Programme 2022

See below for the full HEFi22 Conference programme and parallel session abstracts for Monday 20th June.

Please see the dedicated conference website for more information.

Conference Programme 


Registration and Refreshments


Welcome Address



Ensuring Assessment and Feedback Enables Student Learning, Professor David Boud, Deakin University



Question and Answer Session, Professor David Boud, Deakin University


Break and Refreshments


Morning Parallel Sessions

See below for further session details, please indicate preferred session on booking


Lunch, Networking and Poster Presentations


Afternoon Parallel Sessions:

See below for further session details,  please indicate preferred session on booking


Break and Refreshments


Plenary Session

Share your questions and comments on the Conference with our panel of staff from across the University


Conference Close


Drinks Reception and Networking

Morning Parallel Sessions


Sustainable Education 1

1. Developing the curriculum leaders of tomorrow: Future proof, authentic assessment on the PGCHE—Marios Hadjianastasis

2. “How to embed Design Thinking into your teaching” - a train the trainer resources collaboratively designed between IBM and UoB—Helen Hook, Britta Binning and Keith Posner

3. Sharing best practice in civic leadership and enterprise education—Julian Panke

4. A year in civic leadership: Experiences from the pilot– Julian Panke and Lloyd Jenkins

Sustainable Education 2

1. Art and embryology: Lectures as films—Professor Alice Roberts

2. Will “opening up” our teaching resources make them more sustainable? - Gabi Witthaus

3. Using context and problem-based learning (C/PBL) approaches to support student skills development—Dylan Williams

4. The Co-creation of sustainability-focused, collaborative-learning hybrid modules with student, academic and external partners—Julia Myatt, Sebastian Watt and James Wheeley

Future Skills 1

1. Embedding self reflection for enhancing student skills development—Lesley Batty and Matt Edwards

2. Co-creating a future transferable skills course—Patricia Perlman-Dee, University of Manchester

3. Examining student perceptions of Covid-driven changes to laboratory education: Toward a “new normal” for engineering labs—Christopher Windows-Yule, Timothy Jackson, Iain Kings, Sam Cruchley and Phil Craven

4. Advancing engineering education through RILT in a 4th Industrial Revolution world—Richard Davies

Future Skills 2

1. “DigITal Matters”: A digital skills module—Mike Stanford

2. Digital devices: Enhancement or distraction? - Sarah Montano

3. Conducting impactful virtual internships as a civic university—Johannes Read, Connor McFadden and Elizabeth Williams

4. Using MS Teams in the classroom: A collaborative, task-based approach for student engagement—Marina Elosegui Garcia and Jake Groves

Afternoon Parallel Sessions


Sustainable Education 1

1. Students’ perceptions of the skills developed in their degrees—Matt Edwards

2. Immersive worlds for sustainable education—Joe Berry

3. Bridging the gap: Mapping sustainability in partnership with students across the arts, humanities and sciences—Ann Kaegi and Lesley Morrell, University of Hull

4. Competing for student attention: Exploring opportunities for collaborative learning through use of technology—Joanna Pokorska-Zare


Sustainable Education 2

1. Measuring student awareness of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Chemical Sciences—Dylan Williams, University of Birmingham and Khalku Karim, University of Leicester

2. Innovation for the learning and teaching of EDI—Peter Collins, Kofi Cirrid-Goode and Sammy Li

3. How have our disabled students been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? - Jodies Enderby, Coventry University

4. From boot camps to education enhancement—Mehran Eskandari and Richard Davies


Future Skills 1

1. Benchmarking for the future: The new history subject benchmark statement and sustainability, employability , and equality and diversity—Elaine Fulton

2. Supporting transition to university—A foundation year perspective—Neil Drury

3. Feedback interactions: Exploring intercultural encounters—Veronica Rovagnat, University of Kent

4. ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’ for neuropsychology on a clinical psychology programme—Warren Dunger, University of Southampton

Future Skills 2

1. Insights on increasing engagement with enterprise education in the arts, humanities and social sciences (an EEUK funded project) - Andrea Macrae, Helen Hook and Mircea Scrob

2. Future skills academic toolkit—Helen Hook

3. An introduction to team-based learning: An active technique to facilitate the acquisition of future skills—Laura Hancock

4. Birmingham Students, influencing assessment principles of the future - Mary Connolly and Lisa Coulson

Plenary Panel Discussion

Share your questions and comments on the Conference with our panel of staff from across the University. Chaired by Professor Jon Green, the panel will include:

  • Dr Julia Myatt - Head of Education in the School of Biosciences
  • Professor Michael Grove - Deputy Head and Head of Education in the School of Mathematics
  • Dr Sarah Montano – Deputy Director of Education (Digital) in the College of Social Sciences
  • Dr Clare Ray – Outreach and Widening Participation Lead in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences 

Throughout the Conference there will be an opportunity to post questions on the digital Conference site and via Twitter. The Conference will conclude with a drawing together of the key themes and an opportunity for the panel to discuss ideas that have emerged.