2015 Conference

‘Student Engagement’

Draft Agenda Booklet


The North East Regional Learning & Teaching Conference 2015

was on the 27 March 2015

at the University of Sunderland

Prospect Building – Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St. Peters, SR6 ODD

(Building number 10http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/images/StPeters_map_2010.pdf)

This 8th regional conference builds upon the success of previous partnership events held by the region’s Universities (Sunderland, Northumbria, Durham, Newcastle and Teesside).

We invited our teaching community to contribute to critical discussions on Student Engagement with learning in higher education. This involved exploring how our institutions enable students to engage with learning in higher education, establishing why they are powerful approaches to student development, and sharing experiences of their impact on the students’ learning experience.

The themes for this conference were the following areas of the student journey:

  • “student transition into higher education”;
  • “student development and transformation”;
  • “student retention, progression and completion”;
  • and “student futures beyond higher education”.

This conference led on developing a regional understanding of Student Engagement, and encouraged colleagues to explore opportunities to enhance their own practices.

The next Three Rivers Conference will be held at Northumbria University in 2016. More information will be available in due course.

The supporting information used for this conference will be adapted for future years.

For more information on the 2015 conference, please contact Dr Mark Proctor from the University of Sunderland (mark.proctor@sunderland.ac.uk ).

For more information on the next conference, navigate to the Three Rivers home page.

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