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Queen Mary hosts conference on the future of teaching, learning and leadership

Queen Mary hosted The Future of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership in Higher Education, a panel event discussing how we respond to and provoke change to thrive in the new environment being created around Higher Education.

18 December 2019

Professor Stephanie Marshall at the Future of Teaching, Learning and Leadership event at Queen Mary. Credit: Queen Mary
Professor Stephanie Marshall at the Future of Teaching, Learning and Leadership event at Queen Mary. Credit: Queen Mary

Professor Stephanie Marshall, Queen Mary’s Vice-Principal (Education), led the event which took place in The Octagon at Queen Mary’s Mile End campus and involved a panel of senior academics who are leaders in their field and innovators within their institutions.

Professor Marshall was joined by:

  • Ewart Woolridge CBE - founding Chief Executive from 2003 to 2013 of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
  • Dr Camille Kandiko Howson - Associate Professor of Education in the Centre for Higher Education Research & Scholarship (CHERS) Imperial College London
  • Professor Malcolm J Todd - Deputy Vice-Chancellor / Provost (Academic & Student Experience) at the University of Derby
  • Annika Ramos - Queen Mary Students' Union Vice President Education
  • Dr Marian McCarthy - Former Vice President for Teaching and Learning at University College Cork
  • Nona McDuff OBE - Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students and Teaching at Solent University

There was a lively and candid debate with inspiring examples of how they have led change and its impact. 

A great discussion

Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice-Principal (Education), said: “It was a stunning panel, with absolutely great discussion and everyone there left wanting more.

“The future of the leadership – most particularly academic leadership – of teaching and learning is a key issue for all universities. How best to both listen and respond to the student voice, engage students in co-creation of the educational experience, and deliver an exceptional learner journey leading to outstanding graduate outcomes, is of key concern for all leaders at all levels - both staff and students.”

The event also marked the launch of the recent publication of Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education and the fifth edition of A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Professor Marshall edited both publications which are available now and include contributions from global higher education thought leaders.

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