Photograph by Anna Shvets obtained from Pexels stock photos.

The first Student Voice Conference: Student Agency and Wellness in the Remote Environment will be held online on 8 April 2021 and its main theme is the positive impact of students in the learning environment. This conference is an initiative of the International Conference on Education Quality (ICEQ) and the International Collaboratory for Leadership in Universally Designed Education (INCLUDE), based at the University of Worcester.  

Among the issues addressed by the event are wellness and academic challenges to students, the importance of their involvement in policymaking and curriculum design, the challenges and opportunities posed by the new normal to activate student agency.

Furthermore, the conference aims to be a platform for students to share their ideas and experiences about the challenges they face and the strategies they adopt to continue their education during the covid-19 pandemic. For this reason, the organisers invite academics and students to submit a short synopsis of their research and best practices related to the above-mentioned topics. These contributions can be delivered in the form of a video, infographic, photograph, e-poster or oral presentation. The call is open until 28 February, but the organisers informed us that they would accept submissions for an additional week.

Those interested in attending the Student Agency and Wellness in the Remote Environment conference have until 19 March 2021 to register.