This one-day event has been designed to help colleagues reflect upon and develop their approaches to learning and teaching. It features contributions from sector-leading experts, insights from colleagues at other institutions, and examples of how cutting-edge research here at Bath can help to make university courses everywhere more inclusive and engaging.
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EduFest 2022

To learn from and celebrate the excellent work carried out here at the University of Bath, we’re delighted to announce our EduFest 2022 programme. Please join us in person on Monday 9th May and online on Tuesday 10th May as we host this year’s EduFest and explore this year’s theme of Assessment and Feedback, including a talk from guest speaker, Dr William Houstoun.

Read our reflections from EduFest 2022

About EduFest

In the changing landscape of higher education, increasing attention is being paid to the ways in which individuals and communities cope with change, particularly with regard to how we monitor assessment and feedback. Debates around the purpose and design of assessments are not new, but the last two years have provided an opportunity to move away from traditional models of both assessment and feedback.  Having transitioned swiftly into different forms of online and blended teaching, learning and assessment, we have an opportunity to reflect on how we can take our best practice forward to benefit everyone in our University community. We look forward to the debate and celebrating some of the excellent work carried out at the University in this domain and hearing from some of our TDF project holders, NTFs and other current teaching and learning initiatives.

Keynote speaker - Magic in Assessment & Feedback 

Dr William Houstoun, academically explores how magic can convey information and teach practical skills.  

Building on his PhD, in which William studied the use of magic as an educational contrivance in the Victorian period, his academic work explores how the skill and approach of the conjurer can be utilised in an educational context. During the last decade, he has found that magic has a role to play in settings as diverse as therapy for young people, business training, grass roots science engagement and medical education. Currently, Will performs in residence at Imperial College London/Royal College of Music Centre for Performance Science.




Talking Point and Lightning Talk Session Options (10th May)

To choose which parallel session you would like to attend or would like more information on the talks please take a look at the papers;

Talking Point 

Lightning Talks 

You will have a choice of breakout rooms within the main session to join parallel sessions, A, B, C and D


Recorded Sessions (10th May)

Recordings can be found within this folder

Our programme

To learn from and celebrate the excellent work carried out here at the University of Bath, we're delighted to announce our EduFest 2022 programme.

Monday 9th May 2022 In Person Networking Event (4West 1.2)

10:00 – 10:10    Welcome Address  – Julian Chaudhuri,Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Chris Bonfield, Director of CLT
10:10 – 10:20    Refreshments Served     
10:20 – 11:00    Round Table Talks – Liquid Cafe 



Posters and Competition 

11:00 – 12:00    Networking Market Place 

Table 1: Teaching Development Fund

Table 2: NTF

Table 3: PedR 

Table 4: Fellowship 

Table 5: Climate Action Framework (CAF)

Table 6: MAST (Maths Resource Centre) 

Table 7: CLT Student Assessment & Feedback Champions


Posters and Competition


12:00 – 13:15    Lunch and Finish     

Tuesday 10th May 2022 Online EduFest (Zoom Link) 

9:30 – 9:45    Welcome Address  

Julian Chaudhuri, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), Jacob Withington, Education Officer, Students’ Union 


9:45 – 10:30    Keynote address – Magic in Assessment & Feedback 

Dr William Houstoun, Academically explore how magic can convey information and teach practical skills.  

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee break     
11:00 – 12:00     

Talking Points – Parallel session A  

Theme: Interactive Student Engagement

TP1: Hyflex Teaching – Steve Cayzer and Alexander Lunt, Mechanical Engineering

TP2: Developing Online Problem Based Learning – Max Western, Department for Health

TP3: Auto-generation and marking of accessible coursework – Jonathan Graham-Harper-Carter, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering


Talking Points – Parallel session B 

Theme: Learning & Teaching Initiatives

TP1: PEDR – Paul Chin, Head of Learning & Teaching

 TP2: Vertically Integrated Projects: Evaluating the value of sustainable student research projects– Emily Richards, Nicki Schantz, Adnan Almulla, Jo Hatt, Tom Roberts.

TP3: Climate Literacy for All – Eliane Bastos, Hannah Hogarth, Elsa Swetenham

12:00 – 12.45    Lunch break      
12:45 – 


  Debate session – Developing our Assessment and Feedback practices 
13:30 – 13:50    Coffee Break     
13:50 – 14:40  Lightning Talks C

LT1: Personal Tutoring – Anna Young & Debbie Janson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

LT2: Formative Peer Review – Philip Shields, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

LT3: Large group peer review and assessment using moodle – Susan Crennell, Department of Biology & Biochemistry

LT4: Improving Personal tutoring at UoB – Jo Stewart-Cox, Oli Schofield, Ben Goose and Ian Fairholm

LT5: Peer Assessment Feedback – Ed Elias and Steve Cayzer, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lightning Talks  D

LT1: Formative and summative maths assessment using the Numbas e-assessment platform- Thomas Cottrell, Department of Mathematical Sciences

LT2: Online Video Feedback: Balancing student assessment experience and marker workload – Kim Watts, School of Management

LT3: Testing Student understanding in online open book exams – Zoe Burke, Department of Biology & Biochemistry

LT4: Feedback Portfolio  – Cressida Lyon, Department of Biology & Biochemistry

LT5: Online Degrees in Comp Science – Paola Bruscoli, Department of Computer Science


14:40 – 14:50    Comfort Break     
14:50 – 15:50    Talking Points  

Theme: Effective Assessment Practices

TP1: Exercises and Feedback – Maria Garcia, PoLIS


TP2: Holistic Approach to Assessment – Peter Sloan, Department of Physics

TP:3: Enhancing Assessment literacy in practice – Lucy Noble, Department for Health


15:50 – 16:00    Closing remarks and Conference close 



EduFest 2021

The third annual EduFest event took place on Wednesday 5 May 2021. The key theme was Transitions in Higher Education. The sub-themes were Transition into university (for example, pre-sessional work; induction programmes; outreach; recruitment; partnerships); Transition through university (for example, approaches to placement; curricula design; student engagement; assessment for learning; learning/curricula partnerships with external agencies) and Transition out of university (for example, working with employers; alumni relations; graduate outcomes; employability; 21st century skills).

Our guest speaker, Dr Luke Millard, gave the keynote address, which was followed by a series of panel events, lightning talks, and masterclasses from staff and students from Bath and beyond.

EduFest 2019

EduFest 2019 event took place on 9 May. The key theme was Empowering students and staff in the delivery of teaching excellence, including sub themes of Employability, Inclusivity, Research-engaged learning and Student engagement - reflected fundamental concerns in shaping students’ outcomes and experiences across the University

Our guest speaker, Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, gave the keynote address, which explored the different dimensions of student engagement, the different levels of how students engage with learning and different ways of measuring and acknowledging how students engage with their learning.