Talking Teaching across the Globe

This popular webinar series brings together Oxford Brookes University staff, and colleagues from across the sector, to discuss and explore inspirational practice and emerging trends in teaching, learning and assessment. We believe in the power of community and connection to lessen academic isolation and to provide hope and help in rapidly changing times so that we can continue to create effective student learning environments. Each webinar or workshop offers the opportunity to share practice, ask questions and consider ways to enhance your academic practice. 

Our focus for 2023/24 will be "Approaches to the Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence". 

The use of generative AI is emerging as an essential graduate skill (QAA, 2023), anticipated by the World Economic Forum for some time (WEF, 2018). Whilst there is deep anxiety about the threat AI poses to HE teaching, learning and assessment (Advance HE, Feb 2023; Crawford, et al, 2023) and academic integrity, at the same time it is acknowledged that AI tools can provide benefits “including increased student engagement, collaboration, and accessibility” (Cotton et al, 2023). This raises the issue of fair and equal access to AI and digital security. It is an issue relevant to all disciplines (including technical and visual arts), levels of study, taught or research programmes. 

Throughout 2023 sector agencies have been responding at pace:

If you too have discovered interesting ways to adapt your academic practice in the face of AI, especially those that come out of partnership with students, please get in touch via or use the same email to let us know what topics you would like us to address.

Student voices

19 April at 1.00pm - 1.50pm

In the webinar, we will hear from four of the students who work as Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development (OCAED) Curriculum Consultants about the impact GenAI is having on their student experience. 

The panel is:

  • Hazel Taintor, Anthropology and International Relations
  • Ella Matthews, Zoology
  • Miranda Peredo, International Business Management
  • Nikhil Ranjana, Artificial Intelligence.

For fuller biographies please take a look at the discussion document.

Discussion facilitated by Kevin Watson, Centre for Academic Development at Oxford Brookes University.

Student voices: exploring the opportunities and challenges of GenAI as a UCL changemaker

Tuesday 7 May 2024, 1.00pm - 1.50pm

Led by Judith Castellanos, University College London.

Using Generative AI as a reflective writing tutor for nursing students

Thursday 23 May 2024, 12.00pm - 12.50pm

Led by Michelle Reid, Oxford Brookes University.