Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference – now open for delegate booking

Dear Colleagues
We are pleased to announce that delegate registration is now open for the Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference for 2016. Please pass on to non-members of the list.
We particularly welcome submissions from students (students pay only a delegate deposit fee- which is refundable on attending).

To register please see details at

Note the early bird rate ends on July 15th and that there only a limited number of delegate places.

RAISE 2016 – ‘Excellence’ in Student engagement

Dates: 8 – 9 September 2016

Location: Loughborough University

The conference aims to offer a forum and platform showcasing practice and research about, student engagement (SE). Staff in all roles, all students, and others interested in university and college higher education are welcome to contribute. There are over 100 presentations at the conference from a wide range of staff and students.

With the imposition of a Teaching Excellence Framework imminent in the UK we note with some dismay that SE is almost absent in the proposed criteria for excellence. This is despite widespread recognition in the sector of the critical importance of SE in student learning, good teaching and assessment design and practice, and the wider student experience and outcomes. Therefore our main theme in 2016 focuses on ways of evaluating SE, and evidencing the impact. The focus, scope and methods of evidencing initiatives to enhance SE form the sub-themes, but NB we always have a general stream, to ensure we can include exciting new ideas, practices or policies on SE which lie outside the main themes.

To contact us

Visit RAISE at

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