2024 UW Learning and Teaching Conference

2024 University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference

17th and 18th June 2024
University of Worcester, St John’s Campus

The theme for the 2024 University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference is:

A Community of Learning 

This theme will be explored through papers, workshops and posters related to the 2023/24 University priorities:

  • Improving student retention and continuation​
  • ‘Closing the loop’ on student feedback
  • Strengthening academic support and communication with students
  • Reviewing assessment practice at subject or course level to address the implications of generative AI

We invite proposals showcasing practice or offering a critical insight into aspects of the priorities listed above from all staff and students at the University of Worcester, partner colleges and the wider academic community in one of the following formats:

  • Oral presentation – Oral presentations should aim to give a summary of a piece of research or a project, either completed or still in progress. Each presentation should last up to 15 minutes and will be included in a strand with other presentations. Time for questions/discussion (5 minutes) will be provided at the end of each presentation.
  • Poster – We invite posters that highlight an element of excellent practice or summarise recent research or project outputs. Posters (size A0) will need to be printed by the presenter and will be displayed during the conference.
  • Workshop – If you are interested in hosting a one-hour workshop, please outline its connection to the theme, what colleagues would get from participation and any specific room or equipment requirements.

Student lightning presentations

While students may submit a proposal for any of the above formats, they may also submit a proposal to present a lightning presentation. Lightning presentations should aim to give a summary of the student’s research, last for 5 minutes and include one PowerPoint slide.

Criteria for acceptance

To be selected for the conference, the proposed contribution will need to:

  • have clear relevance to the overall conference theme,
  • be written with clarity so that the content is easily understood by the review panel and by conference delegates,
  • be of interest to conference delegates by describing practice or research from which others might learn, and
  • ensure accuracy of any citations.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and will be reviewed by a committee including staff and student representation.

Abstracts can be submitted via the online form.

The closing date for submissions is 17:00 on Friday 15 March 2024. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in April 2024.

For accepted presentations, copies of slides must be sent at least 7 days in advance to ltconference@worc.ac.uk.

To contribute to the conference, you must register. Registration instructions and other information will be available on the conference webpage. Please continue to check the webpage for updates.

For queries, please contact ltconference@worc.ac.uk.


Registration is not yet open. Further updates will be provided on the Conference webpage in due course.