LTSE 2021: Conference Submissions Portal

Submissions are now CLOSED

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2021 (LTSE 2021) will showcase the latest, most effective and innovative approaches to business and management education.

This year's conference will also explore how business and management educators have supported the wellbeing of students and fellow educators in an extraordinary year, and how the lessons learned from the pandemic are informing future learning & teaching strategy.

We are now accepting submissions for LTSE 2021 and encourage all members of the Chartered ABS to get involved. Presenting at LTSE 2021 is an excellent way to:

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

Three steps to making your submission:

Step 1. Select a theme
Each submission must reflect one of the nine conference themes.

Step 2. Choose a format
Choose from one of the six different presentation formats. 

Step 3. Make your submission
The deadline for submissions is Friday 19 March, but why not get yours in early!

Each submission for LTSE 2021 should reflect one of the nine 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.

Research Paper Presentation

Presenting a research paper is a valuable way of presenting the findings of a completed project or gaining feedback about an on-going piece of work.

Research paper sessions involve a 20 minute (max) oral presentation followed by 10 minutes Q&A.

Participants will be invited to submit questions in the ‘Chat’ function during the presentation. Presenters will be responsible for monitoring the Chat and deciding which questions to address.

Presenters will have the option to conduct polls during the session to collect participant feedback.

Recordings: Presenters will have the option to record their session. If the session is recorded then a copy will be shared with the presenter(s) and will be added to the Chartered ABS’s library of resources.

Case Study Presentation

Delivering a Case Study Presentation is a great way of sharing an innovation or example of good teaching practice with colleagues.

Case Study Presentations involve a 20 minute (max) oral presentation followed by 10 minutes Q&A.

Participants will be invited to submit questions in the ‘Chat’ function during the presentation. Presenters will be responsible for monitoring the Chat and deciding which questions to address.

Presenters will have the option to conduct polls during the session to collect participant feedback.

Recordings: Presenters will have the option to record their session. If the session is recorded then a copy will be shared with the presenter(s) and will be added to the Chartered ABS’s library of resources.

Virtual Workshop

Facilitating a workshop is a great way of delivering practical learning to fellow educators. Workshops should be highly interactive and can include panel discussions, additional technlogy and group work. Workshops are not suitable for the delivery of Case Study-style presentations.

The conference platform, Hopin, offers similar functionality to Zoom and MS Teams. Participants can be on camera and presenters can share materials in the Chat and conduct polls. Breakout rooms are not available.

Workshop duration: 30 or 60 minutes

Recordings: As a general rule workshops will not be recorded as they are intended to be interactive sessions.

PechaKucha Presentation

PechaKucha Presentations consist of a rolling loop of 20 slides each displaying for just 20 seconds. That's 6 minutes 40 seconds in total. What makes for a great PechaKucha presentation? Click here.

PechaKucha Presentations that are accepted for LTSE 2021 must be pre-recorded and sent to the Chartered ABS in advance of the conference.

The recorded presentations will be included in the conference schedule and will also be available asynchronously.

Presenters are not required to deliver their PechaKucha presentation as a ‘live’ presentation.

Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable Discussions offer opportunities for a discursive exploration of practice-based issues and topics of common interest. Roundtable discussions are limited to a maximum of 20 participants (including facilitators) and all participants will be required to have their camera and microphones enabled.

Important: Because roundtable discussions are opportunities for interactive, free-flowing discussion we do not require as much information in the submission as with the other submission types.

Roundtable Discussion duration: 30min

Recordings: As a general rule roundtable discussions will not be recorded as they are intended to be interactive sessions.

Digital Pre-Record

A Digital Pre-Record submission is anything which is prepared in advance of the conference and available to participants asynchronously. Examples of Digital Resource submissions are video presentations, posters and podcasts.

Digital Pre-Record submissions that are accepted for LTSE 2021 must be pre-recorded and sent to the Chartered ABS in advance of the conference. They will be included in the conference schedule and will also be available asynchronously.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 19 March.

Important notice: Please remember to click 'submit' when you have completed the submission form.

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

Deadline for submissions: Friday 19 March

What are we looking for?

When the call for submissions closes on Friday 19 March, all submissions are sent to the Chartered ABS's Learning, Teaching & Student Experience committee for review. The committee reviews all submissions to ensure they maintain the highest quality and include a valuable range of research into learning, teaching, assessment and the wider student experience.

All submissions should:

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

Other points to consider before making a submission:

  1. Each person involved in a submission should ensure that, should their submission be accepted, they are able to attend the conference. The price for member institutions is £60 per person (early bird rate) and £80 per person (full rate)
  2. Submissions must not be scheduled for presentation at another conference in three months before or after LTSE 2021
  3. If the submission has been presented at a conference in the past there must be a significant development in the content. This is particularly important if it has been presented at LTSE in the past.
  4. An individual can be a named author in up to four submissions. However, no one can be involved in the delivery of more than two sessions at the conference. If you are named in three or more submissions that then get accepted for the conference you will need to pick two sessions to which to contribute.

After you have completed your submission

  1. Once the submission deadline has passed all submissions will be sent to the Submission Review Panels for review.
  2. You will hear about whether or not your submission has been accepted for inclusion in the conference during the week of 12 April.
  3. At least one author from each accepted submission must have registered to attend the conference by Friday 4 June. If no author of an accepted submission has registered by this date then the submission will be withdrawn from the conference.
  4. If your submission is accepted for the conference but you subsequently find that you cannot attend then please inform the Chartered ABS as promptly as possible.

Learning, Teaching and Student Experience 2021
29-30 June, online

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 from across the UK's 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 on the main LTSE 2021 website at the Early Bird Rate of £60 per person

Please note: Because the ticket price for this year's conference is substantially less than the usual face-to-face event we are not able to offer Group Booking Discounts or discounted passes for presenters.

If you have any questions then please contact Oliver Lowe or Pritika Pau.

Pritika Pau
Events Coordinator
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Email: pritika.pau@charteredabs.org

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

Contribute towards your CMBE commitment to professional development

Presenting at LTSE 2021 is an excellent way for educators who hold the CMBE to contribute to their commitment to continuing professional development; the development of others, and the advancement of business and management education.

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

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

  • Imparting knowledge
  • Scholarly outputs

View the CMBE activities weighting table.

Become a CMBE

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

“LTSE is a safe and friendly space to advance your commitment to education”

“LTSE attracts a community of people who are committed to, and enthusiastic about, teaching and learning in business schools.”

“I have gained a lot of valuable feedback on my research, which has accelerated my progress. My learning and inspiration I had gained from the conference have been really transformative for my pedagogical practice.”

“I have been able to reconnect with old friends and find many new colleagues”