UNICA Student Conference 2017

04
Oct
07
Oct

 

The 9th UNICA Student Conference: Towards a Student-Centred University will be hosted by Sapienza University of Rome together with Universities "Tor Vergata", Roma Tre, and "Foro Italico", 4-7 October 2017.

The website of the Conference will be launched in April.

 

NEW DOCUMENT Student Conference: short history, who is who (PDF)

Read about the 2014 Student Conference

Learn more about previous UNICA Student Conferences

 

Contact

For any questions about the UNICA Student Conference, please contact Ms Laura BROSSICO (UNICA Secretariat): office@unica-network.eu

 

Programme schedule*

*Please note that Conference Organisers reserve the right to make alterations to the preliminary programme

 

WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER 2017

10:00-14:00 Registration
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Opening ceremony

  • Welcome addresses by the Rectors of Sapienza University of Rome, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Roma Tre University, and University of Rome "Foro Italico"
  • Welcome by Prof. Luciano SASO, President of the UNICA Network & Programme Chair of the UNICA Student Conference 2017
  • Message by Representative of Students of the Universities of Rome
  • Motivational speeches

16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-18:30 Video presentations
18:30-20:00 Welcome reception

20:00 Free time

 

THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER 2017

 

09:30-10:30 Keynote speech
10:30-13:00 Student forums     /  10:30-13:00 Academic Tutors' Round Table
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:30 Student forums

16:30-20:00 Free time
20:00 Dinner

 

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 2017

 

10:00-10:30 Keynote speech
10:30-13:00 Student forums     /  10:30-14:00 UNICA Steering Committee meeting ( for UNICA SC members only)

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:30 Student forums

16:30-20:00 Cultural programme

20:00 Dinner

 

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2017



10:00-12:30 Final presentation of Student Forums, Award Ceremony

12:30-13:00 Closing remarks by Prof. Luciano SASO, President of the UNICA Network & Programme Chair of the UNICA Student Conference 2017

13:00-14:00 Lunch

 

Topics for the 10 discussion forums*

*selected together with student representatives from the European Students' Union (ESU) and Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

 

1 - Quality of Higher Education

  • How to improve the quality of the learning experience? 
  • Evaluation of learning instruments (Quality Committee)
  • High quality universities with low fees: Is it possible?

Example of reference documents/Suggested reading:

2 – Student-Centred Learning

  • Concept of “Student-Centred Learning”
  • Benefits of innovative learning for teachers and students
  • Challenges of innovative learning for teachers and students

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3 - New ways of teaching and learning

  • Learning in the digital era: E-learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Innovation and Education: Can universities nurture the creativity of students?

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4 – Fostering access to Higher Education

  • Importance of diverse classrooms
  • Student services
  • National/Institutional policies/strategies for access to Higher Education

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5 - Student Mobility

  • Barriers for student mobility: Visas and socio-economic issues
  • How to choose the university to study at: Are the international rankings used by students?
  • HousErasmus+: What are the challenges international students and trainees face when looking for accommodation abroad and how to improve the situation

  • European and international mobility for study or traineeships under the Erasmus+ programme: Benefits and challenges

Example of reference documents/Suggested reading:

 

6 – Recognition in HE

  • Recognition of credits and conversion of the grades for exchange students
  • Recognition of titles for degree seeking students (Lisbon Convention)

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7 - Employability of students

  • Cooperation with enterprises for the continuous improvement of education and employability of Students
  • Impact of students' international mobility on their employability
  • Hard and soft skills: Are European universities helping students to develop both?
  • Formal and non-formal education

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8 – Greener Universities

  • Greener universities: The role of students

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9 – Integration of refugees: What can universities do?

  • How to overcome language barriers as an international student?
  • Refugee crisis: Can universities and European institutions do more?
  • The importance of cross-cultural understanding

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10 - The Future of Europe

  • Unity and diversity in Europe: The challenge of multiculturalism
  • Student mobility and the enlargement of the European Union
  • Europe's political future

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Dates: 
Wednesday, 4 October, 2017 to Saturday, 7 October, 2017
Organiser: 
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Università degli Studi di Roma Tre