Student Education Conference and Digital Festival 2017

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Student Education Conference and Digital Festival 2016

The Student Education Conference and Digital Festival 2016 examined the ways in which we can support our claim to offer students excellence in student education and gave delegates the chance to interact with the technology that enables us to evidence that excellence.

2016 Conference videos and abstracts

Keynote address - Mark Byford

Mark opened the session by considering quality and distinctiveness, examining the metrics we use to measure out impact and assess how effectively we are currently utilising the data we generate.

SEC/DigiFest 2016 abstracts 

SEC/DigiFest 2016 programme

Student Education Conference 2015

The Student Education Conference 2015 looked at who the Leeds graduate is and what makes their journey distinctive. It described the journey that students make as they transition to, within and from university, and explored the way the University of Leeds engages with and supports these crucial phases of the student experience.

Speakers and panellists included representatives from schools and academies explaining how they prepare their pupils for university, together with employers and alumni who discussed how the University of Leeds can help our students become the distinctive graduates widely sought by professional and civic organisations around the world.


Vice-Chancellor's welcome: Sir Alan Langlands welcomes delegates to SEC 2015. 

Dan Crow keynote: The Leeds graduate - the distinctive journey 

Panel discussion: from school to university

Panel comprises: Mike Cook (Heckmondwike Grammar), Dwayne Saxton (Bradford Academies), Mike Gibbons (Leeds Grammar), Elizabeth Powell (Newlaithes Primary).

Exhibitors’ lightning presentations 

Each exhibitor has a maximum of 60 seconds to highlight what delegates will see on their stand.

Leeds Curriculum launch

Celebrating the launch of the new Leeds Curriculum. Contributions from PVC (Student Education) Vivien Jones, Pro-Deans for Student Education who have led specific work packages and from students Jo Llewellyn and Ben Hetherington on their experience of Discovery Modules.

Panel Discussion: From university to employment

Panel comprises: Dan Crow (CTO, Songkick), Tom Riordan (CEO, Leeds City Council), Lieran Docherty (Regional Manager, Together Women Project), Jen Williams (Associate Director, TeachFirst) and Claire Adams (Relationship Manager, Association of Graduate Recruiters).

2015 conference abstracts