Showcase your innovative teaching practice; cutting edge pedagogic research; and the ways in which you are supporting student outcomes to business & management educators from across the UK and beyond.
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: FRIDAY 26 JANUARY
The Chartered ABS’s Learning, Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) conference is the UK's leading gathering of business and management educators. Each year the conference brings together over 400 participants representing more than 90% of the UK's business schools.
The packed two-day programme includes a wide range of Case Study Presentations, Pedagogic Research Presentations, Workshops, Roundtable Discussions and PechaKucha presentations which explore innovative business & management education and cutting-edge pedagogic research.
Presenting at LTSE 2024 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 outcomes
- Refine your presentation and communication skills
Three steps to making your submission:
Step 1. Select a theme
Each submission must reflect one of the five conference themes.
Step 2. Choose a format
Choose from one of the six different presentation formats
Step 3. Make your submission
Complete one of the downloadable submission forms and upload it by Friday 26 January
Important notice when making your submission
Once you have made your submission please make sure that you receive a submission confirmation email.
If you do not receive a confirmation email then please contact Rebecca Adams (firstname.lastname@example.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.
Each submission for LTSE 2024 should reflect one of the five conference themes
1. Creating future-fit graduates through innovative curricula and teaching
How business schools are working within and across disciplines to integrate themes of sustainability, responsibility, ethics and digital literacy into curricula and teaching strategies thus preparing students for the key societal, technological, workplace and environmental challenges facing our society.
2. Effective assessment & feedback
How business schools are developing innovative solutions to persistent and emerging challenges around the reliability, fairness and effectiveness of assessment and feedback; and working towards creating assessments that are fit for purpose while offering meaningful and actionable feedback at scale.
3. Delivering inclusive and accessible education
How business schools are working to identify and reduce disparities in student experience and outcomes; and developing new modes of learning that reflect the sometimes competing priorities of personalisation, inclusivity and accessibility.
4. Collaborating with business
How business schools are leveraging existing relationships with business (including SMEs, public and third sectors) and developing new partnerships, to create opportunities for students through work placements, apprenticeships and in other ways; and through executive education helping corporate clients navigate uncertain market conditions.
5. Nurturing learning communities
How business schools are working to instil a ‘sense of belonging’ among staff and students; and creating environments that nurture wellbeing for all, support student attainment and progression, and encourage professional development among business & management educators.
Pedagogic Research Presentation
Pedagogic research presentations should present new, unpublished research that seeks to explore a specific issue relating to one of the conference themes. Delivering a research presentation is a valuable way of gaining feedback on an on-going piece of research that you intend to submit for publication. If the research is in very early stages of development authors may prefer to submit a proposal for a Roundtable Discussion.
These sessions involve a 20 minute (max) presentation followed by 10 minutes for discussion and questions.
Case Study Presentation
Case Study Presentations are a great way of sharing an innovation or example of effective teaching practice. Priority will be given to proposals that provide evidence of impact, and practical guidance about how how others can take forward insights gained within their own contexts.
Case Study Presentations involve a 20 minute (max) presentation followed by 10 minutes for discussion and questions.
Facilitating a workshop is a great way of delivering practical learning to fellow educators. Workshops should be highly interactive and can include panel discussions and group work. Workshop submissions should have clearly articulated Learning Outcomes and a detailed outline of how authors plan to use the 30min slot. Workshops should generate new ideas and share practical solutions to identified issues.
Workshops are not suitable for the delivery of Case Study-style presentations or Roundtable Discussions
Workshop duration: 30 minutes
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 Presentation slide decks must be submitted to the Chartered ABS in advance of the conference. Any presentation that has been accepted for the conference but does not conform with the official PechaKucha format will be changed to a Digital Pre-Record session.
Roundtable Discussions offer opportunities for a discursive exploration of practice-based issues and topics of common interest. 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
A Digital Pre-Record submission is anything which is prepared in advance of the conference and available to participants asynchronously through the conference app. Examples of Digital Resource submissions are video presentations, posters and podcasts.
Digital Pre-Record submissions that are accepted for LTSE 2024 must be pre-recorded and sent to the Chartered ABS in advance of the conference.
Download the LTSE 2024 submission form and upload the completed form no later than 17:00 on Friday 26 January.
Deadline for submissions: Friday 26 January
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 Rebecca Adams (email@example.com) 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.
What are we looking for?
When the call for submissions closes on Friday 26 January, all submissions are sent to the LTSE 2024 Submission Review Panels for review.
These peer review panels which are made up of members of the Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee and the CMBE community, review 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:
- Contribute to the conference themes
- Clearly state the focus of the session and what participants will gain from it
- Demonstrate knowledge of relevant research and literature in the field
- Contribute to and extend practices and scholarship relevant to business and management education (i.e. show originality)
- Be well-written, and suitable for a national and international audience
Other points to consider before making a submission:
Each person involved in a submission should ensure that, should their submission be accepted, they are able and have budgeted to attend the conference.
Submissions must not be scheduled for presentation at another conference in three months before or after LTSE 2024.
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.
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
Once the submission deadline has passed, all submissions will be sent to the Submission Review Panels for review.
You will hear about whether or not your submission has been accepted for inclusion in the conference up to three weeks after the submission deadline.
At least one author from each accepted submission must have registered to attend the conference by Friday 22 March. If no author of an accepted submission has registered by this date, the submission will be withdrawn from the conference.
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.
Digital Pre-Records: Additional 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:
- As a Presentation Video
- As a single page PDF poster
Digital Pre-Records that are accepted for the conference must be sent to the Chartered ABS ahead of the event.
- Create your video using either Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote.
- 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:
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
What to think about when preparing your submission. Advice from past presenters:
"Be very clear and precise in the submission about your content and who it is aimed at"
"Make sure you articulate the research/practice that underpins your proposed session and bring out elements which are innovative and new"
"Write your submission with passion and energy"
"Your submission needs to explain how your work contributes to, and extends, teaching practice and scholarship"
"Make sure that your submission clearly relates to one of the conference themes. There are plenty to choose from!"
"The conference is about professional development. Think clearly about what participants will learn from your session and how you will make the session engaging and interesting"
"Be prepared to explain any concrete outcomes or deliverables that have come from your practice or research"
"Pick the correct format for your submission"
Are you a CMBE?
Become a reviewer and help shape LTSE 2024
To ensure that the conference programme is of the highest quality each submission is peer reviewed by the Chartered ABS's Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee (click here) and those business & management educators who are a Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE)
If you are a CMBE or AMBE you are invited to contribute to the scholarly process of creating the LTSE 2024 conference programme by volunteering as submission reviewers.
Why should I volunteer?
Helping to review LTSE 2024 submissions is a great way of contributing to the educator community, and supporting your own professional development. Specifically, you will:
- Expand your knowledge and expose yourself to advances in research and teaching practice in areas outside your own discipline
- Enhance your critical-thinking skills that can support your own research and teaching
- Help to nurture and support fellow business school educators
- Add an extra dimension to your CV and have the opportunity to get involved in other Chartered ABS activities
What will I be required to do and when?
The Submission Review Panels are organised by conference theme. This year we have 5 themes and there will be 2-3 Review Panels per theme and each Panel will be made up of 3 Reviewers, namely: A Track Chairperson drawn from the LTSE Committee; and two other reviewers.
Each Panel will be expected to review 10-15 papers. Reviewing a paper involves making a decision on whether it can be accepted and providing constructive feedback to the author(s).
- Submission Deadline – Friday 26 January
- Reviewer Briefing – 16:00-17:00, Tues 30 January, via Zoom
- Submissions circulated to Review Panels – Wednesday 31 January
- Completed feedback forms returned to CABS – Wednesday 21 February
The LTSE 2024 Reviewer Briefing, 16:00-17:00, 30 January
We ask that everyone who is volunteering to help review submissions attend the LTSE Reviewer Briefing on 30 January. The purpose of this meeting is to:
- Share with all reviewers the principles of good reviewing so that the submissions are reviewed with rigor and the feedback from each panel is consistent.
- Give reviewers the opportunity to meet the two people that they will be working alongside on their panel.
The meeting takes place via Zoom and further details, and the login details will be shared nearer the time,
Attendance at this meeting is mandatory for anyone who has not been involved in the LTSE review process in the past.
How do I volunteer?
To volunteer please complete the form below no later than 8:30 on Tuesday 16 January.
Avoiding conflicts of interest
We recognise that volunteer reviewers may themselves have made submissions or be associated with submissions made by colleagues. To avoid conflicts of interest no one will be allocated a submission made by a colleague at their institution.
If I complete the form will I automatically be accepted as a Reviewer?
We aim to recruit a diverse group of reviewers from among the CMBE community. If we receive more applications that we have available positions then Reviewers will be selected based on key criteria (further details to be released soon).
Early Bird and Group Booking Discounts available
Members - Super Early Bird Rates
Not sure whether your institution is a member? Full list available here.
- Full conference with Dinner - £485
- Full conference without Dinner - £395
- Single day without dinner - £296
- Two participants for full conference with Dinner - £873 (save 20% on the second place)
- For groups of 3 or more participants or for bespoke combinations of tickets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Members - Super Early Bird Rates
Universities, public sector, commercial
- Full conference with Dinner - £604
- Full conference without Dinner - £514
- Single day without Dinner - £385
- Two participants for full conference with Dinner - £1087 (save 20% on the second place)
Important: Non-member organisations are allowed a maximum of two tickets. If you wish to bring more people to the conference please contact Oliver Lowe to discuss sponsorship opportunities email@example.com
Presenters - Early Bird Rate will open in February 2024
Those whose submissions are accepted for LTSE 2024 will be entitled to discounted presenter rates. Bookings at the Presenter rates will open in February 2024 after the submission review process has been completed.
- Full conference with Dinner - £412
- Full conference without Dinner - £340
- Single day without dinner - £255
- Two presenters for full conference with Dinner - £742 (save 25% on the second place)
- For groups of 3 or more participants or for bespoke combinations of tickets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay your CMBE subscription with your LTSE 2024 ticket
You can pay for your annual CMBE subscription when you register for LTSE 2024. Once your submitted application has been approved, make sure you're logged in to the Chartered ABS website and register for LTSE 2024 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 2024, 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 2024 via this page by selecting the option that includes your CMBE subscription fee.
Learning, Teaching and Student Experience 2024
14-15 May, Birmingham
Now in its fourteenth 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 400 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.
Presenting at LTSE 2024 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
Become a CMBE
If you’re not yet a CMBE, find out more and apply now.