Community of over 600 members
Open to anyone interested in exploring creativity in learning and teaching
Regular online meetings
The #creativeHE community supports pedagogical rebels and free-thinking innovators in developing, sharing, and getting support for novel learning and teaching ideas. Together we aim to transform the student and staff experience within and beyond institutional boundaries.
Members of #creativeHE share a common interest in creativity and innovation in learning, teaching, and research. Our values as a team, decided through online democratic dialogue, are creative, open, caring, collegial, collaborative, rebellious and trailblazing. Since the global pandemic, our open mic events held online have provided an accessible and inclusive way to share work and listen to the creative contributions of others from around the globe.
The #creativeHE community was founded in 2015 as an extension to the Greenhouse, a community of practitioners across Manchester Met, which it replaced after December 2016. It became an open, cross-institutional community with six institutional team members who shared a common interest in creativity and knew each other professionally at the time. Today, #creativeHE is led by a team of 16 individuals across 14 organisations in three countries.
#creativeHE core and wider team, community and reach
- Chrissi Nerantzi - Manchester Metropolitan University
- Neil Withnell - University of Salford
- Anna Hunter - The University of Law
- Rachelle O'Brien - Durham University
- Sandra Sinfield and Tom Burns - London Metropolitan University
- Emma Gillaspy - University of Central Lancashire
- Hannah Seat - University Campus Oldham
- Alex Spiers - The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
- Nathalie Tasler - University of Glasgow
- Norman Jackson - University of Surrey
- Kate Rowlands - University of Manchester
- Sandra Abbeglen - University of Calgary
- Nikos Fachantidis - University of Macedonia
- Laura Blundell - University of Liverpool
- Over 640 online community members
- Over 900 participants at 36 open CPD events
- Over 160 organisations across 14 countries
- Over 120 publications and over 90 conference contributions
Who should join?
The community is open to all educators, students and the wider public who are interested in exploring creativity in learning and teaching and related scholarship and research within and beyond the UK.
How to join
To find out more and join the community, visit the #creativeHE website, where you will find announcements for forthcoming activities and how to get involved.