HEIR Network

Higher Education Institutional Research Network


UWS – HEIR 8th Annual UK & Ireland Conference

Conference Theme: The Stories We Tell: Using institutional research to enhance policy, practice and engagement

Conference Website: http://www.uws.ac.uk/heir2015/

We are pleased to announce that UWS is hosting the 8th HEIR Network Conference in Paisley on 10th and 11th September 2015.

Registration for the two-day conference is £150.00 per delegate and there is a dinner at Paisley Abbey on 10 September at a cost of £48.00 per delegate. Full details of the conference and registration and abstract submission can be seen here.

Our 2015 conference aims to explore the role of institutional research in supporting higher education institutions, agencies and practitioners make sense of the rapidly changing and globalised education context.

Keynote speakers will include Professor Andrea Nolan OBE, Principal and Vice Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University

Professor Robin Middlehurst, Professor of Higher Education, Kingston University London

Professor Andrew Westwood, Associate Vice President for Public Affairs at the University of Manchester and Professor of Politics and Policy at the University of Winchester

Presentations, panels and workshops will follow the following tracks:

  1. Communities of Engagement – to include student experience, staff experience, learning spaces, external stakeholders
  2. Learner Journeys – to include transition into, through and out of higher education; flexibility of provision
  3. Learning Analytics – to include retention and attainment, digital/online learning
  4. Performance and Impact – to include performance measures, impact measures, rankings, league tables, institutional strategic planning, governance
  5. Institutional Management –  to include institutional culture change, future scenario planning, learning futures

Highlights for this year’s conference will include an option for evening dinner in Paisley Abbey, which will encompass a tour of this historic building founded in 1163.

For further information please visit the conference website at  http://www.uws.ac.uk/heir2015/

Enquiries can be directed to the conference organisers at HEIR2015@uws.ac.uk