Now in its fourth year, this conference will build on lessons learned and the latest thinking to delve further into what we learn from the data, from students, from staff, from other countries, and other types of institution to improve the student experience. The in-person conference will allow valuable networking and informal sharing alongside the formal conference elements to build together our understanding of student engagement.
Featuring a mix of expert keynotes and panel sessions, the conference will also include interactive workshops from the sector sharing best practice initiatives.
Call for workshop contributions are now open.
Call for workshops
The programme will include 8 sector-led workshops designed to showcase excellent practice of:
+ Student engagement through extra or co-curricular opportunities
+ Student engagement: impact on well-being, satisfaction and belonging
+ Student engagement through learning, teaching and assessment strategy
Building on previous Advance HE Student Engagement Conferences we aim to support delegates and presenters explore both theory and practice in the context of current challenges. The cost of living, mental health and well-being and the persistent impact of the pandemic on learning loss and social reintegration can all impact on student’s motivation and ability to engage.
If you are interested in sharing your practice through an interactive and engaging workshop please complete the brief submission form (max 500 words), indicating the theme you will address and how you intend to engage delegates with the content. Student engagement has multiple stakeholders, we therefore particularly welcome proposals that model collaborative working across both academic and professional staff and students. We also welcome first time presenters, student representatives; underrepresented groups and everyone with a passion for the student experience and how we can enhance student outcomes for all.
Submissions from all institution types are welcomed and we will be looking to showcase a range of projects from different areas and perspectives. Submissions will be reviewed by the Conference Steering Committee. Presenters will be offered a 10% discount, and student presenters offered a 50% discount on conference fees.
If you have any queries about the conference or the workshops, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The call will be open until midday 17th November 2023. Presenters will be informed of the outcome of the review process by the end of the first week of December 2023.
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Who should attend?
Those with responsibility for the student academic experience and student engagement more widely, SU teams wishing to widen their student engagement, course leaders seeking to have a more engaged cohort and others focused on the student experience and improving student outcomes.
We welcome student delegates and presenters who can attend the conference at a 50% discounted rate