The REACT Conference
Our first-ever conference was held at the University of Winchester on Tuesday 2nd May 2017, where delegates learnt about our 16 partner institutions from our Collaborative Development Programme.

Each institution that was invited presented their research to other partners from the Higher Education sector. Staff members and students were invited to come along and learn about Student Engagement initiatives, in particular how to engage with ‘hard to reach’ students.

Video: REACT Conference 2017

Top questions

  • How has the REACT Conference helped Student Engagement in the HE sector?
    The REACT Conference brought together Higher Education professionals to discuss Student Engagement across the sector. It has enabled colleagues to discuss and learn new Student Engagement practices and provide a platform for dissemination and feedback.
  • What feedback did you receive from delegates?
    Delegates were overwhelmingly positive about the event and provided feedback that reflected this. Delegates believed it was a good opportunity to discuss and disseminate research as well as network with other professionals and students. Through attending the event, many delegates said they had learnt about new Student Engagement initiatives or ideas they could adopt in their own institution. Other comments included the reassurance that other institutions were facing similar challenges and the ability to discuss potential solutions.
Download conference slides
Our academic partners have provided us with downloadable PDFs of their presentation decks from the REACT Conference. Simply click on the download button next to your partner institution of choice.

University of Bristol

Running from office: going beyond representative democracy to engage students in educational change


University of Newcastle

Creating a new space to empower voice for students and staff who usually are not heard


University of Southampton

Using open badges to support evidence based practice


University of Winchester

Reacting to the ‘hard to reach’ through Student Engagement Initiatives


London Metropolitan University

Inspiring Student Engagement through a Student Engagement initiative


Newman University

To explore how student engagement could be developed


Sheffield Hallam University

Creation and confidence: BME students as academic partners