Conference Programme

Conference Programme

The Conference programme includes a varied range of contributions:

  • peer-reviewed paper presentations, panel discussions, symposia, posters, and lightening video presentations
  • plenary sessions addressing the main conference theme from a range of perspectives, with input from invited speakers of world renown
  • a forum for international delegates to discuss and share research knowledge and interests
  • themed research directions workshops exploring current research topics

    We are also holding conference for postgraduate students and newer researchers in higher education to be held at the nearby Coldra Court venue on Tuesday 10 December 2019

Conference timetable and events

SRHE International Annual Research Conference is a participative event at which delegates presenting their own work also participate in the discussions in plenary sessions and at the presentations of the work of others. Time does not allow for sessions to be repeated. The Conference programme is therefore planned on the basis that delegates will attend the whole event over the scheduled three days.

The SRHE International Research Conference will begin on the morning of Wednesday 11 December 2019. Registration is open from 09.00 and the opening keynote session will commence promptly at 10.45. The Conference will end after lunch on Friday 13 December 2019 at 14.30.


Social and networking events 2019

Networking with colleagues is an integral part of the SRHE Conference and social events are carefully structured to offer excellent opportunities for participants to meet and converse in a relaxed atmosphere.  This year, there will be a number of events:


Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner, Wednesday 11 December

This welcome reception is open to all delegates and takes place on the evening of the first day of Conference. This is followed by the opportunity to attend a buffet style Conference dinner in the Olive Tree Restaurant, sharing tables reserved exclusively for the Conference with other delegates.

An alternative option is also available for delegates to dine at one of four other restaurants in the resort, arranging to meet with specific colleagues.  Dinner on this night is included in the residential conference fee. Non-resident delegates may also take dinner at the hotel on this evening for an additional fixed charge.


Reception and Conference Celebration Meal, Thursday 12 December

There will be a pre-dinner drinks reception sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis on the evening of the second day of Conference.

This year, instead of a ticketed Gala Dinner, there will be a celebration meal for all conference delegates in the Caernarfon Suite, with a choice of meal options catering to different world cuisines and diets. This dinner is also included in the residential conference fee at no additional cost and aims to provide delegates with the opportunity to come together and network in a more relaxed, informal setting. The evening will then close with the traditional SRHE Disco.


More information and detailed joining instructions will be released in the autumn preceding conference.


Sponsors of the SRHE Newer Researchers' Prize & Conference Drinks Reception
Times Higher Education
SRHE Conference Media Sponsor
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