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ACRE 2024: The purpose, politics, and prospects of higher education

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Wednesday 26 June 2024, 9am

- Friday 28 June 2024


£45 - £140


(in person), Faculty of Education



An exterior shot of the Catalyst, with students walking around.

The 2024 Annual Conference for Research in Education (ACRE) at Edge Hill University offers a forum for exploring and questioning policies and practices that shape higher education today, and the future prospects of the sector.

Submissions for this event are welcomed from those working in higher education and related sectors: academic and professional services staff, policy makers, students, school teachers, leaders, and support staff. 

This event is free for Edge Hill Staff and Students, and for Faculty of Education and Faculty of Health, Social, Care and Medicine partnership colleagues. (Booking essential: subject to availability).

Call for Papers Find out more about ACRE 2024

Submissions now closed.

In addition to presentations of submitted work, the conference will feature:

  • Researcher development sessions
  • Research Lab LIVE!
  • ‘Meet the Journal Editors’ session
  • Guest keynote speakers


  • Higher education pedagogy and curriculum
  • Metrics and accountability
  • University-based teacher education
  • Doctoral education and training
  • Student support, mental health and wellbeing
  • Internationalisation
  • ‘Unbundling’ and restructuring of the university
  • Access, participation, and inclusion
  • New developments and challenges
  • Educational research methodology


FeesUp to and including 12 MayFrom 13 May
Edge Hill staff and students and FOE and FHSCM partnership colleaguesFree (Funded by the Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University)Free (Funded by the Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University)
External student/unwaged attendees£45£70
External attendees£90£140

Who is this event for?

Current staff Current students Teachers, tutors and careers advisers