Theme: Innovation in Postgraduate Teaching Methods.

The UK needs postgraduate education that is distinctive, of value and encourages inclusive participation. Good partnerships between postgraduate learners, facilitators and business and industry are .are recognised as essential to inclusivity, which contribute to quality, diversity and are crucial for developing postgraduate learner skills. This symposium brings together a range of experts from industry and academia across the fields of manufacturing, materials and design to discuss best practice in postgraduate education, explore and share challenges and opportunities faced by our learners, employers and educators.

There will be multiple opportunities for focused debate and participants will share ideas and experiences as well as being able to influence future direction.

Findings from this event will be publicised in a postgraduate education enhancement paper to be presented at the National Manufacturing Debate.

Copies of the report will be available to all attendees.

Event Programme

Symposium on Excellence in Postgraduate Education:  Innovation in Postgraduate Teaching Methods

10:00 Arrival and coffee
10:30-11:00 Cranfield Speaker: Opening Remarks
11:00-11:45 Dr Hannah Melia, Granta Design/CES Edu-pack
11:45-12:30 Dr John Eastman, Learning Science Ltd
12:30-13:15 Mr Babak Jahanbani, Didactic Services Ltd/Festo
13:15-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Group Discussion on Innovation in postgrad teaching Groups: a. Technology based learning; b. Innovation in teaching for industrially oriented cubiculum; c. academic sharing good practice for effecting teaching and marking
15:00-15:45 Summary and conclusion from group discussion

Location and travel details

Cranfield University, Building 41, SC03

Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway. There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.
Campus address

College Road
MK43 0AL