Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) is the UK's leading gathering of business & management educators.

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. 

About LTSE 2021

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.

This year’s conference takes place online; and there will be high-level keynote sessions, the interactive breakout sessions, and networking opportunities that are a hallmark of the event. In 2021, we also look forward to hearing from a greater number international speakers, sharing valuable asynchronous content and providing opportunities to participate in a wider variety of discussion formats.

Register now at the Early Bird Rate

The LTSE 2021 Programme

The full programme will be announced in April.

Join us to explore nine topical 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.

Sessions will take place across six formats:

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

Early Bird Discounts available

Chartered ABS Members - Early Bird Rates

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

  • One participant for the full conference - £60
  • Two participants for the full conference - £120

If you would like to register three or more participants please contact Pritika Pau (pritika.pau@charteredabs.org). Each ticket is priced at £60 per person.

Non Members - Early Bird Rates

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

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

Pay your CMBE subscription with your 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.

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

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.

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. 


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.


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 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

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