2017 EFMD Conference on Bachelor Programmes

Hosted by: Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

The event will start on: 20 Sep 17 16:00
And will end on: 22 Sep 17 14:30

Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Finding the Right Balance: Technology In and Outside the Classroom

Target Group
Directors of bachelor/ undergraduate programmes in management and related areas such as finance, marketing etc. as well as programme administrators and staff from EFMD member and non-member schools concerned with bachelor/ undergraduate programmes.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Registrations and welcome coffee

16:30 – 17:00

Welcome & introduction by the Chair

  • Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
  • Melanie Currie, Associate Dean, Nottingham Business School, UK
  • Baback Yazdani, Dean, Nottingham Business School

17:00 – 18:00

Opening keynote – Technological Trends and Higher Education – Future Directions

  • Apple Inc


Meet and Greet with Special Guest



Thursday, 21 September 2017


Welcome coffee

09:15 – 10:15

Examples of good practice from across the EFMD network

A chatbot as students’ personal assistant

  • Erik Bøylestad Nilsen, Senior Adviser – LearningLab, BI Norwegian Business School, NO

A blended' approach to TEL adoption
Enhancing learner engagement and experience

  • Paul Latreille, Deputy Vice-President (Education), Sheffield University Management School, UK

Leveraging technology for learning purposes

  • Laura Rojo, Executive Director, Undergraduate Studies, IE Business School, ES

Blended learning technology: Lecture Capture from the twin perspectives of student engagement and staff engagement

  • Keith Pond, Associate Dean, Teaching, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK

10:15 – 11:15

Technology in teaching and learning
How can we use social media for learning, engagement and digital identity ?

  • Eric Stoller, higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker, UK

11:15 – 12:00

Coffee break & working groups

12:00 – 12:30

Presentation of results from working groups

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 - 15:00

Student Dashboard - lessons learned
An interactive workshop about the dashboard, student insights and personalisation

  • Richard Gascoigne, Chief Technology Officer, SolutionpathEDU, UK
  • Rebecca Edwards, ABLE Project Manager, UK
  • Ed Foster, Student Engagement Manager, UK
  • Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, UK

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00

Discussion groups – Learning from the Dashboard project

17:00 – 17:30

Presentation of results from working groups


Meet to walk for dinner


Drinks Reception and dinner


Return to hotels

Friday, 22 September 2017


Welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:15

Challenges of digitalisation for education
How can we evolve to provide the education for the future?

  • Ronan Gruenbaum, Dean, London Undergraduate Campus, Hult International Business School, UK

10:15 – 11:00

Challenges of digitalisation for business
How does digitalisation affect consumer behaviour and what are the consequences for our curriculum?

  • Industry Panel and Alumni Fellows

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Keynote - The Art of Brilliance team – Helping us to be the best we can be

12:30 – 13:00

Plenary – Lessons learnt and exhibition of work

13:00 – 13:15

Closing remarks and welcome to the 2018 Conference

13:15– 14:15


14:15 – 16:00

Optional guided walking tour of Nottingham – ‘Nottingham Castle to the Oldest Pub in England’

17:00 – 18:30

Informal farewell dinner

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