Teaching & Learning Conference and Drapers’ Lecture 2017: Teaching Excellence and Internationalisation


The 2017 conference explored the twin themes of teaching excellence and internationalisation, asking what the impact of the Teaching Excellence Framework might be at QMUL, what teaching excellence looks like for our institution in a range of international contexts, and how internationalisation in its many forms affects our teaching.

The conference opened with lunch and poster presentations from winners of the 2015 Westfield Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience. The Westfield Fund posters and reports on these projects, are available to view on this website, in the Westfield Fund case studies series.

During the poster session, delegates had the opportunity to take a look at the work of the Educational Development team in Academic Development. This included the Teaching Recognition Project, which helps QMUL staff gain HEA fellowships, and the wealth of resources on teaching and learning offered by the ADEPT programme. Other teams that presented their work during this session were: E-Learning; Engagement, Retention and Success; Learning Development; and Library Services.

Workshop sessions on the themes of teaching excellence and internationalisation showcased examples of best practice in teaching and learning from across QMUL. The abstracts, photographs and video recordings of all workshop sessions are available in this series (please scroll down).

This series also features the full video of the plenary lecture from Chris Millward, Director (Policy) at HEFCE, titled Higher Education Reform 2.0: Quality, Competition and Choice.

The day ended with the eleventh annual Drapers’ Lecture, delivered by Dr Jo Beall, Director Education and Society at the British Council. The full video of Jo’s lecture, titled Rights, Realities and Rebellions in International Higher Educationis also available in this series.

Links to all resources are given at the bottom of this page. The full programme is available here.