External Relations

External Relations

ALDinHE 2021: The Learning Development Conference

2021’s #ALDcon will be held just after Easter on the 7th, 8th and 9th April 2021 at The University of Northampton.


Partnerships and Collaborations Group

The Association of Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) is a grouping of professionals uniquely gathered from many and various other disciplines, with connections to numerous professional bodies, organisations and agencies. The new Partnerships and Collaboration Working Group is an exciting development aiming to build relationships across organisational boundaries based on ALDinHE’s five core values.

Broadly, responsibilities will include exploring opportunities and ideas for collaboration with other higher education agencies and organisations, sustaining and building relationships with identified groups and establishing platforms for knowledge exchange.

The Partnerships and Collaborations Group will be working on the following initial tasks:

  • Establish Terms of Reference for the working group
  • Review ALDinHE’s existing partnerships
  • Devise a plan to maintain and enhance existing partnerships, as appropriate.
  • Draw up a list of key agencies and organisations and devise a plan to establish initial networks.


Events Group

As well as the annual conference, ALDinHE hosts several one-day events, known as Regional Symposia, throughout the year. These encourage the development of local communities and networks of practice, offer the opportunity to present on emerging work and provide hosts with the support necessary for them to gain experience in organising external events. Regional networking will remain one focus for this group, but the 2020 experience has demonstrated that there is both demand and capacity for national events delivered online. Therefore this group will be building upon the great success of the LD@3 workshop series developed by the Conference Committee and offering similar events throughout the year.

The new Events Working Group will also collaborate with other ALDinHE groups to offer developmental and networking opportunities for all members of the Learning Development community by bringing together groups of people with shared interests or priorities.

We are currently looking for new members who are keen on becoming more involved in developing the LD community’s events programme.

We are looking for people skilled in organisation, marketing or networking and who have the finger on the pulse of evolving issues in LD.

Broadly, responsibilities will include working with  host institutions supporting them with the planning, organisation and evaluation of a half-day or one-day events which will be hosted either online or face to face.

The initial tasks will be to:

  • Establish Terms of Reference for the working group
  • Identify new hosts for future events
  • Draw up a list principles for hosting events

If you interested in joining this group, please contact admin@aldinhe.ac.uk

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