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.

In response to your feedback, this new format allows us to take advantage of the facilities at several sites, as well as giving you the opportunity to pick your own sessions and build your own programme 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, June 2020

Building on the success of the 2019 Festivals of Learning, we are currently planning the next Festival of Learning for June 2020.

There will be plenty of interactive activities in an attempt to reduce the focus on the standard presentation format: writing cafes, book club, networking 'mingles’ and back by popular demand - games for learning.

If you would like to be involved in the Festival, in our Steering Group, or you have ideas for themes, please email academicpractice@uwe.ac.uk 


Colleagues felt the June 2019 Festival of Learning had an impact on their practice and 92% of respondents said their expectations of the Festival were met or exceeded:

"I learnt a lot from the talks I attended and will put my learning into practice immediately."

"Great for sharing good practice with colleagues and building networking links."

"The BAME reading group was very informative and will change my practice."

"I can put some of the things I learned/had the opportunity to think about into practice straight away."

"I have already followed up with contacts for collaboration based on the session I attended."

"It gave me ways to improve students' engagement."

View resources from previous events

View this year's conference resources to access presentations and download posters.

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