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The University of Brighton will host the online annual Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) Network conference this year on the 10 and 11 September 2020.

The conference will comprise of four strands highlighting the ways in which institutional research, evaluation and data increasingly plays a pivotal role in supporting institutional effectiveness to strengthen HE futures. 

·       Enhancing learning lives
·       Enriching data stories
·       Influencing policy
·       Learning from crises 

There will also be a range of relevant breakout sessions throughout the event, delivered by inspiring HE professionals and academics. If you would like to be among our presenters, please submit your proposal for consideration by the deadline of 23.59 on Sunday 12 JulySubmit here

The conference includes four influential keynote speakers; Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Eliza Kozman, David Kernohan, and Nona McDuff; all experts in their field, ready to share their knowledge and insights on the current issues facing the sector and how we can effectively respond. In addition, there will be a range of relevant breakout sessions throughout the event, delivered by inspiring HE professionals and academics.

Rachel Bowden, Head of the University of Brighton’s Evaluation and Policy Department and Chair of HEIR2020 Planning Group, said:

 “I am absolutely delighted that the University of Brighton is still able to host this important annual conference now in a new online format. This virtual event will make it easy for both HE professional service staff and academics to share fresh insights and good practice in the current climate, and we have added an additional strand ‘learning from crises’ specifically to focus on this. We have an unmissable opportunity to support each other to seek solutions to common challenges affecting all of us across the sector, particularly in these times of rapid change. 

“The conference is a key date in the calendar for HEIR Network members, but the event is open to all academics, professionals and organisations with an interest in or commitment to leveraging institutional research to strengthen the HE sector.”

For further information, including how to register and the call for papers and sponsorship opportunities, visit the HEIR2020 website  and follow us at twitter.com/heir2020.

Contact: HEIR conference admin: heir2020@brighton.ac.uk and/or Rachel Bowden, at  r.c.bowden@brighton.ac.uk


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