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Shaping the future of Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange

Thursday, May 12


A national conference sharing best practice and research into student knowledge exchange, to inform pedagogy, public partnerships, and policy.

The conference, ‘Shaping the future of Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange’, hosted by the University of Plymouth, will focus on sharing best practice and research into how student knowledge exchange can enhance the student experience, advance pedagogy, and inform public partnerships and policy. Plymouth was one of twenty institutions to be awarded funding from the Office for Students and Research England to explore the impact of student involvement in knowledge exchange (2020-2022), and this conference, with a programme curated in collaboration with Greenwich and Anglia Ruskin University, is an opportunity to share learning and look to the future.

Our speakers will reflect on a broad range of themes relating to KE, including:

  • Looking to the future of policy and practice
  • Inclusive models of student KE for diverse learners
  • Partner perspectives
  • Co-creation with community

We welcome all those with interests in KE to attend this free national conference, which will bring together those working in higher education, programme development, teaching and learning, career services, industry, and community partnerships.

It will be a day full of reflection, sharing of best practice and experience, learning, networking and inspiration about how student knowledge exchange can be meaningful for both students and public partners.


The full conference programme will be available in due course and will feature a programme of keynote speakers, panel sessions, posters, films, presentations, workshops, and roundtables about Student Knowledge Exchange.
Our keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Brooke Storer-Church, Head of Skills at Office for Students
  • Peter Seddon, Policy lead, Skills and Employability at The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) and Head of RED Fund, Research England
  • Rosie Lavis, Senior Knowledge Exchange Policy Advisor at Research England

The conference will also host a ‘showcase, networking, and dinner’ event at The Box, for which tickets can be purchased (£25), as part of the ‘full conference’ ticket option or independently.

Showcasing, Networking and Dinner Reception: 12 May 2022, from 18:30 onwards

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Plymouth for this unique conference.

Join the conversation #StudentKEConf22

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