North of 300: Dealing with Significant Growth

Audience: Heads of Department, Heads of Teaching and Teaching Staff facing increased student numbers (not necessarily more than 300).

Purpose: to gather comparative evidence and suggest possible handling mechanisms that colleagues may subsequently draw on, encourage ongoing networking, and build community.

Venue: Queen Mary University of London

Date: Friday 25 January 2019

Cost: 50 pounds

To book  The deadline for ticket sales is midday on Friday 18 January, but spaces are limited so early booking is recommended.

Schools of Computing are faced with ever-growing numbers of enrolments, from an increasingly diverse educational background (with/without prior computing qualifications). This brings challenges of capacity and teaching at scale, which in turn entrain issues of how to teach (traditional pedagogical models may not scale), of physical capacity (classroom spaces may be insufficient, digital infrastructure inadequate).

The aims of this workshop are:

  • To share approaches to the problems of capacity, and coping strategies,
  • To share approaches to teaching at increasing scale.

These may inform a subsequent report.

Before the Event

Participants must submit in advance (to

  • One powerpoint slide that contains the top three problems you face with substantially increased undergraduate intake. No slide – no admittance!