Keynote Speaker

Dr Julie Hulme

At this year’s Learning and Teaching conference we welcome our Keynote Speaker, Dr Julie Hulme, Reader in Psychology at Keele University, to speak about her work on developing student inclusion and belonging strategies.

An applied psychologist, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, National Teaching Fellow and lead for the Teaching in Higher Education Network at Keele (THiNK), Julie has undertaken research that focuses on “the psychological and social factors that underpin whether a person thrives or experiences challenges within higher education” (Keele University, 2021).

We have asked Julie to speak about an element of her work that encompasses developmental psychological approaches to student belonging and identity, and what University institutions and staff can do to foster these feelings of belonging.