Annual Academic Development Symposium 2024

Annual Academic Development Symposium 2024


Professor Steve Tucker

Professor Steve Tucker's introduction to the "Embracing Diversity: Supporting Inclusive Learning Communities" Symposium on Thursday 25 April 2024

Keynote: Dr Mirjam Hauck

Dr Hauck discusses Critical Virtual Exchange (CVE) as a tool for inclusive Internationalisation at Home (IaH)

Parallel Session A: Inclusion and Interdisciplinarity

How can the pursuit of interdisciplinarity at the University of Aberdeen foster inclusive learning experiences for our students?

Parallel Session B: Inclusion and Internationalisation

What form should internationalisation take at our university to ensure a truly global and inclusive educational experience for all our students?

Parallel Session C: Inclusion and Sustainability

Given our regional context and the need to shift to Net Zero and a sustainable society, what inclusive solutions can we identify to embed sustainability in our curricula and student experience?

Debate and Closing Remarks

Debate-style session on the topic “Higher Education: Is it worth it?”, followed by a presentation by PTEA winner for 2023-24 and the presentation of the Symposium Poster Awards by Prof Jo-Anne Murray

Embracing Diversity: Supporting Inclusive Learning Communities

Thursday 25 April 2024, King's College Centre, Old Aberdeen Campus
and via MS Teams


The theme for 2024 blended Annual Academic Development Symposium was ‘Embracing Diversity: Supporting Inclusive Learning Communities’. The Symposium took place on Thursday 25 April 2024 It opened with a keynote presentation from Dr Mirjam Hauck, Associate Head for Internationalisation, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University. The keynote was followed by a range of discussion panels and workshops to exchange practice and ideas in a supportive and collaborative environment. The event concluded with the Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award 2023/24, and the presentation of prizes for the Symposium poster competition.

We wanted to make this a positive experience for all participants and hope we met everyone's needs in joining this event.