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Postponement of CAN 2020

We are sorry to announce that due to the Covid-19 virus, Birmingham City University and Jisc have decided to postpone the 2020 Change Agents’ Network (CAN). The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many universities and colleges are restricting travel for staff and students which could significantly impact on attendance and engagement. We are naturally disappointed, … Read more

CAN 2020: Meet the speakers

Posted on behalf of Shannon Parkher who is leading on event legacy for CAN 2020 In our previous guest blog post, we introduced the student team and gave a glimpse of what we are planning to showcase at this year’s conference. We would now like to introduce our remarkable keynote speakers whose achievements are actively … Read more

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. … Read more

Save the date for CAN 2020

We are delighted to announce that Birmingham City University will be hosting the 8th annual Change agents’ network conference on the 15-16th April 2020. We will be working with Luke Millard, Director of the Education Development Service at BCU and a long standing advocate for CAN and student partnerships on this event. More information will … Read more

Call for papers for Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change

The Evolving Landscape of Staff-Student Partnership – Vol 6. No.1 The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change (JEIPC) is practice-led with deep roots in developing student-staff co-authorship. It supports the dissemination of innovative practice through educational partnership between staff and students to promote local- and larger-scale change, and impact on institutional narratives for change. … Read more

CAN conference 2019: Reflections from a student speaker

A guest posting from Elliott Lancaster Education Officer/Trustee – Keele University Student’s Union Trustee/Director – Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Managing Director – Utter Rubbish Ltd Accounting and Finance (First Class Hons)   Presenting at the Open University was a fantastic experience. It was truly insightful to gain an understanding of the approaches used by other institutions. It was … Read more

See you next week!

The Open University will be hosting the Change Agents’ Network (CAN) Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, 29-30 May at its Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes. The 2-day conference has sold out for its first day and 200 delegates will be arriving at Walton Hall campus to enjoy a full programme of keynote speakers, parallel … Read more

Come and join us at CAN 2019 – conference programme now available

The full conference programme for the 2019 Change Agents’ Network conference is now available online. The conference title, ‘The evolving landscape of staff-student partnership’, covers six key areas or themes: 1. Informed Innovation: Working with Students 2. Partnerships in Curriculum Innovation/Design 3. Engaging Students in Change 4. Landscape of Student Voice 5. Positioning Ourselves for … Read more