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. 

Strategic Approaches to Addressing Disparities in Student Outcomes
Tuesday 20th June 2017, 9.30am - 5.00pm

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. Registration 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

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual TILT-NTU Global Internationalising the Curriculum Conference. 

The internationalisation of higher education creates opportunities for both education and research to benefit from the exchange of multiple and diverse perspectives. This one-day conference brings together a range of papers and short Pecha Kucha presentations to explore these opportunities and the provocations associated with recognising and working with multiple knowledges. 

Collectively, the papers ask how educators might inspire students to seek-out, recognise and value multiple and competing perspectives, but they also challenge those who work in international education if it is possible, and indeed necessary, to decentre what is widely understood by internationalising the curriculum.

Registration is free…

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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