Student experience events and conferences in 2022

One aim of the AUA’s Student Experience and Engagement network is to make it easier for those working in this field to seek and share best practice.

To help achieve this, we’ve compiled a list of events and conferences related to the student experience that are taking place this year.

If you spot any events that you think we’ve missed from this list please get in touch with Chris Whitehead (Deputy Network Coordinator) to let us know!


Student Engagement Conference 2022
12 May

This one-day virtual conference will focus on good practice in engaging students, the student voice and student participation in the governance and decision-making processes within HE.

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Mental Wellbeing in HE Conference 2022
17 May

Delivered in collaboration with the Mental Wellbeing in HE Expert Group, this one-day conference will address issues of mental wellbeing across all aspects of higher education.

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Closing the Awarding Gap Across Higher Education Conference
24 May

This conference will be an opportunity to unpack the existing data on the degree awarding gap and focus on the latest evidence towards which interventions work and how to implement them effectively. It will also include sessions to discuss how to enact the key structural and cultural shifts needed so that all students have equal opportunities to succeed in higher education. To achieve these necessary changes, it is essential to listen to students’ perspectives and ensure that curriculums reflect the diversity of student bodies, and that university adequately equips all graduates with the skills they will need for further study and for graduate work.

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Learning, Teaching & Student Experience is the UK’s leading gathering of business and management educators
24 – 25 May

Now in its twelfth year, the Learning, Teaching & Student Experience conference is a wonderfully supportive environment and a great opportunity for learning, professional development and networking. The conference typically brings together more than 350 educators, including Certified Management & Business Educators, from across the business school community. Over two days, we will showcase the latest innovations in teaching practice, cutting-edge pedagogic research and effective student engagement activities.

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Introduction to Higher Education
14 June

Keeping up with the changes in higher education is almost a full-time job, but engaging with the wider context and understanding the bigger picture is important if you are going to maximise the contribution you make to your organisation. This introduction to UK higher education provides you with an overview of the sector. A brief look back at the historical developments lays the foundation on which to explore the more recent changes and the current influences and their impact. We will outline how political, economic, social and academic considerations impact higher education, and you will be encouraged to reflect on how your own role and institution contributes to, and is influenced by, these external factors.

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CASE Student Communications Conference 2022
15 June 

The CASE Europe Student Communications Conference provides an in-depth masterclass in the art of creating effective and engaging student communications. Communications and marketing professionals have the opportunity to hear about innovation and best practice from expert practitioners who offer tools and techniques learned from their own successful campaigns. The conference has a focus on current student communications and engagement, which is often missing from other conferences on HE comms and marketing. 

Booking for the conference is yet to open. 

2022 UKCISA Annual Conference 2022
15 – 17 June

The conference will have an exciting new theme that will be timely and relevant.

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Assessment in Higher Education AHE International Conference
22 – 24 June

The conference is aimed at those working in all contexts where higher education is delivered who have an interest in the practice and research of assessment. It will be of interest to lecturers, educational developers, staff in learning support and those with responsibility for the management and quality assurance of assessment. Practitioners will be particularly welcome.

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GDP: Assuring Academic Outcomes and Student Experience
29 June

This virtual event is specifically designed for Chairs and all governors who wish to understand more about how they can assure the quality of education and the student experience appropriately in the light of recent events.

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QAA Evolving Student Engagement Conference
29 – 30 June

Evolving Student Engagement is QAA’s annual student-focused conference aimed at students’ union staff and provider staff working in student engagement. The event is an opportunity for student engagement practitioners to share practice and hear from each other on a range of topics affecting the higher education sector currently. 

The key messages from the 2021 conference are available on the QAA website.

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Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Teaching in the spotlight: Where next for enhancing student success?
5 – 7 July

The focus on enhancing all aspects of teaching and learning remains a critical issue for those seeking to provide an outstanding student experience at all levels of taught provision. Advance HE’s Teaching and Learning Conference 2022 will continue to position the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context. In particular, this year, the conference will explore how we are enhancing student success through all aspects of the student experience including transitions, curriculum design and development, enterprise and employability, assessment, engagement and inclusion, sustainability and much more. Join us to share and learn, network with passionate colleagues and work together to enhance the success of future HE students.

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AUA Annual Conference 2022
7 – 8 July

In light of the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, particularly concerning mass gatherings, we have decided to postpone the AUA Annual Conference due to take place at the University of Manchester on Monday, 11 and Tuesday, 12 April. We have rescheduled the conference for summer 2022, to take place on Thursday, 7 and Friday, 8 July. 

Our primary responsibility is the health and welfare of our HE community, and therefore believe this is the right thing to do given the continued uncertainty created by the current Covid situation. Rescheduling the conference for summer 2022 will enable us to manage these risks better and help to keep our delegates and staff safe whilst ensuring that we can create the best opportunity for members to learn, engage and network.

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RAISE Annual Conference 2022 – Student as Producer: Origins and Impact
7 – 8 September 2022, University of Lincoln, UK

The conference will reflect on the origins and impact of Student as Producer practice and will provide the opportunity to discuss what post-pandemic student engagement in Higher Education looks like with experts from across the sector.

For more details about the conference, visit the RAISE website. Please email any queries to raiseconference@lincoln.ac.uk 


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