DMU Festival of Teaching coming soon


From Friday 1 to Friday 8 March we will be hosting our second Festival of Teaching - a celebration of the outstanding opportunities for learning, creative teaching and pedagogical innovation on offer at DMU.

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The Festival will bring together the very best of our university’s most forward-thinking practitioners of teaching, learning and student support, showcasing their expertise and passion for what they do.

The programme of events is free and open to all students, staff and members of the public. All events will take place on campus.

Professor Jackie Labbe, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) said: “As a TEF Gold University, DMU offers outstanding teaching across a wide variety of subjects. From forensics to Shakespeare, the politics of migration to serious Lego play, our lecturers bring expertise and passion, and we’re proud to showcase their talents. We’re especially pleased that we’re launching the festival in partnership with the city of Leicester with ‘One Day for Leicester’ taking place across the city.”

What’s happening during the festival?

There will be a diverse and exciting range of events led by DMU staff and students from all faculties during the eight-day festival. These will include interactive discussions, demonstrations, workshops, lectures and talks. Festival highlights include:

  • One Day for Leicester – Friday 1 March

DMU Business students will be taking part in a mass volunteering event across the Leicester. They will take part in a big clean-up of the city centre and will visit community centres and libraries.

  • Co-Creation at DMU: Students as Partners – Monday 4 March, Campus Centre 2.01, 10am-11.30am

This event will share good practice and case studies of existing co-creation at DMU. If you want to hear more about how you might develop co-creation in your area, or would like to contribute to the project, please do come along.

  • The Real Shakespeare: His Life, his Career, his Plays – Wednesday 6 March, Campus Centre 2.17, 6pm-7.30pm

DMU’s Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Gabriel Egan, will discuss several new discoveries about Shakespeare that have been made in the past few years and consider how they affect his image.

  • Then, Now and Forever: How sporting memories can be good for our health – Friday 8 March, Civil Court (Leicester Castle Business School), 1.30pm-3pm

The Sporting Memories Network has pioneered the use of sport-themed reminiscence therapy to help people experiencing dementia, depression, and isolation. Chaired by Professor Martin Polley, this session will introduce the project, and give you a chance to find out more about how the sporting memories approach works.

To find out more about the various activities taking place during the Festival of Teaching and how you can take part, visit the webpage here

We hope to see you soon at one or more of the events.

Posted on Friday 22nd February 2019

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