Festival of Learning

The UWE Bristol Learning and Teaching Conference was first held in 2011 and became an annual event. Now the Academic Practice Directorate is excited to build on its success with a new style of event.

The Festival of Learning will continue to provide a platform for those involved in teaching and supporting learning to communicate and share ideas about scholarship and good practice.

You said, we did…

Those who attended the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference in June were asked for their comments on replacing the one-day event with a Festival of Learning.

You asked for presence across UWE Bristol campuses and this new format allows us to take advantage of the facilities at several sites, as well as giving you the opportunity to cherry-pick events to fit in with your existing commitments. You can attend as much as you like in this flexible programme. The Festival of Learning is free to attend.

Festival of Learning, 25 February to 1 March 2019

Our aim is to create a buzz about Learning and Teaching to coincide with the NSS survey and we will link to the values of Feel Good February with sessions related to wellbeing and resilience. The event will also touch on the themes of employability and the Enhanced Year.

There will be more interactive activities than ever before in an attempt to reduce the focus on the standard presentation format - writing cafes, book club, pedagogic board games, and two networking lunches.

Confirmed contributions include keynotes by Professor David Read (University of Southampton) who argues for and against the use of lectures in modern university teaching, and Fabienne Vailes (University of Bristol) about the ‘Flourishing Student; an Enhancement Framework 101; and an update on the Grand Challenge with opportunities to become involved.

How to attend

Please register to book your place. 

View the Festival of Learning programme.  

If you have any queries, please contact academicpractice@uwe.ac.uk.

Attendee feedback

Over 180 people attended the seventh UWE Bristol Annual Learning and Teaching Conference “Learning and Teaching Conference 2018 – Building Learning Communities” on 7 June 2018. Delegates said:

"The range of excellent, committed and inspiring staff across UWE Bristol doing great work!" 

"Good presenters. V interesting. I learnt a lot that I want to take away and think about how I can implement it into my practice."

"Thank you for a very interesting day – a wonderful chance to learn."

View resources from the conference

View presentations, and download posters from this year's conference. Access conference resources.

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