Annual Academics' Conference 2018

Date: 12 September 2018
Time: 09:30-16:00 BST
Cost: £10.00 booking fee
Venue:  The Institution of Structural Engineers HQ, 47 - 58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS 


About the Conference

This year's Annual Academics' Conference is dedicated to "Teaching about Creativity and Conceptual Design in Built Environment Education".

A discussion of the creative skills undergraduates need from current higher education: the skills and content that are not required: and how best to assess learning outcomes associated with creativity and conceptual design.

Benefits of attendance

  • Hear presentations by leading industry experts on the future of the Built Environment
  • Participate in a practical ideas workshop on engaging students on creativity and conceptual design skills
  • Find out more about the latest in higher education policy landscape
  • Take away practical skills to enhance the teaching and learning environment
  • Network and exchange ideas with fellow academics
09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Chairman's welcome & setting the scene Ian Firth, Immediate Past President
Session 1: Creativity and conceptual design for Built Environment professionals
10:15 Keynote speech Chris Wise, Expedition Engineering
10:45 Cities and the Built Environment Mike Cook, Buro Happold
11:05 The future for the Built Environment Josef Hargrave, Arup Foresight
11:30 Refreshments
Session 2: How to engage students on creativity and conceptual design skills
11:45 How to have ideas workshop for academics Oli Broadbent, ThinkUp
12:45 Networking lunch
Session 3: How to produce an ideal teaching and learning environment for creativity and conceptual design to flourish in
13:30 Higher Education Policy Landscape Dr Rhys Morgan, Royal Academy of Engineering
13:45 The imperative to drop things from our curricula and the merits of assessing students in terms of a degree classification on their design ability Professor Tim Ibell, Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) 
15:15 Plenary discussion of above with break out group leads. Questions from the floor. Panel Chair - Nick Russell, JBM 
15:50 Summary of the day's main outcomes Ian Firth
16:00 Close

Registration will open in early June. For any enquiries or to register your interest, please contact the events team.

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