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Welcome to the St Mary's Festival of Learning and Teaching 2021.

Expertise in higher education: reshaping post-pandemic learning and teaching

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Programme for Day 1: Thursday 24th June 2021, 9.15am-4.30pm

9.15-10.30am: Opening Session 

  • Opening Session Zoom Link
  • 9.15 - 9.30am Opening Address by Anthony McClaran, Vice-Chancellor of St Mary's University Twickenham.
  • 9.30 - 10.30am [Keynote Speech] Developing Expertise for Teaching in Higher Education.
    Dr Helen King, Deputy Director of Academic Practice at the University of the West of England).

10.30-10.45am: Tea Break

10.45-11.45am: Parallel Sessions 2 and 3

  • Session 2 Zoom link
  • [2a] 10.45am: Undergraduate Writing Retreats to Support Engagement and Performance.
    Sian Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Business Management, Solent University.
  • [2b] 11.15am: Investigating how 'personal writing chests' can support undergraduate trainee teachers in developing a ‘teacher as writer’ identity.
    Kerry Assemakis, Lecturer Primary English, St. Mary’s University; Finola Utton, Senior Lecturer Primary English, Primary English Lead, St Mary’s University.
  • Session 3 Zoom link
  • [3a] 10.45am: The expertise of the collective: collaborating and creating as a holistic team.
    Jennie Blake, Head of Teaching and Learning Development, University of Manchester.
  • [3b] 11.15am: A cross-department collaborative approach to enhance undergraduate and postgraduate student experience and understanding through evidence informed practice.
    Jessica Boyd, Lecturer, Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development, St Mary’s University; Kirsty Harding, Senior Lecturer, Secondary PGCE Physical Education, St Mary’s University; Jamie Ribolla, Lecturer, Secondary PGCE Physical Education, St Mary’s University.

11.45am-12pm: Tea Break

12-1pm: Parallel Sessions 4 and 5

  • Session 4 Zoom link
  • [4] 12.00pm: Roundtable: Expertise in Doctoral Studies: A conversation between PGR students and Supervisors.
    Nicholas Ellsworth, Fiona Leggat, Sunita Keari, Ciara Everard (Postgraduate research students, St Mary’s University); Ross Wadey, Programme Director MSc Applied Sport Psychology, St Mary’s University; Michelle Paull, Senior Lecturer in Drama, St Mary’s University.
  • Session 5 Zoom link
  • [5a] 12.00pm Workshop: Polishing the lens: Dual Professionalism and the Future of HE Lecturing.
    Geoffrey Hughes, Academic and Professional Development Consultant, De Montfort University.
  • [5b] 12.30pm: The Simulated Work Placement: A new way to increase student employability.
    Lucy Steptoe, Lecturer, Centre for Workplace Learning, Employability Services, St Mary’s University; Maxine Edwards, Student Placement Lead, Employability Services, St Mary’s University; Lucy Kenny, St Mary’s University student (BA Education and Social Science)

1-2pm Lunch Break

2-3pm Parallel Sessions 6 and 7

  • Session 6 Zoom link
  • [6a] 2.00pm: BME male students and strategies for retention: the business case for a Retention Toolkit.
    Zahida Shah, Senior Lecturer, PG Masters Dissertations Coordinator, Solent University; Sarah Tarby, Associate Lecturer, Solent University.
  • [6b] 2.30pm: Lockdown learning in postgraduate education research degrees: experience, learning and becoming.
    Dr Mark Price, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education, St Mary’s University; Dr Hyleen Mariaye, Associate Professor, Mauritius Institute of Education.
  • Session 7 Zoom link
  • [7] 2.00pm: Discussion group: Using change as an opportunity for growth
    Rahila Puthan Peediyakaal, Shaun Smith, Valentina Villa Yepes (Undergraduate students at St Mary’s University).

33.30pm Tea Break

3.30-4.30pm Parallel Session 8 and 9

  • Session 8 Zoom link
  • [8a] 3.30pm: Moving on from mute buttons and breakout rooms: Educating sport coaches in the digital age.
    Claire Mulvenna, Lecturer Sport Coaching and Physical Education, St Mary’s University; Tom Hounsell, Senior Lecturer & Programme Director Foundation, BSc & MSc Football programmes, St Mary's University.
  • [8b] 4.00pm: 'Off to the breakout room!' Fostering peer-to-peer academic support in the online learning environment.
    Shabana Marshall, Senior Lecturer - MA Education, St Mary’s University; Matthew Dell, Senior Lecturer - MA Education, St Mary’s University.
  • Session 9a and 9b Zoom link
  • Session 9c Zoom link (passcode: 153521)
  • [9a] 3.30pm: Lightning talk: #Geog-remote-teaching - adapting to the virtual classroom.
    Sophie Wilson, Senior Lecturer Secondary Geography, St Mary’s University; Agnes Simic, St Mary's PGCE Secondary Geography Trainee, Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College; Rachel McEneaney, St Mary's PGCE Secondary Geography Trainee, Richmond Park Academy
  • [9b] 3.45pm: Lightning talk: Online lesson content creation: A collaboration between St Marys undergraduate students and a local SEND school (during Covid-19).
    Jessica Boyd, Lecturer (Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development), St Mary’s University; Andrew Stopher, Senior Lecturer (Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development), St Mary’s University; Dr Michelle Flemmons, (Senior Lecturer, Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development), St Mary’s University.
  • [9c] 4.00pm: Spring Journal - reshaping the pandemic in cathartic form.
    Mark Griffin, Head of Drama, St Mary’s University.

4.30pm: Close of Day 1