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Nottingham Trent University 2015 Course Leader Conference

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Annual conference for Nottingham Trent University Course Leaders.

  • From: Thursday 14 May 2015, 12 am
  • To: Thursday 14 May 2015, 12 am
  • Location: CPLD Suite, Chaucer building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 11 May 2017, 12.00 am
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Event details

Annual conference for Nottingham Trent University course leaders.

Sharing practice, building networks, learning together and developing your course.

The Keynote address was given by:

André van Zyl, University of Johannesburg, The case for epistemological access: supporting learning of a diverse student body in South African higher education.

Dr André van Zyl is the Director of Academic Development the University of Johannesburg (UJ), where his areas of interest include factors that affect successful student transition and progression. He was instrumental in establishing the UJ First Year Experience initiative, a data-driven project aimed at ensuring all students have an equal and a reasonable chance of success. Focussing on the concept of epistemological access, his talk will present case studies from three contrasting disciplines to illustrate how UJ works to create access to learning and to knowledge for all of its students, regardless of prior experience.

The conference also featured presentations, workshops and activities contributed by course leaders, the Vice-Chancellor and other colleagues from across NTU.

Resources from conference sessions can be found by clicking on the Multimedia tab.


This event is in the past. Resources from conference sessions can be found by clicking on the multimedia tab (above).

Start time: 9 am (Registration from 8.30 am)

End time: 4 pm

Event details: download the programme PDF icon .

The conference will include contributions from representatives of around 20 different courses across NTU, as well as from professional services and guests.

Parallel sessions will comprise a mix of workshops and presentations, with the emphasis on activities and discussions. Topics will include:

  • enriching society - using course design to tackle grand challenges
  • building and nurturing a course community
  • research-teaching links - informing curricula and creating outputs
  • understanding and addressing disparities in student progression and attainment
  • discussion of NTU's C21U strategic plan with the Vice-Chancellor.

The exhibition area will feature displays and activities from NTU's Times and Guardian HE award-winners and other innovative projects.

Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea and cake provided.

Download the programme PDF icon .
Course Leader Quiz - The AnswersWord icon

2014 Course Leader Conference resources


The case for epistemological accessPDF icon
Andre Van Zyl, University of Johannesburg

Session materials

Modelling knowhow to inform and support course design and delivery
Richard Howarth, Jon Sloper and John Fredricks

Modelling knowhow to inform and support course design and deliveryPDF icon

Grading matrices: making them work for staff and students
Sue Kirk, Carley foster and Kamilah Jooganah

Understanding and addressing disparities in student progression and attainment
Sarah Lawther and Angie Pears

Course committees: focus on engagement and enhancementStuart Jolly

The Multidisciplinary Masters: challenges of creating community on a cross-university course
Angela Vickerstaff and Sarah Gibbons

Enhancing the curriculum through internationalisation
Rose Gann, Clare Newstead and Sandra Kirk

Embedding education for sustainable development into course design
Aldilla Dharmasasmita, Seraphina Brown and Helen Puntha

Teaching, learning and the self: epistemological access at NTICElisabeth Grindel, Rebecca Thomas, Marco Baglieri

Dashboard pilot: findings and implications for practiceEd Foster

Enriching society: using course design to tackle grand challengesJames Walker, Murray Pratt, Petra Molthan-Hill, Jan Lincoln and Josephine Mmojieje

Using data to inform change: implications for course reportingSusannah Lamb

Research-teaching links: informing curricula and creating outputs
Natalie Braber, Cassie White and Jacqueline Boyd

Course leader needs: help shape the content and design of a signpost resourceAlison Steward and Udaramati Pope

Resource to follow

Moving beyond SCALE-UP: integrating learning approaches in non-SCALE-UP roomsWalter Nowlan, Martin Seviour, Jo Boylan-Kemp, Vanessa Cui and Sandeep Gakhal

Challenges and solutions for non-standard coursesPolly Pick and Rebecca Rock

Resources to follow

Location details


CPLD Suite, Chaucer building


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

Past event

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