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What is ESLTIS ?

ESLTIS or Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship is an annual conference started by Durham University's Teaching Focussed Academic Network and chaired by National Teaching Fellow, Dr Sam Nolan. Its ethos is given below:

"To raise the profile of teaching only academics in the research intensive climate, it is vital to shine a spotlight on the innovative learning and teaching they undertake. The best way to achieve this is through the promotion of the innovative scholarship of learning and teaching being driven by this subset of the academic community. These meetings of a national network of teaching fellow are a forum to share innovative scholarship across disciplinary boundaries and to develop a national voice for teaching focussed academics".

Started in 2015, conference venues have included Durham University (2015), UCL (2016), Sheffield (2017) and Bristol (2018). The conference venue for 2018 will be the Edinburgh Napier University. The conference website is and sets of presentations from previous conferences can be found via the links on the left.