Save the date: first project conference/symposium in hybrid mode on 18th March 2024.

There are online tickets still available (free): registration here (please pre-register and a link will be sent to the email address you have used to register):


Female Voices in the Third Space: Researching Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in South-North Collaborative Online International Learning – First Project Conference-Symposium

Please note that there might be slight changes to the schedule

Timings18 March 2024
 10.00-10.15Registration and coffee  In-person attendees only: Simulation Centre, Technocentre Online attendees: register at  
Welcome and introductions 10.15 -10.30Marina Orsini-Jones – Research Centre for Global Learning (GLEA), Coventry University  
Welcome, introduction and housekeeping
Project overview and initial findings
Time: 10.30 – 11.25   (45 mins. + 10 mins questions)
Marina Orsini-Jones, Kyria Finardi (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil), Lynette Jacobs (University of the Free State, South Africa), and Katherine Wimpenny (GLEA)

Female Voices in the Third Space: Researching Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in South-North Collaborative Online International Learning: Introduction to the project and initial findings – assessing impact and future directions  
Female (now ex students) Students’ Voices   11.30 – 12.25 40 mins. + 15 mins questions)Preeti Suri (India, PhD student in GLEA)
Patience Mkpayah (Nigeria, MA ELTAL graduate)
Sofia di Sarno García (Spain/Italy, former visiting PhD student, currently employed as English lecturer in Spain, Universitat de València and Universitat Jaume I)
Guray Koseaglu (Northern Cyprus, English teacher at Levent College, Nicosia)

Female students’ voices: reflections on South-North COIL experiences for English Language Teacher Education
Lunch 12.30 – 1.25Lunch
Female Staff Voices     Time: 1.30 – 2.25  Valeria Baloyi, University of  Venda, South Africa
Nomfundo Khoza, Central University of Technology, South Africa
Ane Church, University of the Free State, South Africa
Asuman Aşık  Gazi University, Türkiye
Andrea Wehrli Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland  

Testimonials and reflections from female academics involved in COIL     
2.30- 3.45 pmEva Haug (University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands) and Ntsoaki Malebo (Central University if Technology, South Africa) + online moderators TBC for online attendees to facilitate online workshop  

Interactive knowledge-sharing COIL workshop. Participants to share their COIL experiences and models of COIL practised reflecting on the Female Voices and iKUDU project themes in separate rooms  for 45 minutes + 30 mins for reporting back together
It is recommended for participants to read this paper before the workshop if at all possible: Knowing, Being, Relating and Expressing Through Third Space Global South-North COIL: Digital Inclusion and Equity in International Higher Education
3.45 – 4.00 pmCoffee Break
4.00 – 5.00Project data generation: (Interviews/Focus groups) Project team to coordinate  Optional, requires prior informed consent, participants to fill in this form before 18/3  if interested in participating.    
7.30 lateOn-site participants only – dinner at the Artisan:  (it will be open just for us)