Keele Foundation Year Network Conference 2021

The Keele Foundation Year Network Conference invites colleagues to share exemplary practices and approaches to navigating through disruption in education and rapid innovation to strengthen and add value to our education provision.

Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th July 2021

Influence through Innovation and Disruption

Our aim is to help identify road-maps for change, providing inspiration through innovation and disruption. This may be through case studies or personal reflections that honestly embody the challenges to the current educational landscape.

What do we mean by Innovation?

What do we mean by innovation? It seems to be a very overused term. It tends to refer to something new or a change made to something that already exists. During these unprecedented times we have all had to adapt to a brave new world of
educational delivery and how we develop relationships in a digital world. How, as a sector, have we adapted and innovated to deliver a high quality educational experience?

What do we mean by disruption in education?

Disruption isn't just about replacing something that is well defined and embedded but redefining what education should look like in a fast paced complex knowledge based society. The current restrictions to the pandemic have changed the current 'space and place' of working and learning. What have we learnt? What do universities have to offer for the future?

The conference will be online and delivered via Microsoft Teams. We are currently calling for papers. Details of the finalised programme will be released in May.

You can submit your proposals here. We recommend that you read the "Call for Proposals" Sway before submitting your proposal. This can be found below. The deadline for submitting your proposals is Sunday 23rd May 2021 at 12 noon. 

Registration will be opening shortly. Please keep checking back.

The event is free to attend, and will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Information on accessing the conference will be provided upon registration. 

Simon Rimmington - Chair of Local Organising Committee-
Tracey Coppins -