Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission for 2023 is now open. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and authors will be notified of the result before the end of April 2023.

Important dates

Call for abstracts opens12 December 2022
Deadline for abstracts (NOW EXTENDED)24 February 2023 10 March 2023
Notification of acceptance24 March 2023 14 April 2023
Registration opens28 February 2023
Registration closes8 June 2023
Conference dates28 – 29 June 2023

Conference details

The 2023 UK Horizon in STEM Higher Education Conference will be hosted by Swansea University on the 28th and 29th of June 2023. Talks and workshops will be presented in person only. Those wishing to present a talk or workshop but can’t travel to Swansea should contact Laura Roberts via email to discuss.

To support the conference’s aims of Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy, the conference committee welcomes theme-based submissions in any STEM subject area. The intention is to provide opportunities where teaching innovation and pedagogy might be shared with all STEM colleagues, or where more subject-specific discussions might ensue, these will be of interest to a range of STEM disciplines. In each case, the conference is about making connections, and we would encourage abstracts from early career colleagues.  We also welcome international contributions that explore any of these themes.

We are inviting abstract submissions for oral presentations, workshops and posters that address the following conference themes:

  • Active learning
  • Assessment
  • Digitally focused pedagogy (including Blended and Technology Enhanced Learning)
  • Employability, work-based learning and apprenticeships  
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion (including Curriculum Decolonisation) 
  • Laboratory, field and practical work
  • Pedagogic research
  • Climate Education and activism
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Student support (including Transitioning, Study Skills and Academic Mentoring) 

Journal Articles

Presenters from 2022 are encouraged to write a paper based on their presentation for publication in New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences. The deadline for submission in New Directions is 20th December 2023. See the guidance for presenters for more information for information about full papers.

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