REACT Conference 2017: Next steps for addressing barriers to student engagement for ‘hard to reach’ students

by Nathaniel Pickering and Liz Austen This photo was taken at the REACT Conference 2017, held at the University of Winchester. If you look closely you can see a collection of sheep grazing amid the meadow grass. Whilst these sheep (made of fibre-glass) are said to emphasise the host’s commitment to environmental sustainability and biodiversity,…

Higher Education Academy Surveys

On the 3rd April 2017 over 15000 Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) students were invited to participate in the UK Engagement Survey (UKES), and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES). These two surveys were designed by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), to help institutions to enhance their students’ learning experience. The surveys provide unique insights into:…

How can STEER help you?

The final workshop at our Not Just Numbers event on 6th July 2016 asked participants to reflect on the content of previous sessions. Timelines were distributed to facilitate discussions, and groups were asked to annotate them with any activities they would like to see developed by STEER. The approximate survey windows for the large institutional…