Transforming the Student Experience

The Role of Learner analytics in the Modern University

Date: 21/6/2017

Location: Nottingham, UK

Attendees: Ed Foster (EF), Rebecca Edwards (RE)

We will be presenting and attending at the symposium which will explore two key themes:

  • key lessons learnt from NTU’s experience of embedding LA across the whole institution; and
  • new approaches to developing LA from a range of sector experts.

Speakers include

  • Keynote: Professor Eunice Simmons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, NTU – Using LA to deliver the University’s strategic objectives
  • Mike Kerrigan, Strategic Data and Intelligence Manager, NTU – Using engagement data to identify students at risk: an equality & diversity perspective
  • Dr Rebecca Edwards, ABLE Project Officer, NTU – Using NTU’s Student Dashboard to open new insights into successful students and successful staff interventions
  • Phil Richards, Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc – The role of Jisc’s Learning Records Warehouse, the importance of data, and how Jisc can support you
  • Steve Butcher, Head of Procurement, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) – Flipped Learning
  • To be confirmed, Thomas International – Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) in education – applications, benefits and outcomes
  • Government Behavioural Insights Team (Nudge Unit) – Small changes can make a big difference; the team’s approach to understanding the drivers of behaviour and thinking differently about solutions

To find out more about the symposium visit https://www4.ntu.ac.uk/apps/events/15/home.aspx/event/194076/default/transforming_the_student_experience



EFYE 2017

Date: 28/6/2017-30/6/2017

Location: Birmingham, UK

Attendees: Ed Foster(EF), Rebecca Edwards (RE)

We will be presenting and taking part in three sessions at this event. See below for details of the three sessions:


  • Preconference session: Using learning analytics to improve student transition into and support throughout the first year– Tinne De Laet, Rebecca Edwards, Maartje van den Bogaard, Jan-Paul van Staalduinen – KU Leuven, Nottingham Trent University, Universiteit Leiden, TU Delft
  • Preconference session: The FYE body of work is arguably 118 years old, how up to date are you?– Ed Foster and Diane Nutt
  • Parallel session 5: Eight years of the NTU Student Transition Survey: learning from our students to improve the student experience Ed Foster and Dr Rebecca Edwards – Nottingham Trent University



The European First Year Experience (EFYE) will be hosted by Birmingham City University. EFYE are a group of academic and support staff from Europe who share the interest of improving the experience of students as they transition into higher education. The conference highlights the beneficial impact of Student and Staff Partnerships on the first year experience.

For more information visit http://www.efye2017.co.uk/