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Curriculum Symposium 2021: Post-pandemic curriculum

County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Excellence in practice
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Virtual Symposia
Teaching and Learning
Start Date
End Date
1 day
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From
Standard Rate £175


The post-pandemic curriculum - what will ‘normal’ look like? Will the sector coalesce around a limited set of curriculum design and delivery philosophies with shared principles of application, or is now the time for divergent sector practice? We particular welcome submissions from presenters with insights into the following themes:

  • Delivery modes: wholly online, hybrid, back to campus… or something else?
  • Digital pedagogy, the beating heart of the modern curriculum or a fad?
  • ‘Beyond the clock’; communities of leaners outside scheduled hours.
  • Other post pandemic paradigm shifts relating to curriculum

If you have something to share, or simply want to learn more about evidence informed practice then, this symposium by way of a keynote session, participant-led workshops and short presentations will offer insights how colleagues across the sector are reshaping their curricula as they prepare for post-pandemic education.

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Call for contributions

Colleagues are invited to submit an abstract for either a 20-minute presentation or for a 40-minute workshop, as detailed below.

Presentations – Colleagues are asked to submit an abstract of up to 200 words outlining the focus of the presentation and potential benefits to participants of attending. Please also indicate how your abstract relates to one or more of the symposium themes (see above). Presentations are 20 minutes long and are to be structured to include 15 minutes ‘presentation time’ to leave sufficient opportunity for audience questions. 

Workshops – Colleagues are asked to submit an abstract of up to 200 words. This should outline the focus of the workshop and online activities to be included. Please provide an explanation of activities (one or more) to be included, participant ‘takeaways’ (i.e. what participants will gain from attending the workshop) and indicate how the workshop aligns to one or more of the symposium themes. Workshops are 40 minutes long. Facilities on Zoom such as virtual breakout rooms will be available.

Presenters will be eligible for a £50 discount off their attendance fee.

Submission deadline

The deadline for all submissions is midnight, 11 March 2021.

All submissions should be made via our online portal.

Submit your abstract here

Reviewing Criteria

Please note that all submissions (both presentations and workshops) will be reviewed according to the following criteria.

  • Relevance to symposium focus and themes.
  • Linkage to the broader curriculum landscape.
  • Clarity of overall message or argument.

Who should attend?

This event is for HE lecturers, programme leaders, learning developers and those responsible for curriculum design within their institution.