The aim of Academic Rep Conference is to provide an opportunity for students and staff to work in partnership to develop key College and Union strategies. This year, we have a range of activities for you to get involved in!
12:30 - 13:00 // Registration
13:00 - 13:15 // Introduction to Conference with Kate Roberts, VP Education and James Knowles, Senior Vice-Principal (Education)
13:15 - 13:45 // Keynote Speech
We're welcoming Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor at think tank WonkHE to give our keynote speech. Jim is an expert on students' unions, university regulation and governance, and has an extensive professional background in higher education, including being CEO of UEA students' union and a director at the National Union of Students.
13:45 - 14:45 // Workshop Sessions - see the available workshops here
14:45 - 15:00 // Break with tea, coffee and cake
15:00 - 16:00 // Workshop Sessions - see the available workshops here
16:00 - 16:30 // Plenary Session
Learning and Unlearning
We want learning to be done in a way that allows students from all backgrounds to succeed. Does this mean we have to unlearn how we traditionally 'do' Higher Education, unlearn all our unconscious biases, and learn how to better support students? Should we make a conscious effort to unlearn in order to dismantle the structural processes that favour some students over others?
More panel guests tbc!
16:30 - 16:45 // Concluding Address from Kate Roberts, VP Education
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