29 June 2022
The call for abstracts for Three Rivers 2022: ‘Engaging Students: Building Communities’ is now open.
Building upon the success of previous partnership events held by the region’s Universities (Teesside, Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland and Northumbria), our theme for 2022 is ‘Engaging Students: Building Communities’. Three Rivers 2022 will be hosted online by Northumbria University. The keynote speaker for the conference is Prof Peter Felten, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History at Elon University, US.
The theme of the Three Rivers Conference 2022 is how we engage students in learning through building communities. The conference will look at how on campus communities support student engagement, contributing to a sense of belonging, and through this enhance retention and widening participation; as well as collaborations with communities and partners that create authentic inquiry based learning opportunities for students.
Colleagues and students are all invited to submit an abstract by the 18 April 2022.
Full details are available on the Three Rivers website.
Registration is free for colleagues and students of the 3 Rivers Universities consortium, and will open on 28 February, closing on 28th June 2022. If you have any further queries or questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Join a working group
Colleagues are invited to join a working group that aligns with the conference themes. These groups provide a forum for bringing together and sharing ongoing work across the five partner universities in the form of strategies, initiatives, and practices that engage students through building communities. Each working group will prepare for a panel presentation at the conference.
Find out more on the conference website:
Working Group 1: Engaging Student in Authentic Inquiry Based Learning with Communities
If you would like to join this working group and/or would like to share and discuss work you and/or your colleagues are conducting in the area, please initially email Dr. Sue Mathieson email@example.com by the 14 February 2022
If you would like to sign-up to be part of the Enhancing Student Engagement for Retention, Progression and Attainment working group and/or would like to share and discuss work you and/or your colleagues are conducting in the area, please initially email Dr. Sam Elkington with your contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 14 February 2022.