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Update: 18 March 2020
We have taken the decision to postpone The Secret Life of Students to the 17th September because of the unfolding pandemic situation. As you know, we had planned initially to take the event entirely online, but ran into too many obstacles that would let us deliver something for you at the levels of quality you would expect from us. All delegates and bookers have been emailed with further information.
Wonkhe’s Secret Life of Students is all about doing student experience differently. We’ll bring together the research and intel, and review everything we learned about students in 2019 – asking what that means for government, regulators, universities and their SUs.
It’s about getting beyond the stale debates and case studies and rethinking the student experience – bringing together experts, sector leaders and managers, as well as student leaders and students’ union managers, to forge a new agenda for students.
What does the new government and associated regulatory agenda mean for students? What might major changes to funding, the TEF and the National Student Survey mean for universities and their SUs? If Generation Z treasures “fairness”, how can we respond to strengthen students’ rights? How is teaching and learning changing to adapt to 2020’s busy students? And what does student influence and partnership mean in a world of big data?
We’ll also ask how we might we get beyond reductive debates on free speech and build a culture of democratic engagement on campus. We’ll find out what happens when we listen to students on their own terms. And we’ll explore what safety means to students, and what “safeguarding” really means.
It’s an essential event for anyone working on policy and delivery for students.