SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2018

Understanding and improving the student experience: making a real difference in the new age of metrics

10 May 2018 - 11 May 2018

Location: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Leeds

Professor Claire Taylor, FSEDA, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education, Wrexham Glyndŵr University 


Claire is an educationalist with nearly 30 years’ experience working with learners across different sectors. She is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education at Wrexham Glyndŵr University. Previously she was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at St Mary’s University, London and also held senior roles at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. Prior to working in higher education, Claire held teaching and leadership positions within the schools’ sector. Claire is a Fellow of SEDA and a previous Conference and Events Committee Co-Chair; she is currently a member of the editorial team for Educational Developments. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Professional Affiliate Member of the Chartered College of Teaching. Claire is a UK Teaching Excellence Framework Assessor and Panel member and sits on the Higher Education Funding Council for England National Student Survey Advisory Group, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales Committee for Student Opportunity and Achievement, and Universities Wales Learning and Teaching Advisory Group.


David Kernohan, Associate Editor, Wonkhe


David Kernohan is Associate Editor of Wonkhe. Until June 2016, he worked at Jisc as a programme manager and senior codesign manager. He has written, presented, and researched widely on open educational practice, online courses, and the future of learning technology. A regular ALT-C presenter, David is currently co-chair of the OER18 conference, to be held in Bristol in April 2017

At HEFCE he was part of a team responsible for the delivery of the Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) programme, and contributed to the creation of the Higher Education Academy, Prior to this, he worked for the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) on academic staff development.  As Wonkhe’s Associate Editor, David has responsibility for the development and delivery of a variety of editorial content. His key areas of wonkishness include teaching quality enhancement policy, funding policy, sector agency politics and history, research policy, and the use of technology and data in Higher Education.

David has written for Wonkhe since it was founded in 2011, and also maintains a personal blog.

Dr John Robinson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Students, University of York


John Robinson is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Students at the University of York. He is an electronic engineer with research and design contributions in image processing. He became PVC in 2012 after four years as Head of Department of Electronics at York where he has been a professor since 2000. Before that he held an Industrial Research Chair at Memorial University of Newfoundland, founding a spinout company, and previously worked for the University
of Waterloo and Bell-Northern Research. He has a BSc in maths from Durham, MSc and PhD in engineering from Essex, and an MPhil in the humanities from Memorial.



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