Empower Education Through
Digital Culture

Thursday 18 October

Hopwood Hall College, Middleton


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Welcome to Empower Education Through Digital Culture

Developing an education culture of excellence is not just about getting the best grades. It’s about putting culture at the centre of your learners’ journey, implementing smart technology and inspiring staff and learners to embrace future education trends.

You are invited to the annual itslearning and Hopwood Hall College Further Education Conference. After a successful first conference in 2017, we’re taking a deep-dive into culture for tutors and learners.

Supported by professional industry speakers and technology users, we’ve planned a day of learning, sharing and inspiration for leaders in the FE community.


Meet the hosts

Deiric O’Tuathail, Principal, Hopwood Hall College

Deiric joined Hopwood Hall College in 2004 as the Principal, with a vision to transform the college into a leading educational space for students across the North West. Leading a strong senior leadership team, Deiric and his team influence and inspire the college to deliver high levels of performance and ensures the two campus’, Rochdale and Middleton, are central places where students enjoy learning.

Becki Lee, Head of eLearning, Hopwood Hall College

Becki has led on many of the strategies and new initiatives to digitally transform and improve learning experiences. Her role involves strategic planning, developing procedures and policies, implementing new concepts, monitoring and measuring impact, reviewing, reflecting and action planning. She is also a member of the college Observation team and delivers part of the H.E Teacher Training and has current knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment priorities and developments.

Charlotte Moller-Andersen, VP Sales Europe, itslearning

Charlotte is a member of the itslearning Global Director team and responsible for driving growth and customer success across Europe. She’s ambitious about helping educational leaders reach their strategic goals and maximizing outcomes for students through the platform and guidance from our local teams. Charlotte studied at the Copenhagen Business School where she received a Master of Science in Business Administration. Before coming to itslearning, she was the CEO/Nordic Country Manager at Experian. Prior to that, Charlotte held various leadership positions at Dun & Bradstreet – always with a strong focus of customer value creation.

2017 Feedback

If you missed our first conference, take a look at the highlights our delegates gained from joining us…

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The speakers were inspiring. Opened my eyes, I thought I was quite 'techie' but now I know I need to do more research. Also, interested in the itslearning platform.

Learning Technologist
Leeds City College
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Digital strategy sessions were great and I enjoyed the high-level sessions in the morning. Great opening lecture as well.”

Senior IT Technician
Macclesfield College
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I enjoyed the whole day. I found the talks this morning very interesting and the workshop sessions inspirational.

Digital Learning Officer
Reaseheath College
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The opportunity to network with others, the workshops and speakers were all really useful. I found I was enthused and motivated to continue with my digital learning drive.

Curriculum Leader
Evesham College
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I found the whole day really interesting and well structured. Excellent! The hosting college have really looked after us, thank you.

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Senior IT Advisor
Kirklees College
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Agenda - Details coming soon

We’ve selected some of the best keynote speakers in the FE college and technology industry and look forward to sharing these details with you real soon.


Details on workshops will be added to this page very soon and early registrations will receive email updates.

Travelling by car:
The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20 on the M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton. Free parking is available near the main reception.

Travelling by train:
The Castleton rail station is 2 miles from the Middleton campus and will take approximately ten minutes by taxi or bus. The 17 service runs through this area and stops at the Middleton campus.

Rochdale Road, Middleton, M24 6XH
Tel: 0161 643 7560

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