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ALT Winter Conference Programme

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Review of online conference, Wednesday 15-16 December 2021 The ALT Winter conference was online for the seventh year in a row and was two full days of presentations, discussions, awards and general merriment. ALT’s Chief Executive, Maren Deepwell, opened the conference and the next day it closed with the Learning Technologist of the Year awards. Many of the presentations this year focused on how institutions and individuals had coped so far with the ongoing pandemic. There was a general feeling of déjà vu and uncertainty about where we all go from here as no one expected the pandemic to last…

UK Student Wellbeing

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Review of online panel discussion, Thursday 19 August 2021 Prof Judyth Sachs chaired this panel discussion on student wellbeing in the UK. Four senior leaders from the HE sector completed the panel; Jon Baldwin from Jisc, Prof Christina Hughes who founded Women-Space, Alison Golden from the University of Bristol and Kerry Kellaway, head of the library at Plymouth Marjon University. During the pandemic many students described their wellbeing as poor/very poor. The panel discussed how students and staff could first be supported and then encouraged to thrive over the upcoming academic year. Most of the panel had first-hand experience of…