2018 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference


The SOLSTICE and CLT Conference sessions will run as two parallel strands over two days, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June 2018.



Creative deployment of technologies to enhance the student experience

Getting the best our of the VLE

Adding value to large group teaching using technology

Creative use of technologies in the classroom

Electronic assessment and feedback

Student induction into HE and the role of technology

Going beyond PowerPoint

Technologies and formative assessment

The role and use of online classrooms

MOOCS and developments in online course structures

Approaches to enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment

Postgraduate learners and learning

Technologies and internationalisation of the student experience

Lecture capture

Inclusive technologies

Evidence-based practice, pedagogic research

Simulation – from Classroom to Cyber Space

Learning Analytics – Pros and Cons

Others of topical interest


CLT Themes:

Student induction and transitions

Implications of post-16 curriculum changes re planning for induction and transitions

Making the first year experience a success

Assessment for learning

Retention focused practices

Adding value to large group teaching

Enhancing employability

Skills and information literacy

Academic writing

Teaching and supporting international students

Leading change in the teaching and learning arena

Internationalisation and international students’ experiences


Emerging challenges and improving student success

Education for sustainable development

Peer mentoring

Inclusive practices

Personal tutoring

Evidence-based practice, pedagogic research

TEF and teaching excellence – lessons learned and next steps

REF 2021 – Implications for Learning and Teaching Research

Eliminating contract cheating

Others of topical interest


Book a place

Conference Fees:

(Prices include VAT)

£190 for one day (either Thursday 7th or Friday 8th June 2018)

£370 for both days (Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June 2018)

Book now

(Payment link will follow within 7 working days)



The ‘Call for proposals’ has now closed (deadline was Friday 19th January 2018).  However, please email clt@edgehill.ac.uk if you are interested in contributing to the 2018 conference, as it may still be possible for the panel to consider this.

Please email clt@dgehill.ac.uk if you are interested in submitting a proposal for the 2019 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference so that we can send you the relevant information in due course.

We invite proposals for papers, workshops, demonstrations, presentations, short “PechaKucha” style presentations and posters which broadly align with the conference themes, or relate to other areas of effective practices.

All proposals will be subject to rigorous peer review.

Information and Instructions for Proposals


Key dates

September 2017 – Conference dates announced (7th and 8th June 2018)

October 2017 – Conference themes announced

November 2017 – Call for proposals

19th January 2018 – Deadline for proposals

January/February 2018 – Booking opens

16th February 2018 – Feedback to proposers

March 2018 – Programme announced

23rd May 2018 – Booking and payment deadline

25th May 2018 – Joining instructions emailed out

7th and 8th June 2018 – SOLSTICE and CLT Conference



The SOLSTICE and CLT Conference is taking place in the Business School at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK.

Edge Hill University’s stunning campus is located in the heart of the North West, close to the thriving market town of Ormskirk an a short distance from Liverpool, Southport and Manchester.

Travelling to Edge Hill University

Campus Map

In previous years some delegates, particularly international delegates, have attended the SOLSTICE and CLT Conference and also taken the opportunity to explore some of North West England.



Contact us

For enquiries regarding the conference, please contact Lizy Reed (Operations Coordinator – SOLSTICE and CLT) by phone 01695 650750 or email clt@edgehill.ac.uk.

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