University of Worcester Student Experience Conference 2023

12th and 13th June 2023

Monday 12 June PM (online)
Tuesday 13 June (on-campus) 

Call for Papers

The theme for the University of Worcester Student Experience Conference 2023 is:  

Promoting positive student experiences 

This theme will be explored through papers and case studies related to the UW Graduate Attributes

  • Social responsibility: Graduates who are globally and socially responsible, culturally aware and understand the ethical impact of decisions. 
  • Reflective and resilient lifelong learning: Graduates who are resilient and aspirational, intellectually curious and critically reflective lifelong learners. 
  • Problem solving: Graduates who can employ analytical, creative and evaluative skills to investigate problems and propose viable solutions. 
  • Teamwork and effective communication: Graduates who can work in teams and communicate effectively to a range of audiences. 
  • Digital citizenship: Graduates who have high degrees of digital capability to actively and responsibly create, communicate and collaborate online. 

We invite proposals showcasing practice or leadership, or offering a critical insight into aspects of the Conference title, theme or subthemes from all staff and students at the University of Worcester, partner colleges and the wider academic community in one of the following formats: 

  • Oral presentation - Oral presentations should aim to give a summary of a piece of research or a project, either completed or still in progress. Each presentation should last for 10 minutes, giving time for questions/discussion (5 minutes).  
  • Poster - We invite posters that highlight an element of excellent practice or leadership, or summarise recent research or project outputs. Posters (size A0) will need to be printed by the presenter and will be displayed during the second day of the conference.  
  • Workshop - If you are interested in hosting a one-hour workshop, please outline its connection to the theme, what colleagues would get from participation and any specific room or equipment requirements.  

Student presentations  

While students may submit a proposal for any of the above formats, they may also submit a proposal for one or both of the following: 

  • Five-minute student presentation - This format involves a five-minute thesis presentation on the student’s research. The presentation should include one PowerPoint slide.  
  • Student poster competition - The conference will include a student poster competition, with winners receiving a £50.00 book voucher. Posters submitted to the student competition should be in digital rather than printed format and will be displayed during the online day of the conference.    

Criteria for acceptance 

To be selected for the conference, the proposed contribution will need to: 

  • have clear relevance to the overall conference title, theme and subthemes (the Graduate Attributes), 
  • be written with clarity so that the content is easily understood by the review panel and by conference delegates, 
  • be of interest to conference delegates by describing practice or research from which others might learn, and 
  • ensure accuracy of citations, where these are used. 

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted using the online form. Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee that includes staff and student representation.  

The closing date for submissions is 17:00 on Friday 17 March 2023. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in April 2023.  

To contribute to the conference, you will need to register. Further details, including information on how to register, will be made available on this conference webpage. Please continue to check the webpage for updates. 

For queries, please contact ltconference@worc.ac.uk