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Announcing the first of our keynote speakers for UVAC’s National Conference


Announcing the first of our keynote speakers for UVAC’s National Conference

We are delighted to announce that Erica Farmer,  Co-Founder and Business Director of Quantum Rise Talent Group will be one of our keynote speakers at the UVAC National Conference, 30 November at the ICC, Birmingham. 


AI and what it means to learning and assessment

The theme of this year’s conference is Going for Growth: Productivity, Policy and Performance in Higher and Degree Apprenticeship, and Erica will be looking at the growth in learning technology in the past 12 months, in particular how artificial intelligence can be used in higher education. 

In this keynote presentation Erica will be specifically addressing AI artificial intelligence, exploring ChatGPT and what this means to teaching and learning and assessment strategies.


Practical Breakout Session

Alongside her colleague, Hayley Bird,  Erica will also be running an interactive breakout session which will give you an opportunity to learn about the practical application of using generative AI, such as chat to GPT. 


Book your tickets to the UVAC Conference today!


UVAC’s conference programme features a range of informative and engaging talks, presentations, and workshops that brings together a wealth of sector experts offering updates on policy and insights to practice in the delivery of higher technical education and skills training including higher and degree apprenticeships. 

Whether attending in person or virtually delegates can benefit from a range of informative and engaging talks, presentations, and workshops on a variety of topics concerning the very best of design and development, research and CPD.


About Erica

Erica is a successful female founder and consultant, with over 20 years’ experience delivering high impact apprenticeship, learning and development solutions in some of the UKs largest brands, such as LV=, British Gas, Specsavers and Virgin.

She sits on various apprenticeship provider boards advising on the future of skills and learning, focussing specifically on the opportunities which digital learning, and learning technology can bring. Erica also brings the more humanistic elements to learning and business, such as understanding mindset, building psychological safety, investing in mental toughness, and delivering a sustainable agenda.

She is passionate about mentoring women in business, specifically driving innovation and thought leadership to those moving from a corporate career into company ownership and success. 

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