ALDinHE 2017: The Learning Development Conference
University of Hull
10-12 April 2017
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In 2017 the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education will hold its annual conference at the University of Hull from 10th to 12th April.

The conference programme will include workshops, paper presentations and lightning talks relating to all aspects of learning development practice, but with a particular focus on the following themes:

  • The Impact and Evaluation of Learning Development
  • The Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Collaboration in the Changing Environments
  • Creative Cultures in Learning Development


The conference begins on Monday 10th April, with an afternoon of workshops reflecting the work of ALDinHE and its various working groups.

Tuesday and Wednesday 11th / 12th April will include a full programme of paper presentations and workshops, with two keynote talks (see below)

Click here to view the outline programme (published 25.01.17)

View the full programe of parallel sessions  (updated 24.03.17)


Community Keynote

Defining the future of Learning Development

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Emeritus Professor Dave Hill
Emeritus Professor of Research in Education, Anglia Ruskin University

Carnival of Reaction, Repression and Religion: Education and the Neoliberal cum Neoconservative-Nationalist-Religious Assault: a Marxist Critique of Resistance

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Dave is a Marxist political and educational activist, Emeritus Professor in Education at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, England, and Visiting Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He is a political and trade union activist in England, Greece and Turkey. In England he has fought as a candidate in thirteen local, Parliamentary and European elections and was a Labour Group council leader and elected trade union regional chair. He has advised Syriza in Greece, Egitim Sen in Turkey, and the Labour Party in the UK on education policy. He has edited/co-edited/ written/ co-written twenty-six books, and is the Founding/Chief Editor of the (deliberately!) free online scholarly refereed indexed journal the Journal for Education Policy Studies ( Dave is, with Kostas Skordoulis, the organiser of the annual International Conference for Critical Education (ICCE), which will be held in June 2017 in Athens
Dave Hill (professor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Delegate fees are as follows

ALDinHE Institutional Members* Non-Members
3-days 10-12 April £270 £315
2-days 11-12 April £220 £260
Day delegate £110 £130


* Note: discounted rates are available to all delegates employed by institutional members. Click here to view the current list of institutional members
Discounted rates are also available to members of AALL, ATLAANZ and LSAC through our International Consortium agreement

** Delegate fees cover conference attendance with lunch and refreshments provided. Registration for two or three days also includes the conference dinner on Tuesday evening

Registered delegates only: click here to pay conference fees online using PayPal

Important Notes
1) If paying via PayPal, please ensure you have also completed the online registration form
2) Please be aware of our cancellation policy (see below)


Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. A list of suggested hotels close to the campus is available below.

Please note, due to the City of Culture events taking place in Hull throughout 2017 we would recommend booking your hotel as early as possible

Click here to access a list of recommended hotels, and to make a reservation.

Click here for comprehensive information on travel to Hull, and on finding your way around Hull

NB. Parking is limited on the University of Hull campus. Delegates staying in Hull are advised to leave their cars at their hotel and use public transport to get to the university. Delegates who are travelling direct should contact Jacqui Bartram ( to request a parking permit for the days they are attending.


The conference is being held in the Brynmor Jones Library on the Hull Campus ( Building No. 8 on the campus map)

Registration will take place in the library from 12.00 on Monday April 10, and 9.00 on Tuesday and Wednesday April 11/12.

Click here for further details on how to get to the Hull campus 


On the evening of Monday 10th April there will be a choice of evening activities on offer, some of which may include events organised as part of the City of Culture programme. Registered delegates will be invited to select their preferred option when joining instructions are sent out.

The conference dinner will be held at the Guildhall in Hull on Tuesday April 11th.

For further information on cultural events being organised as part of the City of Culture celebrations, visit the Hull 2017 website

Please direct any further queries regarding the conference to

#Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation of delegate registration, ALDinHE can offer refunds on the following basis:

Cancellation more than 2 weeks before the event - Full refund minus £25 administrative charge
Cancellation between 2 weeks and 3 days before the event - 50% refund
Cancellation less than 3 days before the event - 25% refund
Cancellation after the start of the event - No refund

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