Surveys, measurement tools, metrics and the wider insight that such tools generate have a key role to play in helping maximise the reach and quality of provision within the sector.
By gathering and acting on such insight, institutions, sector agencies, researchers and policymakers can work together to help students maximise their potential.
Each Advance HE Surveys Conference brings together keynote speakers, papers, posters and workshops with an aim to explore real examples of how innovative approaches to measurement and feedback have been employed to deliver impactful findings which have driven real change.
“This was a well organised conference that provided a good range of speakers. There were two very engaging keynotes with plenty of time for networking".
Surveys Conference 2018 delegate
Date: 8 May 2019
Venue: Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, Bristol
Who: Those with an interest in surveys and metrics in higher education
Call for Papers
The call for papers for the 2019 conference is now open. Proposals are invited from a broad range of topics which will revolve around four key themes:
- Student development and outcomes
- Widening participation
- Teaching excellence
- Understanding the undergraduate and postgraduate student journey
Abstracts should be submitted online by Monday 25 February 2019.
Session type options
- Half hour presentations: (20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A, themed by stream) Presentations should focus on a particular topic related to the streams of the conference. They may be focused upon practice, strategy, theory or be a discussion piece.
- One hour workshops: Interactive sessions, lasting for one hour. Workshops enable you to run an interactive session with delegates exploring a topic relating to the conference theme.
- Poster presentations: Poster presentations sharing innovative practice on using insight from surveys and broader metrics for enhancement.
- Ignite sessions: (Innovation using Advance HE survey results only): Ignite sessions are a fast and frantic way to deliver your presentation, with 20 slides being delivered over 5 minutes in 15-second intervals. Presentations need to be completed on a branded, timed PPT template which will be sent to you should your submission be successful. See http://www.ignitetalks.io/ for more details.
Keynote Speakers 2019
Elizabeth Shepherd, Director, Higher Education, IFF Research
Elizabeth joined IFF Research in December 2017. As a Director within IFF’s Higher Education team Elizabeth’s portfolio includes delivering projects for the Department for Education, Office for Students, Equality and Human Rights Commission, several UK higher education institutions and projects surrounding the internationalisation of higher education. Previously, she worked for 13 years in international education research in the UK, North America and East Asia for the British Council. Whilst working for the British Council Elizabeth’s experience included establishing the UK – US higher education partnership fund, and as the Director Research for the global Education Intelligence team. Her research experience also includes studying part-time towards finalising a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, where she is exploring international education policy analysis, in the local context of Vietnam.
Highlights of 2018
Paul Feldman, Chief Executive, Jisc
Paul Feldman is the chief executive of Jisc, the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. Paul was an executive partner at Gartner UK and has spent over 20 years in financial services as well as working in knowledge-based IT companies.
Christine Broughan and Graham Steventon, Coventry University
Christine Broughan is Professor of Higher Education at the Global Learning: Education and Attainment Research Centre at Coventry University. She has a key role in equity and social inclusion research in the fields of education, ethnicity, gender, ageing, mental health and wellbeing. Christine has a proven track record in education leadership, teaching and research.
Graham Steventon qualified as an architect and gained a PhD in Sociology at Warwick University before becoming a senior lecturer in Criminology at Coventry University in 2002. He uses creative approaches to teaching and assessment (role play; immersive virtual contexts; podcasting; concept mapping) and has researched and presented internationally on pedagogy. He co-edited two previously published books (2012 and 2016, Routledge) on higher education.