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Evaluation, Evidence and Enhancement: Inspiring staff and students

The 15th Enhancement Conference

Event date 7 June 2018
Location Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow

​About this event

QAA Scotland's 15th Enhancement Conference will showcase activity around the Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience Enhancement Theme. It follows 2017's hugely successful international conference, which welcomed over 600 higher education experts (both staff and students) from 17 countries.

The use of evidence to evaluate the student experience and promote student success has never been more vital. The Evidence for Enhancement Theme considers data and metrics alongside creative, qualitative approaches and asks: 'are we using the right evidence to bring about chang​e and genuinely inspire our students?'

The conference will share current thinking around the following four tracks:

  • navigating the data landscape
  • using qualitative and quantitative approaches to enhance student retention, attainment and employability
  • finding effective evidence for prompting students' engagement in their learning
  • evaluating improvements in the student experience.​

Who should attend?

This event will be valuable for policy makers, deans of learning and teaching, educational developers, practitioners, student representatives, quality professionals and professional services colleagues.

Get involved! Showcase your work

We are now accepting session proposals. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to share work linked to the four conference tracks. We are keen to receive session proposals about student-led projects and student engagement; institutional strategy, policy and practice; and collaboration between institutions. You can submit your proposal in a variety of formats, including papers, lightning talks and workshops.

To submit a proposal, please visit our submission portal​.

The call for proposals will remain open until 12 January 2018. All proposals will be peer reviewed and sessions will be confirmed shortly after.


Early bird registration will open on 26 February 2018. Further information is available on the ​Enhancement Themes website.