University of Worcester Student Experience Conference 2023

12th and 13th June 2023

Feedback welcomed

The Conference has now closed and we welcome feedback from colleagues and students. Feedback can be provided via the online form by Friday 30 June 2023. 

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. 

Keynote speaker

This year our keynote speaker is Dr Diana Beech, Vice-Chair of the University’s Board of Governors and Chief Executive of London Higher, who will deliver a session on ‘Thinking about the student experience in an age of hyper-diversity’. As demand for higher education grows, so too do the different types of students entering higher education, and universities across the country will be wanting to provide a first-rate student experience for the whole student community. Drawing on her experiences as CEO of London Higher, Diana will use this session to take a deep dive into the hyper-diverse student body of the future and look in detail at what universities need to be doing to meet their needs and expectations.

As Chief Executive, Dr Beech is responsible for leading London Higher’s aims and objectives and being a voice for London’s universities and higher education colleges. She has previously worked in government as a policy adviser to three Ministers of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. Prior to this she was the first Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI). You can find her on Twitter at @dianajbeech.

Programme and abstracts

The programme is available to download at this link.

The abstracts booklet is available to download at this link

Please note the programme and abstracts booklet are subject to change, including room locations. Delegates are encouraged to continue to check back for updates. For Word versions, please email


Registration is closed.

Please note that all presenters and co-presenters must register. 

The conference comprises presentations, posters, workshops, a keynote address and student lightning talks. When registering, delegates are free to choose any session to attend but will be asked to sign up for specific workshops.

Conference participants do not have to register for a particular themed strand of the conference but are asked to stay in a strand until its conclusion. This will help limit distractions for the presenters, chair and audience.

Once registered, delegates will be provided with access to the conference’s Microsoft Teams site where there are opportunities to network with colleagues online, ask queries and continue conversations beyond the conference itself. Information about the conference, including presentation slides and any pre-recorded sessions, will also be made available on the site.

Please also note that this programme version is subject to change. For updates, please check the conference Teams site and this webpage. 

For queries, please contact