CELT’s Workshop Programme

CELT’s Workshop Programmetaletoolkit

CELT’s 2016/2017 Teaching and Learning Essentials (TALE) workshop programme is open to all academic colleagues at MMU, as well as professional and technical services colleagues working in student facing roles. There are sessions on key themes such as personal tutoring, assessment, student confidence and employability, as well as sessions such as, group work, digital interactivity in lectures and learning through objects to refresh teaching practice. Here is the link to view the programme and book a place http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/tale/index.php

Call for Contributions – Summer Festival of Learning and Teaching

Festival L&T Banner_finalThe Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is pleased to announce the CELT summer Festival of Learning and Teaching.

As you probably know, we normally run an annual conference in the summer term which focuses on learning and teaching at MMU. This year, we’re taking a slightly different approach, and we’re planning a more distributed conference over the month of June. The Festival will give all MMU staff an opportunity to share their own good practice, find out more about interesting approaches and resources used at MMU and in other institutions and to collaborate with colleagues both at MMU and internationally.  In addition, we are linking the Festival to an exciting collaboration with our CARPE partners: a summer school for staff who’d like to find out more about joint teaching and research across the CARPE network.

There will be several events offered each week during June, at both the All Saints and Crewe campuses. We will be releasing more information soon, but in the meantime we’d like to open the call for contributions and would like to encourage you to contribute to the Festival. Please visit the Festival website at to submit a contribution or to suggest something you’d like to see included. Deadline for proposals is 15 March 2016.

3rd World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day

Dear Colleagues ,
The preparations for the 3rd World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day, to be held on 25th March 2015, are now completed.

Over 100 power point presentations from sustainability experts from across the world, presented at WSSD-U-2014: http://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/wssd-2014.html
are now on-line at: http://world-sustainability-day.net/presentations.html. These can be visited and used as a basis for lectures, to be held as part of the Teach-In Day on 26th March. In this context, a student group in Australia can discuss sustainability at Mexican universities, or a group of US students can debate about sustainability initiatives in Malaysia, using the presentations provided. They may also contact the named experts, who authored the presentations, to ask questions or seek further details. A big thank you goes to all the experts, for sharing their experiences and their know with a world audience.

The 3rd World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day will unite the global sustainability community, and thousands of people can take part on it. As a truly global event, the Teach-In Day will cater for all time zones.

Participation is open to anyone interested, and is free of any charges.
However, in order to allow us to monitor the level of participation and impact of the event, we do require interested persons to register at:

The 25th March 2015 will be a very special day. A day devoted to sustainability. We look forward to your participation.

Walter Leal

Post contributed by Prof. Walter Leal