• Students at the Heart Conference

    The Students at the Heart Conference is cross-university event that brings together the best of the LJMU Teaching and Learning and Professional Services Conferences into one combined event.

    In our bicentenary year, we used this conference as an opportunity to celebrate and share the positive impact that LJMU has had, and continues to have on our students, staff and wider communities. Linked to that theme were aims that underpin LJMU’s new strategy:

    Education and Student Experience: transforming lives and futures
    Examples covered in the conference included delivering outstanding teaching and learning, enhancing graduate employment prospects, diversifying, responsive support, providing an excellent student experience beyond the curriculum and supporting communities.

    Research and Knowledge Exchange: curiosity, creativity and impact
    Examples covered in the conference include teaching inspired by research, evidence-based service development, knowledge exchange, and student-led research.

    Place and Partnership: building skills, economy, community
    Examples covered in the conference included support for the regional skills base, building on collaboration and growing international students and partners.

    Students at the Heart Conference was organised by Organisational Development and Teaching and Learning Academy, with support from across the whole university.

    Scroll down to get access to the abstract, contact details and PowerPoint presentations for the keynote lectures and all parallel sessions.

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    Students at the Heart Conference

    The Students at the Heart Conference team is working to deliver a cross-university event that will bring together the best of the LJMU Teaching & Learning Conference and Professional Services Conference.  Apart from the keynote sessions, the whole event will be in the Student Life Building, providing a great opportunity to see what a fantastic resource that our new building provides for students and staff.  In addition to sessions delivered by LJMU staff, students and partners, we are planning a number of additional activities.  These will include exhibition and demonstration stands where teams can explain their services or showcase new approaches, as well as a range of International Student related stalls.

    The Conference is themed around the four new LJMU Values, which potential contributors should use as a guide to focus their sessions.  This will provide the opportunity for the Conference to address issues that matter to everyone in the LJMU community. 

    • Student Focused - student-centred approaches to teaching or assessment, as well as services and initiatives that are student facing;
    • Inclusive – collaborative work across departments, or that champion diversity in teaching, curriculum or the wider university experience
    • Community – projects that link with external partners/agencies and the wider local community;
    • Courageous - examples of bold and independent thinking and application of new ideas