University of Hertfordshire Learning and Teaching Conference: BME agenda

The UH Annual Learning and Teaching Conference will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2013

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As you may be aware, the University is committed to reducing the degree attainment gap between Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and White students. As part of the BME Success Project this year’s conference is themed around the learning, teaching, assessment and support activities enabling BME student success. The conference will provide the opportunity to share and discuss the examples of excellent practice taking place within UH as well as guidance and information from leading experts across the sector.

The morning session of the conference will include a plenary keynote and parallel strands for presentations, based on Principles of Good Inclusive Practice:

  1. Ensures the understanding of individual learning needs
  2. Takes a coherent approach which is anticipatory and proactive
  3. Provides environments for effective learning for all
  4. Ensure materials are accessible and representative
  5. Uses assessment which enables all students to demonstrate their learning
  6. Makes use of feedback and performance data
  7. Is informed by professional development

The afternoon session will include another plenary and parallel sessions associated with BME success and will also have opportunities for Schools to showcase learning and teaching initiatives and challenges.

For further information please contact Helen Barefoot or Sarah Flynn (