Academic & Student Affairs

Learning and Teaching Events

Teaching and Learning Events for 2015-2016 

Academic Year Structure

As part of the changes to the structure of the Academic Year, academic staff have been asked to streamline the amount of assessment students are required to undertake and to implement more innovative assessment models.

To support colleagues with this work, CED has organised a range of events and workshops. For each Faculty, in the first instance, there was a focussed assessment day led by a specialist in assessment development, as follows:

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Sue Bloxham, Cumbria University, currently Emeritus Professor in the Faculty’s Research Institute for Professional Learning in Education (RIPLE) and has published widely in the field of Higher Education assessment. 
Developing Assessment for 21st Century for Higher Education, 11 November 2015, McClay Library.

Engineering and Physical Sciences

David Baume, PhD SFSEDA FHEA, is a Higher Education Consultant with many years’ experience as a higher education researcher, evaluator and staff and educational developer. 
Programme Design and Student Assessment, 11 November 2015, David Keir Building.

Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Dr Kate Exley, Independent Consultant in Higher Education Development. A former Geneticist she has delivered workshops and undertaken projects at more than 60 HE, FE, Medical and Research Institutions in the UK and overseas.
Reviewing Assessment in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, 16 December 2015, McClay Library.

Queen's staff are able to view a recording of this session here:

Part 1 Part 2

Higher Education Lunchtime Forums 2015-16

Exploring Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Curricula
8 December 2015, 1 pm - 3 pm, Old Staff Common Room
Presentations by colleagues in Queen's Science Shop, Professor Sean O'Connell, History and Anthropology
and Dr Maura McAdam, Queen's Management School.

Enthusing Students through Active and Interactive Learning
9 November 2015, 1pm - 1.55 pm, Old Staff Common Room
Presentations by Dr Steven Wilson, Modern Languages and Dr David Laverty, EEECS

2015 CED Conference

Blending the Learning: incorporating technology in your teaching

The Forthcoming CED Annual Conference on the theme of e-Learning will be held on Thursday 25th June 2015, 9.30am - 3.30pm, Canada Room and Council Chamber.

We are pleased to confirm that the keynote speakers will be:

  • Professor Mark Brown, Director, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University
  • Russell Stannard freelance consultant in ICT and Education and part-time Principal Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick

Further information:




Queen's Staff:  log onto Queen's Online (, then select 'Training Courses' from the list on the left of the page and follow the link for 'iTrent Self Service'.

External delegates: contact if you wish to register.

Guest Speaker Series 2014-15

Motivating Student Learning

Dr Kate Exley, Higher Education Consultant

19 May 2015, 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm, Canada Room/Council Chamber

Further details      Click here for Kate's presentation


Fit for purpose: diversifying assessment for 21st century education

Sue Bloxham, Emeritus Professor of Academic Practice at the University of Cumbria and higher education consultant

4 December 2014, 10.00am - 1.00pm, The Senate Room

Further details (15.3KB); Click here for Sue's Presentation (3.21MB)

Engagement Teaching in Engineering and the Physical Sciences

Professor Wayne Seames, Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Leeds University

12 January 2015, 10.00am - 1.00pm, Seminar Room 1, IPSC

Further details (17.2KB)

Engaging Home and International Students: A Practical Theory

Dr Rachel Scudamore, University of Nottingham

25 February 2015, 1.30pm - 4.30pm, Seminar Room 1, IPSC

Further details (14.4KB) Click here for Rachel's presentation