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Education Conference 2024 programme

Education Conference 2024 Programme

As King’s Academy’s flagship conference, the Education Conference is intended to be an inclusive and welcoming space where staff from across King’s can come together to celebrate their successes and to share their ideas about teaching & learning.

In addition to hearing from colleagues around King’s in diverse roles, the Education Conference will open with the launch of the Transforming Assessment for Students at King’s (TASK) and conclude with a closing reflections panel.  

Conference content will focus on four sub-themes:

  1. Pedagogies of Care:

Within this theme, colleagues share their experience or ideas of educational practices that prioritise both staff and student wellbeing and that foster a culture of empathy and support. Within this theme, we hope to explore transformative strategies that go beyond traditional teaching methods, promoting holistic approaches that nurture the mental, emotional, and academic flourishing of the whole educational community. 

  1. The Future of Teaching and Learning:

Within this theme, colleagues share the needs, challenges or opportunities they identify – or anticipate - as driving future developments in Higher Education teaching and learning. These may be in education for sustainability, digital futures, internationalisation, or another lens in their educational context. Colleagues could set out the situation and what it implies for pedagogy, curriculum design, educational policy and/or learning environments. How should we respond to these developments and possibilities? Or what plans and projects are already underway?

  1. Inclusive Education:

University communities are growing and diversifying and, at the same time, pressures on our students are intensifying. Within this theme, colleagues prompt and contribute to conversations about creating equitable and accessible learning environments, as we explore strategies and practices that celebrate diversity, accommodate varying needs, and promote the full participation of all learners. 

  1. Student Partnership, Voice & Experience:

Within this theme, colleagues reflect on opportunities – potential or existing – for our student community to shape their own educational journeys, and to propose ways in which we can foster meaningful partnerships, amplify student voices, increase student agency, and enhance their learning experience through collaborative engagement and co-creation. 

Up to six sessions will run simultaneously, in the following formats:

  • Research or Scholarship Presentations: Colleagues will share a complete or partially complete educational research or scholarship practice or activity. This may include context of the practice or activity, pedagogies applied, implementation, outcomes and evaluation undertaken.
  • Workshops: Active learning session engaging participants in reflection or application to their own discipline or field. 
  • In addition, Poster Presentations will be on display from registration until the end of lunch, on the 8th floor of Bush House. Colleagues who developed posters will be on hand to discuss their posters, making this a fantastic opportunity to engage in informal 1-1 or small-group discussions.

In addition to indicating which theme each session aligns with, the following tags have been introduced to identify: 

  • Student co-presenters: where a session will be co-presented with King's students
  • REIEF: where a presenter has been awarded and is presenting a REIEF project. Launched in 2020, the Race Equity & Inclusive Education Fund (REIEF) has awarded a total of £100,000 per academic year to activity addressing racial inequalities and embedding inclusive education across King’s. REIEF is part of our institutional commitments to the Race Equality Charter Mark.

Useful logistical information


Accessing Bush House

Directions to Bush House's Aldwych Reception can be found here. Details on nearest London underground stations, Bus Stops and travelling from other King's campuses can be found on the Strand Campus page.

Directions to Bush House's South East wing from Bush House's 8th floor will be made available to attendees on the day. Please note, there is step-free access into and around the various parts of Bush House which will be used for the day. 


Registration will open from 8:30am. The registration desk will remain open all day; we politely ask all colleagues to register upon arrival, regardless of arrival time. 


The opening of the day (9.15am - 10am) will be recorded by King's College London for distribution within King's College London. The recording will focus on the speakers of the session, but please note, any attendee participation during the opening will be captured on the recording. By attending the conference opening, you consent to being recorded. 


Attendees will have access to a coat rail where they are welcome to leave coats and small bags from registration onwards. However, please note, this area will not be monitored by campus security. Therefore, items left on or around the coat rails are left at attendees' own risk and King's Academy cannot accept responsibility for any lost items. 

Quiet rooms: BHSE1.03 and BHSE1.04 

Two quiet rooms are available for colleagues to use throughout the day – both on the first floor of Bush House South East. We politely request colleagues to refrain from taking calls in these rooms as they are quiet spaces reserved for reflection and recharge during the day.

Prayer rooms

The Strand Campus offers locations for prayer and reflection. The College Chapel, located on the second floor of the King’s Building (K2.45), and prayer rooms specifically for prayer and reflection as part of the Muslim faith are also available in the Strand Building (Room S-1.03) and Maughan Library (Room -1.65). 


Due to extremely high demand, this event is now at capacity and a waiting list has been developed. Attendees who are no longer able to attend should email at their earliest convenience so that we may extend a place to a colleague on the waiting list. 

Further Questions

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