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Students as Co-creators Symposium 2024: 'What works?'

County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Excellence in practice
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Virtual Symposia
Teaching and Learning
Start Date
End Date
1 day
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From
Early booking £193.50; Standard ticket £215

10% Early Booking Discount available

There is an 10% early booking discount for bookings made before 30 September 2023 on this service. This is in addition to to a 25% discount if your organisation is an Advance HE member.


The active participation of students in co-creating their learning experience can add value and insights to the student experience for students, staff and their institutions, however authentic and inclusive co-creation can be challenging to achieve. Advance HE’s first co-creation symposium in January 2023 explored key principles underlying co-creation and the potential benefits for those involved. In this second symposium we want to critically explore the factors that contribute to success in co-creation, across all areas of the university experience.

The symposium will be co-created with students and will feature a keynote session, panel as well as oral presentations, reflections, case studies and vlogs/blogs from the sector.

A call for contributions will open on 26th September 2023, and we welcome submissions from student presenters.


We will invite submissions that address the integration of co-creation as a continuous process within the student experience, with a particular focus on one or more of the following themes:

  1. Successful co-creation against the backdrop of the cost-of-living crisis;
  2. Co-creation that effectively recognises and rewards its stakeholders, not least its student partners / participants;
  3. Co-creation that showcases high quality collaboration between staff, students, and their SU representatives;
  4. Co-creation that showcases the positive impacts that strategic / institutional support can have on the activity.

We are interested in submissions across the full range of activities in the co-creation cycle: co-commissioning, co-designing, co-delivery and/or co-evaluation. Proposals that thoughtfully and critically explore how some of the challenges to authentic partnerships have been successfully addressed are particularly welcome. Submissions can include case studies, reflections, oral presentations or vlogs/blogs. Preference will be given to proposals that are co-authored by and co-delivered with students and we will work with authors to provide any technology and support to include student voices in their presentation.

Symposium aims

The aims of this symposium are to:

  • provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives in teaching and learning; and
  • provide evidence-informed examples and ideas for university staff and students to address current challenges in higher education.

Who should attend?

Teaching practitioners including: heads of departments, academic programme leaders and developers, all lecturing staff, professional services staff supporting learning and teaching activities, learning technologists and students keen to become involved or currently involved with co-creation initiatives at their institutions.