KIITE Student Education Conference 2020

The KIITE Student Education Conference 2020 took place on 29 January, at Keele Hall. The theme of the conference was ‘Sustaining a ‘Healthy’ Curriculum’, and the conference addressed the question what does it mean to build and sustain a ‘healthy’ curriculum?

We were delighted to have the conference keynote from Dr Chi Baik, Associate Professor in Higher Education from the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

What does it mean to build and sustain a ‘healthy’ curriculum?

Sustaining a 'healthy' curriculum

Embedded elements of health and wellbeing are crucial if a curriculum is to be sustainable and successful. But a ‘healthy’ curriculum also needs the right diet of academic provision, research-led teaching and, to do justice to Keele’s founding values, interdisciplinary ‘fibre’. To be ‘healthy’ in the broadest sense, as discussed at last year’s conference, a curriculum needs to be varied, stimulating and social in its character. However it must also be manageable for staff to deliver and accessible and clear for students to fulfil.

Over 150 delegates gathered to hear 21 presentations from colleagues across the University, exploring a wide variety of subjects, from developing resilience to tackling inequalities, student identity and digital environments. Explore all of the presentations from the day using the links below. 

The conference also saw the first KIITE Carousel - an opportunity for delegates to explore a diverse range of practical, theoretical and innovative projects opened up for collaboration.

Keynote: Dr Chi Baik

Enhancing university student wellbeing: What is the role of university educators?