External Keynote Lecture – Dr Emily McIntosh

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Wednesday 6 July, 10.30-12.30, TC014, Park Campus

Advising Pedagogy – exploring relational approaches to education in the post-pandemic university

Dr Emily McIntosh


This session will make the case for the pivotal role of advising and tutoring in supporting student success and explore the re-alignment of advising and tutoring within the curriculum in the post-pandemic university.  The session will situate advising within blended and flipped approaches to education practice which have emerged, at scale, since the emergency online pivot, and consider how these are fundamental to designing the curriculum of the future.  It will establish academic tutoring and advising as both: (1) critical to relational pedagogy and (2) fundamental to realising inclusive curricular practice.  We will explore the use of an integrated advising curriculum to align tutoring with other learning and teaching activities.  The session will also consider how to harness learning and engagement analytics and how we might utilise technology for tutoring.  It will also examine how outstanding advising practice is informed by equity, diversity and inclusion, and universal design for learning (UDL).  The session will be 2 hours in total, with an interactive keynote session with Q&A, followed by an applied workshop exploring some core themes. 


Dr Emily McIntosh is Director of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience at Middlesex University, London. Emily’s role at Middlesex involves cross-institutional leadership for learning and teaching, including student transition, technology enhanced learning (TEL), academic practice, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), academic advising, and student engagement.  Emily is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and a National Teaching Fellow (NTF).  She was a founding Board member and Trustee of UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) from 2016-2021 and is now a member of the Executive Board and Trustee of the Heads of Educational Development Group (HEDG) and is also Academic Board Member of the NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University, United States.  Emily has always had a keen interest in all things student success and has published monographs, chapters and articles on a wide variety of topics from academic advising, personal tutoring and peer learning to integrated practice.  She is on Twitter: @emilythemac. 

Recording of the lecture (including an introduction from the Head of Learning and Teaching Innovation)

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