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An essential event for a new era in higher education, ‘Building resilient learning communities: using evidence to support student success’ shared innovative thinking, learning, tools and practice drawn from across the globe aimed at exploring:

  1. Evidence-based decision-making (day one)
  2. Equality, diversity and inclusion in our learning communities (day two)
  3. Employability for a changed world (day three)

From 3-5 November 2020, we were joined by over 400 delegates on our online event platform, all keen to engage with international perspectives on the future of higher education and exchange views on how universities should look to evolve beyond the disruption of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Showcasing practice from our most recent Enhancement Theme (Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience), and joined by a host of leading voices in higher education, together we explored how evidence can be used to help navigate rapidly changing external environments and strengthen diverse learning communities.

Find out more in our Conference highlights video and summary infographic

Key Messages from the ‘Building Learning Communities: Using Evidence To Support Student Success’ Conference

Publication date: 26 Nov 2020


All recordings from the conference plenary sessions are now available, including every keynote presentation, panel discussion and ‘in conversation’ session. We also have a selection of papers, pre-recorded presentations and blogs for you to enjoy from our breakout session programme and conference asynchronous resources.


The event included a range of perspectives from contributors across the globe, including senior policymakers; programme leaders and practitioners; student representatives; and professional service staff.