SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2012

The Student Journey

17 May 2012 - 18 May 2012

Location: Queen Hotel, Chester

Spring 2012 Conference Programme

Day One: Thursday 17th May 2012

09.15 – 09.45
Registration and tea & coffee

09.45 – 10.00 Welcome and Introductions

10.00 – 10.45 Keynote Address: Holding students to a higher standard Usman Ali NUS, Vice President (Higher Education)

10.45 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 12.45 Parallel Session 1


2.  Authentic master’s level assessment to support student employability Sally Brown, Tim Deignan and Janice Priestley

3.  New terms of engagement: thinking differently about engagement in a new era of HE Sam Elkington

4.  What works? Student retention and successful first year experience design – lessons from the students Rachel Fitzgerald and Martina Crehan

5.  Engaging students through programme focused assessment Peter Hartley and Ruth Whitfield

6.  Supporting staff engage undergraduates in research and inquiry: from first to final year Mick Healey

12.45– 13.45 Lunch

13.45 – 14.45 Keynote Address: A tale of two learners; ideas for happier endings in higher education Stella Jones-Devitt , Sheffield Hallam University

14.45 – 15.30 Parallel Session 2 

7.  Preparing masters students for teaching in higher education: a new route to enhanced employability? Lorraine Allibone, Steve May and Hendrik van der Sluis

8.  Students expectations of higher education John Peters, Nick Breeze, Ruan Jones and Derek Peters

9.  Virtual world nursing: providing a student led international learning experience via wikis Karen Strickland and Lorna McLean-Thomas

10.  Co-creation of assessments: principles and practice Barbara Dexter

11.  How online study skills support can help students in transition Claire Hardman

12.  Developing learnership: engaging experienced students as academic mentors in support of first year transition Kay Sambell and Linda Graham

15.30 – 16.00 Break

16.00 – 16.45 Parallel Session 3

13.  Feedback experiences of post graduate students: making the transition Helen Boulton and Alison Hramiak

14.  Connecting, engaging and stimulating academic staff to meet the challenge of building real-world learning into all curricula Sara Briscoe and Gill Tunney

15.  Understanding student engagement through the student journey in higher education Colin Bryson and Christine Hardy

16.  HE/school curriculum partnerships for transition James Machell and Lou Comerford-Boyes


18.  Finding the ‘fail points’ – bridging the gap between staff and student perceptions Julie England, Stephen Powell and Sue Burkinshaw

17.00 – 18.00  Optional Sessions - choices to be made on the day

UK quality code for higher education: contribute to its chapter on learning and teaching
  Harriet Barnes and Tim Burton, Quality Assurance Agency 

Engaging with the literature to help us engage students better with their learnng journey   Ranald Macdonald 

Seeking publication in the International Journal for Academic Development (IJAD) Mick Healey

a)  The student ambassador “engagement roadmap” – web based transition and employability support   Janet Midgley
b)  Journeying and blending: study visits, learning objects and interdisiplinary links   Dominic Corrywright and Tom Cosgrove 

A walk around Chester

18.30 – 19.30 SEDA AGM


20.00  DINNER 

Day Two: Friday 18th May 2012 

08.15 – 09.00 Breakfast for people new to SEDA to come and find out about what SEDA does

09.15 – 09.30 Welcome to day 2

09.30 – 10.15 Keynote Address: Why am I here? Why should I stay? Becka Colley, University of Bradford

10.15 – 10.45 Break

10.45 – 12.15  Parallel Session 4

19.  From expert to novice: open educational resources (OERs) for unpacking discipline-based ways of thinking, learning and practising Helen King, Jane Hughes and Colleen McKenna

20. Supporting student transition: a labyrinth journey   Jan Sellers

21.  Learning to achieve professional, research and employability skills Rosemary Tomkinson and Bland Tomkinson

22.  The student voice in staff development through student-led appreciative inquiry for inclusion Elle Snell, John Peters and Caroline Tutton

23.  Academics and students sharing views on pedagogy: issues in participatory research for academic professional development Julie Hall and Jo Peat and Supporting student journeys: evaluating routes to success Allia Wilson and Louise Naylor

24.  Students as researchers Elizabeth Dunne and Derfel Owen and Becoming a student as researcher   Lena Henderson and Dasha Zhurauskaya

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 14.00  Parallel Session 5 

25.  Students informing the curriculum through participation in revalidation Avril Honan and Roisín Curran

26.  Student employability through curriculum embedded student enterprise Ann Nortcliffe

27.  Using vignettes to address sterotypes and preconceptions about students Celia Popovic

28.  First to final year: how was your journey? Julie-Anne Regan and Lola Adegbulu

29.  Dialogue days Mandy Asghar

14.15 – 15.15 Closing Keynote: Helen Walkington

15.15 – 15.30 Summing up and close

15.35 – 15.45 Tea and Depart   
A member of the International Consortium for Educational Development
Registered charity no. 1089537
Registered company no. 3709481