The Secret Life of Students is the essential event for anyone working on policy and delivery for students in higher education.
So as our unique student experience event returns for its fourth year, were going to take the opportunity to get real about students – bringing together sector leaders and managers, as well as student leaders and students’ union managers, to get an accurate and unvarnished picture of the student condition in 2023 – so we can work out how to respond rather than just react.
Shifting from a surface-level understanding of students’ satisfaction with services to a deeper understanding of their motivations, ambitions and lives can be hugely rewarding and important both for them and those supporting them. It’s also vital in an age that seems quick to assume, judge and condemn them rather than listen, understand and act on their concerns.
What are students doing when they’re not in the classroom? Where is the line between their desire to collaborate and regulations that ban collusion? Is it true that they’re not prepared to debate and discuss controversial issues? Why do they rate assessment and feedback so badly on the NSS? And how many are confident about being “real” student – let alone what comes next?
On the day we’ll feature key findings into the student experience from the past year, and launch exciting new research into the student learning experience beyond the classroom. We’ll also be launching our new student insights platform Belong – a Wonkhe/Group GTI initiative, and sharing the first findings from its research. It’s an essential event for anyone working on policy and delivery for students.
The event will take place in person at the Shaw Theatre, part of the Pullman London St Pancras Hotel, 100-110 Euston Rd, London NW1 2AJ.