An afternoon of fantastic speakers and opportunities to share best practice.

Our opening speakers were:

  • Matt Hayes, Managing Director of Technology at SAGE, whose interactive presentation will focus on AI consequences
  • Elizabeth Jones, Head of Digitally Enabled Education from the University of South Wales who will be talking about AI literacy and AI in the curriculum.

Afterwards there were presentations from WHELF members, sharing their AI practice followed by opportunities for informal discussions and networking.


Part 1

Part 2



The Speakers 



Keynote by Matt Hayes 


MD of Technology from Sage, the library services division of Sage publishing. Previous roles include Director of Publons, the global peer reviewer network, and leadership positions at Clarivate, Taylor & Francis and Springer Nature. He has a doctorate in Global Citizenship Education from UCL’s Institute of Education and is leading a citizenship initiative for teenagers called ‘Citizens’ funded by Innovate UK, the UK national’s innovation agency. 


AI Consequnces


If literature reviews can be AI generated, will they become redundant? If they become redundant, what alternatives will we use to evidence expertise and originality?   


This is one of many examples of the challenges AI will pose to our sector. In this keynote, Matt will lead an interactive session of ‘AI Consequences’, exploring the potential futures that, whilst they may be initiated by AI, will ultimately be determined by how we, as stakeholders, adopt, iterate and change. 

1pm – pm

Jake Buckley, Student Development Service Manager 

Gen AI and/as learning support: Some reflections from a study skills perspective 

2:00pm- 2:20pm 

Short break 

Lindsay Roberts, Librarian at Cardiff University 


AI Know What You Did Last Semester: How We Spiced Up Medical Learning for Year 1 Students 


Elizabeth Jones, Head of Digitally Enabled Education from the University of South Wales 



AI in teaching and learning at USW – the journey so far 

3:00pm – 3:20pm 

Marc Duggan, Academic Support Librarian at Bangor University 

Practical AI: Adding AI Elements into Teaching & Learning presentations. 



3:20pm- 3:35pm 

Let’s Connect. Breakout rooms. AI tools, AI teaching practice, AI Policy 

An opportunity for everyone to share best practice, ask questions to the presenters, and network.  Breakout rooms. AI tools, AI teaching practice, AI Policy 


Until 4pm