Monday, 15 May 2017

FW: Invitation to Student Engagement: National challenges, local solutions- 25th May 2017, Birmingham

 

Student Engagement: National challenges, local solutions

 

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2qNSnSU

 

Dear colleagues,

 

I am writing to encourage you to take up the offer of a free place to this exciting national conference being organised and hosted jointly by The Student Engagement Partnership and QAA.

 

Event date: 25 May 2017

Location: The Studio, Birmingham

 

About this event

 

In light of wholesale changes to the quality framework, the new higher education act and many other government directives and initiatives, this event sets out the challenges facing student engagement in the current policy climate and how they can be overcome. Plenary sessions and workshops will cover a wide range of areas: from sharing good practice to the provision of information; guidance to enable participants to be better informed about the landscape; and how best to overcome the challenges for maintaining the momentum of student engagement in higher education. Workshops will be presented by representatives from QAA, The Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP), NUS; Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Reading and Sheffield Hallam University; and Derby, Hull and Kent Students’ Unions.

 

Who should attend

 

This event will be relevant to colleagues from all UK HE providers and roles such as:

  • student engagement practitioners – SU staff, student voice managers, educational developers and support staff
  • academics with a remit for student engagement and developing learning and teaching enhancements
  • policy organisations with a remit for student engagement.
  • full time student representatives

 

Registration

 

QAA Subscribing institutions are entitled to two free places, one of which must go to a student representative or a staff member of the SU/student representative body. Additional places for subscribers can be purchased for £99 (subject to availability). We have reserved 15 places for non-subscribers, available for £300, which will be released on 18 May 2017.

 

To register for this event, please visit our booking site.

 

DRAFT AGENDA

 

09:45-10:30  Registration opens, refreshments served

 

10:30-10:40  Welcome & opening remarks

 

10:45-11:40  First round of workshops, choose from:

 

Workshop A

Democratic Representation for a New Generation

 

Tania Struetzel

Hull University Union

 

Workshop B

TEF – How are Students’ Voices Heard?

 

Jamie Bennett

Liverpool John Moores

 

Workshop C

National policy changes, how did we get here and where are we going with student engagement?

Nona Buckley-Irvine

WonkHE

 

Workshop D

Contract cheating & ‘essay mills’: a national challenge with local solutions?

 

Hannah Sketchley & Ruth Burchell

National Union of Students &

Quality Assurance Agency

 

 

11:45-12:30  Plenary Session – a ‘fireside chat’ with:

  • Sorana Vieru, Vice-President (HE) of NUS
  • Luke Millard, Head, Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching, Birmingham City
  • Scott Farmer, Director & Lead Consultant, Temple Farmer Ltd
  • Hosted by: Maureen McLaughlin, Head of Universities & Standards at QAA

 

12.30-13.15 LUNCH 

 

13:20-14:15  Workshops, choose from:

 

 

Workshop A

Review, Rebuild, Refocus: Enhancing academic representation

 

Chris Mattinson

Kent Union

 

Workshop B

Fostering student initiated engagement with curriculum design

 

Lucy Chilvers

University of Brighton

Workshop C

Research into Action: Annual Student Voice Reports

Pete Crowson

Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union

 

Workshop D

An Evaluation Framework for Student Engagement

 

Ellie Russell & Hannah Goddard

The Student Engagement Partnership

 

 

14:15-15:00  Keynote speaker: Colin Bryson, Chair of the RAISE (Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement) Network & Director of the Combined Honours Centre, University of Newcastle.

 

15:00-15:15 BREAK FOR REFRESHMENTS

 

15:20-16:10 Workshops, choose from:

 

 

Workshop A

The Power of Partnerships: using data collaboratively to enhance the student experience

 

Jennifer Barnes

University of Lincoln

 

Workshop B

PLanTs Keep Growing: The Partnership in Learning and Teaching (PLanT) scheme as a catalyst for cultural change.

 

Joy Collier & Cindy Becker

University of Reading

 

Workshop C

Representation and Partnership in the context of online students

 

Rowanne Walker

University of Derby  

Workshop D

Chapter B5 five years on, what’s next for the quality code for student engagement?

Ruth Burchell & Amy Spencer

Quality Assurance Agency

 

16:10-16:30 Closing Plenary

 

16:30            Conference closes

 

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2qNSnSU

 

I hope to see you in next week in Birmingham.

 

Best wishes,


Ellie

 

 

Ellie Russell | Student Engagement & Partnership Manager
Email: 
ellie.russell@nus.org.uk Phone: 07977 980 871


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