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One-day Workshop

The Higher Education Course and Module Evaluation Conference

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Bookings are now closed.
Start date:
09:00 - 16:00
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Headington Road
AUA Members: £65.00 +VAT

Oxford Brookes Staff: £70.00 +VAT

Other: £80.00 +VAT

Event Information

The Higher Education Evaluation Conference is a one day event running in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, the Association of University Administrators and Electric Paper.

Evaluation plays an enormous and growing part of Higher Education administration. Strategically, performance in the National Student Survey and Key Information Sets has a fundamental impact on institutional and course recruitment and reputation. At teaching and learning level, effective evaluation is an essential tool for measurement and improvement. Equally important, at all levels, a lack of curiosity or openness, or poor questioning and design techniques, or a lack of receptiveness, leads to complacency, stagnancy and failure- and can be very costly.

There are an enormous number of challenges facing Higher Education Institutions as they strive for robust and effective student evaluation processes. Evaluation, if done properly, is exciting and encouraging, but challenging and often fraught, not just with technical difficulties.  So this one-day conference provides an opportunity for delegates to learn about the experience of higher education evaluations from a variety of different perspectives.

During the day delegates will explore current practice around evaluation in Higher Education and the challenges faced by many institutions in developing robust systems to encourage greater response rates, gather information efficiently, analyse and disseminate the data to the right people, and use the findings to create impact.


Opening Keynote - Roger Grew and Ian Scott

Working Session 1

Working Session 2

Working Session 3

Closing Keynote - Michelle Morgan

Who Should Attend?

This conference would benefit all HE professionals delegates whose role requires them to understand and improve area of work for which they are responsible and in particular those who may need to understand, design, monitor, or analyse evaluation, or who want to learn from colleagues how this has been achieved in other institutions, and how to avoid pitfalls. 

Venue and Location


Car Parking

The University is unable to offer car parking for delegates attending events during the day so there will be public transport information provided when you book onto the event.

Please note that the university do not have a luggage store, so please be advised to travel light where possible as you will need to keep your belongings with you at all times.