3rd International Enhancement Conference: Inspiring Excellence- Transforming the Student Experience

QAA Scotland held its 3rd International Enhancement Conference from 6-8 June in Radisson Blu, Glasgow. Over 600 colleagues from 17 different countries attended and explored a multifaceted approach to transforming the student learning experience. Here are some of the highlights....


  1. The excitement started to build on the first day of the conference...
  2. The first keynote presentation came from Professor Peter Felten, who traveled all the way from Elon University in the United States to discuss the undergraduate experience and six core themes that matter most for student success: learning, relationships, expectations, alignment, improvement, and leadership.
  3. Delegates were able to interact with Peter using the new Conference app enabling them to vote during his presentation...
  4. Delegates then attended a range of innovative sessions, comprising: papers; panels; PechaKuchas; and posters. We had over 120 sessions over the three jam-packed days...
  5. We were delighted to have over 50 students in attendance per day #studentpartnership
  6. Woohoo, #ETConf17 made quite an impact. It was the number 1 trending topic in Glasgow on the first morning of the conference.
  7. After lunch, delegates were treated to a thought-provoking presentation from Professor Elspeth Jones, Emerita Professor, Leeds Beckett University who explored the topic of internationalising the student experience. The presentation considered the role of internationalisation at home in supporting student development and programme quality enhancement, and concluded that student diversity can help develop international and intercultural competence through the co-curriculum.
  8. Professor Mustak Al-Atabi then took the stage to highlight learning and teaching approaches that support students in developing the skills and expertise that enable them to operate effectively as global citizens, and promoted student mobility as one way of instilling an international perspective.