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CAN 2021 Conference programme now live

We are delighted to announce CAN 2021 Conference programme is now live. you can access the programme from the conference website (link opens in a new window).

The conference is being hosted by students and staff from Keele University. A reminder to book your place now – you can register for the conference using this link (opens in a new window).

Day 1 ( 1st of June, Tuesday)

10:00-10:30 – Opening Ceremony
10:30-11:30 – Tom Lowe, University of Winchester (Keynote Speaker).
11:30-12:00 –Sarah Knight and Clare Killen (Jisc)
“How are Students experiencing learning online?
12:00-13:00 – BREAK
13:00-13:15 – Louise Davies with Bethan Foweraker (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
“On the pulse: The need for immediate feedback”.
13:15-13:30 – Susie Palmer-Trew (University of Northampton Students’ Union) with Emilie Tapping (Oxford Brooks) “When you can’t turn the ship around”.
13:30-13:45 – Jeff Saddington-Wiltshire (St George’s, University of London)
“The answer to all our problems: The implementation of Unitu at St George’s, University of London”
13:45-14:00 – Charlotte Ellis (University of Derby) “An investigation into staff-student partnerships to create digital content for teaching and learning within higher education”.
14:00-14:30 – Lydia Halls with Ellis Saxey (London School of Economics and Political Science) “Students driving change: what are the brakes and accelerators when acting on student research recommendations?”
14:30-15:30 – Rafe Hallett, Keele University (Keynote Speaker)

Day 2 (2nd of June, Wednesday)

10:00-11:00- Paul Feldman, CEO Jisc (Keynote Speaker)
11:00-11:30 – Judith Wayte with Aashna Khan, Gratia Silvadasan, Isabel Ewin, Katerina Velchova, Peggy Wong and Simran Sheemar (University of Nottingham)“Creating a student partnership team to lead a student conference – Student Futures Day 2021”.
11:30-12:00 – Simon Varwell (Sparqs)“Partnership in pandemic”.
12:00-13:00 – BREAK
13:00-13:15 –Caroline Cooke (AECC)“Covid-19 Crisis Response: Planning in Partnership: keeping the Student voice at the heart of decision making”.
13:15-13:30 – Marie Xypakin (UCL) “ Staff-Student Partnership Project: Community Engaged, Learning Ambassadors at UCL”.
13:30-13:45 – Richard Byles with Helena Beeson (The University of Northampton)
“Interactive learning using online collaborative storytelling”.
13:45-14:00 – Amanda Millmore (University of Reading) “Turning Barriers into Bridge”.
14:00-14:30 – Bethan Foweraker with Louise Davies (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
“Collaborating with students to re-brand the Student Voice at Cardiff Met”
14:30-15:30 – Graham Moore (Keynote speaker)

Day 3 (3rd of June, Thursday)

10:00-11:00- Jennifer A Marie (Keynote Speaker)
11:00-11:30 – Student Director’s panel.
11:30-12:00 – Zoe Robinson, Alana Wheat and Sarah Briggs title is “Whole-institution sustainability through staff-student partnerships”, Keele University
12:00-13:00 – BREAK
13:00-13:15 –Ashley Storer–Smith with Megan Clarke (University of Warwick Students’ Union) “The Difficult World of a SU Sabbatical Officer During COVID-19: Do We Need to Review the Model?”
13:15-13:30 – Kiu Sum (University of Westminster)“Nurturing Doctoral Researchers through a collaborative virtual symposium: a case study”.
13:30-13:45 – Vianna Renaud (Bournemouth University)“They’ve already done it: a peer employability coaching and mentoring initiative”.
13:45-14:00 – Fiona Wilkie with Nick Grindle and Argyris Karapitsanis “Connected Learning Internships – involving students in moving teaching online during the pandemic”.
14:00-14:30 – Simon Walker (UCL) and Kiu Sum (University of Westminster) “Panel of authors who contributed to the CAN Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change this year.”
14:30-15:30 – Catherine Chambers (Keynote speaker)


Day 4 (4th of June, Friday)

10:00-11:00- Kerry Pinny, University of Warwick
11:00-11:30 – Simon Walker (UCL)“Journal submission workshop”
11:30-12:00 – Clare Killen with Sarah Knight (Jisc) “Student digital capabilities: a journey of digital discovery”.
12:00-13:00 – BREAK
13:00-13:15 –Dr Aisling Tierney with Michelle Jideofor, Rhona Wilkinson, Chloe Reed and Jonny Barnes (Bristol)“Building teaching and learning practice with Student Fellows)”
13:15-13:30 – Maria Moxey (The University of Winchester)“University Sport: culture, belonging and the effects of Covid-19”).
13:30-13:45 – Kelly Edwards (Harlow College)“Innovative ways to overcome barriers during lockdown”.
13:45-14:00 – Rachel Garnham with Fanni Zombor (The Open University/Open University Students Association)“Student Voice Week -an online student-staff partnership”.
14:00-14:30 – Gabriella Faulkner with Amey Hellen (University of Derby)“Virtual Summer Celebration”.
14:30-15:30 –Keynote speaker (TBA)

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