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HEA STEM Annual Conference 2012: Aiming for Excellence in STEM Learning and Teaching

Thursday, 12 April, 2012 - 09:00
Friday, 13 April, 2012 - 18:00
Imperial College London, England, SW7 2AZ
Catherine Redfern, Administrator for STEM

The Higher Education Academy’s first annual learning and teaching STEM conference will take place on 12 and 13 April 2012 at Imperial College London, one of the world's leading centres of excellence for teaching and research in the fields of science, technology and medicine.

STEM subjects are recognised as having strategic importance in higher education for the economy and employers. The student learning experience in STEM subjects is vital in ensuring sustained growth in the uptake of these key disciplines. Furthermore an excellent learning experience ensures that students have developed the right skills at the time of graduation and beyond through continued professional development. The Higher Education Academy (HEA) provides national leadership in developing and disseminating evidence-informed practice in learning and teaching in higher education; this conference will provide a platform for this for the HEA's STEM disciplines (for full list see below).

The key conference themes applied to STEM disciplines are:

  • innovative practice in STEM learning and teaching;
  • gender issues in STEM subjects;
  • mathematics and statistics in an interdisciplinary context;
  • work-based learning in STEM subjects;
  • teaching and assessing large classes;
  • assessment and feedback;
  • employability;
  • flexible learning;
  • internationalisation;
  • retention and success.

Conference Costs
Event costs for subscribing institutions only are as follows:
Full conference (two days including evening dinner on 12th) - £150

We are also offering a special rate for PhD Students; this is £100 for the full conference with dinner. Please note proof of eligibility may be required for the PhD rate.

The costs for non-subscribing institutions are as follows (these include the full two days of the conference plus evening dinner on the 12 April):
Early bird rate (valid until 17 March) - £250
Full rate (valid from 18 March) - £285

To check if your institution subscribes to the HEA please contact via or phone 01904 717500.

Please see for further details.