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University of Edinburgh Learning & Teaching Conference

The annual University of Edinburgh Learning and Teaching Conference brings together staff and students to celebrate and share good practice and innovation in learning and teaching. The next Conference takes place 14-16 June 2022.


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Learning and Teaching Conference 2022 - Shaping Our Futures

The University of Edinburgh Learning and Teaching Conference takes place 14-16 June 2022. Day 1 (14 June) will be held in the McEwan Hall with opportunities to watch online. This day will focus on keynote presentations, panel talks, poster presentations, and opportunities to network. Days 2 and 3 (15 & 16 June) will take place online. These shorter days will showcase paper presentations, workshops, short talks, panel discussions, and storytelling.

The conference aims to celebrate our teaching and share practice. The themes for the Conference 2022 are as follows:

  • Building community 
  • Teaching data skills, data ethics and AI
  • Sustainability 
  • Interdisciplinary teaching 
  • Hybridity reimagined: Teaching experientially in outdoor, indoor and online places
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Challenging accepted ways of thinking
  • Student-Staff co-creation curriculum work 
  • Engaging employers, community, and alumni.

The call for proposals relating to the conference themes is now closed. For more information about the 2022 conference, please see the conference website:

Learning and Teaching Conference 2022 website - information

To contact the conference organising team with any questions, please email

Learning and Teaching Conference 2021 - Curriculum as a site for transformation

The University of Edinburgh Learning and Teaching Conference 2021 was hosted online and ran over 3 days (15th - 17th June 2021 ) with the first day being open to colleagues outside the University to attend.

Presentations focused on 'curriculum as a site for transformation', and the following sub-themes:

  1. Building community 
  2. Innovation in science teaching 
  3. Equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice 
  4. Experiential, place-based and problem-based learning  
  5. Assessment and feedback for the future 
  6. New lessons in digital teaching – insights from hybrid and online learning  
  7. Student engagement and involvement 
  8. Interdisciplinary learning and teaching: local and global challenges 

The majority of our conference sessions were recorded. Many of the recordings are now available to view. We have prioritised uploading and subtitling the opening speeches, the keynote presentations, the panel discussions from Day 1 and the panel discussion focused on the Curriculum Transformation Programme from Day 3. We plan to make available all the other conference presentation recordings over the coming weeks. Please check the conference resources site in future for updates.

View the video resources on the 2021 Conference site

2021 keynote speakers

We were delighted to have the following keynote speakers:


Previous Conference Information and Resources

Learning and Teaching Conference Equality Impact Assessment


Any questions?

If you have any questions about the conference please contact us at:

University of Edinburgh Learning & Teaching Conference

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