2019 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Award Winning Campus in June.

The SOLSTICE and CLT Conference sessions will run as two parallel strands over two days, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June 2019.

2019 Book of Abstracts


  • 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
  • Feedback
  • 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

Guest Speakers

Wednesday 5th June 2019

  • Professor Liu Liqun – Hunan First Normal University, China
  • Dr. Kirti Menon – University of Johannesburg
  • Dr. Rubby Dhunpath – University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Sue Beckingham – Sheffield Hallam University and Visiting Fellow
  • Professor Sally Brown – Visiting Professor
  • Dr. Mark Childs – The Open University and Visiting Fellow
  • Professor Keith Smyth – University of the Highlands and Islands and Visiting Professor
  • Simon Thomson – University of Liverpool and Visiting Fellow
  • Professor Peter Hartley – Visiting Professor
  • Professor Phil Race – Visiting Professor

Thursday 6th June 2019

  • Dr. Sean Li – City University of Macau
  • Dr. Joe Makua – Mangosuthu University
  • Professor Pauline Kneale – University of Plymouth and Visiting Professor

Submit your Proposals & Abstracts here

The SOLSTICE and CLT Conference sessions will run as two parallel strands over two days, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June 2019.

The call for proposals is now closed.

Book a place

Click on the link to book your place to this exciting conference

Conference Fees:

£190 (excluding VAT) for one day (either Wednesday 5th or Thursday 6th June 2019), total cost including VAT £228

£370 (excluding VAT) for both days (Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June 2019), total cost including VAT £444

This includes, keynotes, conference sessions, refreshments and lunch.

Booking now open

(Payment link will follow within 7 working days)

Key dates

  • September 2018 – Conference dates announced (5th and 6th June 2019)
  • October 2018 – Conference themes announced
  • November 2018 – Call for proposals
  • 25th January 2019 – Deadline for proposals
  • 5th February 2019 – Booking opens
  • 19th February 2019 – Feedback to proposers
  • April 2019 – Programme announced
  • (tbc) May 2019 – Booking and payment deadline
  • (tbc) May 2019 – Joining instructions emailed out
  • 5th and 6th June 2019 – 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 CLT by phone 01695 650750 or email clt@edgehill.ac.uk.

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