Final programme

bltc-poster-final2Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, Wednesday 14 June 2017 ‘Working together: impacts and challenges’


9.00 – 9.25 Registration, tea/coffee (JHB Union Square)
9.25-9.40 Introduction and conference opening (Union Hall) – Julie McLeod will open the conference and announce the Brookes’ TEF result
9.40-10.20 Plenary session – Professor Richard Hall, ‘The really open university: working together as open academic commons’ (Union Hall)
Break-out session strands JHB203

Staff and student collaborations


Peer projects


Transnational networks and partnerships


Inclusive and diverse practices

10.30-10.40 Introduction by co-convenors of strand: Will Roberts and Ben Franks Introduction by co-convenors of strand: Berry O’Donovan and Claire Jones Introduction by co-convenors of strand: Mary Deane and Mary Kitchener Introduction by co-convenors: Neil Currant and Shirley Shipman
10.40-11.10 Session 1 Rose Scofield and student Jess Crombie – How do staff inspire students to submit research to conferences and for publication? A study of equine students (Science)

(60 min workshop)

Dan Croft and Linda Coombes– Do reading lists deliver learning outcomes? (Library) Roger Dalrymple, Aaron Isted and Patrick Alexander – Taking CPD across boundaries and borders (Education) Pras Ramluggun and Mary Lacy – Lived experiences of MH nursing students

(60 min workshop session)


11.15-11.45 Session 2 Andrea Macrae and students Suzie Wright and John Baldwin

– Peer expression mentoring – what, how, why and what it can do for your students (English Literature)

Mbakeh Camara and Natasha Robinson – Reaching out to the Gambia (LLM students working for Be Inspired Internationally OBSEA funded project)
11.45-12.00 Tea/Coffee in Union Square
12.05-12.35 Session 3 Laura Novo de Azevedo and students Swara Shah, Avar Almukhtar – Questioning perceived staff-student hierarchies for engaging with international professional practice as a co-curricular activity. (Urban Design) Gabby Barody and students Stephanie White and Sam Mayall – Can experienced students make a difference to new students by supporting supervised skills and simulations?  (Workshop session) (Paramedics) Ahmed Masoud – Transnational education: opportunities and challenges


Louise Bunce – Undergraduate student ‘consumer’ approaches to learning and academic performance  (Psychology)
12.40-1.10 Session 4 JHB203

Elise Alexander and Gillian Lake – Designing a UMP programme in partnership with students (Early Childhood)


Jon Martin and Ruth Powell– Making a TEL unit together (University of the Arts)


Hanako Fujino- Perceptions of Japanese language teachers and learners in the UK: the role of intercultural understanding (Japanese studies)


Jonathan White – Feedback with international students – drawing on prior experiences, making future practice (OBI)

1.15-2.00pm Lunch in Gallery Restaurant – Interactive sessions/ posters: Marc Howe and Richard Francis-Festival and community of learning; Posters: Louise Bunce-Supporting BME students; Hannah Hibbert and Carlos Fresneda- Stress factors for Maths students
2.00-2.30 Session 5 Hannah Hibbert (student) and Carlos Fresneda – No more Maths, please! The complex reality of anxiety in Maths degrees


Mary Davis and Peter Saunders – Using Sketch Engine to raise awareness of disciplinary differences: a cross-departmental PETAL project (OBI) George Roberts and Richard Francis – Walk and talk workshop (OCSLD and Learning Resources) Kate Harford – Religion and belief in the classroom: implications and how to avoid discrimination (Wellbeing)
2.35-3.05 Session 6 Richard Summers- IQ The elephant in the room that undermines staff-student collaboration (Workshop session) (CrowdCat Science Director) Gina Dalton, Judie Gannon, Jeannie Fawcitt, Clare Martin, Rebecca Gee – There’s more to mentoring than you think – raising the profile and supporting mentoring at Brookes  SESE2 Project (Multiple departments) Lorraine Whatley, Joseph Hartland, Lowri Evans and Claire French –

Inter-professional palliative care simulation from diagnosis to death (Nursing)

Fiona Watkins, Sara Hannam, Mariama Sheriff, Fiona Kelner, Hellen Barton, Judith Piggott – Meeting the challenge of diversity: inclusive teaching and learning practice PESE2 Project (Workshop session) (Multiple departments)
3.10-3.40 Session 7 Stephen Spain – Kids teaching teachers (remote presentation from Australia) (Brookes alumnus)
3.45-4.00 Conference round-up: plenary speaker, strand convenors and delegates (Chakrabarti)