Call made for Student Education Conference 2020 papers

Details have been announced about how colleagues can get involved in next year’s Student Education Conference (SEC).

Hundreds of academics attended last year’s Student Education Conference

Hundreds of academics attended last year’s Student Education Conference. September 2019

Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is inviting contributions for #SEC2020 (please use the hashtag for any social media), which will explore ‘student success’ as its theme.

Keynote speakers for the conference, which takes place on campus on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 January 2020, have been announced.

Dr Michael Tomlinson, Associate Professor in Education and Director of the Professional Doctorate in Education at the University of Southampton, will present a talk on graduate capital of employability, while Dr Meera Sabaratnam, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Chair of the Decolonising School of Oriental and Africa Studies Working Group, will speak on decolonising the curriculum.

And submissions for abstracts are now open.

Professor Tina Overton, LITE Director, said: “We are very much excited to be able to announce such engaging and relevant keynote speakers for #SEC2020.

“Both Michael and Meera are recognised and respected in their fields and I’m delighted we were able to secure them for our conference.

“We’ll be announcing our conference programme in due course, so please keep a lookout across our LITE Twitter account for further information, and we now look forward to receiving and reading your abstracts.”

Keynote speakers Dr Michael Tomlinson and Dr Meera Sabaratnam. September 2019Keynote speakers Dr Michael Tomlinson and Dr Meera Sabaratnam 

Sessions across the two days, for which submissions are now being accepted, include:

  • snap sessions – one unanimated slide for up to three minutes
  • oral sessions – 10-minute presentation, with five minutes for additional discussion/questions
  • interactive workshops – one-hour interactive session; and
  • exhibits – a poster/stand in Parkinson Court.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 7 October. Complete the online form to apply or contact LITE for further information.

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