Going Forward Together

Going Forward Together: a University of London International Programmes symposium for Institutions

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.  14-16th March 2012.

Key stakeholders from 19 independent teaching institutions from across the globe joined staff from the University of London International Programmes (including CDE staff and Fellows) and Lead Colleges to discuss, share and plan better ways of working together, and future methods for gaining benefit from our growing network of institutions.

The symposium, entitled ‘Going Forward Together’, took place over three days in the beautiful and stimulating setting of Cumberland Lodge.  The programme featured presentations, case studies and panel sessions incorporating staff from the University of London and Provider Institutions. A series of activities designed to stimulate discussion and collaboration were run over the course of the three days with plenty of time for attendees to network. The activities were contextualised under the key symposium themes of capacity building, learning and teaching, continuing professional development and enhancing the student experience. 

The discussions led to a number of suggested outcomes to help move forward the agenda for staff development, and also touched upon issues surrounding marketing, branding, and communications.   We will be reporting back on how these recommendations are taken forward over the coming months.

These are some quotes from the delegates:

“I truly believe this was a great event considering it was the first ever of its kind organised by the Academy.”

“I really enjoyed the proceedings. I rarely enjoy a conference as much as these days -in Cumberland Lodge!”

“It was an excellent meeting.  I have been saying that to all who will listen! The institutions left so energised about the University of London and we learned so much from them!”

“Excellent for networking – nothing beats face time.  Very valuable to engage with University of London personnel. Overall an amazing experience! A beautiful lodge, great participants, friendly and very candid atmosphere.  Great job, well done!”

 

Link to Flickr for photos: 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcf5/collections/72157629307601394/

Link to Youtube for video: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H1VxUXnR_U

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