Up and coming Conferences

Please scroll down to view the details of each conference.

The Higher Education Academy in the UK run an extensive workshop and seminar series. Some will be listed on this page but you can view the full listings by clicking on the following link  http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/seminar-series

Technology in Higher Education - data analytics, the learning experience and next steps for MOOCs

18th Oct 2017 - Central, London, UK

This seminar will discuss the use of technology in the Higher Education sector, and ways forward for developing its role in enhancing learning and teaching - as well as in more widely in HEI business processes.

Delegates will discuss the role of big data and data analytics for universities, including targeted marketing of prospective students, improving retention and personalising learning experience for individuals.

The agenda will also bring out the latest thinking on the use technology in teaching and learning, assessing progress in areas such as flipped and blended learning, and potential uses of virtual reality (VR). Those attending will also consider examples of best practice in developing a culture among the teaching community across all disciplines that supports the full potential use of technology. Further sessions will look at MOOCs, specifically emerging business models and uses including lifelong learning, marketing, pre-sessional support and credit-bearing modules.

For more information, Tel: +44 (0)1344 864796 or Email: info@forumsupport.co.uk

Next steps for developing the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (UK)

14th Nov 2017 - Central, London, UK

This seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the composition of the next cycle of the Research Excellence Framework, following the publication of outcomes from HEFCE’s consultation on REF 2021.

There will be a keynote contribution on key outcomes of the consultation from Kim Hackett, REF Manager and Head of Research Assessment, HEFCE.

Delegates will discuss suggested reforms to the framework proposed by Lord Stern’s review, which included recommendations for a broadening of the definition of impact, and for all active research staff in an institution to be submitted as part of the REF process, ending the portability of research outputs if an academic changes institution.

Key areas for discussion will include options for reforming expert panel structures to reflect diversity and strategies for reducing ‘gaming’ in the system. Further sessions will focus on the REF’s encouragement of interdisciplinary and collaborative research and proposed changes to ‘research environment’ criteria, such as institution-level assessment.

For more information, Tel: +44 (0)1344 864796 or Email: info@forumsupport.co.uk

2nd Conference on Future Education Effective Learning in an Age of Increasing Speed, Complexity and Uncertainty (Italy)

16th-18th Nov 2017 - Roma Tre University, Rome

This conference is designed to serve as an open, active platform for participants to share, collaborate and co-create new ideas, approaches, methodologies and best practices. The multi-stakeholder approach and structure of the conference will make it possible for participants to organize or participate in special sessions dedicated to in-depth exploration of specific topics ranging from subject content, pedagogy and learning technologies to social and economic impact on issues such as employment, skills development, business development, innovation, social power, citizenship, cultural diversity, personal development and individuality.

For more information, go to: http://wunicon.org/rome/

Next steps for international student recruitment in higher education - changes to the visa system and promoting the UK as a destination post-Brexit (UK)

21st Nov 2017 - Central, London, UK

With the UK in the process of leaving the EU, this timely seminar will consider the future for attracting international students to higher education institutions in the UK. It takes place with a 7% decline in the number of EU nationals applying to UK universities for the coming year, according to figures produced by UCAS.

Ahead of the expected consultation this summer on reforms to immigration policy, delegates will consider the future for international student visa policy, including the status of EU citizens studying at UK universities.

Further sessions will assess the next steps for promoting the UK as a destination for international students as the UK prepares to leave the EU, including what can be learnt from previous marketing campaigns and from the success of other countries, as well as opportunities for growth around the world.

For more information, Tel: +44 (0)1344 864796 or Email: info@forumsupport.co.uk