SEFCE Symposium 2019


25 October 2019, Chancellor's Building, Little France

FREE to all NHS staff, University staff and students

The South East Faculty of Clinical Educators are pleased to announce their eighth symposium to be held in the afternoon of Friday, 25 October 2019.  We are delighted that Dr Vybarr Cregan-Reid, Reader in English & Environmental Humanities at University of Kent Rutherford College, will be delivering the keynote lecture.  

Vybarr Cregan-Reid is an author and academic who has written widely on the subjects of literature, health, nature and the environment. His current book is Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us. It was adapted into a series for the BBC World Service and aired earlier this year in over 200 countries. He has written for The Guardian, Telegraph, The Observer and The Sunday Times, to name but a few, and his work has featured on ITV, Sky News, NPR, Radio 3, Radio 4 and Radio Scotland. 

Provisional Programme

12.30pm   Registration (Chancellor’s Building Reception)

 1.15pm     Welcome and introduction Shirley Hall (Lecture Theatre A)

                Debbie Aitken, Director Clinical Educator Programme

 1.30pm     Presentation of 2019 SEFCE Teaching Awards

                    Presentation of CEP Level 3 Certificates

                    Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh 

2.00pm     Breakout Sessions 


Supporting Trainers and Learners: the Implied Contract  (Seminar Room 3)


Inequalities and Barriers to Education: Supporting LGBTQ+ students   (Calton Room)


An Introduction to Neurodiversity  (Seminar Room 4)


Improving the Learning Environment  (Seminar Room 2)


Star Wars and Simulation Based Education: Designing the Jedi Training Academy  (Microlab 1)


Assessment  (Seminar Room 6)


Welcome and Valued – from matriculation to graduation and the 4-5 decades after           (Undergraduate Medical Teaching Room)

3.30pm     Tea/coffee break (Seminar Room 2 and Undergraduate Medical Teaching Room) 

4.00pm     Plenary Lecture: The Curriculum of the Future (in the History of our Bodies)

                Dr Vybarr Cregan-Reid, Reader in English & Environmental Humanities, University of Kent Rutherford College

 5.00pm     Closing Remarks

                   Dr David Kluth, Head of Medical Education, University of Edinburgh

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