Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching Conference

Learning and Teaching Conference

USW holds regular Learning and Teaching conferences to celebrate and share the good practice in learning, teaching and assessment undertaken across the University group and its strategic partners.

After the success of the inaugural 2015 conference the event became annual and additional, specialist, conferences are also held at different points in the year for senior managers and for specific subject disciplines.

2020:  ‘Building Connections and Embracing Diversity’ – How does technology help?

The new date for the learning and teaching conference is 14th – 16th July.

This year’s conference is about forging networks in an increasingly diverse higher education environment. We will explore the place of technology in its broadest sense, from ‘low-tech’ to more complex scenarios, in enabling the University’s 2030 vision. We are particularly interested in hearing about examples and lessons learnt that exemplify collaboration, inclusion and sustainability.

As we will not be able to run the conference in the usual format, we would like to use this as an opportunity to share and reflect on how everyone has enabled learning to take place in exceptional circumstances.

The theme remains the same, but we want to create a Festival of Learning where we can celebrate how we have all engaged with technology in ways we could never have imagined previously.

 The conference will run over 3 days with keynotes, webinars and workshops available for you to join alongside some Faculty focused sessions. All sessions will be available online for you to take part in real time, or to watch at a time to suit you.

We hope you will want to tell us your stories and join in.

2020 Schedule


Details of past conferences, along with any programmes, recordings, posters and images from the day are available below.

2019: "USW, an engaging University”

The 2019 USW Learning and Teaching conference had an overarching theme of Engagement:

  • Community engagement  - at local, national and international levels;
  • Student engagement  - for example, in creation of curricula, projects and use of technology;  
  • Stakeholder engagement -  with businesses, USWSU;
  • Collegiate engagement – examples of working with colleagues that take an inter/transdisciplinary approach.

2018 Conference

The Learning & Teaching Conference 2018 was held at Treforest Conference Centre on June 29th 2018.