SEDA Spring Conference 2008

Engaging with Student Expectations

08 May 2008 - 09 May 2008

Location: London

Conference Programme

Thursday 8th May 2008 - Day 1 (click here for day 2)

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10.00 - 10.30

Registration and coffee

10.30 - 11.15  


Higher Education Plc: the commodification of teachers and learners in the global education market

Stephen J Ball, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies and Centre for Critical Education Policy Studies, Institute of Education, University of London

11.15 - 11.45 Break
11.45 - 12.30

Parallel Session 1

  1. Development Through Data: students' expectations and teachers' perceptions
    Antonia Walker and Paul Hyland

  2. Whose Curriculum is it anyway? Involving students in curriculum design and development
    Ann Rumpus and Fiona Campbell

  3. Understanding Students' Prior Experiences and Expectations of Assessment and Feedback
    Graham Holden, Chris Glover, Alison Hramiak and Lucy Davies

  4. Do Indicators Such as the National Student Survey (NSS) Help or Hinder Endeavours to Enhancce the Student Experience
    Julia Phelps, Josephine Walsh and Peter Jeffreys

  5. Involving Students in Developing Assessments for Practice Settings
    Ceridwen Coulby and Helen Mistry

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00   Parallel Session 2

  1. Placing Student Voices at the Heart of Institutional Dialogue
    Abbi Flint and Anne Oxley

  2. Enhancing the First Year Experience: responsive curriculum change as a tool to create and sustain student motivation to learn
    Catherine Sanderson

  3. Hearing the Voices and Altering the Discourse
    Heather Symonds and Gaynor Gray

  4. International Students, Academic Writing and Plagiarism
    Terry Wareham, Lucas Introna, Niall Hayes and Edgar Whiteley

  5. 13.30 - 14.15 How can a Customer Relationship Management System Help us to Collect and Respond to Student Views?
    Steven Collis and Carl Jones
    14.15 - 15.00 Lessons Learned From my Supervisor
    Loraine Cook

15.00 - 15.15 Break
15.15 - 16.00  

Parallel Session 3

  1. The Student Perspective on Enhancing their Experience of, and Engagement with, their Studies
    Colin Bryson, Len Hand and Christine Hardy

  2. Bridging the Gap: supporting students with mental health difficulties/distress
    Anthony Brand and Jaki Lilly

  3. Re-Freshers: student centred and student designed engagement
    Jeanne Hill

  4. The Role of Higher Education: educator and student perspectives
    Morven Shearer

  5. Southampton Solent University Student Feedback Project
    Sara Briscoe and Susan Patrick

16.10 - 17.40

Parallel Session 4

  1. Lessons to be Learned From an Online Questionnaire Survey of Students' Expectations of a Research-based Curriculum
    Pete Smith

  2. Still Struggling with PDP?
    Peter Lumsden and Danni Ryan

  3. Managing Expectations: bridging the gap between students' wants and needs - and ours
    Phil Race

  4. '....They should make feel like it's home....': towards understanding the expectations and experiences of first year international students
    Silvia Sovic and Ellen Sims

18.30 Travel by tube to Royal Overseas League


Drinks reception and dinner

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