European First Year Experience (EFYE) 2015 Konferanse


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This type of session has been used successfully at previous EFYE conferences. It is popular with delegates as it provides the opportunity to hear about a range of initiatives and to ask specific questions of presenters.


Presenters are normally grouped into 4 in a 45 minutes lot, or 5 in a one-hour session. Each presenter has 5 minutes and a maximum of 2 slides to introduce their initiative/project. They will also be provided with a display area in the room, where they can have a poster, hand-outs or other material. They could for example bring a laptop to show a short film, a poster summarising their initiative and/or examples of hand-outs that they use etc. 

Once each of the presenters has introduced their topic they will go to their display area (which will have been set up before the session). After all presenters have each had their 5 minutes presentation time, session participants can then wander round the displays and talk further with presenters about their work (for 5-10 minutes). The final 10 minutes of the session will be a short facilitated discussion about all the presentations, identifying, where possible, any common themes.

Session structure:

  • 20 minutes (4 presenters x 5 minute presentations)
  • 10-15 minutes to look round displays
  • 10 minutes whole group discussion

Sessions will be facilitated by an experienced facilitator to ensure time keeping.

The length of time available means participants can talk individually with presenters, and can review several interesting projects. The advantage for presenters is that more people will be able to find out about their work and they can use a variety of display materials.