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Theological Educator’s Conference 2022:
Learning for the Whole of Life

4th – 6th July 2022

College Court, the University of Leicester

The Common Awards team is pleased to let you know that booking for the 2022 Annual Conference for Theological Educators is now open until 11th June 2022.  


Conference theme

The theme of the conference is ‘Learning for the Whole of Life.’

This covers three main ideas:


  • Lifelong learning (i.e., learning for the whole duration of one’s life)
  • Holistic learning (i.e., learning that includes every dimension of one’s life)
  • Community-wide learning (i.e., learning that includes all the members of the church)

We held a preparatory symposium on this theme back in May 2021, and brief videos from that event are available here


Conference format

This year’s conference is a hybrid conference. This conference is available


  • Either on-site in Leicester or online, for staff
  • Online only for students

Before booking your place, please note that not all on-site sessions will be available online. Please see the  Conference Timetable 2022 for further information on which sessions are available online and in-person.

Conference registration

Before registering to attend the conference on-site or online, please read our Privacy Notice (you will need to confirm that you have read this when completing the registration form).

Staff: to register for on-site attendance at the conference please use this staff booking form (in-person) 

Staff: to register for online attendance at the conference please use this staff booking form (online)

Students: to register for online attendance at the conference please use the student booking form

Booking options
  • There are several package options available when booking for on-site attendance. We anticipate that the majority of delegates will choose the ‘2-night package’ for full conference attendance, which includes accommodation on the Monday and Tuesday nights, plus all meals and conference sessions;
  • other options available include a ‘day package’ for those who are local and may wish to attend during the days only, and a ‘3-night package’ for those who may need an extra night’s accommodation on Sunday due to transport issues. If you can only attend part of the conference you may wish to select the ‘1-night package’;
  • all of the rooms are single occupancy. If you require a double occupancy room for yourself and another conference guest, please contact us. Adapted rooms for those with access requirements are available (you can specify your requirements on the booking form);
  • If you are attending online then the booking is flexible; you are welcome to attend whichever parts of the programme are possible for you.
Conference cost

Regarding online attendance at the conference:

  • Online attendance is free for all staff and students.

Regarding on-site attendance at the conference:

  • the conference is free for Common Awards staff (all core and associate staff who are or expect to be involved in teaching, assessing, or administering Common Awards programmes in the designated Common Awards TEIs);
  • for other attendees, including members of Theological Educator's Network (TEN) and the Continuing Ministry Development networks (CMD) who do not teach, assess or administer Common Awards programmes, there is a charge for board and lodging. You will be able to pay by credit or debit card when booking your place.


    • 1 Night Package (£112.89): Includes meals, one nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation, and registration fee
    • 2 Night Package (£224.78): Includes meals, two nights' bed & breakfast accommodation, and registration fee
    • 3 Night Package (£273.67): Includes meals, three nights' bed & breakfast accommodation (for those who need to stay an extra night), and registration fee
    • Day Delegate Package (no accommodation required) (£127.00): Includes catering, and registration fee

Where is the conference located?

The conference will be held at College Court, the University of Leicester in the Dannatt Building. This is situated just minutes from Leicester City centre. It is surrounded by four acres of landscaped gardens. Maps and travel information will be provided to delegates nearer the time.

How do I get there?

By Road

College Court is conveniently located within easy reach of the M1 and M69 motorways. Please use the postcode LE2 3TQ or Knighton Road, Leicester when using a SatNav device.

By Rail

College Court is only 1.4 miles from Leicester Train station, where guests can travel only 70 minutes  from central London. There is a taxi rank based at Leicester Train Station. A taxi to College Court shall cost  approximately £6.00. 

By Air

East Midlands Airport is also located less than 30 minutes away and Birmingham International Airport only 45 minutes.


Is there parking available?

College Court offers ample complimentary car parking spaces, including designated disabled bays. Access is available from Knighton Road and barriers control access to and from the car park. 

What facilities will be available at the conference venue?

All bedrooms are en-suite with a double bed. Tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, LCD TV, hairdryer, iron, ironing board are available in all rooms. There are a limited number of accessible rooms so please let us know during the booking process if you require this type of room.
High speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and conference centre.

Will there be much walking involved?

No, all of the conference facilities are close by one another. There is a lift to access the first floor. 

Can I stay an extra night?

A limited number of rooms are available for those who may require accommodation on the Sunday night owing to public transport restrictions. You can select this option during the booking process.

Can I attend as a day guest? 

Yes, if you are local to the area you can attend as a day guest if you prefer. Please select this option on the booking form.

What happens if I am no longer able to attend the conference?

Please let us know by 20th June otherwise we may not be able to fill your place, which comes at a considerable cost to the University. We usually have a waiting list of delegates who would love to take your place, but need to provide them with enough notice.

As long as the host speakers give permission, we plan on recording the main plenary sessions and making these available to all staff after the conference.