Promoting Student Engagement for Retention and Success

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Conference: 

Thursday March 25th (10.00 – 2.00pm)  Friday March 26th (10.00 – 1.00pm)

At a time when staff and students alike are having to demonstrate their capacity to flex and adapt to hybrid modes of learning and teaching for extended periods of time – it has never been more important to preserve the quality of the learning experience and academic standards to ensure that students from all backgrounds are still able to access engaging and relevant learning opportunities in the context of their studies. Whatever form it takes, student engagement has a critical role to play in encouraging the kinds of responsive, active, learning and teaching strategies that foster a sense of authenticity, connection, and belonging amongst student cohorts that will improve student retention and achievement. For the purposes of this conference, we position the concept of “student engagement” to reflect the whole student experience inside and beyond the classroom.

Even before the onset of the COVID pandemic, Teesside University has been moving to enhance the student experience through integration of emerging technologies and the development of innovative opportunities for active learning and engagement in all facets of learning and teaching provision and support. The “Promoting Student Engagement for Retention and Success” conference offers a timely opportunity to share the excellent practice and initiatives that are having a positive impact on student engagement across the institution. Perhaps more crucially it will provide a connected space for us to consider and discuss the key learning and next steps in navigating the challenges of hybrid learning and beyond.

We welcome contributions that address, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • Innovations in hybrid learning for student engagement.
  • Flexible Assessment and feedback.
  • Informal spaces for learning and student engagement.
  • Accessibility, digital technology and student engagement.
  • Co- and extra-curricula opportunities for student engagement.

Expressions of interest

Please see the Guidance for Abstract Submission for more information on how to submit your expression of interest.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: close of play Tuesday 9th February.  

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