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Annual Conference 2015-2016

Teaching Excellence Framework, Social Mobility and Mission: Fulfilling our Students' Potential?

Monday, March 21st, 9.45 - 16.00, University Square Stratford

This year our aim is to engage in discussions about the government's green paper, the upcoming TEF, and our Birkbeck's founding mission of widening participation and promoting access to groups historically denied opportunities for higher education.

The Conference is free and open to all members of Birkbeck staff. Please use our workshop calendar to reserve your place. Lunch will be provided and will be vegetarian with fish options. All room locations are wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets nearby. If you have any other access requirements or need detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation. For further information, please contact Centre Deputy Director Jennifer Fraser ( or Centre Administrator Chris Terrey (

Conference Programme

9:45  Registration and coffee

10:00 Introduction to the day and to the Green Paper
Professor Sue Jackson
PVM Learning and Teaching, Birkbeck

10.30 Workshop 1: Widening Participation Today?
Dr Roz Dixon
PVM Access and Community Engagement, Birkbeck

11:30 Tea and Coffee

11:45 Workshop 2: What’s Mission Got To Do With It?: Troubling The Politics of Inclusion
Dr Jennifer Fraser
Deputy Director
Centre for Transformative Practice in Learning and Teaching, Birkbeck

12:45 Lunch

1.30 Workshop 3: Learner Analytics and the UEL Journey
Dr Mandy Bentham
Director of Learning and Teaching, UEL
Dr Michele Milner
Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, UEL

2.30 Tea and Coffee

2:45 Workshop 4: Learning Gain: Opportunities, Challenges, Discourses
Dr Tim Markham
Deputy PVM Learning and Teaching, Birkbeck

3:45 Moving on
Professor Sue Jackson
PVM Learning and Teaching, Birkbeck

4:00 End