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The call for abstracts for the HEA Surveys Conference 2017: Understanding and enhancing the student experience closes Monday 20 February 2017.
The insight from student surveys, metrics and other research enables us to get closer to the student experience and understand their needs. Doing so provides a valuable opportunity to evaluate the student experience, our assumptions, and our provision, as well as helping to engage staff. However, the real value of surveys, metrics and research findings depend upon the extent to which they are used to shine a light on issues affecting the sector, inform decisions, and drive enhancement at the institutional and sector-wide levels.
Within a highly competitive, student-driven sector, institutions face the challenge of enhancing excellence within teaching, supporting student engagement and measuring student satisfaction. The HEA Surveys Conference provides an opportunity to discuss and debate the potential of insight from surveys, metrics, qualitative research and wider methods of capturing the student voice for driving excellence and enhancement within higher education. The conference also facilitates a forum in which to move the debate on to the specific issues that are being tackled, and discuss how surveys are helping to solve them.
Each HEA Surveys conference showcases how surveys are making a difference, and facilitates the sharing of innovative practice between professionals across the sector, both in measuring but also addressing the key issues affecting the student experience.
This year’s conference themes aim to explore the student, staff and institutional perspectives:
The call for papers is now close. The full programme can be viewed using the link below:
We will be joined in the morning by Nick Hillman. Nick will begin the day with a discussion on how surveys, insight and metrics can have a positive impact on the student experience within the higher education sector. The keynote will touch on the key themes of the day, exploring the value of surveys and insight for staff, students and institutions. Nick Hillman has been the Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), the UK’s only independent think tank devoted to higher education since January 2014. He has written widely on higher education and students for a range of think tanks and journals. His more recent writings include articles on the Coalition’s higher education reforms, on access to schools and selective universities and on the fifty-year history of student loans.
The conference is for anyone with an interest in the best ways to understand the student experience through metrics, insight and other research. It should be of interest to higher education practitioners, academics, customer insight professionals, survey specialists, policy-makers and anybody with an interest in surveys and metrics in higher education. The conferences provide an opportunity for networking and help to foster discussions which will be beneficial across the higher education sector.
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