Festival of Learning 2021

Reimagining Higher Education, Reshaping Futures

The Academic Development Unit (ADU) is pleased to confirm that this year’s Festival of Learning will take place online, with activities spread over three days, from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 June inclusive.

The title of our Festival this year emphasises our ambition to come together as a community of teachers, professional staff, researchers and students to reflect upon the ever-changing nature of higher education and our contributions within it.

The Festival will offer us space and time to consider the changes brought about by the global pandemic, to celebrate how we have transformed our practice to deliver positive change for our students, staff and the institution, and to debate where we go from here in terms of future-facing teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education.

To promote productive conversations there will be a variety of interactive synchronous sessions across the three days of the Festival. These will include keynote workshops from invited external and internal speakers, a series of Academic Exchanges and Lightning Presentations, the LIFT Lab, PGR virtual posters and more. You will be able to build your own programme to fit in with your interests and commitments.

Call for Contributions

A call for short abstracts to contribute to the Academic Exchanges and Lightning Presentations is now open. The closing date for submissions is 9.00am Tuesday 4 May 2021.

If you have any questions about the Festival of Learning, and particularly how you might contribute, please email fol@glos.ac.uk.

Further details about the Festival programme (including how to book) will be published in due course.