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23 November, 2023

DISCLOSURE DAY: "Social Networks as a factor of innovation, Social Inequality and Academic Performance, Dropout and University Permanence".

Date: Thursday 23 November 2023 (09:30 - 14:00 hs)
Place: Aula Germán Bernácer (Faculty of Commerce and Tourism)

The main objective of the conference is to disseminate and transfer the advances in the study of university dropout and the impact of social networks on academic performance, in the different dimensions of teaching-learning. The conference will address the analysis of factors related to innovation in active methodologies and motivation, the relationship between social inequality and academic performance, as well as university dropout in Spain, the uses and typologies of students according to access to digital resources and time spent on social networks.
time spent on social networks. And finally, we assess the extent to which studying a university degree in a language other than one's mother tongue affects academic performance.

The lecturers are academic researchers with extensive experience, and belong to different areas of knowledge. The multidimensionality of the content of the lectures motivates the exchange of ideas and views on academic performance and early and/or late university dropout.


Registration is mandatory and free of charge until full capacity is reached.

Please fill in the following registration form (link) or send us an email to abanredes@ucm.es.


Opening 9:30 - 10:00: Vice-Rector for Students Rosa María de la Fuente Fernández, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Tourism María Francisca Blasco López and Deputy Director of Institutional Intelligence Víctor Manuel Herreros Villanueva.

  • 10:00 - 10:40: Dr. José Luis Arroyo - Dra. Susana Carabias (ICADE): “Does studying in English affect academic performance and workload in university students?".
  • 10:40 - 11:20: Dra. Mª Covadonga de la Iglesia Villasol (UCM). “Some evidence on academic performance and patterns of virtual campus use: a descriptive analysis”.
  • 11:20 - 12:00: Dra. María Fernández Mellizo-Soto (UCM) y Dr. Siro Bayón Calvo (UVA). “Socio-economic background, academic performance and student dropout in Spanish universities”.

Coffee break:  12:00 - 12:30

  • 12:30 - 13:15: Dra. Ana Pérez Escoda (Universidad de Nebrija). “Social networks as learning spaces: Teaching methodology and student perceptions”.
  • 13:15 - 13:45: discussion table

Closing: 13:50: Adolfo Hernández Estrada and María Fernández Mellizo-Soto: Principal investigators of the project.