Its nearly time for the Three Rivers Conference 2022: ‘Engaging Students: Building Communities’, 29th June 2022 

Building upon the success of previous partnership events held by the region’s Universities (Teesside, Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland, and Northumbria), our theme for 2022 is ‘Engaging Students: Building Communities’. Three Rivers 2022 will be hosted online by Northumbria University.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Prof Peter Felten, executive director of the Centre for Engaged Learning, and professor of history at Elon University, US.

The theme of the Three Rivers Conference 2022 is how we engage students in learning through building communities. The conference will look at how on campus communities support student engagement, contributing to a sense of belonging, and through this enhance retention and widening participation; as well as collaborations with communities and partners that create authentic inquiry-based learning opportunities for students.

The conference is online and free to attend with each partner institution hosting a livestream channel showcasing a series of exciting presentations by staff and students. Teesside University will be offering a packed schedule on the day, with 6 presentations showcasing innovative practice and initiatives from across the University.


“Student-faculty relationship quality and Student Engagement”.

By Seibu Mary Jacob, Andrew Bingham, and Myriam Mallet

“Engaging students by engaging with data: a model for student success Teesside”.

By Nicola Watchman Smith

“Shifting the culture of feedback; Embedding formative assessment and feedback into a production-based practice to improve access, retention, attainment, and progression via student engagement through partnership”.

By Rachel Dodd

“LTExChange: an innovative dual-mode approach to sustainable Professional Learning Networks”.

By Samantha Gooneratne and Samuel Elkington

“Exploring the saliency and active components of a Teesside University psychology student social identity”.

By Robert Portman, Paul Sander, Srdan Medimorec, Nicole Beddard, Catherine O’Neill and Matthew Watson

“Reflections from the Adobe Creative Assessment Project: Enabling communities of sharing, inquiry, and feedback through narrative approaches to ICA using Adobe Portfolio”.

By Charlie Tait


To book your place and for further details of the conference please see the conference website:

Three Rivers Conference – 29th June 2022

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