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The UK & Ireland's HEIR Network Annual Conference 2023

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Venue: Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: Earlybird Full delegate £195
Speaker(s): Patrick Johnson, Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, Ian Dunn and Dr Katie Bell

The UK & Ireland's HEIR Network Annual Conference 2023

'Addressing Equity in Higher Education Through Institutional Research' 7-8 September 2023.


The theme for this year is 'Addressing Equity in Higher Education Through Institutional Research' highlighting the many ways in which institutional research, evaluation and data analysis increasingly play a pivotal role in supporting, evidencing, and strengthening equality for all in the HE environment.

Keynote speakers:

Patrick Johnson, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, The University of Law. Patrick is also a member of the Advance HE Race Equality Charter Governance Committee and is a Commissioner with the Disabled Students' Commission, an independent and strategic group that advises, informs and influences higher education providers to improve support for disabled students.

Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, Associate Professor of Education in the Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship (CHERS) at Imperial College London. She is an international expert in higher education research with a focus on student engagement; student outcomes and learning gain; equality and social justice; and quality, performance and accountability.

Ian Dunn, as Provost for Coventry University Group, Ian is Chief Academic Officer and takes responsibility for driving the highest standards of academic excellence and supporting the leadership of the Education, Research and Enterprise & Knowledge Transfer activities across the University Group.

Dr Katie Bell, Chief Marketing Officer at UCAS where she is responsible for delivering a world class information, advice and guidance (IAG) to students, their advisors, and to present Higher Education in an accessible way. She is also UCAS' lead on raising the profile of higher and degree apprenticeships by providing tools, information and support that will help students make the higher education choice that is right for them, and which will help learning providers and employers access students as employees who are right for them.

Conference rates:

Full 2-day conference Earlybird £195 (then £250)

Concession (student/retiree) Full 2-day conference Earlybird £145 (then £180)

Day rate for either 7th or 8th September Earlybird £155 (then £190)

Registration fee includes lunches, refreshments and conference evening social drinks and buffet. Early booking discount applies only if payment received by 31th July 2023.

The conference has always been a great opportunity for all institutional educational research colleagues to come together to share their insights into a range of innovations and develop their connections. We value diversity and welcome contributions from the wide range of institutional researchers whether academics or from professional services including those at the early stages of their careers.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Kingston #HEIR2023

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