Events


Annual Conference

This 3-day conference is held on the Monday – Wednesday before Easter and is hosted by a different university each year.

Our next conference will be held on the 6th, 7th and 8th April 2020 at The University of Northampton.

Click here for the ALDinHE 2019 Learning Development Conference in Exeter.


Joint networking event – ALDinHE & sigma Network

Bookings are now open for our free ALDinHE and sigma Network joint symposium on ‘Current issues in differentiating Learning Development’. For the purposes of this symposium, differentiation is defined as “the process by which differences between learners are accommodated so that all students in a group have the best possible chance of learning” (Petty, 2019).

Booking form: https://aldinhesignmanetworksymposium.eventbrite.co.uk

(All potential presenters must register as well)

 

Date:               Monday 22nd July 2019

Location:        University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus Library

Time:              09.45am – 15.45pm

You are invited to attend the event to share and discuss current issues in differentiating Learning Development across a range of disciplines and skills. Details are available of our proposed programme for the day at: http://bit.ly/ALDinHEsigmaNetworkSymposiumprogramme

Want to present?  We would like to especially encourage those from underrepresented groups in HE to present and would particularly love to hear from women working in STEM.

 

Proposal submissions are now being accepted until Friday 21st June.

 

Submit your proposal here: http://bit.ly/ALDinHEsigmaNetworkSymposium

(All potential presenters must register as well)

 

We look forward to seeing you on 22nd July and if you have any questions, please get in touch via email at uobregional2019@gmail.com

 

Kind regards,

Jennie Dettmer and Anna Judd-Yelland (local event organisers)

Steve Briggs and Maddy Mossman (ALDinHE representatives)

David Bowers and Anthea Cowen (sigma Network representatives)

 

References

Petty, G. (2019) Differentiation. Available at: http://geoffpetty.com/training-materials/differentiation/ (Accessed: 29 May 2019).

 

ALDinHE / sigma Network Symposium

Current issues in differentiating Learning Development

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus

Monday 22nd July 2019, 9.45am – 3.45pm

You are invited to the first co-delivered ALDinHE and sigma Network event to share and discuss current issues in differentiating Learning Development across a range of disciplines and skills.

We would like to especially encourage those from underrepresented groups in HE to present and would particularly love to hear from women working in STEM.

 

Submit a Proposal

Proposals are invited for 10 minute case studies that focus on differentiation in one of the following areas:

  • Strategic considerations and experiences when co-locating academic skills support services (eg academic writing, maths support), to provide a differentiated approach to students’ needs.

 

  • Academic skills support delivery differentiation for diverse student groups (e.g. Widening Participation characteristics, foundation year, high achievers)
  • Teaching and learning differentiation when preparing and delivering academic skills workshops / 1:1s / drop-ins / embedded courses / online learning materials.

 

Please email an abstract of your proposal in no more than 250 words to: http://bit.ly/ALDinHEsigmaNetworkSymposium

 

The deadline for proposals has been extended to  Friday 21st June  2019

Registration for the Symposium will open in June

 

Kind regards,

Jennie Dettmer and Anna Judd-Yelland (local event organisers)

Steve Briggs and Maddy Mossman (ALDinHE representatives)

David Bowers and Anthea Cowen (sigma Network representatives)


Regional symposia

As well as the annual conference, ALDinHE hosts several one-day events, known as Regional Symposia, throughout the year, to encourage building local communities and networks of practice, as well as inspiring others to host future events.

Whether you are new to Learning Development or an old hand, Regional Symposia are a fantastic and accessible opportunity to learn from and share practice with each other, and contribute to your own research and professional development.

Upcoming symposia

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 (09:30-15:30)

University of Salford. Innovative Approaches to Learning Development
This event will feature demonstrations and workshops on the themes of ‘Creativity and Play’ and ‘Technology for Teaching and Learning’.

Draft programme available here: Salford Draft Programme
Register here: Booking form.

Call for papers – please complete this form if you would like to contribute to the symposium – Submission form symposium

 

Thursday 12th September 2019

NEW DATE: The University of Portsmouth Learning Development Symposium on Storytelling in Learning Development has been postponed until Thursday, 12th September 2019 
 
Registration details and a programme will be available via this website in July.
The Symposium will focus on storytelling in learning and development and will provide an opportunity for colleagues in the Learning Development community to showcase their resources, research and practice.
The identified themes for the day include:
Stories and storytelling in our professional practice as Learning Developers
Bringing our own stories into our classrooms
The teacher and the student’s voice, especially in relation to evaluation and assessment
We  welcome expressions of interest in taking part in this event. If you’d like to facilitate a workshop, present your research or practice, or showcase your materials relating to these themes, please get in touch with us by June 30th: ldsymposium2019@port.ac.uk
Laura Barclay, Anne-Kathrin Reck, Rhiannon Thompson
Learning Developers at the University of Portsmouth

Contact us

Interested in hosting, attending or presenting at a symposium?
Contact one of the regional coordinators:

Madeleine Mossman – m.mossman@leeds.ac.uk
Dr Alistair Morey – alistair.morey@kcl.ac.uk