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Flexible Learning Symposium 2024

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 ticket £215


Flexible learning leverages the benefits of pedagogy and technology to provide an engaging, personalised learning experience that supports all students to achieve their potential. However, an effective flexible learning model requires consideration of the differing needs of academic and professional staff and students. This symposium aims to explore the issue holistically from all perspectives to inform whole-university approaches to overcoming challenges and enhancing the student experience.  

The symposium, via keynotes, oral presentations and workshops, will bring together experts in Flexible Learning, alongside practitioners from the sector, to share the latest ideas, initiatives and best practice. 

A call for contributions will open in January.

Symposium aims

The aims of this symposium are to:

  • provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives in teaching and learning; and
  • provide evidence-informed examples and ideas for university staff and students to address current challenges in higher education.

Who should attend?

Teaching practitioners including: heads of departments, academic programme leaders and developers, all lecturing staff, professional services staff supporting learning and teaching activities, and learning technologists.

Who is delivering the symposium?

John Sumpter

Senior Consultant in Education
Advance HE
John Sumpter
As a senior consultant, he has an impressive track record of driving positive change at the international, national, and government levels. With an extensive work experience that includes tenure at three universities and two national sector organizations, Jisc and Advance HE.