BCU Learning and Teaching Futures conference 2020

BCU Learning and Teaching Futures conference 2020

The front of Curzon building

Date and time
16 July 2020 (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Curzon Building

We are pleased to invite you to submit papers to the Annual Birmingham City University Learning and Teaching Futures Conference scheduled for 16 July 2020 at BCU. This Conference is organised by the Academic Practice Team and is a joint effort between the Education Development Service and contributors across the faculties.

Each year at our Learning and Teaching Futures Conference the university comes together to reflect and learn from innovative practice across the faculties and professional services. We welcome presentations from postgraduates, staff and faculty at all levels to present ideas, projects and workshops.

This year we are focusing on BCU as a community and the ways in which our diversity as the University for Birmingham contribute to the success of our students and staff.

We hope to provide a platform for projects and ideas that are shaping a university that works with and for its community as well as embracing the benefits of a multicultural, multiracial and socially diverse institution. We also believe that sharing practice and reflection are the cornerstone of educational development, and with this conference, create a forum for educators to do this.

The conference deliberations are particularly interested in the following themes:

  • What is mean to be the University for Birmingham
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and how it benefits our institution
  • Bringing Birmingham into the classroom
  • Inclusive educational resources
  • Approaches to Inclusion and Diversity training for staff
  • Innovative Widening Access and Participation Strategies
  • Approaches to Creating Inclusive Communities
  • Communities within the university
  • Classroom Technology for Community Development Practices
  • Use of technology to promote inclusion
  • University and Industry cooperation and diversifying the workforce

Guide for submissions

Types of Contributions

20 minutes (15 mins + 5 for questions)
Each presentation will last 15 minutes and will be presented in parallel thematic sessions. These sessions usually propose, present or discuss the impact of an idea or project, with less interaction (though you may do it differently!)

25 minutes (25 mins + questions throughout)
Each workshop or masterclass will be conducted in parallel thematic sessions and will be expected to be somewhat interactive.

The abstract should be 300 words or fewer and provide some details of the content of your presentation or workshop

To submit your abstract, please click on the following link:

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 25th March

Notification of acceptance: 25th April
Notification of Preliminary Conference Schedule: 1 June

Organising committee:
For any enquiries regarding the programme or general enquiries, please contact: 
Elodie Wakerley or Stephanie DeMarco