In the past few months the higher education sector has faced unprecedented challenges. While gathering and reflecting the student voice has always been critical, it has arguably become even more necessary in these times to ensure the quality of the student experience as it evolves.
Surveys, measurement tools, qualitative research and other techniques have a key role to play in capturing and understanding feedback from students and staff. The wider insight generated from these techniques can in turn deliver creative solutions with real impact.
The Advance HE Surveys & Insights Conference provides an opportunity to discuss and debate the potential of insight from surveys, metrics, qualitative research and wider methods of capturing the voice of the student for driving excellence and enhancement within higher education.
The conference will be delivered via our virtual conference platform. It will feature a programme of live keynote speakers and panel sessions, plus live parallel workshops, a programme of on-demand oral presentations and a virtual poster exhibition.
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The conference will:
- provide an opportunity to showcase insights from surveys, bringing together keynote speakers, panels, on-demand oral presentations, posters and virtual workshops to explore real examples of innovative approaches to gathering feedback from undergraduates, postgraduates and staff
- provide an opportunity for networking and helping to foster discussions which will be beneficial across the sector.
The overarching theme for the conference will be Adapting to challenging times and it will address the following thematic areas:
Adapting to challenging times
Measuring the quality of learning
The BAME student experience gap
Call for papers
The call for papers for Surveys & Insights Conference 2021: Adapting to challenging times is now open until 28 January 2021.
Whilst we welcome proposals on a broad range of topics, the conference will revolve around four themes as listed above.
We welcome submissions from practitioners, academics, market research professionals, student experience specialists, policymakers and anybody with an interest in how surveys, measurement tools, qualitative research and other complementary research techniques are being employed to make a difference to the quality of provision in higher education. Submissions taking either a strategic or a practical approach are welcome, as are submissions from organisations based within or working for the higher education sector.
Submissions can be for any of the following session formats:
- On-demand oral presentation (20 minutes)
- Live workshop session (60 minutes)
- Virtual poster presentation
Guide to submissions
Advance HE survey webinars
Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2020 Results launch webinar
As the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) sector results report is launched on 5th November, join report author Maddie Pitkin who will present results from the report, focusing on the impact of the Spring 2020 Covid-19 lockdown period on the postgraduate research degree student experience.
UK Engagement Survey 2020 Results launch webinar
The UK Engagement Survey (UKES) 2020 sector results report is launched on 12 November. Join report author Jonathan Neves who will present results from the report, focusing in detail on how student engagement evolved during the Spring 2020 Covid-19 lockdown period. The report also introduces new analysis on how students spend time on extra-curricular activity and how far they travel to campus.
Lockdown and the Postgraduate Taught Experience launh webinar
As the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2020 sector report is launched, author Jason Leman discusses the findings. The report evidences the impact of industrial action and lockdown in 2020, particularly on perceptions of teaching and resources. The report also explores the positive longer term trends, including what is helping positive trends in informing potential students and around course organisation.
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