15th Enhancement Conference
Date: Thursday 7 June 2018
Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
Are we using the right evidence to bring about change and genuinely improve the student experience?
Explore this hot topic by registering to attend the UK’s leading learning and teaching conference. The 15th Enhancement Themes Conference: Evaluation, Evidence & Enhancement: Inspiring Staff & Students, will take place on Thursday 7 June 2018.
This global event will inspire ideas around how to use evidence to evaluate the student experience and enhance student success. It will showcase outputs from the Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience Theme which considers data and metrics alongside creative and qualitative approaches to using evidence. The Conference will share current thinking around the four tracks.
The event follows in the footsteps of last year’s hugely successful international conference which welcomed over 600 higher education experts from 17 countries. View our highlights video and read the testimonials to find out more.
***Please note funded and paid places are full for Scottish-based staff. Please do not register if you are based at a Scottish institution.*** However we are operating a waiting list and anticipate being able to offer some additional funded places as we get nearer to the Conference date. If you would like to be added to the list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, we are still encouraging registration from:
- students studying at Scottish HEIs – there are still some funded places available
- colleagues outside Scotland
Who should attend?
The Conference will be of interest to colleagues working within higher education including:
- senior leaders and policy makers
- planners, strategists and data practitioners
- academic and professional service staff
- student representatives and students’ association staff
Read through our exciting Conference programme. Our keynote speakers are:
Registered conference delegates are being invited to register for a separate one-of-a-kind workshop during the Conference on 7 June. This will enable the delegates to challenge their understanding of happiness and how it might support students and staff in their HE journey. The session will be delivered by the Happiness Research Institute - an independent think tank based in Denmark. They will encourage delegates to consider three well-known psychological happiness phenomena and how they relate to higher education and institutional ambitions to enhance learning and teaching and student life:
- Social comparison of utility: How our well-being is more dependent on others’ accomplishment (relative utility) than what we actually achieve (absolute utility)
- Hedonic treadmill: Our tendency to remain at a relatively stable level of happiness, despite positive or negative changes in fortune or the achievement of major goals
- Agony of choice: How the more choices we are exposed to, the less happy we become with our final choice.
Numbers are limited to the first 200 to sign up. Conference delegates have been emailed and asked to register for this session in advance. More information can be found on the Conference website.
Further information on the Enhancement Themes
Autumn 2017 saw the launch of our latest Enhancement Theme, Evidence for Enhancement: improving the student experience. The Theme will support the Scottish higher education sector by exploring what information is useful. This will help identify and understand what the sector does well and what we can improve.