Solent Learning Teaching and Research Conference June 2023
- CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Solent Learning, Teaching & Research Conference 2023
‘Making Waves: Informed Practices in Learning, Teaching and Research
at Solent University’
14 June 2023
Submit your proposal for a poster presentation or full presentation here.
Submission deadline extended to 31st March!
- SUBMIT YOUR POSTER PROPOSAL BY 31 March 2023
Solent University invite all staff and students to join us for a day of practice-sharing, discussions and inspiration centred around informed practices in learning, teaching and research at Solent University. This includes staff and postgraduate student research, and good practices that expose our students at all levels to research content and activities and actively engage them in these. These may include:
- Collaborating with students and/or encouraging collaboration amongst students to allow for the successful co-creation of knowledge
- Collaborative learning projects across departments, subject areas and cohorts
- Enhancing student experiences through meaningful activities that address real-world issues and therefore promote employability
- Innovative ways of sharing knowledge amongst the wider research community at Solent University that includes students and staff
- Showcasing key stakeholder roles and their responsibilities as they contribute to the delivery of excellent student experiences e.g., Course Leaders and Level Leaders
- Learning, teaching and research practices aimed at improving inclusivity, widening participation and closing attainment gaps
- Initiatives and activities that advance academic and industry-related skills such as digital literacy, confidence, and networking
- Postgraduate or wider research at any stage and in any subject area.
We are interested to hear how your practices or research have made or will make a difference to the students or wider research community at Solent University. In particular, we encourage contributions that are co-produced and presented with UG or PG students and those produced. The conference also marks an excellent opportunity for PGR students to showcase their progress and receive valuable feedback. We also welcome applications from individual staff and PGR students, from colleagues presenting with other staff, from PGR students presenting with other PGR students, and from staff presenting with their PGR, UG or PGT students.
We offer two routes for presenting: a poster presentation as part of a larger poster exhibition, or a 15-minute full presentation. Either not only allow you to showcase your work and share it with others, but they are intended to enable you to receive feedback and build your profile and skills. You will also have the opportunity to attend development workshops on either mid-career research profile development or the transition from postgraduate research study to an academic career, as well as a keynote speech by Professor Kathleen Quinlan.
If you are interested in presenting, either through a poster or a full presentation, then use this link to sign-up.
For questions about the conference, please contact SLTI (email@example.com) or Professor Sabrina Vieth (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
This schedule may be subject to change.
9.15 – 9.30
Welcome by Professor Syamantak Bhattacharya, Provost of the University
9.30 – 11.00
11.00 – 12.00
‘Mid-career academics research profile development’
Speaker: Professor Jane Creaton (University of Portsmouth)
‘So you want to be an academic?’ (for PGR students)
Jane Austin Lecture Hall
Palmerston Lecture Hall
12.00 - 13.00
Break - Lunch
13.00 – 14.00
Keynote speech ‘Strengthening five key relationships in learning in higher education: what, why and how’
Speaker: Professor Kathleen Quinlan (University of Kent)
14.00 – 14.15
Break - Coffee
14.15 – 15.15
Full presentations 1
15.15 – 15.30
15.30 – 16.30
Full presentations 2
16.30 – 17.00
Closing speech and remarks, followed by drinks
- IMPORTANT DATESSubmission form closes2 March 2023, final extension to 31 March 2023Decisions announced28 April 2023Resubmissions12 May 2023Conference14 June 2023
Professor Kathleen M. Quinlan
Kathleen M. Quinlan, PhD PFHEA is Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent, UK. She has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 book chapters, and two books, including How Higher Education Feels: Commentaries on Poems that Illuminate Emotion in Learning and Teaching (Sense, 2016). Her research is broadly in the areas of learning, teaching, assessment, and student engagement in higher education. She specialises in research on students’ holistic development, including the ways in which curriculum and instruction can support students’ interest.
In the past 10 years, she has been principal investigator on grants from the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes, NERUPI, the Royal Academy of Engineering HE STEM Programme, and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, as well as co-investigator on projects funded by Advance HE and the Higher Education Careers Services Unit.
Summary Keynote Speech 'Strengthening five key relationships in learning in higher education: what, why and how'
Higher education research and practice tends to privilege thinking; only recently has there been greater attention to the role of emotions in learning. I argue that attending to key relationships in higher education allows us to highlight the human dimensions of education and promote learning through productive emotions, particularly students’ interest. I outline and illustrate five key relationships I have explored through a series of studies and briefly suggest how educators might enhance each of these key relationships (Quinlan, 2011; Quinlan, 2016a; Quinlan, 2016b; Quinlan, 2019; Quinlan & Salmen, 2019; Thomas & Quinlan, 2022; Quinlan & Renninger, 2022).
Professor Jane Creaton
Jane Creaton is a Professor of Higher Education in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her expertise is in doctoral education, particularly professional doctorates and mental health and wellbeing. She was Principal Investigator on a funded project Postgraduate Research Student Mental Health and Wellbeing (supported by £150,000 from the Office for Students Catalyst Fund) which was completed in January 2020. Jane became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2016 and a National Teaching Fellow in 2019. She currently chairs the Vitae Working Group on Mental Health and Wellbeing and is a member of the Governing Council of The Society for Research into Higher Education.
Jane's broad area of research interest is higher education and my current research projects focus on PGR mental health and wellbeing, the impact of professional doctorates in the workplace and leadership and management in higher education. She contributes to the Graduate School Development Programme and supervisor training programme.
Workshop title: 'Mid Career Academics: Profiles and Pathways'