TLC Europe Speakers

Helen Sharman Announced as Keynote Speaker

Helen Sharman now and in her astronaut outfit from 1991

Helen Sharman became both the first British and first female Astronaut when, in May 1991, she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station. Sharman celebrated her 25th Anniversary in 2016, with her astronaut and cosmonaut colleagues. Sharman is passionate about Space, STEM and the wonders of science. She describes the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and readjusting to life on Earth. Sharman was awarded the OBE in 1993. In the New Year Honours List of 2018, she was further awarded a rare and special honour, being made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for services to Science and Technology Educational Outreach. She received the CMG personally from Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle in February 2018.

Meet the Heroes of Education

TLC Europe includes industry and educational experts from across the region. Hear how they have adapted to the changing education landscape, are utilizing Blackboard solutions and making a difference to their students success

Carol Chatten

Carol Chatten

Learning Technology Development Officer & Content Developer

Edge Hill University

Neil McLennan

Neil McLennan

Director of Leadership Programmes

Aberdeen University

Kate Molloy

Kate Molloy

Learning Technologist

NUI Galway

Jane Ennis

Jane Ennis

NUI Galway

Nia Weatherly

Nia Weatherley

Teaching Associate

Bangor University

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Helga Gunnasdottir

Senior Learning Technologist

University of the West of England

Claire Gardener

Claire Gardener

Senior Learning Technologist

Derby University

Daniel Clark

Daniel Clark

E-Learning Manager and Educational Researcher

Kent University

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Adam Elce

VLE Manager

Nottingham Trent University

Kristen McCartney-Bulmer

Kristen McCartney-Bulmer

TEL Solution Manager

Northumbria University