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“Imagine if” Panel discussion about Creating the Student Ready University

In memoriam of Sir Ken Robinson organized by University of Szeged

Are you interested in innovative pedagogy? Would you like to hear about developing and implementing innovative practices? Do you find creativity the engine of education?

Join the EUGLOH Panel discussion about Creating the Student Ready University on the 3rd of March 2021.

This panel discussion will explore how prepared EUGLOH Universities are for the next generation of students. A university campus offers the complex interplay of a learning, support and development ecosystem. It consists of many functions and behaviours that need to be aligned to enable student success. This panel discussion will show how EUGLOH engages with students, meets their expectations and enables their success.


  • Strategic approaches to making universities ‘student ready’
  • Pedagogical innovations around student transitions and success
  • Priorities to increase student engagement, motivation and sense of belonging
  • Innovations in the student services to support student success and wellbeing

The panel discussion is to be facilitated by:

Dr Luke Millard Ed.D. MA, PgCert, PFHEA, Dean of Teaching and Learning at Abertay University, Scotland.


Luke has chaired the European First Year Experience conference; presented to the OECD in Paris on Learning Gain and chaired a UK national conference on ‘Increasing Student Retention across Higher Education’. In 2019, he delivered a keynote on student engagement and quality enhancement at the University of Tsukuba and presented at the Japanese Association of Higher Education Research. He believes in a global approach to creativity and has developed international partnerships with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh (Simulation in health care), Copenhagen Business School (Student engagement), North West Missouri State University (Student employment on campus), University of South Carolina (Transitions and the First Year Experience) and with Kennesaw State University (Assessment). In 2021, the Times/Sunday Times newspapers identified Abertay University as the No 1 UK University for Teaching Quality.

 Members of the Panel Discussion:

Isabel R. Pinto Associate Professor, University of Porto

Isabel is a Member of the Scientific and Pedagogic Committee of the U.Porto Peer Mentoring Program. This is an institutional program coordinated by a team of teachers aimed at supporting students’ academic integration through the development of peer relationships established with older students. These relationships rely on democratic, solidary and salutary practices.

Joakim Malm Program Coordinator, Lund University

Joakim is the program coordinator for Supplemental Instruction (SI) at LTH (our Faculty of Engineering). In charge of training and supervision of SI leaders, and monitoring / research. National instructor in SI methodology and a member of the international steering committee for SI.

Péter Szakál Head of Departments for Academic Affairs, University of Szeged

Peter works at University of Szeged as Academic Affairs director focus upon e-learning development, student services, student engagement. Recent activities have seen him exploring key aspects of the student journey from the first year student experience and student transitions into university to setting student expectations, retention and employability perspectives.



Students and lecturers from all faculties of member universities of the EUGLOH Alliance (University of Szeged, Paris-Saclay University, Lund University, Ludwig-Maximilian University of München, University of Porto).


General information: eugloh@szte.hu


Please register here.

Submission deadline: March 2nd, 2021.

SZTE Experience


Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.