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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 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.

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.

Our programme (10th May 2022)
Location: Online

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

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

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- 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 2022

Date(s) - 10/05/2022
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Curriculum Transformation: N/A
Bath Blend: N/A
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Target Audience: All Staff (Academic/Professional Services)

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