Threshold Concepts in Action Inaugural Scottish Threshold Concepts Conference

27 June 2019


Since the first literature about threshold concepts was published by Meyer and Land in 2003, a large body of work has been undertaken across the wide range of disciplines and professional subjects that make up Higher Education. The Scottish Threshold Concepts Conference: Threshold Concepts in Action, hosted by the University of Dundee, is an exciting opportunity to bring together those interested in this area to share ideas, research and practice. We are delighted that Ray Land Professor Emeritus at Durham University, Professor Leif M. Hokstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Associate Professor Monika Kvernenes, University of Bergen, will be our keynote speakers.

This conference is a collaboration between the University of Dundee's Schools of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and Academic Skills Centre.

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You can contact us directly by email thresholdconcepts@dundee.ac.uk


  • 08:45 Registration and refreshments
  • 09:30 Welcome address
  • 09:45 Keynote speech
  • 10:45 Tea / coffee
  • 11:00 Parallel sessions
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:15 Keynote speech
  • 14:00 Parallel workshops
  • 14:45 Tea / coffee
  • 15:00 Parallel sessions
  • 16:00 Introduction to 8th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference
  • 16:10 Closing Address
  • 16:20 Reception
  • 17:00 End

Keynote Speakers

Professor Ray Land, Durham University: Profile

Professor Leif M Hokstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology : Profile

Associate Professor, Monika Kvernenes, University of Bergen: Profile

Associated Events

  • Team-based Learning masterclasses – beginners and advanced
  • Threshold Concepts in Health Special Interest Group Meeting

More information: Associated Events

Conference Location

The conference will take place over a lecture theatre and teaching style rooms. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if there are any other accessibility issues which you would like us to be aware of.

There will be a Cloakroom and Prayer Room available on the day.

There is WiFi available through Eduroam If you don’t have access to Eduroam please contact us and we will arrange a visitor login for you.

Travel and accommodation

How to get here: Travel to Dundee

The Dalhousie Building is a 15-20 minute walk from Dundee train station, or a 5-minute taxi ride. It is a 20 minute walk from the Bus Station and from Dundee airport, the taxi will take around 15 minutes.

There is a public car park opposite the Dalhousie Building, between Hawkhill and Hunter Street. 6-10 hours here costs £9.60

There are several accommodation options available, depending on needs and budget. The nearest to the venue are:

Things to do: Dundee and surrounding area There was never better a time to visit Dundee, which was named on National Geographic Traveller’s Cool List 2019, and was in the Lonely Planet’s Top 10 destinations in Europe for 2018. With our brand new V&A museum - part of the transformation of the city’s waterfront - and a growing cultural and culinary scene it’s a vibrant and exciting small city. Ideas for how to spend 24 hours in Dundee - Dundee Chic Scotland.

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