Student Experience Conference 2019

09 May 2019 - Manchester

Is your student engagement strategy really working?

Now in its third year, The Student Experience conference has been designed to provide real, actionable strategies to support student retention. Offering a clear understanding of how universities can best prepare for the TEF, NSS and the OFS, the agenda will cover themes including closing attainment gaps, creating a sense of belonging, and student voice and engagement. The only such event to be researched directly with student experience leaders from across the UK, this conference will focus on practical examples of enhancing the student experience to take away and implement within your own institution.

The programme itself has been designed for maximum engagement, offering the opportunity to both learn from others and share your own experiences around key topics such as retention, student mental health and wellbeing, and employability and enterprise. With plenty of scope for interaction and reflection, the future of the higher education experience will also be debated.

SPD are delighted to be gaining a reputation for “inspirational” higher education conferences. Delegate feedback from our last Student Experience conference includes:

“I have gained a great deal from each speaker and topic covered. I am now making changes to my programmes and have more knowledge to support and sign post my students for further help”

“I would recommend this conference to anyone involved in working with students”

“There were some inspirational speakers and the information that was discussed was very useful. I have taken away lots of ideas to try to implement”

“Gained a lot of useful information covering a wide range of topics, that I can use for our own retention strategy”

“The conference exceeded my needs, there were a good variety of speakers. The content was relevant and evidence based. I found it thought provoking and informative”

Join us at the third annual Student Experience Conference to hear about new ideas that have been tested and have the potential to be trialed at your university. Gain the insight required to make the business case for new approaches and play a central role in the future of the higher education experience.

  • 09 May 2019
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Manchester - Directions
  • From £249.95 +VAT
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand how best to position your institution for the TEF, NSS and the OFS
  • Learn and share strategies to support student retention
  • Get tips on how to build collaborative relationships between academic and professional support staff
  • Hear how others are working to close attainment gaps, including BME and international students, transition and widening participation
  • Get new ideas on how to create a sense of belonging for your students
  • Discuss successful student voice and engagement strategies
  • Find out how best to support students’ physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • Employability and enterprise: how to equip students for the future of work
  • See what the future looks like for HE: reimagining the student experience
Who Should Attend
  • Academic Registrar
  • Assistant Dean, Quality
  • Assistant Principal
  • Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning
  • Associate Director of Communications, Marketing and Recruitment
  • Associate Director of Student Education
  • Associate Professor Student Experience
  • Dean of Students
  • Deputy Dean
  • Deputy Head of School
  • Director of Library and Student Services
  • Director of Undergraduate Programmes
  • Executive Dean
  • Head of Admissions
  • Head of Department
  • Head of Hospitality and Communities
  • Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement
  • Head of Learning Services
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Pastoral Support
  • Head of Quality
  • Head of School
  • Head of Standards and Enhancement
  • Head of Student Engagement
  • Head of Student Experience
  • Head of Student Retention
  • Head of Student Services
  • Head of Student Support
  • Head of Student Support and Development Services
  • Senior Academic Registrar
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Student Experience Manager
  • Student Journey Manager

We do not accept delegate registrations from suppliers.

This year's Sponsors

    Hugh Blackwood
    Sheraz Mahmood