Annual Academic Development Symposium 2023

Annual Academic Development Symposium 2023

From Surviving to Thriving: Building Resilient Learners through Assessment and Feedback

Thursday 27th April 2023, King’s College Conference Centre, Old Aberdeen Campus and via MS Teams

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Please see our draft programme.

The Theme for this year’s blended Annual Academic Development Symposium will align with the current QAA Scotland Enhancement Theme, ‘Resilient Learning Communities’. The symposium will provide an opportunity for staff across the University to engage with and discuss the current Theme and to network with colleagues across the University.

The symposium will take place on Thursday 27 April 2023, opening with a keynote presentation entitled 'From surviving to thriving: using compassionate assessment and feedback to foster engagement and effective learning' from Professor Sally Brown and Professor Kay Sambell.

The keynote will be followed by a range of discussion panels, to exchange practice and ideas in a supportive and collaborative environment. The event will conclude with the Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award 2022/23, and the presentation of prizes for the symposium poster competition.

We want to make this a positive experience for all participants and hope we will meet everyone's needs in joining this event. If you have particular access needs, please contact us at so we can work together to ensure you have the best experience possible. 

With thanks to QAA Scotland for providing funding to support the work of their current Enhancement Theme, Resilient Learning Communities.