Student Education Conference and Digital Festival 2018 – Call for Papers

WE ARE inviting contributions for the next Student Education Conference/DigiFest 2018 which will explore ‘The Co-Creation of Education’ as its main theme.

The event will focus on the changing structure and delivery of student education and examine evolving models of educational provision, focusing on concepts and practices of co-creation and collaboration – and we would like you to be part of it.

This event is part of a portfolio events organised by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). It will be held on January 4th and 5th, with the DigFest happening on the 4th.

SEC/DigiFest 2018 will have a particular focus on staff-student partnerships, collaborations between academic, technical and professional staff, and initiatives involving external partners. We will favour proposals for parallel sessions, workshops and exhibits that can showcase that collaboration as part of their proposed structure.Once you have read the guidance notes and decided which presentation format suits your subject matter best (30-minute session; 60-minute workshop; interactive exhibit / poster) simply complete the abstract submission form not later than Monday, 11th September 2017.

Contributions on the following themes and sub-themes are welcomed:

Student co-creation 

  • The curriculum, through Partnership, course reps and the student union voice
  • Research, through collaboration with academics, external groups and businesses
  • Support and wellbeing, through peer mentoring, communities and societies
  • University identity, through ambassadors, marketing and student-led communications

Assessment and feedback

  • Partnership-focused assessment design, criteria and delivery
  • Employer design of and participation in assessment
  • Collaborative strategies to deliver ‘less assessment better’
  • Co-created feedback, combining the voices of tutors, peers and employers

Collaborative provision and curriculum design

  • Composite and ‘unbundled’ degrees / programmes
  • Cross-institutional and trans-national curriculum design
  • Interdisciplinary programme design (cross-school, cross-faculty)
  • Co-provision of distance learning

Online collaboration and communities

  • Collaborative learning spaces and technologies
  • Collaborative delivery of digital learning and skills
  • Co-creation of online resources and research

Student support and opportunity

  • Co-delivery and co-responsibility in student support
  • Collaboration for the co-curricular – work placement, volunteering and civic student opportunities
  • Study abroad and global student opportunity
  • Alumni partnership and graduate opportunity

Employer engagement and alumni partnerships

  • Co-design of programme content and curricula
  • Co-provision of degree apprenticeships
  • Collaborative partnerships with external partners such as Industrial Advisory Boards

Please read the SEC/DigiFest guidance notes here before you complete the online abstract submission form, which is available here.

Please note: presenters may also be asked to take part in Friday’s ‘Speed Meet’ event – further details are available in the preliminary programme for SEC/DigiFest 2018 that can be downloaded here.