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Research-led teaching: Defining and Celebrating a Tradition

We are delighted to announce a forthcoming, free conference entitled ‘Research-led teaching: Defining and Celebrating a Tradition’ to be held at the University of Kent (Canterbury campus) on Wednesday 26th of February, 11 am-7 pm.

This conference will explore definitions of research-led teaching, showing examples of where it is used well, and stimulating attendees to better develop and articulate its value in their professional practice.

You are cordially invited submit a proposal of 500 words to resledteach@kent.ac.uk by 1st November 2019.
This is an open call for papers, talks to be short and in a TED-style format. Proposals will need to address the overarching theme of research-led teaching. See the indicative list of questions on the Home page.

Please note

  • The use of powerpoint is discouraged: no bullet points or stock images
  • Where speakers have additional needs (e.g. a speech or language disorder) that make PowerPoint an essential tool for their presentation, this guidance does not, of course, apply.
  • Home and international colleagues who are unable to attend in person will be able to present a pre-recorded presentation or via electronic means.
  • Submissions are invited on any research topic concerned with research-led teaching.
  • No preference or weighting is given in the peer review process relating to topics.

The following criteria will judge all submissions:

  • The originality of questions addressed
  • Effective use and clear explanation of research methodology
  • Clarity of the research aims and objectives and outcomes
  • The extent to which the work is rooted in the relevant literature
  • Significance of the research and the contribution added to what is known about the area researched
  • The quality of the data (where applicable) and the reliability and relevance of the conclusions
  • The quality of evidence presented, whether derived from empirical work or scholarly analysis

Please include in your proposal submission the following information:

  • Name:
  • Affiliation:
  • Email:
  • Biographical info (30 words):
  • Talk title:
  • Talk summary (250-500 words):



  • Completed proposals are to be received by 8th November 2019.
  • Presenters will be informed on or around 1st  December 2019

If you don’t wish to speak at the conference but would like to attend, please book a place by emailing resledteach@kent.ac.uk.

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Canterbury on Wednesday 26th February!