Call for proposals

Please note that the call for proposals is now closed.

The conference is aimed at students, managers and practitioners in colleges, universities and other post-16 providers and we welcomed proposals from each these groups; we particularly welcomed proposals put forward as a partnership between delegates from within these groups and/or demonstrating inter-institutional collaboration.

We welcomed proposals that are related to practice as well as strategies and policy making. Our clear focus was on proposals demonstrating real impact; however we were also keen to see proposals showing significant progress in, and the potential impact of, initiatives.

Proposals were invited across the following themes:

  • Governance, democracy and formal quality processes
  • Diversity
  • Co-creation in curriculum design and delivery
  • Student-led initiatives

Further details of each theme can be viewed and downloaded here.


Proposals were invited in the following formats:

30 minutes are allocated to presentations, with time for around 5 minutes for Q&A.

Workshops: 75 minutes are allocated to workshops. These will be participatory and enable delegates to discuss and debate issues.

Posters and displays: Poster/display sessions provide opportunities for presentation of innovative developments and practice whilst also enabling informal face to face discussion. Poster/display sessions will be focused on the networking lunch session and the two break time periods in the morning and afternoon.

Submitting proposals

The call for proposals was open from 15th November until Monday 12th December 2016. 

If you have been accepted to deliver a workshop, presentation or poster/display session please note that you will be required to submit the full presentation to sparqs by Friday 24th February 2017.

Proposals were required to be submitted via the following jotform link, which is now available for reference only:

Applicants were allowed to submit more than one proposal but were not permitted to submit the same proposal in multiple themes.


See the main conference page for further details on the wider conference.


If you have any questions about the proposals process, please contact David Scott, Institutional Support and Development Manager on

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