Professor Nicky King
During her career, she has worked across STEM at Exeter. As Senior Tutor in Biosciences Nicky led transformative change in student support and as Director of Studies for Natural Sciences she was key in the development of the innovative interdisciplinary curriculum which has widened access to the sciences and been sector-leading in its approach to embedded interdisciplinarity.
In her current role as Associate-Pro Vice Chancellor, she has championed compassionate leadership and developed new ways to support education and pedagogy within the faculty. Nicky is also Chair of the Society for Natural Sciences and developed their groundbreaking accreditation framework which embeds an interdisciplinary ethos at its heart. She is passionate about interdisciplinary science and championing those who teach and study Natural Sciences through her role with the Society for Natural Sciences. She is committed to broadening student opportunities both through widening access to university and understanding predictors of success in order to address awarding gaps.
Nicky is a Principal Fellow of Advance HE and a National Teaching Fellow.
Professor Phil Newton
Summary: How do we learn? Why do we learn? How don’t we learn? How can we all use the science of learning to support our students? This interactive session will share some principles from the fundamental neuroscience of learning, and then cover some simple ways in which we can all apply that science within our teaching and assessment, supporting our students to engage in deep, meaningful learning.
Bio: Phil is a neuroscientist whose research focuses on evidence-based approaches to Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education.