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Measuring Educational Gains in TEF 2023 – HEIR FREE ONLINE EVENT – 14 June 2024

Posted on Apr 25, 2024

Save the date for the next in our series of free online lunchtime events.  Join us on Friday 14 June at 12:00 when we will gather to explore the matter of students’ ‘educational gains’. 

Measuring Educational Gains in TEF 2023: how students succeed throughout their journey 

Presenters will include Professor Dilly Fung, author of the independent report ‘Educational Gains Explored’ and there will be case studies from TEF Gold HEIs: Professor Kristyan Spelman Miller, PVC Education at Keele University and one more TBC.  Watch this space for details soon on how to reserve your free place. 

HEIR 2024 Call for Abstracts now ppen – deadline 31 May

Posted on Apr 25, 2024

The call for papers is now open: please enter your submissions here before the deadline of 31 May.  

This year’s theme is equitable student progression and encompasses multiple strands of IR activity that have illuminated previous conferences. Progression is usually taken to mean student progression on their course of study: engaging, being retained, making academic progress and gaining a good award, and our sub-themes of inclusive student experiences, inclusive / decolonised curriculum and learning gain address these aspects of the student journey. With a broader interpretation of ‘progression’, we also want to welcome submissions that speak to the ‘into’ and ‘beyond’ stages of the journey: transition into HE and progression into careers and further study. 

Keynote speakers will be announced soon and will address the importance of equitable student progression from the perspective of policy-makers, educators and students.