Category: Conferences & Events

What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 2

hands laid across a tree trunk

From 6-7 July 2022, I was lucky enough to attend AdvanceHE’s Teaching and Learning conference, hosted at Northumbria University in Newcastle. In this blog, Part 2, I will discuss the session I attended on peer mentoring. In Part 1, I talked about a session I attended on duoethnography. As I mentioned in my first blog…Continue Reading What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 2

Wicked, wicked educationalist massive

Alt this activity card: Ask students to write alternative text (Alt-Text) for a provocative image relating to the subject. Encourage students to create a meaningful description and consider any assumptions and bias that may arise while doing this.

Last month, I was fortunate to attend and present at the Advance HE Teaching & Learning conference 2022 with my colleague Maria Kaffa, the rising star in our digital accessibility team. The overarching theme across all three days of the conference was on Enhancing student success through student engagement. I attended some sensational sessions, but…Continue Reading Wicked, wicked educationalist massive

Reflections on hybridising the Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange

In-room and Zoom participants wave to each other

The Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange, a community event to support the sharing of effective teaching practice within the school, has evolved in format since the first one in 2018. Co-hosted by Dr Martin Rich and LEaD, they began as fully in-person events and moved online in the summer of 2020. We are now organising…Continue Reading Reflections on hybridising the Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange

Digifest 2022 in six screenshots

Screenshot of Ed Fidoe, CEO of the London Interdisciplinary School, talk at Digifest. Depicts screenshot of curriculum map from a typical LIS module.

In the HE digital education conferencing and events space, 2022 has been marked by gradual returns to in-person activities as well as, in some cases, their hybridisation. This was in sharp contrast to the emergency shift to online conferencing (or outright cancellation) that many saw in 2020 and the attempts to improve on and extend…Continue Reading Digifest 2022 in six screenshots

What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 1

black and white photo of two people looking at each other, backs towards the viewer

From 6-7 July 2022, I was lucky enough to attend AdvanceHE’s Teaching and Learning conference, hosted at Northumbria University in Newcastle. In this blog, Part 1, I will discuss our experience of presenting at the conference, and in Part 2, I will detail my experience of peer mentoring in this conference. The theme of this…Continue Reading What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 1

Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Health’s Got Talent is back   After a pandemic-related pause of two years, Health’s Got Talent (HGT) returned on 14th July in a new hybrid format. HGT is the School of Health and Psychological Sciences’ (SHPS) showcase event for celebrating and sharing good practice in teaching and learning. Staff from each of the school’s six…Continue Reading Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Lessons learnt from running a hybrid conference

Conference delegates in a room listen to a presentation, while other delegates listen via Zoom

On June 29th, LEaD held its Learning At City conference. After skipping a year in 2020 and holding the conference wholly online in 2021, this year we were able to return to the in-person experience. However, having seen how hosting conferences online increased the opportunity for people to attend, we also wanted to offer the…Continue Reading Lessons learnt from running a hybrid conference

Learning at City 2022 – Should I stay or should I go?

People in a conference theatre laughing and smiling towards the presenter

Are you wondering if you should attend the Learning at City Conference? Take a look back at conferences past:       With the Learning at City conference 2022 on the horizon at the end of June let’s take a look back at some of our previous posts and resources from past conferences: Way back…Continue Reading Learning at City 2022 – Should I stay or should I go?

From the Archive: Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

From the DA team: this blog was originally published on 20 July 2021. We are re-sharing the post to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022.  The Project On the 8th of June 2021, Breshna Rani and I have been tasked with coming up with a template for transcripts to be approved by the Senior Educational Technologist…Continue Reading From the Archive: Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

Welcome to Global Accessibility Awareness Month!

On behalf of City’s Digital Accessibility Working Group, I am delighted to welcome you to our celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day taking place during the month of May. Global Accessibility Awareness Day has been taking place on the third Thursday in May since 2011 and aims to “get everyone talking, thinking and learning about…Continue Reading Welcome to Global Accessibility Awareness Month!