CELebrate 2017: a great success

On 13th June CEL hosted the annual CELebrate event in the Fusion building on Talbot Campus, with the focus this year on Assessment and Feedback. The conference format consisted of 18 papers, 5 workshops and 9 posters and a keynote delivered by Professor Dai Hounsell, a world-leading expert on assessment and feedback. Over 70 delegates attended the event, from BU and other universities further afield.

The keynote address, ‘Learning to Excel: How creative assessment can help to make the most of their studies’, challenged the audience to think differently about their assessment practices and was followed by a workshop, facilitated by Professor Dai Hounsell, on the theme of ‘What can I say? Giving feedback that makes a difference’. ┬áDai’s expertise and his warm and personable style provided opportunities for CELebrate delegates to ask questions and seek guidance on the assessment and feedback themes relevant to their practice.

This is the first in a series of blogs capturing some of the CELebrate presentations and workshops. If you would like to find out more details about the ideas and research presented do make contact with a member of the CEL Team or with the presenter. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing more about CELebrate if you were unable to attend, and we hope the CELebrate delegates will enjoy hearing about a wider range of parallel sessions than the ones they were able to go to on the day.


Anne Quinney, CEL Theme Leader, and CELebrate Conference Chair.


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