Survey discussions were not just limited to the Undergraduate NSS/DLHE and the Postgraduate PTES/PRES surveys of which most of us are familiar, but also incorporated the collection of feedback, assessment of learning, understanding of widening participation issues and many other very relevant issues to us at BU. Of particular value was the excellent and entertaining keynote speech by Nick Hillman (Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute).
From a personal perspective, I have to say that it was the best, and most useful, conference that I have attended in a long-time. Lots of interest regarding my own personal research into the ‘evaluation of student learning gain’, and if the success of a poster is based upon the number of photos being taken, then the poster we presented surpassed all expectations!
Anyone interested in finding out more about this year’s presentation can access some of the materials here. This link also provides advanced details of next year’s HEA Surveys Conference to give you time to put it into your diaries and plan ahead.