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Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, 8th September, 2017

Middlesex University’s 17th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, ‘Teaching in a Time of Uncertainty’ will take place on Friday 8th September at the Hendon Campus.

The Conference will consider ‘uncertainty’ in Higher Education, its implications for learning and teaching and the tools we as educators use to navigate this landscape. Underpinning the conference is an appreciation of the rapidly changing HE policy context and its impact on our teaching practices.

We will explore practices that aim to take back control in this challenging environment – putting the focus on the growing requirement to capture metrics to drive evidence-backed interventions; the positioning of employability as a measure of learning gain; the opportunities and challenges of technology for teaching and learning; the benefits of diversity and the maintenance of the public responsibilities of universities.

All staff are encouraged to; attend, debate, share good practice and network, exploring some of the central issues through a series of keynote sessions, workshops, presentations and virtual posters.

Call for contributions

Submissions are invited in the following themes:
  • Reviewing/unpacking policy
  • Diversity as a resource for student success
  • Navigating uncertainty with data
  • Technologies for teaching/technologies for learning
  • Employability in the hourglass: preparing students for lifelong employability

Submissions are encouraged to:
  • consider multiple perspectives (staff, students, employers, policy)
  • demonstrate evidence and impact

Submission deadline has been extended to 18th April. For more information see or contact Deeba Gallacher (

Please note registration will open during May once the conference programme has been finalised.

Past Conferences

Over the years the conference has addressed topics such as creativity, globalisation, digital literacy, student engagement and retention, diversity, assessment and feedback and the role of learning technologies in learning, teaching and assessment.

If you would like to find out more about a particular conference, please select the relevant year from the table below where you can find links to the the conference websites and blogs. The blogs contain reports and videos from most of the sessions, session resources and other relevant information.

Conference Theme



'Unpacking Teaching Excellence'
'Revisiting Assessment'


'Creative Curriculum'


'Death of the Dissertation? 21st Century Approaches to Critical Enquiry'


'The Learning Planet: A Guide to Global Education'