CHES Annual Conference 2021

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

COVID-19 has disrupted teaching and learning across the board, requiring a never-before-seen level of flexibility and adaptability from both practitioners and students.

With promises of a vaccine and the possibility of a return to normalcy in the Spring, the conference will be an excellent opportunity to spotlight key innovations that will continue to enhance environmental science higher education after the pandemic, helping us to ensure that the past year, although challenging, has only strengthened the discipline.

We are inviting practitioners to present their experience of the pandemic, sharing success stories, the challenges of blended learning, exploring the effects on student engagement and looking at how practitioners have coped over the course of the pandemic. We will also explore the impact on graduate employability and what the expectations of environmental science graduates now look like in a post-COVID world. In addition to all of that, we'll be exploring the opportunities that blended learning has provided with increasing accessibility and arguably the sustainability of our programmes too.

Call for abstracts

We are inviting abstracts from practitioners and researchers in environmental science education for you to be a part of the CHES annual conference 2021.

Proposals for short presentations can relate to the variety of ways in which the experience of both practitioners and students has been impacted, including:

  1. Practical work (lab and field) and experiential learning
  2. Blended approach to learning - balance between online and face to face
  3. Student engagement and community building
  4. Employability, placement opportunities and the changing expectations of graduates
  5. Student research projects
  6. Outreach
  7. Student recruitment

Further details about the presentations and how to submit yours can be found here.

Submit your proposal by 28th January 2021.

Who should attend?

Academics & Researchers | Environmental Science Graduates | PhD Students | Non-teaching University Staff | CHES Members & Accreditation Contacts


CHES member Free
Standard £45









We aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this event, please email Rhiannon Humphreys at or call +44 (0)20 3862 7484 to discuss this further.


Who to contact

Rhianna Jarvis

Events & Training Lead

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