Student Experience Conference 2018

Venue University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Event date: Thursday, 3 May 2018 at 9.00 AM
Running until: Thursday, 3 May 2018 at 5.00 PM

How can Higher Education providers ensure we are offering students a ‘value for money’ experience?

The Student Experience Conference 2018 invites delegates to share best practice and experiences in understanding and providing a ‘value for money’ student experience.

There’ll be two keynote sessions in the day – one to be delivered by Professor Liz Thomas, of Liz Thomas Associates, and the other to be delivered by students from the University of Derby.

Presentations and workshops will be focussed on three elements of the student experience:
• Student Voice
• Employability
• Student Engagement

This conference has been developed with University of Derby students, and all presentations will be co-delivered (or exclusively delivered) by students. 

To book your place please follow the link below

Please see the draft agenda below.



09.00 – 09.30

Registration and refreshments


Welcome and introductions



Student keynotes


Break and refreshments


1A – Introducing a PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) Scheme into the School of Health Sciences

Birmingham City University


1A – Personal Tutors and Tutees – a Partnership of Engagement
University of Lincoln and University of Derby Union of Students


1B – The many benefits of becoming a Student Ambassador

University of Derby


1B - How employability can foster partnerships with Student Unions to effectively promote and develop employability activities to all students

Nottingham Trent University


1C - Developing the ‘Team Around the Student’: From work-packages and University silos to a needs-based approach to student support

University of Northampton and University of Northampton Students’ Union


1C -  Alternative mechanisms for gleaning student voice to ensure we are offering a ‘value for money’ experience

University of Derby


1D - Applications and implications of co-creation (Workshop)

Utrecht University




Keynote - I didn’t think it would be like this… Understanding and improving students’ experiences of independent learning in higher education (HE)

Professor Liz Thomas


Break and refreshments


2A - Module level partnership: a case study

University of Derby


2A - Mechanism using formative assessment to improve student engagement and student satisfaction

Northumbria University


2B - Fitting In and Standing Out: Designing the Creative Industries Expo

Nottingham Trent University


2B - Empowering students to improve their employability: Increasing the profile of law’s career provision

University of Derby

2C - When students are paying £9,000+ in fees per year, it is not enough for them to be satisfied – students need to be enthused

Newcastle University


2C - Building Student Leaders

King’s College London Students’ Union


2D - How are students’ expectations and experiences of their digital environment changing? (Workshop)

Jisc and University of Derby


Break and refreshments


3A - Enhancing ‘value for money’ through a final year project to co-develop an interactive, student-centred Framework of Graduate Attributes

University of Northampton


3A - The Anthony Nolan Trust stem cell register event: a student-led charity event

University of Derby


3B - Student as Producer: A Case Study of Newcastle College

Newcastle College


3B - Getting students to SEE opportunities

Kingston University


3C - The impact of Academic Societies on retention, grades and graduate employability

University of Derby Union of Students


3C - Value for Money: Real-world, Applied Learning Experiences that

Transform Students and Businesses alike

Kortext, Bournemouth University and the University of Winchester


3D – Introducing the Student Experience Framework

University of Derby


Student panel and closing thoughts


Networking and refreshments