International Reflective Practice Conference 2013

Introducing the 17th International Reflective Practice Conference

Swansea University are pleased to announce the 17th International Reflective Practice Conference, hosted by the esteemed College of Human and Health Sciences at Sketty Hall, Swansea.

With renowned international reflective practice keynote speakers, including Dr Janette Wetsel, Central University of Oklahoma, USA, and Professor Melanie Jasper and Professor Judy McKimm, both of Swansea University, this is your chance to visit our city by the sea.

Location: Sketty Hall, Swansea, South Wales, UK.

How to find us


Further information


Costs for the International Reflective Practice Conference 2013 are as follows:

  • Full 3 day conference pass*: £220              
    Earlybird booking rate (Deadline May 1st 2013): £190
  • One day pass: £100
  • Half day pass: £65

*A discounted rate of £190 will apply to the following groups for the Full 3 Day Conference Pass:

  • ABMU/Hywel Dda/Powys health boards and WAST staff
  • Students (showing valid student ID)
  • Swansea University staff


PLEASE NOTE: Sketty Hall is a listed building, therefore access for people with disabilities is available but it is limited.  Please advise Kerry Rees of any disabilities on booking.


Swansea University's on campus accommodation is close to the conference venue, clean, neat and secure. All rooms are en-suite.


If you would like to stay at the Swansea University campus accommodation, please let us know at the point of booking.


Singleton Residences are very close to the centre of Swansea University's compact campus. The residences comprise over 700 Single Ensuite and over 20 Twin Ensuite bedrooms, many with fantastic views across Swansea Bay towards Devon, west to Mumbles and east to Porthcawl.On campus at the University there are many facilities, including:

  • Restaurants, bistros and bars on site and Arts centre with a full theatre and cinema programme
  • Swansea sports village
  • Shops and banking service
  • Internet access (wireless access in all public areas)
  • Laundry services
  • Free on-site parking


Accommodation costs

Bed and Breakfast

Single, twin and double rooms are available on Campus (although the majority are single occupancy) and all include a continental or cooked breakfast.

The typical cost for B&B accommodation on campus is as follows:

  • Single en-suite - £37.00 including VAT per room per night.
  • Twin en-suite - £59.95 including VAT per room per night.



If you would prefer to arrange your own accommodation, here are some suggestions:


The Marriott Hotel, Swansea: 




Hurst Deane Guest House 10 Sketty Road, Swansea; 01792 345599


The Alexander Hotel 3 Sketty Road, Swansea; 01792 470045


The Crescent 132 Eaton Crescent, Swansea; 01792 465782


The White House 4 Nyanza Terrace, Swansea; 01792 473856


The Premier Inn Salubrious Place, Swansea; 0871 5279060


The Travel Lodge Princess Way, Swansea; 0871 9846326


Themes and Programme

Conference Themes

1. Education and Interprofessional Learning

2. Developing Leadership Through Reflective Practice

3. Expressions of Reflection

4. Professional Identity


The times for the conference are as follows. Download the full programme here: IRPC 2013 Programme

  • Monday 9th September, 1.00pm - 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 11th September, 9.30am - 1.15pm   



Journal of Reflective Practice

The conference will also have a close association with the international, multi-disciplinary journal, Reflective Practice. After the conference, a special edition of the journal will be released to showcase the event; this will allow for key note speakers and core papers to be published in a journal which is currently recognised in the Research Excellence Framework.

Selected abstracts and full papers will be published in a supplementary edition of the International Reflective Journal, due to be published 2013