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
Registration & refreshments
Chair's welcome - Ian Firth, Immediate Past President
Session 1: Creativity and conceptual design for Built Environment professionals
Keynote speech - Chris Wise, Expedition Engineering
Creativity and Conceptual Design: Buildings and Cities - Mike Cook, Buro Happold
Designing for a New Normal - Josef Hargrave, Arup Foresight
Session 2: How to engage students on creativity and conceptual design skills
How to have ideas workshop for academics - Oli Broadbent, Consultant
Networking lunch
Session 3: How to produce an ideal teaching and learning environment for creativity and conceptual design to flourish in
Higher Education Policy Landscape - Dr Rhys Morgan, Royal Academy of Engineering
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) 
Breakout groups
Plenary discussion with break out group leads - Panel Chair: Nick Russell, JBM 
Questions - Nick Russell
Summary of the day's main outcomes - Ian Firth

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