Change Agents’ Network Conference 2023

The University of Hertfordshire and Jisc are proud to announce the next Change Agents’ Network conference which will be on 17th and 18th May 2023 “Reimagining student/staff partnerships to generate new learning opportunities”.

The University of Hertfordshire, supported by Jisc, is proud to announce the next Change Agents’ Network conference which will be on 17th and 18th May 2023, “Reimagining student/staff partnerships to generate new learning opportunities”.

17th May will be an online access conference day, and 18th May an in-person event at the University’s Fielder Centre conferencing facilities. This is the 10th anniversary of the Change Agents’ Network Conference.

The conference aims to deliver an exciting blend of both online and in-person activity, offering a variety of ways for us all to connect, discuss, share, develop and shape our student-staff partnership work. Whether you are new to student-staff partnerships, looking at how to sustain partnership practice or are well-established in the sector, there will be sessions to help you think through and develop your practice and connect with others at a similar stage to you.

What we need from you

We are looking for students and staff to share their work on partnership in the spaces around:

  • wellbeing and a sense of community
  • making digital learning more inclusive in times of cost of living concerns
  • investing in staff and students’ digital capabilities
  • making active engagement in partnership work

We also invite those who have a great story to tell about staff student partnership work, but who are unsure where it aligns with themes to get in touch with the conference planning team, we don’t want anyone to feel that they couldn't come and share their good practice.

We are accepting a range of formats to be delivered either live and online, or pre-recorded, or in-person:

  • Short practice-sharing submissions known as 5-minute lightning talks
  • Engaging asynchronous content in the form of micro-videos (less than 5mins), narrated poster presentations and short case studies.
  • Longer sessions of 20-30 mins which should be interactive in nature, enabling others to think through and develop their own practice, delivered online or in person.
  • Collaborative activities and networking opportunities through workshops, round tables, or discussion, delivered in person.
Review TimetableDatesDeadline Time
Abstracts closing dateMonday 13 March09:00am
Authors receive Review Panel DecisionTuesday 4 April 09:00am
Resubmission deadlineMonday 17 April09:00am
Draft programmeTuesday 18 April09:00am

Submission form

Complete the following MS Form to submit your abstract by 09.00 Monday 13th March 2023

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Planning team at

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Conference date

DateMode of deliveryLocation
Wednesday 17 MayOnline Online
Thursday 18 MayIn person The Fielder Centre