2018 Conference

Research-led teaching – in pursuit of excellence (2018)

Research-led teaching and learning are distinguishing features of Russell Group universities. They are also key factors that influence students’ choice of university and their satisfaction with their course. Translating research excellence into learning opportunities to expose students to current research, including our own contributions to the discipline, are priorities from the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy and form core elements of the York Pedagogy. York has an outstanding reputation for research in many fields and is well-placed to inspire and engage students. The University ensures that students benefit from the very latest knowledge and thinking, enabling them to develop analytical skills vital to their future careers.

However, despite clear and numerous benefits of bridging the traditional divide between research and teaching, achieving these objectives presents several challenges. This conference will explore how these challenges can be overcome by showcasing examples of best practice in research-led teaching. This will be achieved through keynote presentations, lightning talks, discussion workshops and poster sessions. Join us to contribute to the debate.

We are inviting colleagues to contribute through workshops or lightning talks on the conference theme, or posters on any aspect of teaching and learning. The deadlines for submission are:

  • Thursday 15 February 2018 for workshops
  • Thursday 5 April 2018 for posters

You can find guidance for all contributions in this document.
Submit your proposals via the application form.

Suggestions for possible workshop themes

  • Students as active participants in the production of knowledge.
  • Benefits of being part of a community comprising world-leading researchers.
  • How enquiry based content improves students’ learning experiences and enables them to develop analytical skills fundamental to success in future careers.
  • How students’ own research can further enrich the teaching environment.
  • How problem based learning techniques can provide stronger links between teaching and research.
  • How assessments for M-level modules can capitalise on the benefits afforded by a research intensive environment.

Conferences Archive (2008 – 2017)

Check out our conference archive pages for access to the 2017 conference including the keynote and workshop abstracts, slides, chair’s summaries and links to Panopto video recordings of the sessions. These archive pages will shortly be updated with information regarding our previous conferences.