Upcoming Conferences

Learning and Teaching Conferences 

(Organised by conference date)

 

October 2022

International Student Recruitment Conference 2022 (UUKi)
6 October 2022
London

Please note, this is a UUKi members-only event. The international student recruitment landscape is ever-changing and UK universities are always facing new and evolving challenges. So, what is the direction of travel in the UK for this important international activity?

Join UUKi and IDP Connect in person in London on 6 October as we bring together leaders of international teams at UK universities to explore some of the questions we’re all pondering in this space:

  • What does it mean to diversify the UK’s international student recruitment base?
  • How does the UK maintain international student numbers while broadening the list of countries those students come from?
  • With some of the UK’s biggest competitors reopening their borders, and EU students choosing to study elsewhere, how can the UK be the top choice for international undergraduate students?
  • How do we best promote the UK as a study destination in different markets?

5th International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education (TLECONF)
21-23 October 2022
Athens, Greece
Paper submission deadline: 7 October 2022 

New trends and modern approaches to education, emerging technologies, pedagogical methods and innovations, education-industry cooperation, inclusive learning and special education, education and international cooperation are just a few topics to be discussed at the international education conferences 2022.

November 2022

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Colloquia 1 (Advance HE)
2 November 2022
Venue TBC

This one-day, in-person colloquium will focus on current issues relating to equality, diversity and inclusion, provide examples of good practice within the sector to address these, and will provide a safe space for discussion. The colloquium will include keynote speakers, interactive sessions and oral presentations from EDI practitioners and lecturers. This colloquium will provide practitioners with access to an open and supportive environment and a valuable peer network to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives. It will enable participants to develop a principled, evidence-informed approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change in enhancing student success in HE. (See Equality Diversity and Inclusion Colloquia 2, scheduled for 4 May 2023, below.)

Access, Participation and Student Success Conference 2022 (UUK)
2 November 2022
London

This conference will bring together leading sector experts to discuss the current and future challenges for improving access, participation and student success in higher education. It will discuss the future of Access and Participation Plans, the impact of the pandemic on post-covid education delivery, handling the cost-of-living crisis and lots more.

Assessment and Feedback Symposium 2022 (Advance HE)
9 November 2022
The Studio, Leeds

Assessment and feedback remain pivotal to student success, and even more so as the HE sector moves to new ways of working in this post-pandemic era. This symposium will focus on the latest thinking around assessment and feedback and convene experts within the sector to share good practice, new concepts and innovations. By way of a call for papers, we will invite participants to consider how assessment and feedback practices can be enhanced to accommodate new and hybrid ways of working, whilst placing the students at the heart of their learning and ensuring student success. The event will include a keynote speaker alongside participant-led workshops and presentations.

Research and Innovation Conference (UUK)
10 November 2022
Virtual

Join UUK online on Thursday 10 November as they bring together leading experts to discuss key aspects of research and innovation in higher education, including financial sustainability, security, international partnerships, impact and public perception. This online one-day conference will provide informative, timely content from the most pertinent speakers on the topic, as well as a wide range of opportunities to network, discuss, and make connections with colleagues within the sector.

Transformative Teaching Conference (Amps: Architecture Media Politics Society)
15-17 November 2022
Virtual

The academy brings in students from general education. It prepares them for a world of work and practice. In the process, it seeks to ‘transform’ them – opening students to the myriad of possibilities education is expected to bring. Considered within this context, there a multitude of issues we need to consider. How we support entry level students? How we foster the critical self-reflection needed for lifelong learning? In a technologically fluid world, how do we keep up with changing media and practice? How do we support the engagement and understanding of our students with the social issues and players they will engage with once they leave? In short, how are we contributing to the transformative experience of education?
This conference seeks to foster a multifaceted consideration of what we do within the academy; how we teach; how students learn; and how we engage beyond its walls.

Mental health in higher education conference 2022 (UUK)
17 November 2022
Virtual

The UUK annual mental health conference is a unique opportunity for you to hear from sector-leading experts and practitioners about the latest developments in supporting mental health in higher education, and to network with peers to learn about emerging best practice. This online one-day conference will provide informative, timely content from the most pertinent speakers on the topic, as well as a wide range of opportunities to network, discuss, and make connections with colleagues within the sector.

University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) National Conference
ETC Venues, Manchester
23 November 2022

This conference may only be of interest to people running or developing apprenticeship programmes. It explores topics around the theme learning from practice in higher technical education and skills including apprenticeships. The national conference is an important calendar event that brings together updates on policy and insights to practice in the delivery of higher technical education and skills training including higher and degree apprenticeships. The theme this year is ‘Learning from practice: from digital to design to performance and policy in higher technical and professional education and skills including higher and degree apprenticeships’.

Governance Conference 2022 (Advance HE)
24 November 2022
BMA House, London

The 2022 Advance HE Governance conference will address the theme of ‘Governing in the interest of students’. With increasing pressures and demands facing higher education institutions and governors, it is important to understand how boards govern in the interests of students to make the biggest impact on their experiences, support student wellbeing in a post-Pandemic environment and enable them to achieve successful outcomes. This will be the first time that Governance Conference has been face to face since 2019 and include a diverse range of speakers provide multiple perspectives on how boards can ensure they govern in the interests of students along with panel sessions as well as the opportunity to network with other delegates. All Chairs, governors, senior staff and governance professionals are invited to attend.

December 2023

Transnational education forum 2022: What makes TNE work? (UUKi)
6 December 2022
Woburn House, London

Please note that this is a UUKi members-only event. At a time where there are many questions around sustainability and scalability, how can you make TNE work for your institution?  This year’s event will focus on the various aspects institutions need to consider to make TNE successful for them, as well as what happens when things don’t quite go to plan. As TNE operations grow ever more complex, how can we support an integrated approach to TNE that is sustainable and that aligns with your organisation’s mission?  This event will include a deep dive into the findings from The scale of UK higher education transnational education 2020-21 report, analysing where, at what level, and through what type of provision TNE students studied during the 2020−21 academic year. This one-day event includes plenary sessions and workshops, followed by a drinks reception.

Marketing and communications in higher education 2022 (UUK)
1 December 2022
Woburn House, London (Plenary livestream available)

What does the future of marketing and communications in higher education look like? From emerging technology trends and navigating culture wars to the role of the media and the impact of communications on EDI, join us as we explore what the year ahead may hold. Join UUK in London on Thursday 1 December for a jam-packed day of insights, best practice case studies and plenty of networking opportunities. If you are unable to join in person, you can register for access to a livestream of the plenary sessions (breakout sessions will not be streamed).

Student Retention and Success Symposium 2023 (Advance HE)
8 December 2022
Venue TBC
CfP opens July 2022 (not yet open as of 24 August 2022)

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 future of teaching and learning in higher education (UUK)
8 December 2022
Virtual

As we emerge in a post-pandemic world of teaching and learning, what should we take forward and what should be left behind? In an area that has rapidly changed over the past few years, assessing what works and what the future will look like is crucial. This online one-day conference will provide informative, timely content from the most pertinent speakers on the topic, as well as a wide range of opportunities to network, discuss, and make connections with colleagues within the sector.

January 2023

21st Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
3-6 January 2023
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii
Submissions/proposals due 5 August 2022

The main goal of the 2023 Hawaii International Conference on Education is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various education related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. An additional goal of the conference is to provide a place for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to education to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.

Universities, sustainability and the climate emergency
26 January 2023
Virtual

Join UUK online on Thursday 26 January as we bring together leading experts and examples of addressing sustainability and the climate emergency at the institutional level. From tackling the cost of living crisis to green skills and innovation, we’ll be delving into key actions, advice and evidence on how universities can drive urgent climate action. We are delighted to announce that the conference will be chaired by Professor Judith Petts CBE (Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth and Chair, Climate Task and Finish Group, Universities UK) and Professor Julie Sanders (Deputy Vice Chancellor & Provost, Newcastle University and incoming Principal, Royal Holloway, University of London).

February 2023

Degree apprenticeships and higher technical education (UUK)
1 February 2023
Woburn House, London

Degree apprenticeships and higher technical education attract high-calibre learners and equip students with the knowledge and skills needed in a rapidly changing economy. As we continue to build back better in the wake of the pandemic, how can we make sure that they are part of government, and public, discussion of education and rebuilding the economy? And how can we build new networks and ways of working that leverage pre-existing structures and partnerships? Join UUK in London on 1 February 2023 to discuss the key challenges and opportunities that the sector faces. If you are unable to join in person, you can register for access to a livestream of the plenary sessions (breakout sessions will not be streamed).

2023 European Learning & Teaching Forum (European University Association)
2-3 February 2023
University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain
Proposals due 7 October 2022

The event, entitled “Connecting people, spaces and realities”, will be hosted by the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, on 2-3 February 2023. High-quality learning environments depend on well-functioning communication and a community of practice connecting learners, teachers, and other staff, but also on their capacity to relate to partner universities as well as local or regional stakeholders. These diverse inner- and inter-institutional connections are critical for initiating and sustaining innovation in learning and teaching, be it in view of developing transformative practices or promoting the wellbeing of members of a higher education institution. Yet, what can higher education institutions do to foster meaningful connections and collaboration within and across institutions, and with society, with a view to supporting successful learning and teaching? The 2023 European Learning & Teaching Forum seeks to explore these questions, while considering the enhanced range of opportunities that blended, flexible and collaborative learning and teaching practices offer, as well as how they relate to student and staff wellbeing.

Gender in Higher Education Conference 2023 (Advance HE)
22 February 2023
Location TBC

While gender has been on the agenda in HE for many years, the nature and focus of the conversation is expanding. Long-standing issues such as the under-representation of women in STEM subjects and in senior leadership, sexual harassment, and the need to support pregnancy, maternity and caring responsibilities continue to require attention. And they are joined by newer areas of enquiry including considerations about gender and inclusion, intersectionality, connections and tensions between sex-based and gender-inclusive rights, and the place of gender in learning and teaching, and in models of leadership.

International higher education forum 2023 (UUK)
28 February-1 March 2023
Virtual

The International Higher Education Forum is one of the largest annual events organised by Universities UK and Universities UK International. Now in its 11th year, the International higher education forum (IHEF) will return in 2023 to discuss some of the most pressing challenges in higher education. IHEF 2023 is a strategic forum designed for attendees to share best practice with senior leaders from across the world, bringing together hundreds of higher education professionals year on year.

March 2023

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2023: The Shoulders of Giants: Listening, Learning and Improving our Practice (Advance HE)
15-16 March 2023
Venue TBC
Submissions due 3 October 2022

The conference will run across two days (optional evening dinner and entertainment on the evening of 15 March) and focus on ensuring that approaches to EDI work for all and addressing current and future challenges and opportunities. Through forecasting emerging EDI topics and priorities in the sector, it will create space for reflection and capacity building. This conference will offer an opportunity to think deeply and creatively about what it means to be an inclusive institution, to explore models of inclusion that challenge traditional concepts of leadership and agency, and to share innovative practice around collaboration, co-ownership, allyship and solidarity.

April 2023

Student Engagement Conference 2023 (Advance HE)
20 April 2023
Venue TBC

Student engagement has never been more important or more challenging. This conference will provide an opportunity for the sector to come together to review where we’ve been and to consider where next. It will focus on the engagement of students in all aspects of their higher education, from the ‘classroom’ to extra-curricular activities including leadership and governance; asking what does it mean to lead student engagement, and how can we continue to improve our vision of student engagement? The conference will consider leadership of student engagement through a 360 degree lens including the role of all staff, the Student Union, and the community as well as considering how we ensure inclusive engagement and remove all inequalities. This conference will be of interest to those with responsibility for the student academic experience and student engagement more widely, SU teams wishing to widen their student engagement, course leaders seeking to have a more engaged cohort and others focused on the student experience and improving student outcomes.

7th Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference (Anglia Ruskin University)
20 April 2023
Anglia Ruskin University
Papers due 21 December 2022

This year’s conference theme, ‘Interdisciplinary Experiences: Transforming Perspectives’, will focus on the opportunities afforded by interdisciplinary learning and teaching to transform the vision and frames of reference that students bring to the classroom. The conference also asks how we can empower students to use their experiences of interdisciplinary study to make a difference. This transformation might be in their own learning journey or within a wider community. The conference theme is close to our hearts at ARU; our education is underpinned by our mission, ‘Transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research’.

May 2023

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Colloquia 2 (Advance HE)
4 May 2023
Venue TBC

This one-day, in-person colloquium will focus on current issues relating to equality, diversity and inclusion, provide examples of good practice within the sector to address these, and will provide a safe space for discussion. The colloquium will include keynote speakers, interactive sessions and oral presentations from EDI practitioners and lecturers. This colloquium will provide practitioners with access to an open and supportive environment and a valuable peer network to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives. It will enable participants to develop a principled, evidence-informed approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change in enhancing student success in HE. (See Equality Diversity and Inclusion Colloquia 1, scheduled for2 November 2022, above.)

Mental Health and Wellbeing in HE Conference 2023 (Advance HE)
16 May 2023
Venue TBC

It is increasingly recognised how important mental health and wellbeing is for staff and student success. Universities and colleges are fast -developing ‘whole institution 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. This one-day conference, organised by the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Expert Group in collaboration with Advance HE, will discuss new ideas and will aim to provide a boost in motivation and a fresh vision for all delegates. It will explore established and successful examples from the sector, share good practice, discuss the challenges when looking at mental health and wellbeing, and review ways to overcome possible difficulties.

June 2023

Flexible Learning Symposium (Advance HE)
14 June 2023
Venue TBC
CfP opens January 2023

This symposium will provide staff with a safe forum via which to exchange ideas and disseminate new approaches to flexible learning. It will offer reflections, insights and solutions to current issues pertaining to new modes of learning as well as exploring how colleagues across the sector are approaching curriculum delivery in this post-pandemic era.

July 2023

Teaching and Learning Conference 2023 (Advance HE)
4-6 July 2023
Venue TBC

The focus on enhancing all aspects of teaching and learning remains a critical issue for those seeking to provide an outstanding student experience at all levels of taught provision. Advance HE’s Teaching and Learning Conference 2023 will continue to position the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context. In particular, this year, the conference will explore how we are enhancing student success through all aspects of the student experience including transitions, curriculum design and development, enterprise and employability, assessment, engagement and inclusion, sustainability and much more. Join us to share and learn, network with passionate colleagues and work together to enhance the success of future HE students.