Wednesday 15 June 2022

9-10.50am Registration and Welcome

9 – 9.25 - Registration, Redmonds Building

9.30 – 9.40 - Welcome, Mark Power, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Large Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Redmonds Building

9.40 – 10.30 - Keynote, Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Redmonds Building
Larissa Kennedy, NUS National President and Jamie Agombar, Executive Director of Students Organising for Sustainability

10.30 – 10.50 - Transfer to Student Life Building

10.50-11.55am Workshop

How do we ensure students are actively engaged in contributing to our Student Experience Strategy?
Phil Vickerman, PVC (Student Experience)

10.50-11.55am Demonstration

An introduction to the new LJMU Curriculum Management system
Gerard Lyons

10.50-11.20am Sessions

Session 2 - Improving digital skills: a student-centred approach
Christina Phillips, Faculty of Business & Law

Session 3 - Students’ work in creating and curating a de-colonised curriculum
Kathryn Walchester, Anna John & Laura Keegan, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

Session 4 - Training tomorrow's lawyers to tackle today's social justice and social mobility challenges
Rachel Stalker, Jess McDonald, Michelle Waite & Mary Mullin Faculty of Business & Law

Session 5 - Money matters, let’s make it count!
James Forshaw & Beverley Williams, Money Advice Team – Student Advice & Wellbeing Services

Session 6 - LJMU in the community: an outreach project by students, for students
Lila Tamea & Catherine Shillito, Student Recruitment & Admissions

11.25-11.55am Sessions

Session 8 - Adopting a video orientated flexible blended approach to reduce resentment and encourage deeper learning of technical IT skills
Jon Dick & Tim Lane, Faculty of Science

Session 9 - Progress towards inclusive curricula in Sport & Exercise Sciences
Tori Sprung, Ellie Glover & Libby Mitchell, Faculty of Science

Session 10 - Student perspectives on service user and carer involvement in professional programmes: reflections on a collaborative project
Andrea Newman & Robyn Lotto, Faculty of Health

Session 11 - LJMU Student Lifestyle and Health survey 2022: results, impact and next steps
Lee Graves, Faculty of Science

Session 12 - Developing students as global citizens through COIL
Alison Lui, Madeleine Stevens, Joshi Jariwala & Maureen Royce Faculty of Business & Law

12-12.30pm Sessions

Session 13 - Lightning talks

Compassionate leadership in practice
Deb Roberts, Faculty of Health

They made me believe in myself: women's stories
Maureen Royce, Faculty of Business & Law

Students at the heart of staff interviews: lived experiences from panel member and successful candidate
Tina South & Megan Crocket, Faculty of Health

Session 14 - Lightning talks

A digital library service at your fingertips
Michelle Allen, Library Services

Scaling up students’ use of LJMU library resources
Amr Al Khateeb, Faculty of Business & Law

Letting our students discover, click and drive ebook purchases
Heather Da Vanzo & Liam Sullivan, Library Services

Session 15 – EDIpedia: putting students at the heart of equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI)
Philip Denton, Ellie Glover, Gaby Perminaite & Shayan Ghavam, Faculty of Science & Deshan Premasiri & Sara Singh, Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Session 16 – Embedding employability narratives: collaborating with Liverpool’s cultural community to enhance level 4 study Bee Hughes & Clare Horrocks, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

Session 17 – Period positivity: the next step in gender equality
Ambar Ennis, John Moores Students' Union & Sara Parker, Kay Standing & Bee Hughes, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

Session 18 – Working together to support refugee nurses: a dynamic collaboration
Sean Mackay & Ebenezer Banahene, Faculty of Health

1.30-2pm Sessions

Session 19 – Bridge the gap peer mentoring: reflections and actions
Atif Waraich & Emma Smith, Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Session 20 – Digital capacity in education: can we use social media to enhance student learning?
Madeleine Stevens, Faculty of Business & Law

Session 21 – Supporting care-experienced students: learning from the NNECL Quality Mark
Phil Bakstad, Student Advice & Wellbeing Services

Session 22 – Civic engagement placements
Pamela Donaghy & Trudy Hutchinson, Faculty of Health

Session 23 – Health and Wellbeing: lessons learned from the pandemic, and wellbeing challenges faced as a university going forward
Raphaela Kane, Faculty of Health & Yvonne Turnbull, Student Advice & Wellbeing Services & Andy Keegan, Human Resources

Session 24 – Poverty aware practice: challenging stigma in our communities
Rachel Broady, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

2.05-2.35pm Sessions

Session 25 – Changing the face of HE with OfS and the Student Loan Company
Rachel McLean, Sarah Haynes & Abbey Davies, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies & Kate Sillitoe, LJMU Graduate & Zoe Wallace, Industry partner

Session 26 – Laying solid foundations: a review of the foundation year
Clara Kassem, Elizabeth Taylor, Jasmine McDonald, Sanj Singh & Jessica Blenkinsopp, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

Session 27 – Embracing the voices of people with autism: a participatory study
Keren Coney & Jack Fitzpatrick, Student Futures

Session 28 – Developing hybrid work-based learning placements to transform the university experience
Wendy Johnston & Nicola Smith, Faculty of Science

Session 29 – Collaborating with our Women’s Academic Network to develop the new maternity policy: influence and impact upon future staff policy development
Amanda Mannion, Human Resources & Zoe Knowles, Faculty of Science

Session 30 – The Littlewoods Heritage Project: working with students and the community to preserve John Moores’s legacy
Ruth Doughty, Rhianna Arnold & Martin Jones, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

2.40-3.10pm Sessions

Session 31 – Understanding the average international student experience journey
Rosalyn Harrison, Nick Pitt & Matt Virr, International Relations

Session 32 – Lessons from a pandemic: how can we make online learning more inclusive?
Stewart Chidlow, Faculty of Engineering & Technology & Keren Coney, Student Futures & Vicci Boyd, Faculty of Science

Session 33 – Access, supporting and thriving in HE: Roma students learning journey
Patricia Jolliffe, Helen Collins, Alexandra Bahor, Alexandra Mirica, Sue Sutton & Peter Scott, Faculty of Business & Law

Session 34 – 'Learning is experience. Everything else is just information' (Albert Einstein): a closer look at LJMU's work-based learning experience objectives
Danielle Anderson, Student Futures

Session 35 – Achieving cultural change in mental health support: a work in progress
Yvonne Turnbull & Rob Michael-Phillips, Student Advice & Wellbeing Services

Session 36 – Doing business: students adding real business value in the Liverpool City Region via consultancy projects
Jan Brown, Faculty of Business & Law

3.45-4.50pm Workshop

Courageous conversation in equality, diversity and inclusion: where do we start?
Moni Akinsanya & Julia Daer, Human Resources

3.45-4.15pm Sessions

Session 37 – A conversation about key achievements/initiatives in the last 12 months that link to the values
Tina Purkis, Human Resources, Clare Milsom, Registrar & Chief Operating Officer, Raphaela Kane, Faculty of Health, Maria Burquest, Legal & Governance Services & Hannah Argo, Finance

Session 38 – Why students don't read emails: student voice research project
David Soehren, Maureen Royce, Amy Nicoll, Ines Coutinho, Maeve Mooney, Nikita Thompson, Faculty of Business & Law & Pedrom Tavakolli & Alistair Grills, John Moores Students' Union

Session 39 – Designing assessment for neurodiverse students
Sian Dunne & Denise Lee, Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Session 40 – Student placements within LJMU IT Services: a win-win situation
Chris Dyche & John Cannon, IT Services & Morgan Evans, Jency George & Emma Raymer, Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Session 41 – The LJMU Wellbeing Journal: co-creation, impact and future plans
Nicky Hirst, Ange Garden, Avril Rowley, Claire Hennessey & Sharon Burns, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies & Rebecca Gee, Student Advice & Wellbeing Services

4.20-4.50pm Sessions

Session 43 – The circus comes of age: engaging staff in engaging students
Maureen Royce & David Soehren, Faculty of Business & Law

Session 44 – The use of new technologies in teaching: the case of civil engineering
Georgios Nikitas, Denise Lee & Ed Loffill, Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Session 45 – Lightning talks

Supporting disabled students on placement
Alison Jithoo & Denise Parker, Faculty of Health

What would a more holistic model for supporting students with disabilities look like?
Stewart Chidlow & Sian Dunne, Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Embracing change: nurturing equity, diversity, inclusivity and respect within the postgraduate community
Elysia Greenway, Mollie Bryde, Martina Pizzolato & Deniah Enrile, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social & Emily Wharton, Phebie Watson, & April Howdan, Faculty of Science & Ryony Rowan, Faculty of Health

Session 46 – ‘Tell me about a time when...’ articulating LJMU’s nine employability skills through the curriculum.
Angela Standish & Keren Coney, Student Futures

Session 47 – Building respectful environments through enhanced understanding
Yvonne Turnbull, Student Advice & Wellbeing Services & Respect Always Steering Group

Thursday 16 June 2022

9-10.50am Registration and Welcome

9 – 9.25 - Registration, Redmonds Building

9.30 – 9.40 - Welcome, professor Phil Vickerman, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience, Large Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Redmonds Building

9.40 – 10.30 - Keynote, Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Redmonds Building
Garth Dallas, Dallas Consulting

10.30 – 10.50 - Transfer to Student Life Building

10.50-11.55am Workshop

Decolonising the Curriculum Workshop
Nicola Koyama, Faculty of Science & Marie Hie & Sarah Maclennan, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

10.50-11.55am Demonstration

An introduction to the new LJMU Curriculum Management system
Gerard Lyons

10.50-11.20am Sessions

Session 48 – Being a student advocate: a transformational experience
Peter Dolan, Student Recruitment & Admissions

Session 50 – Using the virtual learning environment to build an inclusive learning development service
Casey Beaumont, Library Services

Session 51 – A blended integrated-learning approach for career-oriented student success
Neil Henney, Faculty of Science

Session 52 – University walking classrooms: is there potential to maximise engagement, academic outcomes and holistic health in students?
Sally-Ann Starkey & Wendy Johnston, Faculty of Science

11.25-11.55am Sessions

Session 54 – Making mentoring meaningful
Robert Morris, Rebecca Fern & Usman Rasab, Faculty of Science

Session 55 – Embracing diversity: embedding reflexivity and understanding equality in healthcare within the MSc Health Psychology curriculum
Lisa Newson & Fatima Janab, Faculty of Health

Session 56 – From a module to an MSc that upskills workers and improves graduate employability: an example from Audio/Video Forensics
Karl Jones, Colin Robinson & John Marsland, Faculty of Engineering & Technology & Suzzanne McColl & Helen Burrell, Faculty of Science & Helen Bennett, Merseyside Police

Session 57 – Creativity for inclusion: empowering the margins
Lucinda Matthews-Jones, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

12-12.30pm Sessions

Session 58 - Personal tutoring: what students want
Sarah Maclennan, Michael Ferguson, Julie Owens, Lissa Tucker & Frazer Kerwick, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

Session 59 – Lightning talks

Ten pin dialogue
Lucy McGrath & Katie Hyslop, Faculty of Business & Law

Milestones for students to lead an innovative, sustainable and resilient community
Cristina-Steliana Mihailovici, Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Believe, report, support: responding to reports of sexual violence
Jo Bleasdale & Phil Bakstad, Student Advice & Wellbeing Services

Session 60 – ♫♪ Here comes the sun ♫♪ Unravelling strengths: a dialogue to rediscover your impact!
Joshi Jariwala, Megan Hill, Karensa Hanna, Julie Ho & Mollie Sheffield, Faculty of Business & Law

Session 61 – Resource Booker: adding value for staff / students & managing the chaos of big events
Ian Gould Jones, Rob Griffin & Jakub Kolodziejczak, Academic Registry

Session 62 – Lightning talks

Across the years: alumni connections
Maureen Royce, Faculty of Business & Law & Sarah Williams, Strategy Support Office

Temporary work in and out of the University
Marnie Blackman-Cook, Unitemps

Why girls pick STEM degrees?
Denise Lee, Omoleye Ojuri & Diana Fitch, Faculty of Engineering & Technology

1.20-2.25pm Workshop

Communicating with students: what works, what doesn’t and how to get your message across
Tris Brown, Rose Dooley & Colette Kellgren-Parker, Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations

1.20-1.50pm Sessions

Session 63 – What motivates us to attend, engage in and enjoy seminars?
Janet Jamieson, Giles Barrett, Anne Hayes, Jim Hollinshead & Steve Wakeman, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

Session 65 – Tackling exclusion and encouraging inclusion
Ester Ragonese & Paul Owen, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

Session 66 – An evaluation of perceptions of the introduction of student-led simulation in pharmacy education
Jonathan Davies, Lauren Hewitt, Dilna Sebastian & Saba Khan, Faculty of Science

Session 67 – Bridge the gap: exploring experiences of assessment, feedback and student performance. What is next?
Elena Zaitseva, Teaching & Learning Academy

1.55-2.25pm Sessions

Session 68 – Applying social psychological research to inform teaching and student engagement
Sylvia Terbeck, Faculty of Health

Session 69 – Having the freedom to challenge: decolonising the curriculum through academic skills
Rhian Wyn-Williams, Library Services

Session 70 – Why PGRs need to think about impact
Emily Walker, Research & Innovation Services & Claire Hanlon & Mollie McCarthy, Faculty of Health

Session 71 – Developing a creative pedagogy to understand the 'university experience' of students with a criminal record
Helena Gosling & Sarah Maclennan, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies

2.30-3pm Sessions

Session 72 – Listening to student voice: understanding the needs and priorities of different student groups in online and hybrid environments
Natalie Holland & Elena Zaitseva, Teaching & Learning Academy & Graham Sherwood, Academic Registry

Session 73 – An engaging and pragmatic approach to embedding the LJMU values within your teams and departments
Michael Monaghan, Human Resources

Session 74 – Louder than a thousand voices: setting up reciprocal mentoring relationships between black students and white staff
Moni Akinsanya & Julia Daer, Human Resources

Session 75 – Lightning talks

Small is beautiful: how graduate talent is empowering the SME in the Liverpool City Region’s post-Covid recovery
Shulah Jones, Student Futures

Decoding placement learning
Emma Robinson, Student Futures

Employability infused
Track Dinning & Lucy McGrath, Faculty of Business & Law & Linda Graham, Student Futures

Session 76 - Offloading on the page: expressive writing for wellbeing and positive self-awareness
Anne-Marie Smith, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies, Anna Dolby, Faculty of Health & Debbie Burns, Student Advice & Wellbeing Services

3.05-4pm Conference closing reception

Mark Power, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive