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Friday 13th September 2019 - Leeds University Business School

Welcome to Enhance 2019 at the Charles Thackrah building

The LUBS Enhancement & Innovation team, along with the Academy of Innovation
hope you find this conference to be insightful and inspiring.


9:30 – 10:00

Room: Charles Thackrah foyer

Register and enjoy refreshments upon arrival

10:00 – 10:10

Room: G.05

Welcome speech from Nick Scott, outgoing Faculty Pro Dean for Student Education.


10:10 – 11 :00

Room: G.05

James Clay head shot James Clay, Head of higher education and student experience,  Jisc

James coordinates Jisc’s overall strategy for HE learning, teaching and student experience and has lead responsibility for promoting the total programme and value and impact of all HE learning, teaching and student experience products and services delivered by Jisc.

In this session James Clay, Head of Higher Education at Jisc will explore what we mean by Education 4.0 and what it means for academics working in universities across the UK.

Full details

Education 4.0

    • What do we understand by Education 4.0 and the potential impact on universities?
    • How will teaching be transformed?
    • What does personalised adaptive learning look like?
    • Could we re-imagine assessment?
    • Do we need to build a fluid digital campus?
    • What needs to be in place to make that happen?
    • What do you need to do, to make that happen?
    • What about privacy, ethics and security?

Digital is core to the UK’s higher education sector, enhancing and creating efficiencies across all aspects of the student experience and supporting staff in delivering excellence. Jisc is the UK digital body dedicated to the education and research communities. Jisc’s vision is for the UK to be the best research and education nation in its use of digital technologies.

“New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital, and biological worlds in ways that will fundamentally transform humankind. The extent to which that transformation is positive will depend on how we navigate the risks and opportunities that arise along the way. The changes are so profound that, from the perspective of human history, there has never been a time of greater promise or potential peril.”

– The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum

The UK education sector needs to transform to meet the requirements of industry 4.0 and student expectations. Artificial intelligence and mixed reality will play a critical role in successfully upskilling, retraining and assessing our workforce to ensure no one is left behind. The world of Industry 4.0 is one of high-level skills such as analysts, AI wranglers, problem solvers and creatives, but also a world of dexterity, such as artisans, carers and robot carers and maintainers.


12:00 – 13:00

Room: Charles Thackrah foyer

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.


14:00 – 14:30

Room: Charles Thackrah Foyer

Tea, coffee and biscuits!

Closing plenary

15:30 – 16:00

Room: G.05

Regroup to share information from all of the parallel sessions.