STARS 2022

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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.

Thomas C. Reeves, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology The University of Georgia, USA

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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.

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Student Success Journal

The STARS Conference is proud to support and partner with the Student Success Journal in disseminating good practice.

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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!

Professor Martin Carroll, Executive General Manager Academic and Provost, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand