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Online International Forum for Peer Learning 2020

27-28 May 2020| Zoom online event
The International Academic Peer Learning network, and the European Centre for SI-PASS, are delighted to invite you to attend, and indeed submit a proposal to present at the online International Forum for Peer Learning on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2020. The Forum is hosted by Goldsmiths University of London and Lund University Sweden

Building on the highly successful inaugural European Forum held in Lund, Sweden in 2017, and the second Forum held in Brighton in 2019, this promises to be another exciting event! This year you can join like-minded students and practitioners for stimulating virtual debates and discussions about many aspects of peer learning.

Interested in participating?

Call for Contributions

The deadline for proposals is extended to April 24th 2020

We have accepted several proposals already, and have adapted the formats of presentations and interactions so that we can provide everyone with different opportunities to engage with the online Forum. We particularly welcome some more proposals for sessions on the following themes – with emphasis across all of these themes on peer learning in the online space:

  • Building online communities and connections
  • Supporting and developing student belonging
  • Inclusive online peer learning practices
  • Students and staff working in partnership
  • Peer learning in online academic contexts
  • Academic peer mentoring in one-to-one or small group contexts
  • Peer leader development and employability 

Our aim is for this forum is to be a supportive and encouraging environment for both staff and students. To this end, we particularly encourage student led sessions or student co-presenters.

Session formats:

Presenters will be required to prepare a slide show and use the ‘screen share’ facility within the Zoom platform. Alternatively, presentations could be pre-recorded, followed then by a live chat session.

Mini-workshop: 30 minutes, which includes high levels of audience participation, exploration, creativity and action planning. This format is ideal for enabling people to think about new ideas, reflect on their practice, and/or learn new skills.

Paper presentations: 30 minutes, including no more than 20 minutes presentation with at least 10 minutes of questions and discussion. This format is ideal for presenting research, evaluation, innovation and/or practice.

Lightning talks: 5 minute/ 5 slide presentation designed as a short summary of practice, key highlights or lessons learnt, followed by up to 20 minutes of audience questions. This format is ideal for ‘bite sized’ updates and posing new ideas for innovation that can be shared and discussed in a forum style.

Criteria for acceptance of proposals

As this is a two-half-day online event, there may be varied capacity for the number of sessions we are able to accept and stream. Therefore, each proposal will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the forum themes;
  • Clarity of the proposal, and accessible language;
  • Contribution to practice, scholarship and evaluation of peer learning;
  • Involvement of a student co-presenter;
  • Active and productive engagement of participants. 

For more information, please contact the team on SI-PASS [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se  

We look forward to seeing you in May!


Forum Organisers:
Siân Cannell
Catherine McConnell
Lise-Lotte Mörner
Leif Bryngfors 

Europeiskt centrum för SI-PASS
Lunds universitet
Box 117
221 00 Lund
si-pass [at] lu [dot] se