St Mary’s University, Twickenham is delighted to announce the annual Festival of Learning and Teaching on 24th-25th June.
The title for this year’s festival is ‘Expertise in Higher Education – reshaping post-pandemic learning and teaching’ and will be held online over two days. There will be a range of talks from staff, students and external contributors.
The event will open with a talk entitled ‘Developing Expertise for Teaching in Higher Education’ presented by Dr Helen King, Deputy Director of Academic Practice at the University of the West of England.
The festival will consider how the pandemic has reshaped higher education focusing on specific themes including the successes of deploying collaborative expertise to support students during the Coronavirus pandemic and the extent to which students are experts in their own learning and curricula. The festival will be an excellent opportunity for academic CPD and reflection on the past few months.
Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice at St Mary’s, Laura Minogue said “the past few months have challenged us all and so I was really thrilled to see the range of talks and workshops submitted for the Festival this year. We have been able to create a varied and stimulating programme comprising talks from academic and professional services staff as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students. I hope this event is an opportunity to come together to reflect on how we have all had to adapt not just our teaching and learning practices but our ways of interacting with each other. This Festival is a recognition and celebration of the dedication of St Mary’s staff and students and our guest speakers from the wider HE community”
Find out more and register for the event on the University website and follow regular festival updates on Twitter: #StMarysFLT2021