Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now closed and we are currently in the process of reviewing submissions. 

Authors will receive notification of whether or not abstracts have been accepted for inclusion in the programme by the middle of June.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

This is your invitation to make your contribution to our 10th anniversary of the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT) Annual Conference.

This year we have an overarching conference theme entitled ‘Teaching with Impact: Innovate, Develop, Engage, Aspire’.

The conference gives colleagues the opportunity to come together as a community to share ideas and good practices. You may have an example of a pedagogic research project, feedback from new or new learning interventions in teaching and learning. If you feel it will benefit both staff and students across the organization, consider sharing your thoughts, ideas and exercises.

Conference Theme

SALT invites proposals for conference sessions to showcase good and effective practice in learning, teaching and assessment across the University under the overarching theme of ‘Teaching with Impact:Innovate, Develop, Engage, Aspire’.

Submission Deadline

The Deadline for submission of proposals is midnight on the 20th April 2018.

* Please note the submission deadline has now been extended to 4th May 2018. 

Please keep in mind that the proposal you submit now will, if accepted, be used for inclusion in the conference programme and is the primary way that participants will choose which sessions to attend.

Session Formats

We are inviting proposals for lightning talkspresentationspostersworkshops and alternative ‘wildcard’ formats. Proposals should be submitted using the online google form for one of the following session types :-

  • Lightning Talks (5 Minutes)
  • Standard Presentations (20 Minutes)
  • Workshop (60 Minutes)
  • Poster (PDF and Paper Required)
  • Alternative wildcard format (We may be able to accommodate an alternative format please be specific in your proposal)

Your proposal needs to show how your session fits with the Conference Theme and must address the selection criteria that will be used by the review panel (see proposal submission guidelines below).

All formats require an Abstract Submission of 500 words (maximum).

Session outlines should be detailed enough for delegates to have an idea of what to expect when attending your session. Workshops must be of an interactive, innovative and creative format e.g. Hacking, Making, Sharing, Gaming etc.

Please Note

The lead author will receive communication from the Conference Organiser. You can add additional contributors to your proposal and you can be named on another proposal as contributor but scheduling may not facilitate opportunities for you to actively present on more than one slot due to timetable clashes. You should not submit proposals that have been published, presented or submitted elsewhere.

Proposal Submission Guidelines


Your abstract must be submitted online by the 20 April 2018 4 May 2018 using the google form below. If your abstract is accepted by the review panel, your abstract will be used for publication in the online conference programme. You will be notified by the beginning of June of the outcome.

What to include in your Abstract

  • Title, aims and objectives of your proposed session and how this links to the conference theme
  • Session format
  • Lead author and details of any other contributors.
  • For an example of successful abstracts that have been accepted previously please see last year’s conference website here.
  • Your abstract must be no longer than 500 words maximum.

Session Outline

You will also be asked to provide a detailed Session Outline (an outline of the session including how it will be run, a breakdown of any interactive activities and how you will engage participants). This is not counted within the word count for the abstract.


Please provide five keywords, separated by commas, which help to define the session content for use on the conference website and in the programme. (This is not included in the word count).

Session Outcomes

Please indicate three key messages or outcomes that delegates will take from your session (again this is not included in the word count).

Submit Your Proposal

Submissions must be made via the online form via the link below

The call for papers is now closed 


This information is also available in Welsh and in PDF Format below



The Call has also been issued in an Adobe Spark format and circulated on the Swansea University Bulletin Board.