Our symposium events offer staff a useful forum to encourage the exchange and dissemination of different ways of thinking about key teaching and learning challenges and new approaches. Practitioners are invited to participate in each symposium through submitting an abstract on their work as a fifteen-minute stimulus presentation and case study to support the discussions.
Each symposium is facilitated by a Senior Advisor from Advance HE with specific expertise in the area being discussed. The day will feature a keynote presentation from a leading practitioner in each area, followed by themed sessions showcasing case studies from across the sector. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners in the sector, debate priority issues and learn from cutting-edge initiatives.
The symposia provide teaching practitioners with access to an open and supportive environment and valuable peer network to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives. They enable participants to develop a principled, evidence-informed approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change in enhancing student success in HE.
Who: Teaching practitioners including: heads of departments, academic programme leaders and developers, lecturers, academic and support staff, and learning technologists.
View the dates of the events below or in the calendar.
Assessment and Feedback Symposium 2021
Date: 4 November 2021
Assessment and feedback are key issues for the higher education sector in the UK and internationally, needing regular review - a point underlined by the tumultuous events which have affected the world in 2020-21.
This symposium will focus on the connected areas of marking practices and feedback processes. It will offer insights and solutions for the enhancement of marking and feedback practices within departmental and institutional contexts.
Student Retention and Success Symposium 2022
Date: 9 February 2022
This symposium will aim to provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives in student retention and success and provide evidence-informed examples and ideas for university staff and students to address the challenges of attrition, retention and student success in higher education.
We are currently inviting colleagues to submit an abstract for either a 15-minute presentation or for a 40-minute workshop that addresses the symposium theme, Impact of flexibility in policies and practice on student retention.
Deadline for submissions: midnight, 8 November 2021
Sustainability Symposium 2022
Date: 29-30 March 2022
Spanning two days, this virtual event, by way of a keynote session, oral presentations and workshops, will provide a space to discuss and share latest practices in sustainability among a network of peers.
Employability Symposium 2022
Date: 26 April 2022
This symposium aims to bring together cutting-edge examples of how employability can be embedded at school, faculty/college and/or institutional levels. The event, by way of a keynote session, oral presentations and workshops, will provide a space to discuss and share latest practices in embedding employability among a network of peers.
Surveys and Insights Symposium 2022
Date: 28 April 2022
This symposium provides an opportunity to discuss and debate the potential of insight from surveys, metrics, qualitative research and wider methods of capturing the voice of the student for driving excellence and enhancement within higher education. The symposium will feature a keynote speaker alongside oral presentations and workshops from HE practitioners, survey officers and academics.
Ireland Symposium 2022
Date: 25 May 2022
This symposium aims to provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives across the island of Ireland. It will provide an opportunity for delegates to learn from other institutions, to share what works and what didn’t work and build a stronger peer network for learning and teaching within the HE sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Curriculum Design/Development Symposium 2022
Date: 8 June 2022
This symposium will provide staff with a useful forum to encourage the exchange and dissemination of new approaches to curriculum design and development. It will aim to offer reflections, insights and solutions to issues of curriculum design as well as exploring how colleagues across the sector are reshaping their curricula using new and innovative methods.