Learning & Teaching Conference - Enhancing and innovating your practice - University of Derby

Learning & Teaching Conference 2017

Inspiring Excellence, Transforming Learning “Probably one of the best Institutional L&T conferences I've been to” - Lawrie Phipps, JISC Senior Co-design Manager)

Learning & Teaching Conference 2017

Inspiring Excellence, Transforming Learning

The date for the University’s annual Learning & Teaching Conference has been announced as Monday 3 July. The Conference will take place, as usual, at the Devonshire Campus in Buxton.

The conference provides a great opportunity to celebrate and share excellent, innovative practice in learning and teaching and is open to all staff, including associate colleagues and collaborative partners.

Proposal submissions

We are now inviting submissions for workshops, presentations and event stands, for selection by the conference peer review panel.

Staff from all Colleges and Professional Services Departments are encouraged to deliver sessions, and given the significance of students as partners and change agents at the University, you are welcome to involve students in delivering your presentations and workshops. 

As well as sessions there will be space for a limited number of event stands on the Dome floor, enabling you to showcase a project or opportunity and interact with delegates throughout the day.

Please use the online form to make your submission.

Your proposal needs to be submitted no later than 12.00 noon on 19 May.

Conference Programme and Sessions

As in previous years, there will be a full programme of workshops, presentations and demonstrations, together with the presentation of student research from the University’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme (URSS). Details will be published here when confirmed. 

Beneath the core Inspiring Excellence, Transforming Learning theme there are five strands that sessions will be grouped by:

  • Digital practice
  • Employability & progression
  • Inclusive learning & teaching
  • Radical pedagogies and/or research active curricula
  • Student Experience

Keynote speakers

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker has been confirmed as Eric Stoller.  Eric is a well-regarded higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. His work and experience encompasses student affairs, academic advising, wellness, technology, and communications and, among other interests, he blogs for Inside Higher Education.


Please hold the date in your diary for now. Bookings will open in June, and be available from this page.

Free transport from Kedleston Road will be available to and from the venue for those who request this as part of the booking process.


Maps and travel information

Previous Conferences

Pictures, posters and other resources can be accessed below.

What's Happening ...

Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy Event

Wednesday, 31 May (9 - 10am)

This session provides an overview of opportunities for Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy to become more actively involved with the work of the HEA accredited CPD panel at the University of Derby. 

To book your place on this session, click here.