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Exploring the Hinterlands: Mapping an Agenda for Institutional Research
Conference Southampton Solent University, UK, 25-26 June 2008
Southampton Solent University invites you to the first major UK conference
focussing on Institutional Research. The event presents an exciting
opportunity for dialogue and networking with UK and international higher
education managers and academics who are interested in institutional
research. We’ve got a full conference programme with speakers from
America, Ireland, Portugal South Africa and the UK. The draft programme is
now available to download on www.solent.ac.uk/irconference.
Dr Randy Swing, Executive Director of the Association for Institutional
Professor David Watson, Institute of Education, UK
Dr Nick Hammond, Higher Education Academy, UK
Emeritus Professor Roger Brown, Southampton Solent University, UK
Professor Bernard Longden, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Professor Mantz Yorke, Lancaster University, UK
What is the focus of the conference?
Institutional research is growing fast in the UK, although it has been
established practice in the USA for the past 30 years. Universities in the
UK are beginning to realise that they need information and research to
underpin strategic decision making, particularly in areas such as the
student learning experience, student profiling, market intelligence,
environmental scanning, predictive modelling and reputation management.
The conference seeks to explore these themes.
Why should you attend this conference?
Come and discover how other institutions are growing their institutional
research to improve decision making, market position and the student
Who should attend this conference?
The conference would be of interest to a wide audience ranging from higher
education managers and academics, to professionals working in planning and
information, marketing, as well as academic and educational
Conference costs / early bird rates
To take advantage of the Early Bird 2-Day Conference Registration Fee of
£269 please complete the online registration form on
www.solent.ac.uk/irconference by Friday 16 May 2008. Day delegate packages
are also available.
Accommodation is not included in the conference rates, but we have
negotiated preferential rates for delegates. Please note that the
discounted rates for accommodation are only available until 25 April 2008.
Accommodation must be pre booked by delegates by contacting the hotel
directly, quoting the reference number indicated on the website.
How can I find out more?
Please check the conference website www.solent.ac.uk/irconference or
contact [log in to unmask]
We hope to see you in June.
Research and Information Unit
Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace