Welcome to RAISE 2018

On behalf of the RAISE18 Organising Committee, thank you to everyone who participated (in person and virtually) to the RAISE 2018 conference, which took place at Sheffield Hallam University on 5th to 7th September. The major theme of this conference was celebrating our collaborative approaches to student engagement, and the event showcased a broad range of examples of how students and staff work together in partnership, how institutions work with colleagues beyond their institutions on shared student engagement projects and initiatives, and/or how we work with partner organisations to explore new opportunities and dimensions to student engagement.

We will shortly be carrying out an online evaluation of the event (delegates will receive a link by email).  We will also be asking presenters to send copies of your presentations and posters for us to share.   In the meantime, you can view some of the photos we took at the conference, on our gallery page.

Next year’s conference will take place at Newcastle University, on 4th to 6th September 2018.


RAISE is a network of academics, practitioners, advisors and student drawn from the Higher Education sector who are working and/or interested in researching and promoting student engagement. Get involved in the network:

  • Register for a free RAISE account (www.raise-network.com) and automatically be added to our mailing list for discussions, hear from other members & find out about events.
  • Join our Special Interest Groups (Partnership, Creativity, Engaging Assessment, Inclusive Practice,Digital, Postgraduate & Professional Practice, Graduate Attributes & Outcomes) for specialist discussions & events.
  • Contribute to the RAISE Journal—Student Engagement in HE Journal (Submissions Open).
  • Attend the RAISE Annual Conference in September for the largest International Student Engagement Conference.

Find out more and join RAISE at: Twitter: @RAISEnetwork Website: www.raise-network.com