The 2021 ASET Conference will be taking place online, via Zoom, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th September. The theme for this year’s event is ‘New Skills for a New World’, and with this in mind we are delighted to invite you to join us to:
Conference will feature a discussion panel, speakers, and a wide range of presentations from practitioners and researchers working in the area of Work based and Placement Learning. There will be plenty of opportunity for meeting and networking too.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS – Closed
We are delighted to continue to offer opportunities for our members to showcase the excellent work they do. This year we are inviting contributions for presentation at conference under 3 categories:
1. Practitioner Solutions to Student Engagement during the Pandemic
This has been an extraordinary year, and one that has stretched us all to the limit to provide support to our students. As we look forward to better times, we want to ensure that new and innovative ways to engage and develop students in the areas of work based and placement learning are highlighted. We therefore invite you to share your ‘creations’, it doesn’t matter how large or how small. This is your platform to showcase the excellent work you do.
You may wish to consider:
• BAME Student Engagement
• New approaches to Placement Support
• Embedding Projects
• Engaging ways of enhancing skills
We’re looking for examples that have worked well, but recognise the deepest learning often comes when things do not happen as expected. You are invited to present your engagement at Conference in the form of a 20 minute presentation, plus a 1 minute video created by the students who have benefitted.
2. Innovation and Development of Digital Skills
This year has seen a significant increase in the number and range of digital approaches. This call is seeking examples of the innovative digital approaches you have taken to placements and work based learning during the pandemic.
You may wish to consider:
• New ways of working
• Digital placements
• Digital internships
• Innovations to enhance digital skills
You are invited to present your innovations at Conference in the form of a 15 minute presentation.
3. Research Showcase – live or pre-recorded
This is an opportunity to share your research under any Placement, Work based learning, or Employability related topic.
3 slides and 5 minutes
Sharing your research needn’t be daunting. Using three slides, you have five minutes to take us on a fast-paced, informative and entertaining journey through your recent research. You are invited to submit to take part live, or to pre-record your Research Showcase and take part in the Q&A afterwards. Why not take the plunge and share your work with colleagues in the ASET Community? It’s an ideal beginning for first-time presenters, and a challenge for the experienced – it can be satisfying to create and to deliver, and brilliant for your CPD. You have 3 slides and 5 minutes to present your ideas, live or pre-recorded and there’ll be Q&A afterwards.
A presenter discount of £100 will be applied to group or individual bookings which include a confirmed presenter.
Full conference – up to 6 delegates : £1000
Full conference – 3 delegates : £600
Full conference – 2 delegates : £500
Full conference – 1 delegate : £350
Day rate : £195
Full conference : £500
Day rate : £275
ASET Conference 2019
Supporting Students in Times of Change
The Placement and Employability Professionals’ Conference
3rd – 5th September, University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus
2019 ASET Conference Delegate Guide
The 2019 ASET Conference Delegate Guide, has info on what to expect, how to get there, what to bring, who to look out for – essential contact numbers and some top tips for first time attendees.
Conference 2019 considered our role in Supporting Students in Times of Change, and featured speakers with experience of supporting in students in innovative ways.
Dr Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence at Graduate Prospects
Charlie presented the latest info relating to graduate employment –
‘What do graduates do?’
Dr Alice Diver, Senior Lecturer in Law at Liverpool John Moores University. Editor of Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship , Alice’s keynote: Supporting students: Aiding Employability, Avoiding Litigation, presented recent legal issues affecting HE.
Ben Walker, Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, Manchester Metropolitan University and Vice-Chair of UKAT (UK Advising and Tutoring)
Ben co-authored the highly regarded Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education . His keynote ‘More important than ever and yet impossible to deliver? Tackling the Advising and Tutoring conundrum with placement students’ considered important aspects of tutoring in relation to placement students.
Alan Keegan, Director of Business Development (UK Partnerships), University of Central Lancashire
In his keynote ‘Jammin’ it up’, Alan discussed transitioning from ‘student’ to ‘employee’ in the new creative digital world and how the award-nominated concept, cJAM which allows students to pitch to professionals to win work placements, continues to develop.
All four speakers provided a platform for discussion throughout conference on the theme of Supporting Students in Times of Change. Conference also featured updates from ASET on key issues for placement practititioners, with a focus on:
Day 1 – Tuesday 3rd September
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast (Monday night delegates only)
10:00 – 11:00 Registration and refreshments
11:00 – 11:15 ASET Welcome
11:15 – 11:30 Opening Address: University of Hertfordshire
11:30 – 12:15 Keynote: Dr Charlie Ball, Graduate Prospects,‘What do Graduates do?’
12:15 – 12:45 ASET AGM
12:45 – 13:30 Parallel Session 1 – Regional Hub Meetings
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:00 Keynote: Dr Alice Diver, Liverpool John Moores University,
‘ Supporting students: Aiding Employability, Avoiding Litigation’
15:00 – 15:45 ASET Bursary Projects
Student Research Bursary Presentation
Summer Project Bursary Presentation
15:45 – 16:00 Refreshment break
16:00 – 17:00 Parallel Session 2
18:30 Drinks Reception
19:30 BBQ, The Oval, College Lane Campus
Day 2 – Wednesday 4th September
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 9:15 Registration for day delegates
09:15 – 9:45 ASET On…
09:45 – 10:45 Parallel Session 3
10:45 – 11:00 Refreshment break
11:00 – 12:00 Parallel Session 4
12:00 – 12:45 Keynote: Ben Walker, Manchester Metropolitan University,
‘More important than ever and yet impossible to deliver?
Tackling the Advising and Tutoring conundrum with placement students’
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:45 Panel Session Chaired by RateMyPlacement : Student perspectives on the support we give
14:45 – 15:30 Professional Development Tasters: Choose from 1 of 4 options
15:30 – 16:15 Professional Development Tasters: Choose from 1 of 4 options
16:15 – ASET Practice & Research Network Meeting/ Free time
18:30 Drinks Reception
19:30 Gala Dinner, the Forum, College Lane Campus
Day 3 – Thursday 5th September
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 Day registration / Time available for checking out and baggage store
09:30 – 10:30 Parallel Session 5
10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment break
11:00 – 12:00 Parallel Session 6
12:00 – 12:45 Keynote: Alan Keegan, University of Central Lancashire, ‘Jammin’ it up’
12:45 – 13:00 Conference Wrap-up & Close
13:00 Packed Lunch and depart
Thank you to all our speakers and guests. And thank you too to ASET Trustees helping to ensure your ASET conference continues to be unmissable.
Proceedings from the 2019 ASET Conference are now available to download.