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Link to the Learning and Teaching conference 2023

University of Suffolk Learning and Teaching Conference

Friday 2nd June 2023, at The Hold.

We are delighted to invite you to our one day, in person Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Suffolk. This conference brings together colleagues from across our University and wider community to share good practice and further understand how we can deliver an excellent academic experience fro diverse student communities. 

This year, our event, Building Futures Block by Block focuses on the development of the Block and Blend pedagogy at the University and how it is helping us to provide an innovative, inclusive and transformative education, supporting our aspiration to nurture and develop work ready and confident graduates who are socially conscious and values driven, equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a positive contribution to society. 

The schedule for presentations and discussions is now finalised, and will be followed by a post-event networking opportunity. There is still time to book your space using the link below. 

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Professor Steven Hayward

"Best Laid (Block) Plans"

Born and raised in Toronto, Steven Hayward has published  four books of fiction, including the Canadian national bestseller Don't Be Afraid and is Director of the Colorado College Journalism Institute as well as the Writer, Director and Executive Producer of The Block Plan, which won "Best Picture" at the 2022 Helsinki International Educational Film Festival. A founding member of IBILTA (the International Block and Intensive Learning and Teaching Association), he is at work on a second documentary feature about an experiment that pushes the boundaries of what might lie ahead in the future of compressed learning. 


Stuart Norton

"The 3Es - Next Steps and Future Focus"

Stuart has over 18 years’ experience within Higher Education, including 15 years management and leadership experience and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Stuart works for Advance HE as a Senior Consultant in Education. Here his role focuses on both thought leadership and bespoke consultancy, where he has extensive experience in designing and developing strategic, institutional-wide change. He is the lead for Student Success, and has considerable experience in developing capacity for colleagues across the thematic areas, in particular with regard to embedding employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship.


Post Conference networking

Following the conference we will be offering the opportunity to continue conversations with colleagues at our post-conference networking event. You can let us know if you would like to join us through your registration form for the event.