Festival of Learning 2017


Organised by Dr David Webster, the University’s Head of Learning and Teaching Innovation, the inaugural Festival of Learning was on Wednesday 14 June 2017 and focused on learning and teaching in higher education, with a blend of content that was applicable across the education sector.

Download the 2017 Festival of Learning Programme

View the 2017 festival blog

The keynote speaker was anthropologist Dr Donna Lanclos, Associate Professor for Anthropological Research at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Running throughout the whole day, the key elements in the Festival were:

  • Keynote Lecture.
  • A set of brief, sharp ‘Lightning Sessions’ designed to stimulate debate, discussion and dialogue.
  • An interactive lunch – set in an exhibition, showcasing recent innovations. As well as a pop-up film studio, there will be e-learning projects, sustainability work and, of course, food and conversation.
  • Papers/Workshop Sessions giving more detail on approaches to learning and teaching, and ways of engaging with students.

Here’s a short video from the 2017 Festival of Learning:

You can also see an interview with the keynote speaker from the event, Dr Donna Lanclos, from UNC Charlotte:

Festival of Learning 2017 gallery