Annual Conference 2022

Engage, Anglia Learning and Teaching’s annual conference for all colleagues across the University, took place in person in Cambridge and online on Friday 24 June 2022.

Our theme considered learning communities, and we explored key aspects of this topic throughout the day.

The event featured a keynote from Cambridge Festival’s Public Engagement Manager David Cain, and our Vice Chancellor and DVC Education joined us too. Funding for new projects was announced at the conference.

You can view the VC address here:

And see the keynote here:

We also heard from HSS students' creative bootcamp, which you can view here:

Crossing into Creativity: The Humanities and Social Sciences Creative Showcase Project

The Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Creative Showcase Project was an extra-curricular project hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Spring 2022. The project supported students from the School to present and communicate their final major projects to public audiences, through creative outputs.

The HSS Creative Showcase Project saw eleven students drawn from Criminology, English, History, International Relations, and Sociology, to take part in a week-long “Creative Bootcamp” at ARU in May 2022. Here, the student group developed artworks based on the research of their final-year research projects and dissertations.

The project encouraged students to consider the “real-world” relevance and impact of their research projects, and how they could transcend the traditional dissertation to communicate their research to wider audiences in creative forms and formats. In producing these creative outputs, students gained confidence and skills, highly transferable to their graduate futures, as well as contributing to how creative skills and assessments might be embedded in the future curriculum of courses in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The HSS Creative Showcase Project was conceived by Dr Fiona Cosson, Head of School of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, led and developed by David Jay, the School’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Lead, and supported by Faculty’s technical team. The Humanities and Social Sciences Creative Showcase Project was kindly funded by the ARU Foundation.

The first-ever Ruskin Module Spark Awards were awarded by DVC Aletta Norman

Other sessions included

Exploring the experience of student transition into HE:

Implementing Digital Certification and Badging Effectively Across ARU?

The Race Equality Module:

Changing our reading list system from Talis to KeyLinks:

SHoKE - Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange: