After a COVID-19 enforced sabbatical in 2020, the STARS Conference will return in 2021 with a 5-day online format and local opportunities for face-to-face gatherings and networking where possible.
STARS is one of those rare treats…
STARS is one of those rare treats – a conference that brings together practitioners, academics, managers, students and sponsors into a genuine and enthusiastic community of learning. Ordinarily one is pleased to walk away from a conference with one or two pearls of wisdom and perhaps a valuable new contact. At STARS you’ll find a galaxy of these treasures. The focus on students is paramount, the quality of contributions (from stage and floor) exceptional, and the networking opportunities extensive. I can’t recommend STARS highly enough!
The STARS Conference is not for profit, organised by the sector for the sector. It provides the opportunity to disseminate and discuss current research, good practice, emerging initiatives and leading edge ideas that are aimed at enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences.
Student Success Journal
The STARS Conference is proud to support and partner with the Student Success Journal in disseminating good practice.
It was inspiring!
Over my forty years in higher education, I have attended scores of conferences around the world, but I never witnessed an event of the quality of the STARS conference held in Adelaide, South Australia in July 2017. I could write pages about the professionalism and dedication of the organizers, fellows, and event staff, but what really impressed me the most was the extraordinary passion and commitment that the presenters and participants so obviously have for the care and well-being of students. It was inspiring, and I am taking home many new ideas and an even stronger belief that students and their learning should be the primary focus of universities.