Lancaster Education Conference

Each summer Lancaster University and its partners host an Education Conference. This year the conference will be held on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July 2024, on Bailrigg Campus and online.

Education Conference 2024

Empowering Education: Navigating the Landscape of Meaningful Student Engagement

Please click the link below to view the conference schedule:

2024 Lancaster University Education Conference Schedule

Registration is now open! Please register for the Lancaster University Education Conference using the links below:

Please note the deadline for registration is Wednesday 12th June 2024.

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Conference aims

The Lancaster Education Conference aims to provide a welcoming interdisciplinary space, which specifically aims to:

  • Host an inclusive and engaging event, in which colleagues share teaching and learning experiences, good practices, alongside research and scholarship findings;
  • Inspire exploration, development and creativity in teaching, learning and education through new knowledge and ideas from a broad range of international speakers, presentations and interactive workshops;
  • Deliberately support and host interesting and constructive discussions, which leads directly to collegial collaboration and learning between Lancaster Partner colleagues;
  • Close the geographical, cultural and political gap between partner colleagues building long term working relationships and initiatives.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Radka Newton
Professor Radka Newton

Professor Radka Newton

Radka’s personal experience of being an international student contributed to her professional calling to ensure that as educators we create challenging yet attainable education environments. As a continuous improvement and service excellence scholar, she has grown a significant expertise in combining executive coaching, organisation change practice and service design. Radka is a Personal Chair in Management Education and Innovation and a co-founder of the Service Design in Education network.

Keynote Title: Tom’s Christmas Trifle

When we are designing our courses or programmes, we often think mostly about our own knowledge, what we want to convey to the learners, what we feel is important. As conscientious educators we do consider the people we are designing for, especially if we have absorbed the dominant rhetoric of student-centredness. What, though, is this consideration based on and how do we keep these interests and insights front and centre when we are developing our educational practices? Join me in exploring the invisible life of students, their dreams and fears, hopes and frustrations. Let me open your hearts and your minds to better understanding our students that leads to better educational decisions.

Yemi Gbajobi
Yemi Gbajobi

Yemi Gbajobi

With a career spanning almost 20 years in higher education and student engagement, Yemi Gbajobi (she/her) is currently the Chief Executive of the Arts Students' Union at the University of the Arts London. She has also held roles at the London School of Economics(LSE), City, University of London and London South Bank and student officer roles at Brunel University and the National Union of Students (NUS). She is also a Rugby Football Union (RFU) Council member and a Trustee of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI).

Keynote Title: Rethinking student engagement for the social media generation

The way students communicate continues to change, but universities typically use traditional methods of communicating with and engaging with students. This session will challenge attendees to rethink their understanding of and engagement with students' voices to ensure that their feedback is at the heart of the academic experience.

Conference recordings

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