We are delighted to announce an upcoming symposium entitled Towards Meaningful Partnerships: Student-Staff Collaborations to Enhance Learning and Teaching across the Disciplines on Monday 16th September at the University of Surrey.
Confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor Alison Cook-Sather, Bryn Mawr College, USA
Professor Mick Healey, HE Consultant and Researcher, Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK
Dr Ruth Healey, Associate Professor in Higher Education at the University of Chester, UK
Recent years have seen a growing interest from the higher education community in exploring how staff and students can work in partnership to carry out research, and to develop and enhance learning and teaching. The aim of this symposium is to draw together staff and students to explore theoretical perspectives on and practical examples of partnerships in different disciplinary contexts, as well as share experiences of navigating this often challenging terrain.
We invite proposals which primarily address (but are not limited to) the following areas:
· Students as partners in enhancing learning, teaching and assessment
· Collaborative approaches to curriculum design and review
· Students as co-enquires in higher education research
· Student-staff partnerships as transformative experiences
· Benefits and challenges of student-staff partnerships
· Embedding student-staff partnership approaches at institutional level.
Submissions can be in the form of a presentation or a workshop/panel. We particularly welcome collaborative submissions between students and staff!
Please send the completed proposal form to by Monday 13th May 2019.
For more detail, please visit the symposium website: