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Course Leader Fest online – 17th June 2020

‘Using Covid19 as an opportunity to rethink inclusivity within our curriculum’

Our second Course Leader Fest was completely redesigned into an online event and provided an opportunity to participate in live sessions discussing topical issues and to engage with pre-recorded sessions. Our programme was comprehensive and staff engagement was extremely positive with 650 attendees across 25 sessions. 

Please see below for the recordings and presentations from the day. Some resources are being finalised and will be added as soon as they are available, so please keep checking back.

Keynote sessions

Please click on the images below to play the presentations:

Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University
Keynote – ‘Things may never be the same again’:   A tale of 3 idioms
Professor Mark O’Hara,  Associate Dean,  Birmingham City University
Academic Update
Professor Roger Eccleston, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University


Session Q&As


Working Alongside Online: students as co-creators
Jill Lebihan – Head of Student Engagement
Inclusive Assessment and Feedback can continue during lockdown
Dave Darwent – (Senior Lecturer) Principal Learning Technologist, Teaching & Learning
Introduction to web accessibility
Nick Russell – Web Accessibility Test and Training Manager

Post session information & further reading

Teaching Delivery blog

Session recording

WonkHE@Home event: New Normal – 15 May

Resource Cards

On-line Pre-arrival Toolkit for practice
Charmaine Myers – Senior Lecturer-Academic Development (Employability), Business Engagement Skills & Employability
Considerations for Practice: Shaping and creating inclusive webinar experiences
Neil Mayne – Digital Learning and Development Manager, Academic Development & Diversity
Decolonising the curriculum
Lindy-Ann Blaize Alfred – Senior Lecturer – Academic Development & Inclusivity, Academic Development & Diversity
Session recording


Transition Model Toolkit site

Session recording



Narrowing the Gap website

Academic Development & Diversity Team – find out more! Apprenticeship Essentials – British Values (whose values?)
Sam Moorwood – Head of Work Based Learning, Business Engagement Skills & Employability
Community of Inclusive Practice; supporting each other through a Global Crisis
Jo Fleming – Skills Manager and Marissa Hill – Head of SRAC, Student & Academic Services

Academic Development & Diversity website

Recording and slides

Higher Degree Apprenticeships


Community of Inclusive Practice

Inclusive Practice resources

An Overview of the changing Hallam Welcome Project Framework: in response to COVID19 and plans for F2F/virtual delivery of Welcome Week
Sarah Smart, Claire Parkin and Ricky Parkinson
Lecture Capture
Paul Dewsnap – Project Manager, Business Change, Transformation and Panopto – Supplier of new lecture capture software

Hallam Welcome SharePoint site
(Hallam staff only)

Session recording


Virtual Exhibition

The Students’ Union
Douglas Muzawazi – Interim Head of Student Opportunities
Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union
Students’ Union Skills story
Students’ Union Societies story
The Assistive Technology Team
Neal Marsh – Technical Advisor, Assistive Technology Team, Student and Academic Services
Become a school/college governor – support your community and learn new skills
Liz Perry – Senior Projects Officer and Bianca Roberts – Senior Administrator, South Yorkshire Futures
Skills & Development team (recording)

Academic Societies Programme (recording)

Pre-session watching: Microsoft Immersive Reader video


SHU Governors Forum
South Yorkshire Futures
Greg Burke – Programme Director, South Yorkshire Futures
Library Services – supporting academics and learners through the ‘new normal’
Lucinda Wakefield – Senior Administrator – Library, Library Learning & Teaching Team, Student & Academic Services and Jo Webb – Head of Library Learning and Teaching Support, National Teaching Fellow
Writing Forums – a Skills Centre offer enabling live feedback on student writing
Michele Lockwood-Edwards – Academic Skills Advisor, Student & Academic Services



Audio Recording


The Skills Centre

The Writing Gym
Kirsty Hemsworth and Mat Hare, Academic Skills Advisor, Student & Academic Services
Meet the Digital Learning Team
Session recording

The Writing Gym

Digital Learning Team website