QED Talks & Seminar Series

Following the success of the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, the Quality Enhancement Directorate has developed a number of 'QED Talks' and a  Seminar Series - to inspire and inform staff throughout the year.

QED Talks

QED Talks logoIn these monthly short and snappy lunchtime sessions, colleagues will introduce a focussed element of learning and teaching.  There will be case studies to spice up your practice, think-pieces, and controversial & contemporary topics to explore.  Forget TED talks, QED talks will spark your teaching imagination!  No booking is required for these events - and feel free to bring your lunch!

The next QED TALK will take place on Thursday 30th January 2020, 1215 - 1300 in The Heart Space, CSAD.  Sarah Curran (CSSHS) will present 'Embedding creativity into teaching' .  This talk will provide a taster of how a combination of various disciplines and learning styles can provide ideas for creativity and adaptability. This can influence and challenge your own learning as a teacher, to enhance students’ understanding of applied topics, and how we walk and talk the talk!

Just turn up - see you there!

Previous QED Talks:

Tues 10th Dec 2019, Henry Dawson (CSSHS) "Feedback – what goes wrong and what can we do about it?"

Wed 27th Nov 2019, Amelia Huw Morgan (CSAD) "The ladder lies down - a consideration of the vertical studio"

Fri 27th Sept 2019, Joe Towns (CSSHS) the TeamQuest project "Bringing the Outside In"



Seminar Series

QED Seminar Series logoSome topics are worthy of deeper exploration: In these longer 2-hour sessions, we delve into contemporary themes in pedagogy. We explore the theory and research behind a range of important developments in learning and teaching, and discuss the application and challenges of these key developments - both to your own practice and to organisational processes.  (A light buffet lunch will be provided)

More details of forthcoming QED Seminars coming very soon!


Previous QED Seminars:

2017 - 18 Seminar series

Contract Cheating within HE

2016 - 17 Seminar series

The inaugural seminar event took place on 7th September 2016 and was led by Professor Sally Brown who addressed a range of contemporary issues facing the HE sector, in particular student  retention and challenges facing the sector in the next five years.


The Spring 2017 Seminar series event was led by Professor Sue Bloxham. Sue delivered a workshop addressing Authentic Assessment and a seminar exploring staff and students understanding of academic judgement. 


In April 2017, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Cardiff University collaborated to deliver a seminar exploring the evolving pedagogy of the Flipped Classroom. Delegates had the opportunity to experience a flipped classroom, and then hear case studies from Llŷr Roberts and Dr Kate Gilliver.