Poster call for QQI's 10th Anniversary Conference, October 2022


On Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 October 2022, QQI will host its 10-year anniversary conference, ‘Strengthening strategic partnership to effect system change’. QQI and its partners will take the opportunity to reflect on successful collaborations and look to the future of strategic partnerships across the tertiary education landscape.

The conference will feature a poster session where delegates can showcase examples of strategies, policy, institutional practice or projects linked to the themes below. We welcome submissions from the community and voluntary education, English language education, further education and training, and higher education sectors and agencies working with these sectors.

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Poster topics

We are inviting submissions from delegates for posters on the areas below. We would particularly welcome collaborative projects involving internal partnerships and interinstitutional/organisational partnerships.

If you would like to share your practice and innovations with partners in any of the following areas, we would like to hear from you:

  • Enterprise and Education in partnership: Connecting programmes and employability
  • Innovative approaches to the assessment of competence and skills in the context of work/practice placements
  • Digital transformations impacting on programme delivery and student experience
  • Assessing intended programme learning outcomes and institutional graduate attributes
  • Academic integrity is everyone’s responsibility (from the agency to the student and in between): taking steps to develop a sustainable culture of academic integrity, supporting learners and staff
  • Making cross-sectoral initiatives work
  • Working with the internal quality assurance system to support innovative teaching and learning initiatives
  • Diversifying programme delivery to increase accessibility for all learners
  • Embedding a culture of student-staff partnership: Reflections on successful student-staff collaborations
  • Better together: Developing collaborative regional initiatives in response to amalgamation
  • Learnings and the unintended benefits of preparing for quality reviews
  • Promoting progress: enhancing the profile of Irish research on the international stage
  • Successful collaboration as a cornerstone of a meaningful apprenticeship experience
  • Opportunities from crisis: action resulting from learnings following the pandemic and how these can enhance future programme delivery/educational provision
  • Enhancing Ireland’s reputation as a destination for international learners


Lightning talks

Delegates submitting posters should indicate if they hope to deliver a lightning talk on their poster topic. The talk would be for a duration of 5 minutes maximum and would highlight the key points of their poster. The conference rate will be waived for delegates selected to deliver lightning talks to accompany their posters. 


Guidance in preparing a poster proposal

 Posters should be a visual representation of a topic and can include tables, charts, graphs, text and images. Those selected will be on display during the conference, and there will be a specified timeframe within the conference programme to allow delegates to view the posters. A presenter will also be required to engage with delegates to discuss their poster. 

The following should be included in the submission:

  • Contact Details: Main Author
  • Title: Should be no more than 80 characters. If the proposal is accepted, this title will appear in the conference programme
  • Keywords: Supply up to 5 keywords which will help delegates understand the poster content if accepted. Should be no more than 60 characters including spaces
  • Abstract: Maximum 1400 characters including spaces. This should give a succinct description of the proposal, outlining the aims and objectives of the contribution.
  • Key Messages: Maximum of 350 characters including spaces. Provide three key messages that delegates could potentially take from the poster.
  • References: any references cited in the poster


Submitting a poster proposal

All proposals must be submitted via this link no later than Friday 22 July 2022.

There is no limit to the number of poster proposals which you can submit but each poster proposal must be made separately and clearly linked to the themes identified. 


Review of poster proposals

The submissions will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Is the submission relevant to the aims of the conference?

  • Is the submission clearly linked to the themes identified including partnership?
  • Is the submission of potential interest to delegates?
  • Do the key words reflect the submission? 

Proposals will be reviewed and chosen participants contacted via email by Friday 12th August 2022.

The main author of accepted proposals must register to attend the conference, for which the delegate attendance rate is €100. We look forward to receiving your submissions – best of luck!

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