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.

2019 Conference


The 2019 USW Learning and Teaching conference has an overarching theme of Engagement. We hope to illuminate the varied forms that engagement takes at the institution and so we invite you to share details of innovative work undertaken with a range of stakeholders, including students, external partners and policy makers.

Please see the call for papers below.

Within the general theme of engagement we welcome proposals (maximum 300 words) from individuals and teams which analyse/demonstrate/explain how they are working to engage others within their practice. Possible themes include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • 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.

Contributions (from individuals and teams) are invited in any of the following formats: poster (A1), academic paper (20 mins), lightning talks (6 mins) and workshop (45 mins). We also welcome contributions for a sandpit session looking at future explorations of how curricula can enhance engagement.

Please complete the form via the link below to submit your contribution for the conference by 27 March 2019.

Abstracts can be submitted in either Welsh or English.

Online registration will open in April 2019.

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

2018 Conference

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

2017 Conference

The Learning & Teaching Conference 2017 was held at Treforest Conference Centre on June 29th 2017.

2016 Conference

The Learning & Teaching Conference 2016 was held at Treforest Conference Centre on 30th June 2016.

2015 conference

The Learning & Teaching Conference 2015 was held at Treforest Conference Centre on 18th June 2015.

“The learning and teaching conference was truly inspirational and for many there gave an opportunity to share not just ideas but their passions. The task now is to spread the joy, and make sure we keep the dialogue going in Schools and courses, so that we keep the pot boiling around enhancement. Thanks to those staff who put the event together. It was a triumph!” 
– Dr Ben Calvert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Learning, Teaching & Student Experience.