Call for abstracts

In 2018 the first International Conference on Quality in Education: Local Needs, Global Challenges (ICEQ) took place in Agadir, Morocco. It was a resounding success with over 21 countries represented and the standard of presentations from contributors promoted rigorous debate.

The aim is to now hold the second international conference (ICEQ2019) which intends to bring together education practitioners and researchers to explore ways to promote effective quality in Higher Education. The intention is to provide a platform for exchanging research findings and extend the boundaries of thinking about contemporary issues in the field.

The conference organising committee is now accepting submissions for 2019 for abstracts that will form the basis for individual or symposia presentations encompassing the theme of “Quality in higher education: Sharing cross national examples of effective practice’’. It is anticipated that presentations will revolve around particular stands such as:

• Technology and digital innovation – examples from practice
• Rising student expectations – sharing cross national experiences
• Increased costs and shifting funding – a challenge for lifelong learning
• Making research sustainable – sharing experiences
• Student engagement – recruitment, completion and evaluation
• Leadership matters – policy, systems and cohesion
• Meeting regulatory expectations – the changing face of Higher Education
• Course and programme instructional design – examples of effective practice
• Creating educational climates – promoting trust and preventing violence
• Maintaining teaching quality – challenges and opportunities
• Measuring and evaluating success – listening to the student experience

Abstract Submission Guideline

15 February 2019

Working Language:

The working languages of the conference are English, French and Arabic.

Time scale:

In 2018 there were significant numbers of abstract proposals which were all reviewed by a Scientific Committee before invitations to present at the conference were issued. It is anticipated that there will be a demand to present in 2019. In which case, there is a date after which abstracts cannot be considered and that is: 15 February 2019

Please note

Abstracts will be considered by the Scientific Committee as they are received each month from September 2018. Therefore, please ensure your abstract is submitted promptly and well before the cut off point for submissions which is 15 February 2019.

The author submitting the abstract must ensure that he/she or one of the named authors will register for and be available to attend conference if the abstract is selected. A certificate of attendance and a certificate authenticating the presentation will be issued.

The conference Scientific Committee will peer review proposals for the presentation of papers at the conference. Proposals will be submitted as an abstract.

Presentations can be research based, conceptual provocations or reflect student perceptions of their engagement in Higher Education.

Presentation format can be individual (20 mins), self-directed symposia (80 mins) Online slide presentation.

Following presentation, the conference editorial team will invite selected presenters to submit full papers (format below) for publication as part of an online conference platform. The papers will be peer reviewed.

The conference editorial team may invite selected papers to be included in a publication beyond the university online platform. If this is the case, it may require further editing by the authors to meet the requirements of a UK publishing house. In which case, formal permission and guidance will be provided to authors.

If selected, presenters will be asked to sign an agreement, which includes agreeing to provide speaker biographies and photos, session title and description, and draft slides and materials for review and approval according to the conference specification and deadline; to give permissions to distribute materials/slides online and record/photograph the presenter for publicity purposes; and to confirm that the presentation is the original work of the presenter and if previously published a declaration to that effect with citation details.


POSITION: Students wishing to benefit from the discounted rate must specify their position status as ‘Student’.
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Authors are encouraged to observe the following guidelines carefully.
Research based abstract 20 minutes (Maximum 270 words including references)
• Title
• Background to the research
• Objective
• Methodology
• Results
• Conclusions / Implications for practice
• Keywords
• References (only those if cited in the abstract)


a number of presenters sharing a presentational space of up to 80 minutes (Maximum 900 words including references)

• Title
• Background: including why the presentation takes the form of symposia and how many component parts there will be.
• Objective (overall)
• Specify each part of the symposia and how each part interconnects one with another.
• Methodology/conceptual framework within and between component parts
• Conclusions / Implications for practice
• Keywords
• References (only those if cited in the abstract)

Conceptually based abstract

(Maximum 270 words including references)

• Title
• Background to the presentation including professional context and underpinning theoretical base. For example, building on common discourse in the field, responding to Government initiatives or policy.
• Objective in terms of provoking discussion on a theme or topic
• Form of presentation – workshop – discussion
• Implications for practice
• Keywords
• References (only those if cited in the abstract)