The annual North East Regional Learning and Teaching Conference:

“Sharing excellence in learning and teaching: supporting students and staff through good practice, innovation, and collaboration”

will take place on

6 July 2018

at Newcastle University

 building upon the success of previous partnership events held by the region’s Universities (Teesside, Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland and Northumbria).

Call for Papers and ‘Show and Tell’ items – extended to 14 March

Paper submissions:

We invite abstracts for session proposals. Abstracts for 20 minute paper presentations should be submitted by 14 March 2018 through EasyChair. You may need to create an account.

Submissions are welcome from all staff at participating institutions and joint student/staff submissions are encouraged. Papers should be focused on one of the following areas:

  • Transforming assessment
  • Embedding employability
  • Student access, retention, attainment and progression in higher education
  • Internationalising higher education
  • Flexible learning
  • Student engagement through partnership
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Education for Sustainable Development

Please read the supporting information before writing your abstract, particularly Q8.


Show and Tell submissions:

This year, we also invite submissions for a ‘Show and Tell’ session. Submissions can be anything you wish to share with a small group of participants – a research poster or outcomes from research, a learning and teaching innovation, a new piece of software you use in your teaching/support of learning etc. You will have 10 minutes to share/discuss your item with the group and the opportunity to share and discuss with at least 3 groups.  Tables and posters boards can be supplied, but you will need to bring your own laptop, software etc if needed. Please submit your ‘show and tell’ items through EasyChair and select ‘show and tell submission’ as your topic.


Proposers for both papers and ‘show and tell’ will be informed of the outcome of the selection process in April 2018. Conference bookings will open in April 2018.

For further information, please see the supporting information page, contact your own institutional lead, or contact Rosa Spencer (rosa.spencer@ncl.ac.uk) of the host university.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!



Rosa Spencer (Newcastle) |Richard Sober (Teesside) | Scott Burgess (Northumbria) Mark Proctor (Sunderland) | Sam Nolan (Durham) 


This event is recognised by the HEA