Future Meetings

Join us for the first online Incubator Café, taking place between 6th-10th July 2020.

This year, we are planning to host the café event using Microsoft Teams. This is always an extremely popular event, allowing our Incubator Fellows to communicate their work, and network with colleagues and guests.

To ensure this event is as flexible as possible, we have organised over 100 sessions for you to choose from throughout the week commencing 6th July.

In each of these 30-minute sessions, current and future fellows will present their Education Incubator projects, before inviting the opportunity for questions and discussion about their work. We are also lucky to be joined by staff from Academic Development and the Grand Challenges, to present on their work.

To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to engage in discussions, the number of attendees to each session will be limited to eight, so please make sure to sign up as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.

To learn more about what projects will feature, and how to book your place at the Café, please click here.

You can also access the Incubator Café Padlet here, where you can start having conversations and posting questions to projects.

We will be releasing an e-catalogue that will contain more information on each project on June 22nd.


Come along to the annual Graduate School of Education Research Conference where you will be able to catch up on the progress of Education Incubator Projects, as well as hearing about the other fantastic EducationResearch that is happening at Exeter.

GSE research conference poster 2020

As we near the halfway point in the Education Incubator year we are delighted that this year’s Incubator fellows are presenting a series of Work in Progress sessions to let us know what they have done so far, and what they still intend to accomplish. The Project leads will update us on their work to date, and explain what they plan to do in the remainder of the year. Then there will be space for conversation about their project, their plans, and potential for collaboration, or increased impact.

Please come along and find out about the exciting work that is being done to enhance pedagogy at Exeter.

Dates for your diary:

Weds 12th February


Forum Seminar 3

Layal HakimThe Exeter Spectrum Project – read their blog for more information about this fascinating project which aims to improve the experience of students with autism spectrum conditions.

Matt FinnUsing video content to enhance student learning – Matts project aims to produce video content to support flipped learning in research design skills.


The Exeter Spectrum Project is holding a conference on Friday 31st July 2020 which is open to all who are interested in autism in HE, whether they are educators, researchers or students. 

Abstracts are being welcomed until 30th June 2020 - email to 

Contributions are sought in the following topics, or other relevant areas:

  • Supporting transitions, e.g. from school to university, or from university to workplace
  • Inclusive course and assessment design and delivery 
  • Understanding and embracing neurodiversity
  • Communication strategies
  • Socialising at university
  • Creating community and belonging

Poster for the conference


Previous Meetings

Matthew Rogers & Michael Leyshon presented a paper at the annual MeCCSA conference in Brighton. Designing for Inclusivity - Platforms of Protest and Participation 

Emma Taylor is presenting her APPLE form at the Advance HE Annual STEM conference 


The 'APPLE' form as a vehicle for the identification, development and articulation of student skills and attributes

Undergraduate students often find it difficult to extract transferable skills and attributes from their academic and extra-curricular activities or, conversely, to articulate these effectively for the graduate job market. We have developed the APPLE (Academic, Personal and Professional Learning Evaluation) form to address this issue, with students completing an ongoing reflection upon the most commonly-required employability skills and providing their current best evidence for each. This informs discussion with their tutor, who can use the form to signpost the student to development opportunities or mentor the student to evidence their skills more effectively, offering a more equitable tutor experience.

Incubator fellows have attended conferences, shared posters, and devised creative ways to communicate their findings.


Visit our archive to be inspired by the work of previous years' Incubator Fellows


Bursary Opportunities

If you would like support to attend a scholarship or pedagogy conference, please get in touch to discuss this.

Please email with details of your proposed conference and one of our Higher Education Project Officers will reply to you shortly.


Contact for further information and queries.