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Welcome to the University of Gloucestershire’s Festival of Learning 2022!

The event is titled ‘Celebrating Success in Teaching and Learning’ to encourage you to reflect upon what you have learnt from delivering pandemic pedagogies over the last two years and to share and debate future approaches to teaching, assessment and support for learning at the University of Gloucestershire (UoG).

The Festival this year offers a mix of in-person and online content, and the sessions are being recorded to enable on-demand asynchronous viewing via this blog after the event. Sessions include keynote workshops from invited external and internal speakers, a series of Academic Exchanges and Lightning Presentations, a Teaching & Scholarship Recognition Showcase, Poster Presentations and interactive Lunchtime Cascades, and the Three Minute Thesis People’s Choice award. If you view the details of each session on this blog, you will see that the Festival is showcasing a wide and diverse array of activities and creative practices.

We trust that you will enjoy the time and space the Festival offers you to reflect, learn and celebrate. Enjoy the wealth of collaborative submissions from academic staff, professional services teams and students drawn from across UoG and some of our partner institutions. We hope that by immersing yourself in the Festival you will be supported to ‘bounce forward’ with your teaching, learning and assessment to deliver a resilient, digitally enabled, high-quality student learning experience.

Finally, the Festival Planning Team and the entire Academic Development Unit (ADU) Team wish you a relaxing summer so that you can return inspired for the new academic year, building your ideas for the Festival of Learning 2023 along the way!

Professor Jenny Hill, Head of Learning and Teaching Innovation

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