RAISE17 Conference

RAISE is a network of academics, practitioners, advisors and student representatives drawn from the Higher Education Sector who are working and/or interested in researching and promoting student engagement.


RAISE 2017 – Perspectives on student engagement; looking forward…thinking back

Dates: 6-8 September 2017
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building, Manchester, UK

*DEADLINE FOR EARLY BIRD Registration : June 16th 2017

PRESENTERS NEED to BOOK by May 12th at the latest*

We invite you to register the Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference for 2017. We particularly welcome students (there is no cost to students participating in the conference except a refundable deposit). Due to an increase in presentations and attendees we are moving to a three day conference in 2017; however it will also be possible to register for one or two days.

The conference aims to offer a forum and platform showcasing practice and research about, student engagement (SE) and partnership. Staff in all roles, all students, and others interested in university and college higher education are welcome to partricipate.

Student engagement has evolved considerably over the last 10 years. The pioneers of SE developed models and principles based on their research with students on the nature of SE. That led to a shared conceptual understanding but only among a small number of people. SE then developed into a movement, to practice, into policy and strategies and to new roles. That has meant that its meanings have become diverse and ambiguous. SE as a term and practice can even be appropriated into forms that are the antithesis of that earlier shared understanding and ethos, such as compliance and ‘doing’ SE to students.

Please send any queries regarding the conference to Claire at conference@raise-network.com

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Fees and registration – Registration open!

Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building, Manchester, UK

Important Dates

10 February 2017 Deadline for contributions submission
31 March 2017 Confirmation of acceptance to contributors
16 June 2017 Deadline for ‘early bird’ rates
21 July 2017 Conference registration last day
6-8 September 2017 Conference