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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education

Using evidence: personalising the student experience

In conversation with Professor George Siemens and Ian Dunn

Event date 8 June 2018
Location Glasgow

​ This is a new style of event designed exclusively for QAA subscribers to gain exclusive opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing with colleagues across the UK.

With the student body continuing to diversify, we know that personalisation of the learning experience is a priority area for leaders in HE institutions. We are delighted to be able to host two inspiring figures, Professor George Siemens and Ian Dunn, for a day of discussion on this issue. 

This event has been designed to allow senior colleagues a unique opportunity to discuss how to use evidence to make and inspire large-scale institutional change to improve the student journey.

Numbers will be limited to ensure that you will have the opportunity to participate fully in guided discussions with both speakers. Chaired by Professor Frank Coton, this will be a unique and valuable opportunity for leaders in the sector.

Contributor Bios

George Siemens is a researcher in technology, networks, analytics, and openness in education. He is Professor and Executive Director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab at University of Texas, Arlington, an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and leads the development of the Center for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) at University of South Australia. He is also a founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research and a pioneer of massive open online courses (MOOCs). George has delivered keynote addresses in more than 35 countries, and his work has been profiled extensively in the media worldwide. His expertise has been sought by government agencies in Australia, the European Union, Canada and the USA, as well as numerous universities.

Ian Dunn joins us from Coventry University, where he is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience). Coventry University was listed as the UK's most highly regarded new university in the Complete University Guide 2018, and as one of the world's top 200 young universities in 2017 by the Times Higher Education. Ian is responsible for the education agenda within the Coventry University Group, which includes the creation of Coventry University Online, the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, and the Students' Union. In 2016 he was named Inspiring Leader of the year in the Guardian Higher Education Awards.  


If you would like to take up your reserved space at the event please let us know by contacting Rose-Ann Healy by Monday 21st May 2018.