LTSE 2020 Submissions Portal

Workshops - Research Papers - PechaKucha Presentations - Roundtable Discussions - Digital Posters

Make a submission for LTSE 2020

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) is the UK's leading gathering of business and management educators. Each year around 300 representatives of UK business schools come together for learning, idea-sharing, personal development and networking.

Presenting at LTSE 2020 is an excellent opportunity for you to:

  • Demonstrate innovative teaching to colleagues from across the sector
  • Gather constructive feedback about a new research project, course or initiative
  • Share best practice in supporting student retention, attainment and progression
  • Refine your presentation and communication skills

How do I make a submission?

There are five types of submission that you can make for LTSE 2020 and each submission needs to reflect one of the eight conference themes. 

Please take a look at the submission types, the conference themes and the submission process and get your submission to us by Friday 24 January. 

Conference Themes

1. Collaborating with employers, students 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.

Types of Submission

Workshop

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Delivering a workshop is a great way of evidencing innovative teaching practice. Workshops tend to be most effective when they are interactive and have clearly articulated learning outcomes.

Workshops are either 30 or 60 minutes, presentations should be brief and 'Learning-by-doing' should occupy most of the session.

Click here for further details about Acceptance Criteria & Submission Guidance.

Research Paper

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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.

Research paper sessions involve a 20 minute (max) oral presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion with the audience.

Click here for further details about Acceptance Criteria & Submission Guidance.

Digital Poster

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A Digital Poster is a diagrammatic representation of a research project, teaching activity or student engagement initiative.

Digital Poster submissions should meet the 5 main submission criteria as well as being visually appealing.

Click here for further details about Acceptance Criteria & Submission Guidance.

PechaKucha Presentation

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Delivering a PechaKucha presentation is not for the faint-hearted but can result in a powerful and compelling session. Launched at LTSE 2018 this format is now firmly on the agenda.

You have a rolling loop of 20 slides each displaying for just 20 seconds. That's 6 minutes 40 seconds to showcase a piece of research, an innovation in teaching, a student engagement initiative or something similar.

Click here for further details about Acceptance Criteria & Submission Guidance

Roundtable Discussion

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Roundtable Discussions offer opportunities for a more discursive exploration of practice-based issues focused on one of the following themes: student engagement with feedback; student partnerships; employer engagement; technology-enabled learning.

Roundtables do not have traditional audio-visual aids available, but presenters can bring handouts illustrating their work.

Click here for further details about Acceptance Criteria & Submission Guidance.

Each submission for LTSE 2020 should reflect one of the 8 conference themes:

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.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 24 January 2020

What are we looking for?

When the call for submissions closes on Friday 24 January, all submissions are sent to the Chartered ABS's Learning, Teaching & Student Experience committee for review. The committee reviews all submissions to ensure they maintain the highest quality and include a valuable range of research into learning, teaching, assessment and the wider student experience.

All submissions should:

  1. Contribute to the conference theme
  2. Clearly state the focus of the session and what participants will gain from it.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant research and literature in the field.
  4. Contribute to and extend practices and scholarship relevant to Business School education (i.e. show originality)
  5. Be well-written, and suitable for an international audience.

Other points to consider before making a submission:

  1. Each person involved in a submission should ensure that, should their submission be accepted, they are able to attend the conference. This may involve seeking approval from your institution that the costs of attendance (the conference ticket, travel and accommodation) can be covered.
  2. Submissions must not be scheduled for presentation at another conference in three months before or after LTSE 2020
  3. If the submission has been presented at a conference in the past there must be a significant development in the content. This is particularly important if it has been presented at LTSE in the past.
  4. An individual can be a named author in up to four submissions. However, no one can be involved in the delivery of more than two sessions at the conference. If you are named in three or more submissions that then get accepted for the conference you will need to pick two session to which to contribute.

After you have completed your submission

  1. Once the submission deadline has passed all submissions will be sent to the Submission Review Panels for review.
  2. You will hear about whether or not your submission has been accepted for inclusion in the conference by Friday 7 February 2020.
  3. Presenters are eligible for discounted rates to the conference. The Early Bird Discounts are applied on top of this. Early Bird Discounts expire on Friday 21 February 2020.
  4. At least one author from each accepted submission must have registered to attend the conference by Friday 27 March 2020. If no author of an accepted submission has registered by this date then the submission will be withdrawn from the conference.
  5. If your submission is accepted for the conference but you subsequently find that you cannot attend then please inform the Chartered ABS as promptly as possible.

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.

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements and further details about recommended hotels will be available shortly.

Register now at the Early Bird Rate!

Save 25% on each additional pass when making a Group Booking

Chartered ABS Members

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

Full conference with Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £419
Single day without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £279
Full conference without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £399
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner - Early Bird 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)

Full conference with Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £539
Single day without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £369
Full conference without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £939

Commercial organisations

Full conference with Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £789
Single day without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £539
Full conference without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £1,379

Presenters

Please note that bookings for the presenter rate will open in early February 2020 once the submissions for the conference have been reviewed and selected.

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

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

Make a submission for LTSE 2020 by completing one of the forms below.

Important notice:

Please remember to click 'submit' when you have completed the submission form. If you do not receive a submission confirmation email then please contact Oliver Lowe (oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org) to check that your submission was definitely submitted. Unless a submission is received through an online submission form it cannot be considered for inclusion in the conference.

Workshop

Acceptance criteria:

Workshops are 60 minutes long and provide an opportunity to familiarise participants with some aspect of research or educational practice so that questions and discussion are suitably informed. Learning-by-doing occupies some of the session, and any presentations should be brief.  Providing adequate time for reflective discussion is important.

 As well as the five main submission criteria, workshops should:

  1. a) Contain a plan for participant engagement, including session structure and timings.
  2. b) Demonstrate the potential of the practice/research being of use value to others.

Submission guidance:

150 word abstract and 500 word plan for the session which demonstrates how the criteria are met.

The abstract will be published before the event and a 500 word post workshop summary may be eligible for inclusion in the proceedings following editorial scrutiny if deadlines are met.

Authors should also indicate whether they consent to the work being included in proceedings.

Research Papers

Acceptance criteria:

Research paper sessions involve a 20 minute (max) oral presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion with the audience.  Papers based on empirical research should have data and results, or they will not be accepted.  Research that is at an earlier stage of development may be suitable for Round Table or Poster sessions. Theoretical papers are also welcome.

As well as the five main submission criteria, research papers should:

  1. a) Critically reflect upon and evaluate the scope and significance of the research (e.g. state how many learners/staff/other stakeholders are involved, what evidence (data) was used and how transferable the experience/findings/tools are)?
  2. b) Be conceptually or empirically rigorous and robust.
  3. c) Contribute to theory, practice, or policy

Submission guidance:

150 word abstract and 500 word summary which demonstrates how the criteria are met.

The abstract will be published before the event and the 500 word summary may be deemed eligible for inclusion in the proceedings based on the review process.  Authors should also indicate whether they consent to the work being included in proceedings.

PechaKucha Presentation

Acceptance criteria:

Pecha Kucha (Japanese: chit-chat) is a simple presentation format in which speakers show 20 slides for 20 seconds each which advance automatically.  The 20 slides should rely heavily on images instead of text with speakers keeping pace with the images in what is a concise and fast-paced presentational format.

To be accepted as well as meeting the five main submission criteria, a Pecha Kucha submission should:

  1. a) Focus on innovative ideas, creative processes and/or developed project outcomes that can be feasibly explained within 6 minutes 40 seconds.

Submission criteria:

150 word abstract and 500 word summary which demonstrates how the criteria are met.

The abstract will be published before the event and the 500 word summary may be deemed eligible for inclusion in the proceedings based on the review process.  Authors should also indicate whether they consent to the work being included in proceedings.

Digital Posters

Acceptance criteria:

The virtual or digital poster is a diagrammatic representation of a research project which should meet the five main submission criteria as well as being visually appealing.

Information about digital poster production can be found on the internet and we would draw your attention to:

Creating posters in PPT (click here)

Techniques for creating good posters (click here)

Submission criteria:

150 word abstract and 500 word summary which demonstrates how the criteria are met.

The abstract will be published before the event and the digital poster itself may be included in the proceedings if it is meets the criteria.  Authors should also indicate whether they consent to the work being included in proceedings.

Roundtable Discussions

Acceptance criteria:

Roundtable sessions offer opportunities for a more discursive exploration of practice-based issues focused on one of the following themes: student engagement with feedback; student partnerships; employer engagement; technology-enabled learning. Roundtable sessions do not have traditional audio-visual aids available, but presenters can bring handouts illustrating their work.

To be accepted a roundtable submission should:

  1. a) Give a clear explanation of your contribution to the discussion.
  2. b) Identify two or three questions that are likely to stimulate useful discussion.

Submission guidance:

150 words expressing the contribution to the discussion (which could be based on research or practice) and up the three questions to stimulate discussion.

LTSE provided me with exposure to a diverse range of innovative approaches to teaching and learning, many of which are highly attractive and implementable in the setting where I work

Dr Giles Blackburne, Leeds University Business School

Buzzing, busy, a full and relevant agenda. Great atmosphere

Dr Keith Pond, Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics

A really friendly environment where you feel comfortable sharing ideas

Suzanne McCallum, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School

"Thanks for getting us all together to share ideas, get re-inspired and kick-start new collaborations"

Dr Vikki Abusidualghoul, Warwick Business School

Would you prefer to attend LTSE 2020 as a delegate?

Bookings are open and Early Bird Discounts are available. Whether as a presenter or as a delegate please join us on 12-13 May at the ICC in Belfast. A key date in the Chartered Association of Business Schools calendar, LTSE 2020 is an exceptional opportunity for learning, idea-sharing, personal development and networking. What's more it is a lot of fun.

If you have any questions then please contact Oliver Lowe.

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581  Main: +44 (0) 207 236 7678
Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org