The Change agents' network (CAN) conference took place 1-4 June 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

The event, hosted by the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) and supported by Jisc was the 8th CAN conference and built on past co-hosted events celebrating student-staff partnership working.

Further information about the event at Keele can be found via the page below. Information about previous CAN conferences can be found on the Jisc webpages

The theme for the conference was Adapting to Change: Student-Centred Success. In unprecedented times, educational organisations are constantly changing to adapt to allow for students and partners to engage. The conference uncovered how proactive and reactive initiatives have shaped the student educational experiences including the digital aspects.

There was a range of academic staff from all universities across the country presenting what they have done with their students throughout the pandemic, the learning experience online, and the staff-student partnership.

The conference provided the opportunity for participants to:

  • Learn about how other universities have coped with the pandemic.
  • Learn how to get the most engagement out of an online university course.
  • Learn skills that help throughout university careers.
  • Meet new people.
  • Hear student experiences of the last year.