Calls for Papers

Calls for Papers 

(Organised by submission deadline)


NETworking & Innovation in Healthcare Education Conference (Advance HE)
5-7 December 2023
Hilton Hotel City Centre, Liverpool
Call for submissions (no deadline provided)
Over the past two years, the NET Conference has changed in its delivery style to remain active throughout the pandemic and adapt to the needs of delegates. We constantly seek to improve the delegate experience and trial new ideas, based upon both delegate feedback and internal evaluation of the conference. For this purpose the themes for this year’s conference are:

Staff and Educational Development Association Autumn Conference (SEDA)
9-10 November 2023
Submissions due by noon on 27 September
Education has evolved and continuously changed over the years, but the pace of change has accelerated in recent times. The enhancement of technology has made it possible for learning and teaching to take place in person, online or through hybrid learning, as well as drawing into question the way in which written assessments are/can be used. Students who are taking their studies during a cost of living and mental health crisis, now expect their education to be offered with more choice and options to make this a personalised experience. Prior to the advent of widely available AI language models, there had been a move away from high stakes examinations towards more authentic assessment but the advances in the field of AI pose challenges to this. Our increasingly diverse student bodies need to be prepared for this world of change which will impact on all future employment roles as well as the way they engage with the wider world. This conference will enable us all to share initiatives to support these changes and continue to develop and deliver quality education.

The 7th International Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education (ICTLE)
3-5 November 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark
Submissions due 13 October 2023
The conference is seeking submissions related to the following conference topics: Higher Education policy, Education Theory and Practice, Education Policy and Administration, e-Learning, Teaching, English Language Teaching, Foreign Language Teaching, Child and Family Education, and Learning. Other related topics will also be considered. The conference is keen to create a platform for academics, researchers, engineers, industrial participants and students to share their research findings with the global experts. All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy and relevance with the theme of the conference.  We invite full and developmental papers, extended abstracts as well as case study presentations in English. Please check the Author guidelines for more details. All accepted extended abstracts and papers will be published in the conference proceedings and delivered during the conference.

Quality Insights Conference 2024 (QAA)
22-23 February 2024
Venue TBC
Submissions due midday on 23 October 2023
Session proposals are invited in response to one of the following topics:

  1. Impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) on the nature of the student learning experience and the value of awards – bringing in positive influences of AI as well as authenticating assessments and promoting academic integrity.
  2. Creative pedagogies and educational gain – considering the development of student competencies through person-centred pedagogies such as phenomenon-based learning, gamification, active learning or competency-based education.
  3. Using evidence and data to underpin decision making about the quality of the student learning experience – including how data is used in periodic quality processes as well as the use of evidence to prioritise and evaluate specific interventions or initiatives.
  4. Ensuring quality in collaborative partnerships – including validated or franchised provision delivered in the UK and transnational education.
  5. Supporting successful student transitions – covering innovative approaches to pre-arrival and induction, understanding and responding to student expectations from their learning experience, and enhancing student retention and progression.

We particularly welcome proposals from students or those which include the student voice.

Advanced Research in Education, Teaching and Learning 2024 (ARETL)
14-16 March 2024
Berlin, Germany
Submissions due 23 February 2024
The 8th International Conference on Advanced Research in Education, Teaching and Learning (ARETL) is for academics, researchers, scholars, graduate and postgraduate students, educators, and other members of academia. It features insightful presentations by academics from around the world. Each presentation, whether it’s conducted on-site, virtually, or as a poster – provides unique insights into challenges on a local, national, or regional level. This enables the attendees to learn best practices and innovative application strategies that they can then benefit from in their field of work. Themes include lifelong education, education and management, and Higher Education policy.

2023/24 Calls for Papers to be released

(Organised by submission deadline)

Student Retention and Success Symposium (Advance HE)
14 May 2024
Location TBC
CfP to be published (date not yet confirmed)
This symposium will provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives in student retention and success; providing evidence-informed examples and ideas for university staff and students to address the challenges of attrition, retention and student success in higher education. By way of a call for papers, we will invite participants to consider how practices can be enhanced to reduce attrition, assist with transition stages and ensure students achieve their objectives. The event will include a keynote speaker alongside participant-led workshops and presentations. The link to the conference webpage will be shared when available.

Students as Co-creators Symposium 2024 (Advance HE)
31 January 2024
Location TBC
CfP to be published in September 2023
The active participation of students in co-creating their learning experience can add value and insights to the student experience for staff, students and institutions, however authentic and inclusive co-creation is challenging. In this symposium we want to critically explore the role of all students as co-creators across all areas of their university experience. The symposium will be co-created with students and will feature keynote sessions and a student panel as well as oral presentations and workshops from the sector. A call for contributions will open in September, and we welcome submissions from student presenters.

Student Engagement Conference 2024 (Advance HE)
18 April 2024
Location TBC
CfP to be published in October 2023
Now in its fourth year, this conference will build on lessons learned and the latest thinking to delve further into what we learn from the data, from students, from staff, from other countries, and other types of institution to improve the student experience. The in-person conference will allow valuable networking and informal sharing alongside the formal conference elements to build together our understanding of student engagement. Featuring a mix of expert keynotes and panel sessions, the conference will also include interactive workshops from the sector sharing best practice initiatives. A call for workshop contributions will open in October.

Sustainability Symposium 2024 (Advance HE)
20-21 March 2024
Location TBC
CfP to be published in October 2023
Sustainable citizens, people who can apply their knowledge and skills to global sustainability challenges, are increasingly in demand. Employers, professional bodies, students and the public recognise the need for everyone to have greater understanding of our impact on the planet and the skills to alleviate it. This symposium with consider how we embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into our Teaching and Learning practices, so that students become sustainable citizens. The symposium, via keynotes, oral presentations and workshops, will bring together experts in Sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development, alongside practitioners from the sector, to share the latest ideas, initiatives and best practice. A call for papers will open in October.

Employability Symposium 2024 (Advance HE)
25 April 2024
Location TBC
CfP to be published in November 2023
In the current climate of increasing cost of living, rising unemployment and planned changes to student loans, we need to ensure students have the skills, attributes and knowledge required to gain employment after graduation. This symposium will bring together experts in the field of Employability and Entrepreneurship to discuss how we can embed attributes required by employers into teaching and learning curricula and learn about the latest initiatives being undertaken at higher education institutions. By way of oral presentations and workshops, delegates will be able to learn, discuss and share latest practices in embedding employability among a network of peers. A call for contributions will open in November.

Mental Wellbeing in HE Conference 2024 (Advance HE)
15 May 2024
Location TBC
CfP to be published in November 2023
It is increasingly recognised how important mental health and wellbeing is for staff and student success. Universities and colleges are fast-developing new approaches to mental health and wellbeing, not only to improve academic outcomes and retention, but to provide a holistic and positive experience, even in the most challenging times. At this one-day conference, organised in association with the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Expert Group, we will hear from expert keynotes and panel speakers, discuss new ideas, learn from successful sector-wide initiatives and aim to provide a boost in motivation and a fresh vision for all delegates. A call for contributions will open in November.