On Wednesday 11th March we will be holding a half-day conference about Academic Tutoring, celebrating how far we have come with implementing the Academic Tutor System Project, sharing good practice and raising aspirations for the future. Dr Naomi Winstone from the University of Surrey will give the keynote, exploring ways in which Academic Tutors can help students to interpret and act upon their feedback effectively, increasing the quality of students’ academic engagement. The afternoon will include opportunities for meeting colleagues and sharing practice.


TimeSessionWho?Booking link
13:30 -14:00Lunch, registration and marketplace/postersClick here to register
(lunch, welcome & introductions, keynote)
14:00 -14:15Welcome & introductionstbc
14:15 -15:15Keynote: Facilitating students’ use of feedback for their academic, personal, and professional development.
Modularised curricula create challenges to effective feedback processes in higher education. Students often report limited agency to transfer feedback from one assignment to the next, and learning from feedback tends to be compartmentalised at the module level. There is an important role for Academic Tutors in being able to work with students to visualise feedback at the programme level through dialogue that surfaces the role of feedback in supporting ongoing development towards programme, rather than merely module, learning outcomes. In this session, we will explore the potential for Academic Tutoring to support students in the synthesis and implementation of feedback.
Dr Naomi Winstone, University of Surrey
15:15 Coffee and networking

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