The Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) is committed to supporting interesting and interactive events which share practice across both the internal and external learning community. Details of our upcoming events can be found below.

To access resources from past events please visit the CADQ Events Page.

If you have an idea for an event that TILT could support, please email our TILT Coordinator. 

TILT Writing Away Day
Monday 3rd April 2017, 9am - 5pm

Would you like the opportunity to take a day away from your office to focus on writing? Have you already drafted something that you feel would benefit from being peer-reviewed? TILT is looking for a small group of colleagues interested in spending a day at Brackenhurst campus to concentrate on producing a piece of writing such as a publication or a research proposal.

Participants will be assisted to set SMART goals in advance of the day and these will then be used to guide the sessions. Participants can also use part of the day to peer review a colleague’s work. The timetable gives delegates around 4 hours 30 minutes of dedicated writing time.

Travel to and from Brackenhurst will be provided along with all refreshments.  Please email the TILT Coordinator for further information. 


Success for All: Advancing Inclusive Curricula and Pedagogies
Wednesday 5th April 2017, 9.30am - 3.30pm

TILT is delighted to be hosting a one-day Success for All Conference on inclusive curricula and pedagogies. The conference will offer a valuable opportunity for colleagues at NTU to ask questions, join in lively discussions, and share ideas across disciplines on supporting the success of all of our students.


Strategic Approaches to Addressing Disparities in Student Outcomes
Tuesday 20th June 2017, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Nottingham Trent University, in conjunction with the University Alliance, is hosting a conference on strategic approaches to addressing disparities in undergraduate students’ progression and attainment. The conference will provide a platform for discussion, debate and practice exchange on ways in which Higher Education Institutions can implement effective interventions at a University-wide level.  Call for papers is now open.


TILT ReGenring Academic Writing and Assessment
Wednesday 21st June 2017, 10am - 5pm

Have you moved away from using formal academic writing in your teaching? Maybe your students make artists’ books, write blogs, design posters, film videos or express themselves in sculpture, to name but a few examples? In other words, are they using a non-traditional genre or transforming academic content from one genre into another (reGenring)? Moreover, are you ‘reGenring’ your assessments?

TILT Course Leaders' Conference
Tuesday 16th May 2017, 8.30am - 5pm

Conference theme: Working in partnership with students.  Further information to follow. Please contact us by email if you have any questions about the conference.

TILT Festival of Learning 2017, including the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference
Tuesday 27 June, Wednesday 28th June and Thursday 29 June 2017, 9 am – 4.30 pm

Taking place across all four NTU sites, the event will showcase and celebrate learning and teaching at NTU. We invite contributions on the theme of Creating Communities, including but not limited to:
• creating vibrant course communities and other learning communities
• inclusive learning communities
• learning in, with or from professional or disciplinary communities
• relationships with local, national or global communities

Tuesday 27 June will be our Annual Learning and Teaching Conference at City site, including a range of workshops and presentations. Our keynote speaker is Liz Thomas, Professor of Higher Education at Edge Hill University, who will share insights from her pioneering work on engaging diverse student communities. Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June will see alternative formal and informal events at Confetti, Brackenhurst and Clifton. These can include a variety of practice-sharing formats such as hands-on activities, outdoor challenges, virtual reality experiences, story-telling, and performance—let us have your ideas!

Internationalising the Curriculum Conference (IoC)
Friday 14th July 2017, 9am-4pm

Save the date - organised by the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and NTU Global, the second Internationalising the Curriculum Conference will take place on Friday 14 July 2017. Registration to attend the event will open in March.

We are now inviting papers and posters that explore this challenge on a number of fronts.

First, we encourage contributions that explore how to inspire students to seek-out, recognise and value multiple and competing perspectives, particularly in disciplines such as those in the pure sciences. How do we validate students’ diverse backgrounds and experiences and harness them as learning resources from which all students can benefit? How do we balance engagement with different viewpoints against the demands of assessment or the need to develop decision-making skills and active citizens?

Second, we welcome papers that take as their starting point different country contexts to explore how our knowledge and understanding of internationalising the curriculum itself might be diversified. This may involve consideration of particular educational contexts, comparative reflection on teaching and learning in different countries, or exploration of how difference in educational standards and norms impacts on collaborative initiatives, staff exchange and other forms of international educational engagement.

Further information and an application form can be requested by email.

Details of our 2016 conference, along with full multi-media resources, can be found here.


BALEAP PIM – Intercultural Communication and EAP
18th November 2017

TILT and Nottingham Trent University are looking forward to welcoming you to a PIM on Intercultural Communication and EAP.

In today’s globalised yet increasingly polarised world, communication skills, cultural knowledge, cultural sensitivity and open-mindedness towards others would seem to be more important than ever. The task of helping all students develop this core intercultural competence is surely one to be shared by all educators, but as EAP teachers we are perhaps better placed than many to address it, to increase awareness of its importance and share our best practice with colleagues in other disciplines.

Call for papers now open. Registration will open nearer the time.



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