Lecturers at all levels
  • Course Leaders
  • Heads of Department
  • Directors of Learning & Teaching
  • Student experience managers
  • Learning technologists

In previous years, our face-to-face event has attracted representatives from over 80% of UK business schools.

Get in touch

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

Contribute towards your commitment to professional development

Meeting your CPD commitment

If you're a CMBE, you can claim units towards your CPD commitment by presenting and/or attending the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience. 

Presenters

Presenting at the Online Festival 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 Imparting knowledge or Scholarly outputsView the CMBE activities weighting table here.

Delegates

You can accrue CPD units towards 'Event participation' by attending the Online Festival.

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 the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience, you can claim towards your CPD commitment by presenting and/or attending the conference.

You can pay for your annual CMBE subscription when you register for the Festival. Once your submitted application has been approved, you can login to the Chartered ABS website and register via the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Event Page by selecting the option that includes your CMBE subscription fee.

Join a worldwide movement of educators committed to developing their teaching practice.

Testimonials

Hear what delegates of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience had to say about the conference in 2019:

 

"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