Presentation submission information

We are now seeking submissions for the 2017 AACUHO StarRez Conference and we are looking to our members to share the great things they are doing around Australia and beyond!

Styles of presentations available in 2017

Member Presentation (45 Minutes):

  • Presented at a time concurrent with other presentations (usually 3 or 4)
  • Formal lecture style presentation in front of a smaller audience
  • Content must be evidence based (via industry or institutional research, qualitative or quantitative data)
  • Effort should be made to encompass any challenges, key learnings and transferability as part of the presentation
  • Must include an opportunity for questions (10 minutes)
  • May include 1-3 speakers
  • Eligible for the ACUHO-I My Favourite Student best presentation award

Roundtable/workshops (45 Minutes):

  • Presented at a time concurrent with other presentations (usually 3 or 4)
  • Informal and interactive facilitated discussion and group-work
  • The facilitator will usually introduce the topic (no more than 20 minutes) and then encourage smaller group discussions/brainstorming
  • Provide an opportunity for the group to reconvene to debrief
  • May include 1-3 facilitators

Why you should submit a presentation!

AACUHO need the imaginative input of its members in order to be truly relevant and productive for student housing professionals. Presenting your work at conference is a way to explore new ideas, receive feedback on your work, develop your professional confidence and standing and open new discussions. It is important to note that not all presentations are formal or require expertise in public speaking- enthusiasm and willingness to share information on a topic of choice is all that is required

As part of your application you will need to provide the following:

  • Title (this can be changed at any stage)
  • Abstract (300 words)
  • Nominated stream (Student Experience, Management & Administration, Physical Environment)
  • Biography of Speaker (150 words)
  • Target Audience (50 words)
  • Learning Outcomes (at least 3 outcomes which will highlight the aims of the session and what participants will take away from the session) (150 words)

All submissions will be reviewed by the AACUHO Committee and / or Conference Committee with relevance, presentation style and adaptability to other housing operations taken into considerations as part of the selection process. The AACUHO Committee and / or Conference Committee reserve the right to reject any presentation it does not feel meets the conference criteria, and in submitting your proposal, you consent to your presentation being published on the AACUHO Website for AACUHO members to access post the conference, should your proposal be selected.

Multiple presentation submissions per person will be accepted.  We are seeking a varied range of topics in the 3 broad streams of the conference program:

  • Student Experience
  • Management & Administration
  • Physical Environment

We encourage you to view the following presentation which was prepared for the 2016 Conference, to assist in preparing your submission. Click here to view - Note that some information in the presentation is specific to the 2016 conference - dates, streams etc - however the general information is applicable.

DEADLINE EXTENDED BY ONE WEEK - All submissions are now due Monday 16 January, 2017 at 10am

Members of the ACCUHO Committee are happy to speak with members to discuss potential topics and provide advice. Potential sub-topics can include, but are not limited to

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Programming
  • First Year experience
  • Crisis Management
  • Organisational Structure
  • Strategic Planning
  • Student Demographics
  • Facilities
  • Off-Campus housing management and support
  • Health and safety
  • New Builds/ Development
  • Catering
  • Customer service
  • Conferences
  • Systems and Processes
  • Student leadership models, training and remuneration
  • Innovative programs, events or activities 
  • Academic support
  • Community Standards and Discipline
  • Later Year learning
  • Staffing
  • Professional Development
  • Higher Education
  • Regional Operations
  • Cleaning and Housekeeping
  • Campus Planning
  • IT
  • Applications
  • Sustainability
  • Contracts
  • Social Media
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Example of best practice
  • Finance
  • Research

All those who submit for a member presentation will be eligible to receive the ACUHO-I Award for Best Paper and $1,000 towards attendance at the next ACUHO-I Conference in the US. Eligibility is subject to the following:

  • Authors will be asked as part of the selection process if their institution is willing and able to provide the nominee with support to attend the ACUHO-I conference the following year
  • The primary presenter must be a member of AACUHO
  • Membership of ACUHO-I is not required to be considered
  • Applicability to the ACUHO-I strategic plan and body of knowledge is desired


The presenting author is required to register for the conference and pay associated registration fee. Please note if registration and payment is not received by the Early Bird date the presentation will automatically be withdrawn from the conference program.