The Learning and Teaching Symposium is an annual event which gives all staff at the University of Westminster and colleagues from partner institutions the opportunity to share innovations; contribute to debates, and build networks and collaborations.

The world of Higher Education, today, sits in a highly contested landscape, with challenges to our ways of teaching, the relationship with learners and learning, the value of knowledge and what learning is for. Within this – how do we inspire ourselves and make a difference in this ever-changing HE landscape?

This year’s symposium took place on 22 June 2017 at the Marylebone campus with the theme of Innovate!

University of Westminster staff were invited to submit abstracts for presentations and academic posters to frame debate around issues and practice-points that are important to you.

Suggested themes included (but were not limited to):

• Innovation through Learning communities: creative and collaborative learning environments and practices – within and across disciplines and partners
• Innovations in assessment and feedback to ‘drive’ learning (and save marking time)
• Innovative pedagogies, innovative practices – why innovate?
• Innovating through digital technology and mobile learning
• Innovating for Inclusivity – inclusive learning, inclusive institutions, inclusive ontologies
• Innovation as learning – students as partners
• Learning that Matters: Education for a Changing World
• Innovation as a critical practice

For details of previous Westminster Learning and Teaching Symposiums, visit the Learning and Teaching Symposium staff intranet pages.


Please click on the links below to view the presentations at this year’s Learning and Teaching Symposium

Onotologies for Inclusivity

Mindfulness for Students at WBS

Feedback to Feed Forward: A Cross Faculty Research Project

The FST Mobile Learning Project

Why Innovate?

Web-based systems to support undergraduate language education: pedagogy meets technology

“A Walk in Our Shoes”. Student Engagement via Creative and Collaborative Learning Practices

Postgraduate Cafes: Coffee, Conversation and Skills Development

Using virtual reality to prepare Bioscience students for practical classes

Inclusive Teaching – a route towards connected and innovative learning experience

Towards a framework of measuring effectiveness of active learning

POP GOES THE NOW. Cross-Disciplinary Innovation

Performance, Transition and ‘Communitas’: The Student Journey to Practice from a Symbolic Perspective

How to be Excellent

Story telling for social justice: Action research with the Alevi community

From Cohorts to Connected Community

‘Willing to Learn’: Undergraduate student perceptions of their current learning experiences

Research Skills Workshops

Flipping Marvellous. Maximising the LEARNING in Problem Based Learning

Reciprocal Peer Coaching

Study on the use of video captured lectures and tutorials on student experience, attendance and engagement

Seeing Intersectionality Through the Lens of Compassion