Posted on 23 Jan '24

Your 2024 Higher Education Conference Calendar

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to forge new industry connections, travel further afield, or both, attending conferences can be a great way to achieve your personal and professional development goals!

There are plenty of exciting events coming up this year which will bring together the sector’s leading experts and offer unique insights for you to take back to your institution or organisation. We’ve put together a list of higher education conferences in 2024 to help you pin down key dates for your diary.

Wonkhe: The Secret Life of Students – 12 March, London (UK)

Wonkhe is a UK-based platform offering in-depth commentary and analysis on all things higher education, through podcasts, long reads, policy briefings and more.

Their uniquely student-centred annual conference, The Secret Life of Students, is now in its sixth year. It brings together not just sector professionals but representatives from the student community to explore how universities can provide the best possible experience inside and outside of the classroom.

Not Another HE Conference – 14-15 March, Newcastle (UK)

FindAUniversity is proud to sponsor Education Cubed’s Not Another HE Conference for another year! The 2024 event will feature talks from sector-leading experts on timely topics including the cost of living, AI adoption, and recent UK government policy changes. Attendees will also enjoy a luxury three-course meal and dedicated networking breaks.

NAGAP 2024 Graduate Enrolment Management Summit – 24-27 April, Louisville (Kentucky, USA)

NAGAP is the only professional organisation in the USA devoted exclusively to boosting the success of those working in graduate student enrolment (postgraduate recruitment, that is!). Delegates at their 2024 summit can take advantage of expert-led talks and panels, professional development sessions, networking breaks and more.

HELOA New Practitioner’s Conference – May, UK (exact date and location TBC)

HELOA Is an association of student recruitment, outreach, marketing and admissions professionals with around 1,600 members from over 145 universities.

Their 2024 National Conference took place in January, but there’s still an opportunity to attend their New Practitioner’s Conference in May, which is designed for those who are new or returning to the sector. If you’re early in your postgraduate recruitment career and looking to learn best practices from more experienced colleagues, this could be the event for you!

The exact date and schedule for the conference has yet to be announced, but keep an eye on the HELOA website for more information.

FindAUniversity 2024 Spring Marketing Conference – 16 May, Sheffield (UK)

We’d be remiss not to include our own events for sector professionals! We’ve got our first edition of our twice a year 2024 Marketing Conference coming up – which is the UK’s only higher education conference focused exclusively on postgraduate recruitment!

Hear talks from sector experts, network at our post-event drinks reception and get your creative juices flowing during our interactive breakout sessions. A full schedule and booking information will go live on our website soon! Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know.

NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo – 31-28 May, New Orleans, (Louisiana, USA)

NAFSA is one of the world’s largest organisations representing higher education and exchange professionals in the world, with members from nearly 3,000 institutions. Their annual conference is a chance to connect with sector professionals from across the globe and discover the latest innovations and strategies that you can apply to your own career.

FindAUniversity 2024 Autumn Marketing Conference – 16 September, London (UK)

We’ll be back in September with our second Marketing Conference of the year, this time hosted in London. Again, keep an eye on our website for booking details and a full schedule to be released soon!

34th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition – 17-20 September, Toulouse (France)

The European Association for International Education (EAIE) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping institutions improve the international reach of their programmes. Their annual conference is an excellent opportunity to forge new global partnerships and learn best practices for the internationalisation of your institution or organisation.

Times Higher Education World Academic Summit – 7-9 October, Manchester (UK)

Times Higher Education, known for their data-driven insights into global education and their highly respected global university rankings, are partnering with The University of Manchester for their World Academic Summit. Over 500 delegates are expected to attend, and themes will include the importance of collaboration between institutions and the role of universities in driving future innovation.

Whichever events you choose to attend, we hope you have a fantastic 2024!

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