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Dr. Catherine Hack

Lead Consultant Education

Advance HE

Dr Kay Hack (PFHEA) is the Lead Consultant (Education) for Advance-HE. Kay leads a team of senior consultants to deliver a range of services to the HE sector to support strategic leadership and change in HEIs. She has worked with a diverse range of UK and international higher education providers on key themes which aim to improve the student experience and outcomes. She led, in collaboration with the UK Quality Assurance Agency, the revision of sector guidance on Education for Sustainable Development. Currently her focus is on supporting institutional leaders to develop a strategic approach to their organisation’s commitment to sustainability and flexible learning and teaching.


30 October, 2023 | 11:20 to 11:40
The Future of Learning and Assessment in the era of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work and learn. Universities and other higher education providers will play an important role in preparing people for future employability by supporting them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work with and make responsible use of, AI. This highly interactive session will invite delegates to consider key issues including the purpose of higher education and what attributes graduates will need. This will lead to a discussion on the extent to which we need to integrate AI into learning, teaching and assessment to provide experiential learning and authentic and verifiable assessment. Participants will share and exchange ideas on how we are preparing the next generation of learners for living, learning and working with AI.

01 November, 2023 | 12:15 to 12:35
Experiential Learning: Achieving Successful Transition into the 21st Century Workplace

To support students transitioning effectively into the rapidly changing 21st century workplace, educators must provide opportunities for students to apply, contextualise and situate knowledge. Authentic experiential learning, exposing students to collaborative, interdisciplinary teamwork and technology utilization, allows for exploration, learning from errors, and fostersr  adaptability, resilience, and creative problem-solving abilities.  Extending experiential learning beyond the classroom into real-world settings through work-based learning, apprenticeships, or professional placements further develops the skills and attributes students need to transition successfully into employment.

01 November, 2023 | 12:55 to 13:40
Transition from K-12-Tertiary Education and Work - Semicircle Panel session