Academics' Conference 2017

'The Built Environment and the Future of Academic Skills in Higher Education'

The Annual Academics' Conference is a fantastic opportunity for members of the built environment academic community to discuss current issues in education and to exchange ideas and best practice on teaching.

The theme this year is 'The Built Environment and the Future of Academic Skills in Higher Education’ and will look to answer questions such as:

  • Will departmental staff struggle to meet future demands from students and employers in a UK that is fully outside the EU?
  • How will this square with increasing university pressures to meet financial and quality assurance targets as part of TEF and increasing social mobility?
  • What can the built environment university teaching profession do to smooth the way forward?

Conference details

Date 14 September 2017
Time 09:30 - 16:30
Cost Free
Location  The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, UK

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Programme

 

09:30   

 Registration and refreshments

10:00

 Welcome and setting the scene - Faith Wainwright, Senior Vice President for The Institution of Structural  Engineers 

10:10

 Session 1: Inspirational ideas

10:10

 Systems thinking for future graduates: analysing issues and solving problems of variations - Ian Lumsden, Arup

10:30

 The importance of making: Haptic feedback & intuition in the teaching of structures in Achitecture - George  Fereday, London Metropolitan University

10:50

 Use of sustainable materials by undergraduates as part of their design projects - Gareth Mason, Stora Enso Timber  UK Ltd - Dr James Norman, University of Bristol

11:10

 Student attitudes towards a collaborative project between undergraduate architecture and civil engineering  departments - David Sharpe, Birmingham City University

11:30

 Break

11:45

 Break out groups on teaching conceptual design to undergraduates

12:45

 Lunch and networking 

13:45

 Showcasing The Institution of Structural Engineers' new case studies for student group design projects - Clare  Taylor,  COWI

14:30

 Session 2: Policy 

14:30

 Higher Education Teaching and Research Policy Landscape - Dr Rhys Morgan, Royal Academy of Engineering

14:45

 Break

15:00
Brexit: How will it affect UK universities? - Nick Hillman, Higher Education Policy Institute
 

15:15

 Brexit: How will it affect students studying in the UK? - Speaker tbc

16:00

 Q&A panel on Brexit and Higher Education Policy

16:30

 Summary - Faith Wainwright, Senior Vice President for The Institution of Structural  Engineers 

16:45

 Close


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