Monday, 2 March 2020

Fwd: Invitation to the International FORUM for Peer learning 2020

International Forum for Peer Learning

New Cross, London, UK

Hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London

28th May 2020 (pre-Forum evening event – 27th May 2020)


The Academic Peer Learning network, and the European Centre for SI-PASS, are delighted to invite you to attend, and indeed submit a proposal to present at the International Forum for Peer Learning in May 2020, to be held in London, UK.


Building on the highly successful inaugural European Forum held in Lund, Sweden in 2017, and the second Forum held in Brighton in 2019, this promises to be another exciting event! You can join like-minded students and practitioners for stimulating debates and discussions about many aspects of peer learning.


There is an initial online registration form to express interest in attending, to ensure you receive a reminder when the forum booking opens



Call for Proposals

The deadline for proposals is 23rd March 2020



This welcoming forum will provide opportunities to explore many aspects of peer learning in terms of theory and practice. This year we particularly welcome the following themes:


  • Building communities and connections
  • Supporting and developing student belonging
  • Inclusive peer learning practices
  • Students and staff working in partnership
  • Peer learning in academic contexts
  • Academic mentoring in one-to-one or small group contexts
  • Peer leader development and employability


Our aim is for this forum is to be a supportive and encouraging environment for both staff and students. To this end, we particularly encourage student co-presenters and have a number of free places for student co-presenters.

Session formats:


Mini-workshop: 30 minutes, which includes high levels of audience participation, exploration, creativity and action planning. This format is ideal for enabling people to think about new ideas, reflect on their practice, and/or learn new skills.


Poster presentation: 1 x A1 landscape or portrait printed poster. Posters do not necessarily have to address the forum themes, but need to describe the peer learning programme or scheme, or a specific aspect of practice or research.


Paper presentations: 30 minutes, including no more than 20 minutes presentation with at least 10 minutes of questions and discussion. This format is ideal for presenting research, evaluation, innovation and/or practice.


Lightning talks: 5 minute/ 5 slide presentation designed as a short summary of practice, key highlights or lessons learnt, followed by 5 minutes of audience questions. This format is ideal for 'bite sized' updates and posing new ideas for innovation that can be shared and discussed in a forum style.


Criteria for acceptance of proposals

As this is a one-day event, there is limited capacity for the number of sessions we are able to accept. Therefore, each proposal will be reviewed against the following criteria:


● Contribution to the forum themes;

● Clarity of the proposal, and accessible language;

● Contribution to practice, scholarship and evaluation of peer learning;

● Involvement of a student co-presenter;

● Active and productive engagement of participants.


For more information, please contact the team on


We look forward to welcoming you to Goldsmiths, University of London in May!


Best wishes


Catherine McConnell, on behalf of the Forum Organizers


Forum Organizers:

Siân Cannell

Catherine McConnell

Lise-Lotte Mörner

Leif Bryngfors 



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