Monthly Archives: June 2011

LDC Blog June 2011


Welcome to the June LDC blog. In the blog this month:


  • Learning at City Conference
  • Research Symposium  
  • CitySpace Closure
  • Good Morning City


Learning at City Conference  23rd June 2011 – Open for registration now

Following the excellent response to last month’s call for abstracts, the programme for the 3rd annual Learning at City Conference has been confirmed and is available via the LDC website.

We are very pleased to announce that this year’s key note will be given by Aaron Porter, President of the National Union of Students.

Papers and workshops will focus on feedback strategies, using learning technology to enhance learner engagement and learning support. The sessions will include examples of research and development, demonstrations where appropriate and opportunities for questions and discussion on how this might be used by others.

The Students’ Union will be arranging a panel discussion with students presenting on topics such as assessment, personal tutors and positive learning experiences.

There will also be the Learning and Teaching Awards ceremony where Learning and Teaching prizes and Student Voice Awards will be presented by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Curran.
All staff are eligible for an award, so please come along to find out who the winners are.

The event will run all day from 9.15am, starting in the Students’ Union, to 5pm, followed by a drinks reception.

Please read through the programme and sign up to your choice of sessions here: 


Research Symposium – 22nd June 2011

Registration is now open for the 1st annual postgraduate Research Symposium, an all-day event featuring presentations from postgraduate research students. Students from across the range of schools will be presenting their research, with a wide variety of topics being explored. The event aims to provide an opportunity for staff to network and share enthusiasm for research with their peers. The symposium will be opened by Professor Dinos Arcoumanis.

To register please visit the Learning Development Centre Website:


Good Morning City Seminar – The Young Ones; Inducting New Students to the University  27th July 2011, 8.30-9.30am

The next in our Good Morning City seminar series takes place on Wednesday 27thJuly as a webinar on adobe connect so you will need your headsets on at your desks.  This session will look at the student induction process at City with a specific focus on supporting students at this time of significant change. There will be case studies and guest speakers, plus the opportunity to discuss your experiences with colleagues online. As this is an online session, places are limited, so book now at to avoid disappointment.






CitySpace Closure

Don’t forget that CitySpace will be closed on 1st September 2011.  Take the opportunity now to download all content that you need.  For more information, go to the Learning Development Centre website:


Dates for your diary

Learning at City Conference – Engaging Students in Learning – Thursday 23rd June 2011

Research Symposium – Wednesday 22nd June 2011

Good Morning City: The Young Ones; Inducting New Students to the University - Wednesday 27th  July 2011

Teaching and Learning Showcase: More imagination, less time

Improving student and staff experience in assessment and feedback

Tuesday 21st June 2011, Cass Business School, 2pm – 7pm