CAN 2020 – Civic and cultural intelligence: partnerships for student success

Jisc, Birmingham City University and its student organising team, are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 8th Jisc Change agents’ network conference: CAN 2020.

This welcoming conference will run across 15th and 16th April 2020 and brings staff and students together from across the world to explore the benefits of student partnerships.
The conference will discuss how students, universities and communities can create opportunities for social innovation and cohesion that enhance not only student learning, but also the ways in which universities embrace their local communities. This provides universities and colleges with an opportunity to change the paradigm. Moving from the goal of making students ‘ready for college’ to one where the institutions and courses reinvent themselves to be ‘ready for their students’ and their communities.

Within the main theme students, staff and community representatives are invited to submit proposals that address the following sub-themes:

• Learning beyond the classroom
• Enabling underserved student success
• Sustainability through partnerships
• Citizenship and engagement
• Wellbeing

We would particularly welcome proposals that demonstrate how technology can be used to support the activities you propose.

The closing date for conference proposals is 2nd February 2020.

Full details can be found at and registration for the conference will open in February 2020.

So, please save the conference date in your diaries, submit a proposal and tell your colleagues about the conference.

Jisc, BCU and our student organisers look forward to seeing you in Birmingham in April 2020.

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