How can I contribute to the symposium?

The call for contributions is now closed


You are invited to submit proposals for lightning talks and posters at the Teaching and Learning Symposium on Thursday 22 June 2023.

Submit your proposals and help shape this celebration of teaching and learning at Oxford. 

Option 1: Lightning talks

The symposium will include two 60-minute lightning talk sessions. Each session will include six speakers, plus discussion.

Staff and academics across the collegiate University are invited to submit proposals for 5-minute 'lightning' talks (maximum 3 slides) on the following themes:

Redesigning summative assessments

Have you recently redesigned summative assessments on your course or programme?

This is your opportunity to share the impact of this with your peers, and outline how you have maintained academic robustness and challenge reflective of the high-quality teaching and Oxford's outstanding students while providing a broader range of assessment tasks for students to complete.  

Embedding digital education

This is your opportunity to submit proposals for lightning talks that focus on one of the four goals of the University’s Digital Education Strategy 2023-27:

  1. How you are providing foundations for digital education
  2. The interventions that make education more inclusive for students and staff
  3. How digital technologies are bringing your class to the world or the world to your class
  4. Experiments and innovations that open new opportunities.

Option 2: Posters

Staff and academics across the collegiate University are invited to submit proposals for posters that communicate excellence in teaching and learning on one of the following themes:

  1. Inclusive teaching
  2. Use of digital tools in teaching
  3. Redesigning summative assessments
  4. Any other area of teaching and assessment innovation at Oxford.

How to submit your proposal?

To submit your proposal for a lightning talk or poster, please complete the call for contributions form.

In the form, you will be ask for a title and abstract (no more than 300 words). You will be also asked to provide one or two key learning points for the audience (no more than 50 words).

If successful, please follow the guidance for preparing your talk and/or poster.

Please note all contributors will need to register for the symposium.

What are the key dates for submissions?

Deadline for submissions (date extended)

5pm, Tuesday 16 May 2023 (Week 4 TT23)

Notification of decisions (date extended)

By Friday 19 May 2023 (Week 4 TT23)

Final posters (digital format) to be submitted to organiser

5pm, Wednesday 7 June 2023 (Week 7 TT23)

Slides for lightning talks to be submitted to organiser

5pm, Wednesday 7 June 2023 (Week 7 TT23)

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