Re-imagining University Education:

Possible Futures and Practical Action for Change

Heriot-Watt Learning and Teaching Week 2022

This year our Learning and Teaching Week reflects on our experiences of the last two years and consider how we wish to move forward:

  • What do we want to hold on to and develop further from as we step forward from pandemic working, learning and teaching?
  • How has our global practice evolved during this challenging time?
  • What have we learned about our students lives and how these impact on their learning and engagement?
  • How has our teaching evolved to support student learning?

Take the opportunity to explore our recent experiences and share in shaping our future together to enhance teaching and learning across the University.


About the sessions

  • Sharing Practice Session (20 min including Q&A): Sharing of practice including scholarship projects (completed and ongoing), evaluations of teaching practice, reflections on practice (including new approaches to assessment, adopting new technologies in teaching, etc.), or wider elements of teaching and learning.
  • Lightning Talks (10 mins including Q&A): A short, focused presentation linked to one of the Symposium topic areas.
  • Video Blog (up to 5 mins): A brief video presentation linked to the Symposium theme.
  • Get creative: An inspiring range of other activities that will engage participants, support wellbeing and community building, and get us thinking creatively about the Symposium themes.


All events will be online via Zoom and presentations will be recorded. We try to ensure our sessions are accessible for everyone attending them and recognise that unfortunately Zoom is not fully accessible for everyone. If you are attending a session and the platform on which it is being hosted is not accessible for you please let us know so that we can make alternative arrangements.


We encourage you to join us for a series of workshops, lectures, roundtables and tea-break conversations.

  • Pause, take a breath and reflect on the past year.
  • Connect with colleagues.
  • Share practice and experience.
  • Be inspired by creative ideas in learning & teaching.

Keynotes are open to everyone are can be booked via Eventbrite.

All other sessions are open to Heriot-Watt staff and do not require booking.

We can't wait to see you
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