Learning, Teaching & Student Experience is the UK's leading gathering of business and management educators


Now in its eleventh year, the Learning, Teaching & Student Experience conference is a wonderfully supportive environment and a great opportunity for learning, professional development and networking. The conference typically brings together more than 350 educators, including Certified Management & Business Educators, from across the business school community. Over two days, we will showcase the latest innovations in teaching practice, cutting-edge pedagogic research and effective student engagement activities.

Join us on 29 - 30 June to:

  • Hear the best of existing practice and innovations that have emerged in response to the pandemic.
  • Explore the latest, most effective and creative approaches to business and management education.
  • Participate in interactive sessions that examine nine themes across six different formats throughout two days.

Guest speakers include:

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Zoë Allman
Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media, De Montfort University

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Professor Sonia Dickinson
Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University; Chair, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) L&T Network

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Professor Soumitra Dutta
Professor of Management and Former Founding Dean, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University; Chair, Board of Directors, GBSN

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Judith Francois
Associate Dean for Access and Participation, Kingston University

Bernadine Idowu-Onibokun

Dr Bernadine Idowu
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of West London

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Dr Esther Jubb
Head of Academic Services, Pearson

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Professor Osama Khan
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education, University of Surrey

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Professor Jennifer Leigh
Professor of Management, School of Business and Leadership, Nazareth College

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

Heather McLaughlin

Professor Heather McLaughlin
Dean Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University; Chair, Chartered ABS LTSE Committee

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Dr Cathy Minnet-Smith
Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching & Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England

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Dr Barbara Ritter
Dean, Davis College of Business, Executive Director of Career Services, Jacksonville University

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Dr Dominique Thompson
Director, Buzz Consulting; Clinical Advisor to NICE, RCGP and Student Minds

kathlyn wilson

Dr Kathlyn Wilson
Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Hertfordshire Business School; Chair, Chartered ABS Race Equality Action Group

Explore the programme

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote Panel Discussion: How students are redefining the classroom


Exploring how students have influenced and informed how business and management education has been delivered during the Covid-19 crisis; and how student needs and expectations are shaping learning & teaching strategy for next academic year.

Professor Sonia Dickinson, Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University; Chair, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) L&T Network

Dr Esther Jubb, Head of Academic Services, Pearson

Professor Osama Khan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education, University of Surrey

Additional speaker to be announced

Moderator: Dr Cathy Minnet-Smith, Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching & Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England

10:00 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:00

Innovations in online learning and teaching


The DigitalHack Methodology: Super-charged learning through digital collaboration


In this presentation, we introduce the DigitalHack methodology. It is a structured and collaborative way for students to work on new solutions to complex business and societal challenges using a variety of digital tools and platforms. We also provide an example of a DigitalHack that we have successfully designed and delivered.


Dr Mike Cooray
Professor of Strategy, Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School

Dr Rikke Duus
Lecturer (Education) and Research Associate, University College London, School of Management

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Building digital business skills with digital accounting and data analytics platforms (Xero, Tableau, PowerBI and Excel)


Technology empowered learning can close the gap between business, accounting theory and current business practice.  Business and accounting educators need to help learners to build these relevant business skills and business financial literacy for a digital age where technology has enabled “business at the speed of thought”. We explore the power of ‘hands on’, individualized learning in the classroom, on the real tools and with the real stories of business today.


Judith Cambridge
Co-CEO, AccountingPod

Dr Suresh Sood
Data Scientist, AccountingPod

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


To what extent does a dialogical approach to feedback improve students engagement and learning experience?  


This presentation will explore the pedagogical function of 'feedback literacy' and 'feedback as dialogue' in improving students' academic experiences in Higher Education. The paper considers the extent to which students understanding of the discourses used to encode the grade descriptors from a tutor perspective can improve their academic performances.


Dr Precious Akponah
Teaching Fellow in Marketing, University of Leicester

10:30 - 11:00

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Putting the Team in Microsoft Teams: virtual teaching of practical skills


We explain how we have used authentic and practical online experiences in a core second year module to enhance accounting students’ employability.  We have done this by bringing an employability specialist onto the module’s teaching team to deliver sessions and, importantly, to make the employability skills embedded in the module explicit.


Dr Dawn Reilly
Associate Professor of Accounting Education, University of Greenwich

Katherine Leopold
Teaching Fellow in Employability, University of Greenwich

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Educators’ Responses to Covid-19: Experiential Learning and Virtual Spaces


The session explains how two scholars/educators working in a Higher Education University in the United Kingdom adjusted and transitioned their previously “hand-on learning” delivery modes from a physical to an online space in response to Covid-19. We describe the approaches taken and the resulting experience.


Dr Stephanie Slater
Reader in International Marketing and Strategy, Cardiff Business School

Matthew Exton
Lecturer & MBM Course Director, Cardiff Business School

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


“It’s ridiculous that you expected me to write about a topic that isn’t available on Google”: Supporting students to learn from failure


This roundtable, informed by an analysis of student emails reacting to disappointing assessment results, enables participants to explore how failure might be normalised as a lever for learning. Collectively we will explore, how students might be enabled to better see learning opportunities in perceived failure and to thereby learn to fail better.


Dr Kate Black, Associate Professor / Director of Education, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

Dr Russell Warhurst, Associate Professor / Director of Ethics, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

Leading Learning & Teaching teams


Leading education focused career development: towards a common understanding of scholarship and its outputs


Details to be announced


Dr Susan Smith
Associate Dean (Education and Students), University of Sussex Business School

Dr David Walker
Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Education and Students), University of Brighton

60 min workshop

11:00 - 11:30

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Using a facilitated business simulation for learning online: The case of Accounting Bissim


Accounting Bissim is a ‘Facilitated Simulation’. This means that the tutor plays a central role in facilitating the progress of the simulation, making sure that all students have the opportunity to contribute. Prior to Covid this was done in the classroom, but this obviously had to change. This case-study will demonstrate how a facilitated simulation was taken online whilst still retaining all of it’s advantages in student engagement, understanding and the development of soft skills.


Darren Sparkes, Associate Professor, De Montfort University

Matt Davies, Senior Teaching Fellow, Aston Business School

Lisa Weaver, Associate Professor, Warwick Business School

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Using LinkedIn in the curriculum: how pre-professional identity development and celebrating success enhances graduates’ work-readiness


Mid-Covid-19 pandemic, where physical opportunities to maintain career development have contracted, using LinkedIn has provided the virtual environment in which students can continue exploring and enhancing their employability (self-efficacy). In addition, it has the added twofold benefit of some interesting unintended results: the small wins and specifically the celebration and acknowledgement that influence progress  and the conversational intelligence, seen here through interactions on LinkedIn, that strengthens success. 

Julie Fowlie, Principal Lecturer, Brighton Business School

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Promoting students' deep learning and employability through individualised assignment


Individualised assignments enhance deep learning by requiring of each student to proceed with only principles as a commonality between peers.  The ensuing deeper knowledge/enhanced skills nexus fosters critical thinking.  Students develop an increased sense of achievement that promotes feelings of ownership, independence, and confidence - attributes prized in the wider business and management workplace.


Teddy Foster
Senior Lecture in Accounting and Finance, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dr Ling Xiao
Senior Lecturer in Finance and Financial Management, Royal Holloway, University of London

11:00 - 11:30

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Salford to Success – How to rapidly build a virtual work-ready programme at scale


Details to be announced


Dr Charles Knight
Associate Dean (Student Experience), University of Salford

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Netflixing your unit: How bookending and storyboarding removes complexity and leads to less anxious, more empowered and engaged learners


With the pace and intensity of block delivery, never has it been so important for educators to think carefully about how we storyboard our subjects. Ensuring  clarity, engagement and empowerment for our students is very much under the spotlight. This innovative practice of Netflixing a unit demonstrates a simple way to do just that.


Allie Johns
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Effective assessment and constructive feedback


How to integrate participation, feedback, and different modes of learning in assessments

This session discusses how to build an assessment plan that incorporates continuous participation and personalised feedback whilst maximising the support given to students in the classroom.  If we want to spark interest from students throughout the semester, we need to integrate different modes and levels of learning. To do this, we adapt our assessments to incentivise independent work outside the classroom and provide one-to-one feedback during lecture time. We discuss how to design summative assessments that reflect these learning practices.

Alejandra Ramos
Associate Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin

 

Liliana Caimacan
Professor of Innovations, Design Thinking, Marketing, Brand Management, Digital; Research Fellow, Hult International Business School

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00 - 12:30

Leading Learning & Teaching teams


Leading innovation in teaching practice


Along with sharing a successful approach to leading teaching enhancement in a large Business School, this session will encourage participants to reflect on their own opportunities to develop communities of practice that positively impact education quality in their own institutions. Approaches that involve working in partnership with current and recent students will be shown as critical to navigating ever-changing external and internal pressures.


Dr Alison Truelove
Director, Centre for Innovation in Business Education, University of Exeter Business School

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


No travel required: providing international experience to students


This session will outline the evolving approaches to enhancing students’ international experiences within a postgraduate programme. Participants will learn how the approaches were designed and utilised in this postgraduate programme and how they may be able to adapt a similar approach in their own practices.


Dr Mazia Yassim
Faculty Quality Enhancement Lead Programme Leader, Marketing, Events and Tourism, University of Greenwich

Innovations in online learning and teaching


An Innovative Alternative Approach to the Traditional Thesis for Business Schools


This session will showcase an alternative approach to the traditional thesis which has been specifically designed for part time students who are studying online.  Under this approach, students can choose between a traditional thesis or a business consultancy project and this session will explain how these have been effectively combined in one module along with showcasing the supporting online interactive research methods resources which have been developed.


Dr Shonagh Douglas
Course Leader, Robert Gordon University

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Assessment Design and Support for Block Teaching of First Year Students: Case Study of a Business School Module


Details to be announced 


Dr Sumona Mukhuty
Department Education Lead - Principal Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

12:00 - 12:30

Supporting disadvantaged students


Eliminating the Award Gap through Sustained Panel Discussion Forums: A Regional Collaborative Approach


The North West Award Gap Group was set up with the aim of working towards eliminating the award gaps for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic student groups. The regional collaborative model presented in this session provides a sound framework to be replicated across the country to achieve the momentum required to eliminate the award gap.


Dr Olatunde Durowoju, Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Management, Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Adam Shore, Director of School of Business and Management, Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Hannah-Louise Holmes, Head of Department, Accounting Finance and Banking, Manchester Metropolitan University

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Airfix teaching: encouraging time on task through structured materials


What do students do when we aren’t there? Are you frustrated by a lack of engagement with materials or preparation for seminars? Me too. So here are some ideas we tested out prior to and during the pandemic. Integrate formative feedback and assessment for learning with weekly guidance.


Roger Saunders
Associate Professor Curriculum Innovation, Leicester Castle Business School

Breakout


Session to be announced

12:30 - 13:00

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Success! Developing the employment capital of first year undergraduate –  consequences of an inadvertent series of events


This study will discuss the series of events that occurred in the development of employability curriculum delivered to a large cohort of first year undergraduate business management students. It will discuss the positive outcomes this had on the development of employment capital, and what best practices were extrapolated, replicated and adopted with ease.


Tracy Bingham, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Manchester Metropolitan University

John Byrne, Programme Leader / Employability Lead Business Management Programmes, Manchester Metropolitan University                                                                            

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Innovations in online work-based learning: Virtually connecting to business


The pandemic took a significant toll on the availability of placement opportunities at Aberdeen Business School. The School was able to adapt to changing circumstances by introducing a hybrid model which blended work-based learning (hosted within SMEs) together with more, formal academic and employability related learning. The delivery and assessment of this hybrid approach will be showcased and critiqued during the Case-Study Presentation.


Dr Simon Fraser, Senior Lecturer, Robert Gordon University

Erica Cargill, Academic Strategic Lead, Robert Gordon University

Dr James Cunningham, Academic Team Lead, Robert Gordon University

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Don’t let “dangling data” substitutes for effective feedback. Improve engagement!


This session will discuss the importance of feedback and examine ways in which tutors can improve student engagement with feedback. Whilst many know that acting on feedback is important, this gives the opportunity to learn how this can be put into operation and to ensure that students amend their learning approaches and feedforward. A case study will be used to facilitate discussions and reflection.


Dr Wilfrid Flanda, Lecturer in Management, Westminster Business School

12:30 - 13:00

Supporting disadvantaged students


Framework for Inclusive Teaching and reducing Awarding Gaps


This session introduces a Framework for Inclusive Teaching, initially designed to reduce awarding gaps for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students, but adopting approaches that support diverse students. Three lenses are used: accessibility, representation/sense of belonging, and equipping students to succeed. The options provided can be chosen and combined in response to data, increasing inclusivity in learning and teaching


Sara Bird
Faculty Academic Director for Learning, Teaching and Assessment Innovation, Bristol Business School

Innovations on online learning & teaching


Using the Nearpod digital teaching app to help engage your students

Engaging all students can often be challenging, particularly at large ‘in person’ or live online classes.  Using the Nearpod app helps me to keep my students engaged throughout the class by intersecting content delivery (e.g. slides, video/audio clips) with different activities like polls, quizzes, open ended questions and collaboration boards.  This session will give participants an understanding of how a tool like Nearpod can be used not only to bring learning alive for students, but also for lecturers to gain a real-time insight into how their students are doing and tailor their teaching accordingly.

Kerry Patton
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Barriers to innovation in digital learning      


Details to be announced


Dr Ivan Mitchell
Associate Professor & Director of Digital Technology, University of East Anglia

James Gardiner
Associate Professor & Director of Employability, University of East Anglia

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

Break

Keynote Panel Discussion: Tackling racial inequality and improving inclusion


Exploring the challenges facing minority ethnic staff and students and the ways in which business schools through individual and institutional action can become more culturally nuanced and diverse.

Judith Francois, Associate Dean for Access and Participation, Kingston University

Dr Bernadine Idowu, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of West London

Dr Barbara Ritter, Dean, Davis College of Business, Executive Director of Career Services, Jacksonville University

Dr Kathlyn Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Hertfordshire Business School; Chair, Chartered ABS Race Equality Action Group

Additional speaker to be announced

14:30 - 15:00 

Break

15:00 - 15:30

Encouraging and engaging the student voice


Embedding Reflective Practice into the curriculum from Day 1


This presentation outlines how reflective practice has been embedded one of the undergraduate business programmes this academic year in LJMU. By developing reflective practice in an intense 6 weeks module at Level 4 in semester 1 to support students who are transitioning into university students have been able to reflect own journeys to date and develop future action plans as they start their academic journeys.


Dr Jan Brown
Senior lecturer in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Liverpool Business School

Upskilling and reskilling the UK workforce


Innovation Communities of Practice, Enhancing Dynamic Capabilities and Open Innovation across a region


The presentation will describe a successful Executive Education programme designed to enhance the Dynamic Capabilities (Teece, 2007) of businesses within an ‘Open Innovation Community of Practice’.  The programme pedagogy was based on social learning theory (Bandura, 1977) and Communities of Practice (Wenger et al, 2002).  The content placed emphasis on innovation dynamics and design thinking tools and techniques.


Dr Gary Walpole
Director Circular Economy, Innovation Communities, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr Emily Bacon
Lecturer, Swansea University

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Business not as usual: adapting a Business School to hybrid learning in response to the pandemic


Details to be announced


Dr Barry Avery
Director of Learning and Teaching, Kingston University

Dr Becky Leed
Head of Department, Kingston University

Ian Roberts
Head, Kingston Business School                                               

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Developing an online ’Thesis Conference’: Making the most of online-large events to bring undergraduate research to life


This paper explores the continued development of an immersive, virtual, block-based teaching format of Research Methods in the final year of an Undergraduate Management Programme. We will outline the key learning stages in the online evolution of the block teaching design. Participants will benefit from the experience of challenges and often unanticipated positive consequences entrenched in pedagogical change.


Dr James Cunningham
Academic Team Lead, Robert Gordon University

Erica Cargill
Academic Strategic Lead, Robert Gordon University

Lisa Collie
Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Robert Gordon University

Dr Simon Fraser
Senior Lecturer, Robert Gordon University

15:00 - 15:30

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Using opinion mining to understand and respond to student feedback on teaching


This paper shows how opinion mining (OM) technology, can be used to extract valuable information from student evaluation of teaching (SET), by mitigating cognitive biases and revealing the links between structured and unstructured data. Five business school courses were analysed and OM revealed insights that were not obtained from a straightforward reading of the SET.


Lynn Bradley
Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Dr Geetha Selvaretnam
Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Dr Yunhyong Kim
Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Developing work-ready students through co-constructed interdisciplinary academic practice in the field of visual brand communications


In this session, the co-authors share highlights of their piece of action research into academic practice, and how best to co-create interdisciplinary practice-based learning. Working on a set of interventions targeted at a group of Marketing and Photography students at NTU, the study utilises reflective lenses (industry, students, and collaborating academics) to develop these interdisciplinary practices in the teaching of visual brand communications.


Dr Rotimi Olaniyan
Full-Time MBA Course Lead, Nottingham Business School

Martine Hamilton Knight
Senior Lecturer (Visual Communications), School of Arts Nottingham Trent University

Innovations in online learning & teaching


The 3Cs of Async: Educators as Creators, Curators and Connectors


In this presentation, I will introduce my concept the ‘3Cs of Async’ and explain how academic faculty can take on the roles of Creator, Curator and Connector (the 3Cs). This approach can assist colleagues in the planning, design and development of async-led course material, including audio, video and interactive features.


Dr Rikke Duus
Lecturer (Education) and Research Associate, University College London, School of Management

Dr Mike Cooray
Professor of Strategy, Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School

Breakout


Session to be announced

15:30 - 16:00

Encouraging and engaging the student voice


Engaging the student voice in the cloud: Lessons learned from implementing a Student Voice Online Platform at Ulster University

This case study presentation shares how to best elicit student feedback in real-time using an online platform, “UNITU”.  While demonstrating a good practice in methodology (including co-design and authorship of study with student), it presents an opportunity, not only to learn about the UNITU system, but also to debate the process of engaging students in research and the challenges perceived by staff.


Amanda Mulholland
Student Voice Manager, Ulster University Students' Union

Nicole Parkinson Kelly
VP Education, Ulster University Students' Union

Kirsty-Marie Kelly
Student / Faculty Rep, Ulster University Business School

Dr Paul Joseph-Richard
Lecturer in HRM, Ulster University Business School

Upskilling and reskilling the UK workforce


Upskilling in Challenging Times: The Case of Ulster University’s PgC Business Analysis and Consulting


This session explains how this rapid response online programme provided upskilling and reskilling opportunities for people impacted by Covid. Key reflections include active collaboration with industry and government, the application of project-based learning, integrating data skills development, and how an online learning community was created.


Helen McKenna
Teaching Fellow and Course Director, Ulster University Business School

Paul Mellon
Teaching Fellow and Course Director, Ulster University Business School

Claire Shields
Director of Capability & Development at PwC Operate, PwC

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Designing a holistic academic skills online assessment


Participants will learn how the structure of the new online assessment evolved, how it was based on the analysis of previous student performance and current research, and the focus on helping students to recognise the interconnected nature of ‘good’ academic practice, the importance of including academic and non-academic source material and avoidance of any mentioned of plagiarism.


Sarah Carnegie
Lecturer, Newcastle University Business School

Student health and wellbeing


Supporting Student Health And Well-being In A Virtual World


This case study presentation will share how, via a co-development coaching method, international female students were supported in maintaining their mental health and well-being through the challenges of Covid19,  the introduction to online learning and the problems of social isolation they created.  The importance of listening to the student voice and designing bespoke interventions for student support will be discussed.


Dr Gillian Forster
Director of Education Postgraduate Programmes, Northumbria University

Dr Dawn Whitton
Director of Employability, Northumbria University

Ruth Leggett
Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

Marie Bleuze
Postgraduate Student, Northumbria University

15:30 - 16:00

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Virtual Team Working – using innovative assessment methods to build this key skill in our graduates


Virtual team working is arguably a vital graduate employability skill perhaps more now than ever before. In this interactive case study session, we will explore with you the challenges of developing this skill in our students, ideas for teaching virtual team working and our experience of successes and lessons learned in delivering a final year module.


Dr. Chris Owen
Senior Teaching Fellow, Aston Business School

Jen Knight
Group Administrator, Aston Business School

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Do academically stronger students choose to pursue work placements at enrolment?


This paper presents the results of an analysis of the impact of year-long work placements on students’ final year academic performance. Our analysis finds that academically stronger students do choose to do work placements and that they are more likely to complete work placements. Further, the completion of a work placement contributes to significantly better performance in the final year.


Dr Michael McCann
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Nottingham Business School

Dr Michael Hewitt
Principal Lecturer, Nottingham Business School

Breakout


Session to be announced

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Enhancing blended learners’ engagement and retention through web-based digital software applications: A preliminary study.


This case study discusses the implications for applying web-based applications, such as ‘Nearpod’ and ‘Ment.io’ to demonstrate how to achieve the desired positive impacts on student engagement, achievement, retention, and progression.


Dr Emmanuel Murasiranwa
Business Lecturer-Leadership and Management, Arden University

Dr Dominic Appiah
Business Lecturer-Leadership and Management. Arden University

16:00 - 16:30

Break

16:30 - 17:00

Innovations in online learning and teaching


Are virtual breakout rooms a blessing or curse in teaching and learning?


Virtual breakout rooms became widely used during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will focus on the discussion on the best practices to date for managing breakout rooms. The round table session will contribute to establishing guiding principles around roles and expectations, tasks and activities, process and behaviours for an effective and safe learning environment.


Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Vice-Dean (International), Henley Business School

Dr Tatiana Rowson, Programme Director for the BA Business and Management, Henley Business School

Olena Khlustova, Teaching Assistant, Henley Business School

Upskilling and reskilling the UK workforce


The value of executive education programs for small and medium enterprises


Executive Education is valuable for the strategic knowledge and skill development needed to promote sustainable business practices. This is however not always easily translated to small and medium enterprises (SME’s), who perhaps stand to gain or lose more without these knowledge and skills. This exciting discussion aims to review the value of Executive Education for SME’s.


Dr. Toyin Aderiye
MBA Director, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

Upskilling and reskilling the UK workforce


Levelling up in analytical skills: business intelligence for all


In modern organisations it is vital to be able to interact with technology and data, thus digital skills have become an essential requirement in the graduate marketplace. We will discuss ways and means to coach those with a range of digital skills, data analytics techniques such that they are capable of using data to inform decisions and present their work.


Dr Christina Phillips
Senior Lecturer Business Analytics, Liverpool John Moores University

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Co-designing the business school curriculum with employers


Business schools are under pressure to proactively support students in gaining meaningful employment in a tough marketplace. This roundtable session will debate and share innovative best practice in curriculum collaboration with employers, with the aim of scaffolding business learning, as well as increasing students’ social capital and work-based adaptability, to develop enterprising and work-ready business graduates.


Angela Dalrymple
Director of Education and Student Experience, LSBU Business School

Angela Ellermeier
Head of Careers and Professional Partnerships, LSBU Business School

16:30 - 17:30

Innovations in online learning and teaching


Ready for your management school studies: supporting students’ transition into Higher Education


The transition to Higher Education is not easy and can lead to high levels of anxiety in first year university students. Developing engaged and empowered learners may be the key to their success. This session seeks to identify and explore the factors associated with achievement in learning when transitioning to Higher Education.


Anna Wos
Teaching Fellow, Lancaster University Management School

Dr Casey Cross
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Lancaster University Management School

60 min workshop

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Keeping it real: innovations in employability and enterprise in undergraduate business education


In this highly practical workshop, we will pool our collective knowledge and experience to further our understanding of the conditions needed to place meaningful employability at the heart of the Business / Management student experience. We will consider the meaning of ‘employability skills’, pedagogical principles in practice and the authentic application of formative and summative assessment.


Dr Nic Stenberg
Senior Lecturer, Huddersfield Business School

Professor Eleanor Davies
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Huddersfield Business School

60 min workshop

Innovations in online learning & teaching


Falling back in love with unloved modules: Boosting student satisfaction in core skills modules through student-centred online teaching


Many business programmes have core modules that aren’t always immediately or obviously useful to students. This discussion panel addresses the issue of lower student satisfaction of these ‘unloved’ modules, by drawing on practical examples of innovative online, student-centred teaching methods, that promote higher levels of engagement and enhance students’ learning experience.


Louisa Hill
Associate Professor, Leeds University Business School

Sumayyah Qudah
Teaching Fellow, Leeds University Business School

Nicola Smith
Senior Teaching Fellow, Leeds University Business School

07:00 - 08:30

09:00 - 10:00 

10:00 - 10:30

Technical rehearsals for presenters

Keynote Panel Discussion: Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff and students

Exploring the impact of the last 12 months on the mental health and wellbeing of staff and students, and what business schools need to do to support communities of staff and students through the summer and into next academic year.

Zoë Allman, Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media, De Montfort University

Professor Toni Hilton, Dean, Brighton Business School

Dr Dominique Thompson, Director, Buzz Consulting; Clinical Advisor to NICE, RCGP and Student Minds

Additional speaker to be announced

Moderator: Dr Alison Truelove, Lead Academic Tutor; Director, Centre for Innovation in Business Education, University of Exeter Business School

Break

10:30 - 11:00

Addressing emerging issues and changing regulations


Conducting a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) project in times of uncertainty globally, focusing on ethical and responsible leaders of the future


Details to be announced


Mary Crossan
Assistant Professor in Business, Coventry University

Naznin Tabassum
Lecturer in Business Strategy, Coventry University

Catherine Skirrow
Lecturer in Business, Coventry University

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Using comparison-based feedback to develop students’ entrepreneurial mindset


To learn from teacher comments students must compare them against their work and generate new knowledge out of that comparison. But what if students also compare their developing work against other information in a video, journal article or rubric etc? Research in management shows that they actually generate better feedback - ideas for improvement - than they generate from comments alone.


Professor David Nicol
Research Professor, Teaching Excellence, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Dr Helen Mullen
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Dr Nick Quinn
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

60-minute workshop

Innovations in online learning and teaching


'My Makeshift Classroom' - Students' Production of Learning Space in the Pandemic


This session examines the findings from a qualitative study with first-year undergraduate business students at Leeds Beckett University. Using participatory photographic research methods, the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of students in their remote learning spaces were explored.  process A process of iterative coding identified themes such as ‘machine madness’,  ‘eat, wash, sleep, study, repeat’ and ‘ a room with a view’ which shed light on the lived experience of learning in a pandemic.


Dr Esther Pugh
Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University

Alistair Macauley
Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Exploring the impact of audio feedback on international students' learning and wellbeing


Extant studies have mainly investigated the useful of audio feedback in the context of domestic students. Our study aims to explore the impact of the audio feedback on international students learning and well-being and also to propose a systematic approach to implementing audio feedback across a large teaching team during a pandemic.


Dr Etieno Enang
Lecturer in Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University

Dr Xue Zhou
Assistant Professor in Project Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University

10:30 - 11:00 

Breakout


Developing your own case writing style to customise cases for your students

This expert-led professional development workshop (PDW) run by The Case Centre is an invaluable opportunity for delegates to find out more about case writing. It is suitable for those who are fairly new to case writing as well as more experienced case writers who are looking for fresh ideas and insights on how to customise their cases to ensure maximum student learning.

The Case Centre is renowned worldwide for its range of case method workshops, all run by internationally respected case method experts, including award-winning teachers and writers.

Dr Scott Andrews
Head of the Marketing and Enterprise Department, Worcester Business School

60 min session - 10:30-11:30

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


The employability course that just filled that "gap"


Having identified the lack of transferable and soft skills identified by both students and employers something else was needed. By creating a new employability course solely focusing on transferable soft skills this will further enhance graduate ready students by closing the gap over in transferable skills, complementing existing career offerings and sitting for that one more effective students.


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

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Preparing students to be work ready and to meet their potential- A Case Study of York Business School


Details to be announced


Rebecca Padgett
Course Leader- Marketing, Tourism, Hospitality, Events & Sports Management Courses, York St John University

Innovations in online learning & teaching


“Sorry, that’s the postie!” Opening the door to authenticity and a human-centred approach to teaching and learning


This session explores how breaking down barriers and observing the human side of participants impacts on the student experience. We’ve all had our fair share of amusing experiences as working from home became the norm and we invite you to share yours! We want to highlight the importance of authenticity when it comes to teaching online and accepting that we are all human. We will also be hearing from a student on their experience of learning remotely. Attendees of this session are encouraged to join in the conversation and share how they tackle the interruptions of online teaching from home.


Dr Leanne De Main
Associate Dean, De Montfort University

Maja Ferrari
Student, De Montfort University

Dr Peter Wolstencroft
Subject Leader, Liverpool Business School

11:00 - 11:30

Addressing emerging issues and changing regulations


How do contingent faculty impact Business Schools?


There is a trend within business schools to engage contingent faculty , as hourly paid or associate lecturers.  This bid for efficiency has a range of impacts on the school. This presentation will discuss recent research into both and make recommendations for integrating contingent faculty into the school in the interests of justice, 'quality' and growth.


Rebecca Page-Tickell
Director of Education and Experience, University of East London

Innovations in online learning and teaching


New directions, new journeys: innovations in teaching and learning delivery


This paper outlines a current case study from Coventry University London where the rethinking of the student learning journey led to innovations in the teaching and learning delivery model. The case study illustrates how old traditional models of student learning were found to be no longer as effective as they used to be.


Dr Hany Wells
Associate Dean - Student Experience and Quality Assurance, Coventry University London

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Facilitating the Learning, Engagement and Assessment of International Students through the Global Pandemic


Covid 19 presented a host of issues for Universities, Students and Tutors alike. This case study looks at the ethical issues around Institutions allowing late enrolments and delayed course engagement. It illustrates how a Course Team altered the way it engaged with these delayed students to avoid what may otherwise have been a true missed learning opportunity.


Harinder Dhesi
Senior Lecturer, University of East London

Dr Stephanie Sandland
Senior Lecturer, University of East London

11:00 - 11:30

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Authentic Assessments and Employability: What use is authenticity if not understood or applied?


Using a digital, creative authentic marketing assessment, we demonstrate how it is important to create an infrastructure, to support students, to ensure that skill development is not siloed within modules, but rather we show how students can showcase their work in a competitive graduate market, where students need to have something “different” on their CV to help them stand out.


Dr Sarah Montano
Deputy Director of Education (Digital), Birmingham Business School

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Would you credit it?


We will explore two questions. 1. How to develop the context of ‘safe space’ for students to communicate and collaborate differentiating ESP from standard modules? 2. How to progress from the transactional attitude of ‘what do I do to pass?’ to ‘what can I learn through trial and error exercising my curiosity and developing my critical-thinking skills?’


Dr Patrick Harte
School Academic Lead, Student Experience, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Gerald Melvin
Lecturer, Strategy, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Joan McLatchie
Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University

Julie Dickson
School Support Manager, Edinburgh Napier University

Breakout


Session to be announced

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00 - 12:30 

Encouraging and engaging the student voice


Cultural capital and management studies: engaging learners' lived experience in distance learning programmes


The paper discusses opportunities for positive student engagement through sharing cultural/social capital in online PG modules. Blackboard Collaborate provides for presentations, chat, informal on-camera or microphone contributions, posters, and interactive tools, all with broad scope for learner contributions of unique and diverse experiences from their personal and professional contexts, as well as sharing linguistic capital, another lifelong learning asset.


Dr Simon Sweeney
Senior Lecturer International Political Economy and Business, University of York

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Facing up to the challenges of Covid-19 on teaching and learning practice: Use of online debates to enhance engagement and foster authentic learning and assessment


This case study demonstrates how embedding authentic assessment principles within Team Based Learning practice helped to overcome challenges related to synchronous online teaching provision. We discuss how developing a debate culture helped strengthen student engagement and fostered an inclusive learning experience. We also reveal insights from our learners feedback on the experience and on ways to mitigate technology related limitations.


Dr Grigorios Theodosopoulos
Reader in Accounting, Brunel Business School

Dr Vinay Utham
Lecturer in Finance and Corporate Governance, Brunel Business School

Innovations in online learning and teaching


Online peer-mentoring for the development of cultural intelligence


Cultural intelligence (CQ) and intercultural competence are key skills for the development of future global leaders and the recruitment of young graduates. Mentoring and coaching are increasingly used in Higher Education, yet we lack practical examples detailing how to implement these approaches with students. This presentation examines the deployment of online peer-mentoring to develop CQ for students in Business and Management BA programmes.


Karine Mangion
Senior Lecturer in HRM and International Business, Business and Management, Regent’s University London

Innovations in online learning and teaching


Learning E-Portfolio – complexities of developing critical reflection


The learning portfolio is a popular way of encouraging and capturing self-reflection. On degree apprenticeships, they provide the infrastructure for apprentices to capture their ongoing learning. In this presentation, we draw on preliminary findings from a longitudinal study to explore so far missing insights into complexities of using learning e-portfolios on professional accreditation driven degree programmes such as degree apprenticeships.


Professor Doris Schedlitzki
Professor of Organisational Leadership, London Metropolitan University

Ceri Vaughan
Senior Lecturer HRM, University of the West of England

12:00 - 12:30 

Developing enterprising, ethical, and work-ready graduates


Employability and coaching interventions in Higher Education


This paper examines the second phase of a two-year employability pilot conducted with final-year Business School students. The overall aim was to improve Graduate Outcomes whilst enriching the curriculum, increasing students’ engagement with employability-related activities, and therefore, enhancing the career prospects of graduates in a rapidly changing job market.


Dr Maria Allen
Principal Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Dr Fiona Christie
Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Encouraging and engaging the student voice


Students as Partners - a case study across international campuses and different units


Details to be announced


Dr Jacqueline Boaks
Lecturer, Curtin University

Michael Baldwin
Lecturer, Curtin University

Leading learning and teaching teams


All Together Now: How Hybrid Communication Turned a Business School into a Community


Attendees at this session will learn how hybrid systems, designed to replicate both corridor conversations and more official briefings, can be used to create a community of learning. The strategies, tried at two large Business Schools made the Senior Leadership Team far more accessible during challenging remote working conditions, and ensured that academics received answers to questions with minimal delay.


Dr Peter Wolstencroft
Subject Leader, Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Rob Kivits
Associate Head of School - Quality and Accreditation, Coventry University

Breakout


Creating Connection in Challenging Times


Feeling connected is a vital part of student health and wellbeing, Christopher Peterson summed this up nicely with his quote, “Other people matter.” This workshop will share tried and tested methods in creating connection in challenging times to boost students feeling of flourishing whilst at University, in their lives after graduation as well as building connections to motivate and encourage learning.


Jennifer Rose
Lecturer, University of Manchester

12:30 - 13:00 

Encouraging and engaging the student voice


Value co-creation with students: applications from the Service-Dominant Logic Model in HE teaching


Our work looks at how we can utilise a co-creation model of delivery in HE drawing on the Service Dominant Logic model. We apply this concept in treating students not as consumers but as co-creators of value in their learning experience. Through co-creation of resources, effective communication structures, and active collaboration.


Kate Jones
Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Pearson Business School

Dr Iro Konstantinou
Senior Lecturer in Research Pearson Business School

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Semester long student-selected assessment in online environment


Details to be announced


Fernando Barrio
Senior Lecturer in Business Law, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

Innovations in online learning and teaching


Term start takeover! A business simulation extravaganza


Undergraduate students (N=360) participated in a virtual immersive environment using business simulations / case study learning to start the academic year against the challenging backdrop of Covid-19. Empirical findings and personal insights are shared, plus research to assess Task Technology Fit / flow experience in building experiential learning using business simulations. The study proposes that flow experience positively influences task / technology characteristics, students’ performance and utilisation.


Clare Taylor
Course Leader Business, Worcester Business School

Sajad Rezaei
Course Leader Marketing, Advertising and PR, Worcester Business School

Innovations in online learning and teaching


Developing "moments that matter": comics, co-production and the development of a visually-informed approach to pedagogy


This presentation considers the use of comics theory in structuring learning materials by focussing on the ‘moments that matter’ in the academic content. The paper discusses the redesign of two PGT management courses and an undergraduate course in healthcare for delivery in an online format. The session outlines the testing and staff development activities that accompanied the redesign process.


Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith
Research Professor of Risk and Resilience, University of Glasgow Business School

12:30 - 13:00 

Developing enterprising, ethical, and work-ready graduates


Future Ready Graduate: concept, process and implementation


With the renewed focus on graduate employability from the Teaching Excellence Framework, this presentation focuses on the Future Ready Graduate Framework developed by the authors to support the inclusion of transferable and employability skills as part of designing and developing new programmes. The presentation will explore elements of a conceptual model and the process for its implementation.


Dr Angela Marqui
Senior Lecturer in Business Education, Birmingham Business School

Sandy Purewal
Skills Development Consultant, Birmingham Business School

Dr Nicola Newman
Reader in Business Education, Birmingham Business School

Developing enterprising, ethical, and work-ready graduates


Supporting International Students on a Compulsory Placement Pathway


In this session we share our experiences of using a collaborative approach to support International Students on a compulsory Placement Pathway. We will outline our approach, successes, failures and reflections during this session.


Natalie Le Seelleur
International Student Advisor, Queen’s Management School

Ciaran Mcmullan
Placement Officer, Queen’s Management School

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


QMUL’s ‘SKETCH’ Project - interdisciplinary, locally-rooted and socially-purposeful learning for community impact


This session introduces participants to QMUL’s SKETCH Project (‘Student Knowledge Exchange Through Community Hubs’). SKETCH is a £650,000 student knowledge exchange project funded by the Office for Students/Research England. The project develops empowering approaches to employability and community engagement through student-led pro bono advice clinics, consulting projects, training and venture capital services for local business and community partners.


Dr Patrick McGurk
Deputy Director of Education, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

Learning & Teaching strategy


Perspectives On: Dynamic Conversations: Launch Session


This session will launch the Dynamic Conversation special edition series. Dynamic Conversations are open to all authors but would be of particular interest to colleagues who are developing a profile in publishing and leading in the area of teaching and learning.


Professor Gillian Armstrong
Director of Business Engagement, Ulster University Business School

Professor Monika Foster
Head, Sunderland Business School

Dr Cathy Minett-Smith
Associate Dean Learning Teaching and Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Law, UWE

Professor Helen Williams
Professor in Organisational Psychology, Cardiff Business School

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

Break

Keynote Panel Discussion: The changing face of business and management education


An international panel explores how Covid-19 has influenced the strategic direction of business and management education and what business schools might look like in the years ahead.

Professor Soumitra Dutta, Professor of Management and Former Founding Dean, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University; Chair, Board of Directors, Global Business School Network (GBSN)

Professor Jennifer Leigh, Professor of Management, School of Business and Leadership, Nazareth College

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

Additional speaker to be announced

14:30 - 15:00

Break

15:00 - 15:30

Supporting disadvantaged students


Incorporating Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Perspectives: BAME Student Advocacy and Inclusive Module Reviews


This session outlines lessons learned across three years of partnership working between academic staff and BAME Student Advocates at Hertfordshire Business School in reviewing, diversifying and decolonising the curriculum. Covering BAME Student Advocacy, global authorship, authentic assessments and compassion for groupwork, this session will outline a replicable model for Business Schools to consider as part of their strategy to eliminate awarding gaps.


Sara de Sousa
Student Success Lead, Hertfordshire Business School

Tejal Mistry
BAME Student Advocate, Hertfordshire Business School

Student health and wellbeing


Interventions for Enhancing International Orientation


The health and wellbeing of our students has never been more poignant. Students of all nationalities struggle with homesickness and loneliness, but international students face additional challenges. Key takeaways for delegates include insights from a student led research project on the challenges facing international students and of new interventions which have since been piloted to address the issues identified.


Dr Jane Lynch
Reader in Procurement, Cardiff Business School

Professor Helen Williams
Professor in Organisational Psychology, Cardiff Business School

Effective assessment & constructive feedback


Mission impossible? Developing graduate resilience and wellbeing skills for future workplace leaders


This research shares an institution wide intervention, ‘Graduate Resilience’, which aims through emancipatory pedagogy to develop transitioning student’s understanding of resilience and personal wellbeing, deepen their self-awareness as professionals, and prepare them for the future workplace.  The positive outcomes may stimulate CABS colleagues to pilot such an intervention, particularly in light of the current pandemic and concerns surrounding student mental health.


Christine Wightman, Associate Head of Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics, Ulster University Business School

Nikki McQuillan, Lecturer in Events Management, Ulster University Business School

Cathy Moore, Employability & Careers Consultant, Ulster University

15:00 - 15:30

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Problem-Based Learning in Postgraduate Business Studies: Using Pedagogy for Embedding Employability


Details to be announced


Dr Mark Crowder
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Dr Carmen-Elena Dorobat
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Breakout 


Session to be announced

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


Impact of self-awareness interventions on student employability


Employability is high on business and management schools’ agendas and integrating solutions and experiences into the curriculum is becoming the norm. This dialogic event is intended to explore the merit of using self awareness tools as part of employability interventions. It will explore what methods are currently being used and the impact these have on students’ competencies, preference and career development.


Andrea Ward
Senior University Teacher, Sheffield University Management School

Dr Raymond Randall
Senior University Teacher, Sheffield University Management School

15:30 - 16:00

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


An Integrated Curriculum Design Approach for the Future of Work: Co-creation of the new MBT


This session will include a brief overview of Ulster University’s Curriculum Design Framework and its application in the design and development of the MBT programme. It will involve exploration and reflection, based on how the framework empowered curriculum leaders to develop team-based, industry-aligned interconnected curricula.


Colette Murphy
Lecturer in Higher Education Practice, Ulster University

Helen McKenna
Teaching Fellow and Course Director, Ulster University Business School

Claire Shields
Director of Capability & Development at PwC Operate, PwC

Session to be announced

Innovations in online learning and teaching


Virtual cells for collaborative and experiential learning in distance education


This case demonstrates the use of an experiential learning software (simulation) in the teaching of project management to students physically dispersed and collaborating through a video conference tool. Each team constitutes a virtual cell where the leader runs the simulation, shares the simulation screen with team members, and facilitates collective decision-making synchronously, under tutor’s supervision. Lessons learned are shared between teams.


Dr Garry Blair
Principal Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Dr Rosane Pagano
Principal Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

15:30 - 16:00

Innovations in online learning and teaching


The Parasocial Paradox: Exploring the impact of social media on large cohort power dynamics


Details to be announced


Dr Neil Sutherland
Senior Lecturer /Programme Leader, University of the West of England

Dr Rachel Williams
Lecturer / Programme Tutor, University of the West of England

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


What’s the big iDEA?  Embedding digital skills & employability to enrich and future-proof the curriculum


iDEA Award helps individuals to develop digital, enterprise and employability skills. Learn how it is used at Manchester Met University to affect Graduate Outcomes. Future-proofing the curriculum, helping reduce the attainment gap, developing employability focused education strategies.  Learn how to embed iDEA in a fully scalable manner, to facilitate graduate career pathways – while developing your own career in the process.


Jeff Mccarthy
Senior Lecturer Digital Marketing, Manchester Metropolitan University

Breakout


Using the Synchronous E-Learning Delivery Model (SEDM) to engage and retain the interest of learners in remote learning contexts


Details to be announced


David Edmundson-Bird
Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing & Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

16:00 - 16:30

Break

16:30 - 17:00

Innovations in online learning and teaching


Rethinking student induction as active learning


This workshop is based around presenters’ experience of reimagining an induction week.  As participants you will be invited to consider how you could apply the same principles.  These cover (a) the importance of induction as part of students’ university experience, (b) opportunities for incorporating active learning at every stage in a student’s journey, and (c) potential for rapid development of learning materials.


Dr Martin Rich
Senior Lecturer in Information Management, Bayes Business School

Professor Clive Holtham
Professor of Information Management, Bayes Business School

Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates


How can academics encourage and enable students to develop the employability skills they need for a successful career?


This roundtable discussion will explore the role Academics can take in helping students to prioritise and engage in their skills development; and how the development of employability skills can be embedded into students’ learning and assessment.


Nicky Thomas
Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter Business School

Innovations in online learning and teaching


Global Connections and Cultural Awareness: No Passport Required - Using digital tools to enhance the student experience


This session will focus on moving beyond the conventional VLE to consider the use of digital platforms to provide an opportunity for virtual experiences such as fieldtrips and events. We will explore the use of Google Earth to provide an enhanced student experience and discuss how such tools increase accessibility for students beyond the lecture room.


Carol Southall
Course Director Marketing and Enterprise, Staffordshire University

Professor Vish Maheshwari
Associate Dean – Students, Staffordshire University

Hazel Squire
Head of Department, Staffordshire University

Supporting disadvantaged and underrepresented students


No Signal: removing barriers to student engagement


This roundtable discussion will draw together themes from the recent CMBE workshop of the same title to identify and explore potential approaches to student engagement in remote learning that mitigate the risks of systemic disadvantage. Potential behavioural, emotional and cognitive barriers to engagement will be explored, together with approaches to measuring student engagement beyond basic performative measures. Participants will gain an insight into findings from the CMBE workshop and will have the opportunity to share these as well as their own perspectives and experience in order to develop meaningful strategies for inclusive student engagement in online spaces.


Professor Debra Leighton
Professor in Management Practice, University of Bedfordshire Business School

Dr Cathy Minnet-Smith
Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching & Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England

Marketing student preferences of different types of feedbacks during Covid19 pandemic


Details to be announced


Barbara Tomasella
Lecturer in Marketing, College of Business Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby

Leviathan in Lockdown


This Pecha Kucha describes the challenges and opportunities that arose in the online delivery of a Public Economics module. The challenges were to a) compete with existing online teaching, b) adjust to technological and psychological constraints, and c) offer students an experience which would retain the best features of classroom activity.


Dr Firat Yaman
Senior Lecturer, City, University of London

Using an interactive online learning platform (AULA) and Padlets as e-portfolios to develop Business School students’ writing and professional skills


The current study explored ways in which padlets can be used as e-portfolios to develop Business students’ writing and professional skills. Students also used an interactive learning latform (AULA) which enhanced students’ social interaction and motivation. This presentation will hopefully allow participants in this conference to reflect on new ways to use e-portfolios to enhance student engagement while enhancing their professional skills.


Dr Eleni Meletiadou
Senior Lecturer, Course Director - BA Business Management 'with HR' & BA Business Management 'with Law', London South Bank University Business School

Learning though blogs and blogging


In 6 minutes this presentation will show how blogs and blogging supported learning in a personal development module.  At the heart of the assessment, reflective practice through the writing of blog posts, supported by a lecturers own blog, the group working out loud, together. The presentation aims to inspire delegates to include blogs and blogging in their teaching and learning practice.


Gemma Dale
Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Enhancing student engagement and learning outcome: A student-centered teaching approach for interdisciplinary service courses


The learning outcome of two different teaching methods within an interdisciplinary service course was examined. Whereas the teacher-centered method concentrated on the unilateral way of teaching, the second approach asked students to solve math case studies as a class, helping other peers with different approaches of solutions and providing solutions.


Eva Pocher, Lecturer in Economics, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School

Dr Lovleen Kushwah, Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Dr Wenya Cheng, Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Transforming online learning experiences: The importance of taught, social and experiential elements. Reflections


Kevin Swingler from the University of Stirling traces his journey from sceptic to champion of online learning. Swingler reflects on the experiences of developing a fully online degree programme, and how this has informed Stirling’s approach to pandemic teaching and learning.


Holly Clothier
Head of Learning Design, insendi

Dr Kevin Swingler
Senior Lecturer and Head of the Division of Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling

Using 'Listening Rooms' methodology to support under-represented students


This presentation outlines the 'Listening Rooms' student voice project currently being piloted in Leeds University Business School, designed to explore under-represented student perceptions of barriers to success across the student journey.


Stacey Mottershaw
Faculty Director of Taught Student Social Mobility, Leeds University Business School

Establishing of two unique Mentor programs - driven by all stakeholder's agenda


When establishing a mentor programme all agendas need to be aligned. There is no ‘one size fits all’ and a university may need to establish numerous mentorship programmes. The university will further develop students, employability skills, corporate relations and social impact by establishing specific company mentorship programmes as well as mentor programmes for specific target groups of students.


Patricia Perlman-Dee
Senior Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School

Developing ethically conscious work-ready graduates: the story of the ESP


The poster showcases the development and delivery of the online Employability Skills Programme (ESP), designed for all on-campus Business School undergraduate students. ESP provides students with a lifelong skills audit, building their Four C’s of workplace/employability attributes: Curiosity, Communication, Critical thinking and Collaboration. The value of cross-collaboration with various stakeholders to provide ethically conscious work-ready graduates will be presented.


Dr Sarah Borthwick
Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Ana Paula Fonseca
Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Kat Rezai
Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University

Serena Richardson
School Support Administrator, Edinburgh Napier University

A pull strategy to engage and actively listen to the student voice which is audible though not visible in a pandemic


Pamela Jeffrey and Rebecca Page-Tickell discuss an insightful Calling Campaign initiated by an urban post ‘92 university to listen and respond to the student voice. We explore the rationale, design, operation and effectiveness, as well as lessons learnt from the campaign, to assess its effectiveness as a strategy to audibly hear the student voice.


Rebecca Page-Tickell
Director of Education and Experience, University of East London

Pamela Jeffrey
Progress Coach, University of East London

Embedding authentic assessment, formative feedback and QAA guidelines within enterprise education to promote deep learning


This session will explain how constructively aligned, authentic video assessments undertaking real-world projects for local companies, dialogic formative feedback with students and improved QAA guidelines have been embedded within an active and experiential enterprise education module. This applied approach promotes deep learning and enhances the student experience, with both quantitative and qualitative data demonstrating the positive influence of these actions.


Vic Curtis
Course Director, Derby Business School

Increasing employability capital through "Purposeful Personal Tutoring" the impact on the First Year Undergraduate Business Management students


Finding purpose in Personal Tutoring has led to numerous ongoing initiatives across the sector. Developing our new professional development unit, we adopted a Strengths-based approach, using Strengths to identify and develop meaningful areas for professional development. Through our partner in this initiative, our Personal Tutors have become accredited Strengths trainers, recognising and supporting the development of each student’s unique employability capital, whilst developing deeper and more meaningful relationships.


Tracy Bingham, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

John Byrne, Programme Leader, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Closing the Academic-Practice Divide Using Digital Networking


This presentation outlines how LJMU has used the COVID lockdown working conditions to transform the content and delivery of a Level 6 Business Consultancy module to help close the theory-practice gap. Using a number of innovative digital networks to develop the connections between students and local organisations new value adding opportunities have been created that can be developed in the longer term.


Dr Jan Brown
Senior lecturer in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Liverpool Business School

Attuned communication: Does giving students feedback improve their ability to take someone’s perspective?


The business communication curriculum often conceptualizes “audience” as an abstract discourse community. Employers on the other hand expect business-school graduates to produce person-centered writing. To bridge the gap, we compared student submissions for a contextualized writing assignment before and after instructor intervention using text analysis methods and multiple reviewers.


Dr Terry Inglese
Lecturer and Researcher, School of Business, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Jacqueline Vitacco
Lecturer, School of Business, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

An initial methodology to explore the engagement of WP students with placement programmes and the extent to which participation may improve social mobility


Does your institution offer placements as part of their degree programmes? Have you considered whether there is a link between inclusivity of the placement processes, placement benefits, and improved social mobility? If you want to look at the first steps being taken to research these areas, then please take 10 minutes to watch this presentation.


Kerry Traynor, Lecturer, University of Liverpool Management School

Dr Kate Evans, Educational Developer, University of Liverpool Management School

Chris Barlow, Lecturer, University of Liverpool Management School

They said, we did: Engaging students as partners


Numerous scholars have discussed the importance of students as partners, student inclusion in curriculum development, and engaging students through feedback as a measure of success. This presentation will draw on a retrospective case study to demonstrate the use of these theories in practice in an effort to enhance the overall student learning experience.


Alan McBlane
Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes Business School

Dr Brianna Wyatt
Lecturer, Oxford Brookes Business School

Towards a Language of Educational Patterns: Enriching the Student Experience through Proven Practice


Educational patterns resolve pedagogical, operational, and co-curricular issues that commonly arise in the design and delivery of educational programmes.  In this presentation, we illustrate the use of these to disseminate proven practice; each pattern is presented in a discipline-free format to promote accessibility and re-use.  We close with an open invitation to join us in developing the language further.


Dr Iain Stalker
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Management, University of Bolton

Rinkal Desai
Senior Teaching Fellow, WMG, University of Warwick

A juxtaposition? ….  Developing students’ employability skills: A technical accredited UG taxation module


This Pecha Kucha will explain some of the practical techniques Nicky Thomas has used to enable students to develop their employability skills whilst studying a technical UG Taxation module.  Nicky will reflect on how this (still) worked effectively in 2020/21, with a fully online environment.


Nicky Thomas
Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter Business School

Logics of Transformative Reflexivity: Towards recapturing enterprise teaching and quality pedagogy’


This study represents our attempt to address the theoretical void in enterprise pedagogy. As educators, we acknowledge that enterprise education should ideally be grounded on a theoretical underpinning that illuminates the distillation of entrepreneurial knowledge. In locating our contributions, our study provides insights into approaches for enhancing quality enterprise teaching and learning. Thus, the discussions which we pursue presents a sound but sophisticated approach to teaching quality enterprise education.


Dr Kingsley Omeihe
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management Practice, University of Aberdeen

Ibiyemi Omeihe
Associate Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Management Practice, University of the West of Scotland

How can we best support undergraduates during the placement application process and whilst on placement?


One of the ways to help develop work ready graduates is through a formalised placement programme. This gives them opportunities to up-skill and increase their knowledge of an industry or sector. Jela Webb explores how we might support them, not only through the placement application process but also as they experience work based learning.


Jela Webb
Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton

Peer Support for Undergraduate Dissertations in an Online Environment


Dissertation is important for student experience and students could feel isolated when facing obstacles, especially in an online environment. So, we designed a peer support initiative for students to be actively involved in addressing this issue. In this presentation we will discuss the benefits and challenges of this initiative, which will be valuable to the L&T community in HE institutions.

Dr Lovleen Kushwah
Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Dr Wenya Cheng
Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam
Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow

OBS as enabling technology to overcome restrictions in online teaching


Join me on a trip to learn how I overcame the technological restrictions set by MS Teams and Zoom by using The Open Broadcaster Studio (OBS) Software in my online teaching during the pandemic. Talking Heads and Overhead Views will demonstrate how you can control the online stage instead of being restricted by the application, during and beyond Covid-19.


Dr Gerhard Kristandl
Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Greenwich

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LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/insendi

Twitter: @Insendi_online

Holly Clothier - Holly@insendi.com
Nathalie Guesry - Nathalie@insendi.com
Eilish O’Hagan - Eilish@insendi.com

Insendi

Insendi’s mission is to enable universities and business schools to deliver the very highest standards of online and blended education. Our intuitive learning platform provides a premium, pedagogically focused learning experience. With co-founders from Imperial College Business School in London, insendi is an evidence-based learning platform, created by educators, for educators.

We love tech for a reason: it brings online and blended courses to life. However, pedagogy comes first. Our unique platform starts with how education can best be delivered online. By designing a clear sequence of learning we ensure that social, taught and experiential elements combine to provide an all-encompassing educational experience for your learners.
In addition to the platform, our academic engagement and learning design experts work with you to strengthen your in-house capabilities and help you develop your digital education strategy.

Our goal is to assist you in creating transformational learning experiences and technology is how we make this happen. Over the years insendi has developed a platform to equip educators with the most innovative tools to deliver a pedagogically-rich, human-centred learning journey.

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Visit The Case Centre website

Twitter: @thecasecentre

LinkedIn: The Case Centre

Facebook: The Case Centre

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 diverse 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 case method materials. The Case Centre’s distribution service allows authors to make their cases available to a global audience.

Get in touch:

Visit the McGraw Hill website

Twitter: @mhe_emea

LinkedIn: EMEA McGraw Hill

Facebook: @mheducationemea

McGraw Hill

McGraw Hill is a global pioneer in educational content, assessment, training, and platform innovation; and is one of the world’s largest educational companies, with products and services in more than 60 languages and 130 countries. We are focused on creating solutions that deliver real value and support your teaching and learning goals whether at primary, secondary, tertiary levels or beyond.

We share your passion for learning and are committed to helping students reach their full potential. Our engaging learning solutions combine trusted content, powerful educational technology, outstanding support and flexible purchase options to drive meaningful outcomes.

Contact us:

Vee Suchak, Marketing Manager - Vee.suchak@mheducation.com
David Selbie, Northern Europe Sales Manager - David.selbie@mheducation.com

Get in touch:

Twitter: @Pearson_UK

LinkedIn: Pearson Higher Education UK

Dr Esther Jubb
Head of Academic Services, Pearson

esther.jubb@pearson.com

Pearson

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Sponsor Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2021

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

Additional information

Chartered ABS Members 

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

  • One participant for the full conference - £80
  • Two participants for the full conference - £160

If you would like to register three or more participants please contact Pritika Pau (pritika.pau@charteredabs.org). Each ticket is priced at £80 per person.

Non Members

  • One participant for the full conference - £100
  • Two participants for the full conference - £200

Note to non-members: Commercial organisations who are not sponsoring LTSE 2021 are not eligible for more than two passes. 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 LTSE 2021 ticket

You can pay for your annual CMBE subscription when you register for LTSE 2021. Once your submitted application has been approved, make sure you're logged in to the Chartered ABS website and register for LTSE 2021 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 LTSE 2021, please first complete your End of Year Declaration. Once complete, make sure you're logged in to the Chartered ABS website and register for LTSE 2021 via this page by selecting the option that includes your CMBE subscription fee.

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

Please note:

Because the ticket prices for this year's conference are substantially lower than the usual face-to-face event we are not able to offer Group Booking Discounts or discounted passes for presenters.

Practical information

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2021 will take place on 29-30 June.

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 conference 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.

LTSE 2021 will be held online, using the platform 'Hopin'. Your unique login details will be shared with you ahead of the conference. Detailed guidance on how to access the platform and FAQ's will be available soon.

Conference themes

1 | Innovations in online learning and teaching
How business schools are using technology to sustain high quality education and student experience, and new ways in which technology can be used to enrich business & management education over the long term.


2 | Effective assessment & constructive feedback
Boosting student attainment and engaging students in their learning by using new and inventive forms of assessment and feedback, and revitalising tried and tested methods.


3 | Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates
Helping students gain meaningful employment in today’s tough marketplace through collaborations with employers, enterprise education, responsible management education, and other employability focused strategies.

4 | Student health and wellbeing
Effective ways in which business schools are supporting the health and wellbeing of students, and how the pandemic is reshaping the provision of academic and pastoral care.


5 | Supporting disadvantaged and underrepresented students
Tackling educational inequity, technology deprivation and improving the retention, progression and attainment of black, Asian and minority ethnic students, disabled students and other disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


6 | Encouraging and engaging the student voice
Facilitating candid and constructive dialogue with students to shape business and management education, assessment and business school strategy.

7 | Upskilling and reskilling the UK workforce
How postgraduate programmes, executive education, business growth programmes and apprenticeships are helping businesses of all sizes navigate uncertain market conditions; and how business schools are contributing to the public good.


8 | Addressing emerging issues and changing regulations
How business & management educators are responding to uncertain government policy, pandemic-related regulation, the post-Brexit international environment, and other macro-economic issues.


9 | Leading learning & teaching teams
Strategies that have supported business & management educators through the stress and exhaustion of the past academic year; and ways to nurture staff wellbeing, resilience and professional development in the year ahead.


Conference Formats

  • Engaging developmental workshops
  • Innovative case study presentations
  • Pedagogic research presentations
  • Candid roundtable discussions
  • Bite-size PechaKucha presentations
  • On-demand pre-prepared sessions

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. Each year, we are joined by over 350 educators, including:

  • Lecturers at all levels
  • Course Leaders
  • Heads of Department
  • Directors of Learning & Teaching
  • Associate Deans of Learning & Teaching
  • Deans
  • 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 developing your teaching practice

Meeting your CPD commitment

If you're a CMBE, you can claim units towards your CPD commitment by presenting and/or attending LTSE 2021. 

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 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 the Learning, Teaching & Student Experience conference, 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 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.

Tackling Race Inequality

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; Chair: Professor Sally Everett, Vice Dean (Education), King’s Business School

The Changing Nature of Business & Management Education

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

The Future of Teaching

Professor Bugewa Apampa, Professor of Access and Participation, Birmingham City University; Mary Curnock Cook OBE, Non-Executive Portfolio in Education and Edtech; Dr Esther Jubb, Head of Academic Services, Pearson UK; Professor Devendra Kodwani, Executive Dean, The Open University Business School; Chair: Professor Heather McLaughlin, Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University and Chair, Chartered ABS LTSE Committee

Guidance for Presenters

Digital Pre-Records: Submission Guidance

A Digital Pre-Record is anything which is prepared in advance of the conference and available to participants asynchronously. Examples of Digital Resource submissions are video presentations, posters, PechaKucha presentations and podcasts. You are free to submit your Pre-Record in one of two ways:

  1. As a Presentation Video
  2. As a single page PDF poster

Please send the final version of your Digital Pre-Record to Oliver Lowe (oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org) no later than 17:00 on Friday 18 June.

Presentation Video

  • Create your video using either Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote.

PowerPoint - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/record-a-slide-show-with-narration-and-slide-timings-0b9502c6-5f6c-40ae-b1e7-e47d8741161c

Keynote - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/keynote/tan8a5df9cc5/mac

  • Use no more than 5 slides and restrict the overall running time to 10min.
  • Make sure each slide is clearly laid out and text and images are well organised and not overcrowded

If you need some inspiration please take a look at the resources below:

https://mitcommlab.mit.edu/nse/commkit/digital-poster/

Single Page PDF Poster

  • Create your single-page poster presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote using a horizontal 16:9 ratio. Remember to save it as a PDF before submitting it
  • Make sure that text and graphics are clear so that they can be viewed on screens of various sizes
  • Include the full title of your poster somewhere prominently on the poster

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

Explore the latest, most effective and creative approaches to business and management education.

Participate in interactive sessions that examine nine themes across six different formats throughout two days.