About the European First Year Experience Network

The EFYE Network & Conference aims to bring together people and ideas to support the first-year experience of students in higher education. These ideas are shared through various workshops ran by passionate professionals, as well as through friendly discussions between delegates.

While the conference has “European” in the name, the EFYE brings together a diverse international community from all over of the world. Each year, we have between 150 and 300 delegates attending from 16 (so far) different countries, and we would be more than happy to add to that list.

The conference is run by volunteers from the institutions and supported by a board of previous organisers. The conference aims to bring together people and ideas on the first year experience. Although each conference has its own theme, the conference remains an open and inclusive meeting place and breeding ground. 

The conference primarily uses English for workshops and communications, but one of the great pleasures of the event is hearing a variety of languages being used during the breaks and at the social events. Each year, we have between 100 and 200 delegates attending from 16 (so far) different countries across Europe and beyond. This is a friendly conference and we're keen to welcome delegates from new countries.

The network is very practice-focused. Clearly we discuss theory, but this is a great conference to take away ideas that you can use back at your university.

Take a look at previous EFYE Conferences:

EFYE 2018 - Utrecht

EFYE 2019 - Cork

Abertay University

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EFYE Local Organising Committee

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