CAN 2018: Championing student-staff partnership in an age of change
19- 20 April 2018, University of Winchester
Register now by visiting the University of Winchester registration page. Take advantage of the Early Bird conference rate!
Welcome from the University of Winchester:
The University of Winchester is proud to be hosting the 7th annual Change Agents’ Network (CAN) Conference, which is being supported by Jisc. We are delighted to be taking the batten from the University of Exeter who hosted the successful 2017 CAN Conference.
The University of Winchester has excelled in student engagement practices since c.2012, championing student involvement at all levels of the university to enhance the student experience. Student engagement is a key priority in for the institution, which ensures innovation in the educational experience through a range of student engagement initiatives. One such initiative is the Student Fellow Scheme, which sees 60 students working in partnership with members of staff from across the institution to work on educationally developmental and student experience enhancing projects. The University of Winchester is excited to be hosting the CAN Conference once again, after a successful experience hosting in 2014. We look forward to welcoming our delegates to this historic university and beautiful city.
Welcome from Jisc:
‘We recognise the valuable initiatives students are involved in as change agents and in working as partners in transforming their educational experiences – whether this be in co-designing the curriculum, supporting staff and their peers with the development of their digital capabilities, working as student researchers, or in enhancing their employability. This conference offers a unique opportunity to showcase and celebrate this innovative practice, to share what works and to learn from each other. We are delighted to bring together the rich tapestry of practice across both further education and skills and higher education, and to have students leading this event.’
Sarah Knight, Head of change: student experience, Jisc
Building on CAN 2017 at the University of Exeter
In June 2017, 180 students and staff from across UK further and higher education gathered at the University of Exeter to share best practice from their work on partnership/change agency projects and how this was driving forward change within their institutions. This was an inspiring event and showcased the innovation and enthusiasm students have for working in partnership with staff to improve and enhance their educational experiences. You can view the summary of this event together with the presentations and recordings here.
This year we are building on the successes of the previous CAN Conferences, with our keynotes involving students and staff in partnership; student-led sessions showcasing current practice around the conference themes; a student entrepreneurship and innovation showcase, a student panel showcasing best practice and plenty of opportunities for networking. We are also offering an in-depth insight into how the University of Winchester has evolved its approaches to students as change agents. Registration for the conference will open in January 2018.
Conference themes and proposal form are on this page.