Young Women and Girls in Contemporary Scotland and Beyond Conference | 5 September 2018 | Glasgow
This free, one-day conference will bring together academics of all career stages, students, practitioners, activists, volunteers, local communities and young women, working across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches, to discuss issues facing young women and girls today. Specifically the event will bridge research and applied work through inclusive practices that value all women and girls, with a focus on addressing inequalities.
Access and Participation across the student lifecycle: highs and lows of Research and Practice | 7 September 2018 | Central London
Researchers and Practitioners from the University of Reading and our partner HEIs in Study Higher will present recent results from a range of outreach and student success projects. We also have two high profile keynote presentations by Chris Millward (Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students) and Stephanie Hamilton (The Brilliant Club). Attached is the conference flyer and programme.
Framework Approaches for Evaluating Widening Participation and Equity Initiatives | 18 September 2018 | Central London
This NERUPI event will concentrate on framework approaches for evaluating widening participation & equity initiatives.
The Next Steps for the Teaching Excellence Framework | 18 September 2018 | Central London
Inside Government is bringing together a selection of professionals from across the Higher Education sector to analyse the impact and implications of the recently published Year Two results of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and enhance their understanding of the new subject-level assessment process and criteria. Delegates will also hear best practice case studies from leading universities who have achieved TEF gold as they showcase excellence in teaching quality and learning environment and share key methods.
CPD Forum Conference 2018 | 19 September 2018 | Central London
This one-day conference will explore how to deliver continuing professional development (CPD) and short courses in the context of a changing landscape for higher education institutions.
This course is open to anyone involved in developing, marketing or delivering continuing professional development (CPD), executive education or short courses.
AccessHE Annual Conference 2018 with BT: Social Mobility and Higher Education in London | 20 September 2018 | Central London
The AccessHE Annual Conference 2018 with BT will explore the future challenges and opportunities for social mobility through higher education in London, aiming to bring together colleagues from education, business, government and other organisations to understand how we can work together to enable students to get in and get on in higher education.
Journey to Medicine: Widening Participation | 24 September 2018 | Central London
This one-day conference will provide accurate and up to date information on the type of students medical schools are looking for, alongside the best preparation students can do, different access schemes available, admissions practices, and what life at medical school is really like.
Student Mental Health: Providing Effective & Co-ordinated Support | 25 September 2018 | Central London
As student numbers continue to rise and mental health issues grow in volume and visibility, the pressure on University Mental Health Support Services is at an all-time high. Supporting students on their journey into and through higher education, scaffolded by effective interaction with outside agencies such as the NHS, will make for happier, more successful graduates. Action must be taken to reduce the dropout rates of those with mental health issues, and avoid an increase in student suicides.
SCiP Alliance Annual Conference 2018 | 8 October 2018 | Central London
This conference will bring together those with an interest in making sure that Service children are supported in their education and empowered to make an informed choice about their future; school/FE/HE based professionals, local and national government practitioners and policy makers. The SCiP Alliance (Service Children’s Progression Alliance) is a UK wide partnership of organisations which brings people together to improve educational outcomes for children from military families so that they can make informed and confident transitions through further and higher education into thriving adult lives and careers.
Unlocking Social Mobility – What Universities Can and Can’t Do | 11 October 2018 | University of Manchester
“Social Mobility – What Universities Can and Can’t Do” will examine the limitation of education (including Higher Education) as a driver of social mobility, as well as what universities might do to tackle broader problems around social inequality.
This is a free event.
Supporting Care Leavers at University: Closing the Gap in Access and Participation | 16 October 2018 | Central London
With the new Office for Students receiving direction from Government to focus on care leavers as a group with stubbornly significant gaps in access and participation, now is the time for Universities and their partners to be taking a deeper look at how they engage and support that group.
Attend this timely Westminster Briefing for an update on the Office for Students’ plans in this area, plus the latest on the Care Leaver Strategy. Hear from sector experts and leading universities how they are building comprehensive support offers, from pre-application through to post-graduation, and discuss challenges with HEIs dealing with the same issues you face.
Mental Health in Schools Conference | 16 October 2018 | Central London
The Government Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health provision proposed changes to the way children and young people’s mental health is managed in schools.
Led by Dean Johnstone, CEO at Minds Ahead, this Westminster Insight event will examine how schools can collaborate with the NHS, voluntary sector and local authorities to improve the provision, commission and delivery of services. You will receive practical advice about implementing different models of mental health provision in schools including mental health and school link services, peer-to-peer support, in-school counselling and ‘whole-school’ approaches. Learn how to overcome stigma by teaching pupils, staff and parents about mental health awareness.
Children in Care Conference | 18 October 2018 | Central London
You will hear advice from, and can share experiences with, a host of expert recommended practitioners; learn from excellent best practice examples, including case studies on how to ensure good performing care provisions for children and young people, navigating care in light of funding constraints and ensuring children in care fulfil their educational potential.
Student-Generated Induction: A Social Identity Approach | 18 October 2018 | York
The workshop will introduce new theory and a belonging-based practice for inclusive learning applied to student induction and transition. You will gain first-hand experience of a structured, interactive and scalable approach to student-induction based on social science research at University of Glasgow. This measurable approach has already adopted by a variety of universities and colleges across different disciplines.
Advance HE’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference | 31 October – 1 November 2018 | University of Liverpool
2018 will see sweeping changes to the higher education sector: how it is regulated, how it is supported, and how it fits into “Brexit” Britain. ECU has changed too. As Advance HE we continue to support the professional practice of those in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
At this year’s conference we focus on ensuring a strong and resilient culture of learning, professionalism and pride in EDI work: celebrating your successes, pushing for progress, and equipping you for challenges ahead. The conference will focus on the theme of Practice and Progress.
Wonkfest18 | 5-6 November | Central London
As well as hundreds of policy wonks, leaders, planners and comms experts working in UK universities today, Wonkhe are bringing together some of the most influential policy makers of the moment from minister Sam Gyimah to OfS Chair Michael Barber. There’s global higher education heavyweights like Glyn Davis of the University of Melbourne. Vice chancellors in conversation, Registrarism Live! Practical sessions on improving your wonk practice and more.
Implementing the New Regulatory Framework for Higher Education | 7 November 2018 | Central London
The new Office for Students came into force earlier this year. It arrives with a fresh approach to HE regulation. The new framework will be student-focused and ensure institutional autonomy. Institutions must adapt to the new climate and improve outcomes for their students.
Join Westminster Briefing to hear from the Office for Students and receive an up-to-date briefing on the new landscape of HE regulation. You will consider the next steps and explore how other institutions are managing the transition.
Stand Alone conference: Celebrating Change: 2 Years of the Stand Alone Pledge – and what’s next | 8 November 2018 | Central London
This conference is a celebration of the sector’s achievements across the UK over the past 2 years. We will be showcasing institutional examples of best practice, new projects and progress made in supporting estranged students and you will receive a copy of our Impact Report 2016-18. You will also hear from institutional researchers on the experience of estranged students in higher education.
Widening Access and Increasing Social Mobility in Higher Education | 13 November 2018 | Central London
This Inside Government forum provides the opportunity to examine the latest changes to the Higher Education (HE) Sector and progress on widening access and enhancing social mobility, following the creation of the new Office for Students (OfS). Participants will gain insights from best practice institutions at the forefront of addressing inequalities in HE and building strong partnerships with schools to enhance diverse participation. Attendees will hear from HEIs that have designed and implemented proven strategies to increase student retention and engagement, ensuring students are able to access all the opportunities universities have to offer.
Moving from Access to Success | 14 November 2018 | University of Birmingham
Access and Participation Plans, with the Office for Students, require increased focus on the successful progression of under-represented students that we have supported to access our institutions. The ambition of the conference is to accelerate conversation as to how we can best support and empower these students to achieve their full potential and make the best of the academic and extracurricular opportunities available.
Access to Higher Education and Student Success Summit 2018 | 21 November 2018 | Central London
Join us at this national one-day conference organised in partnership with Action on Access. During the event, we’ll be examining the key institutional and operational issues currently surrounding access, participation and success in UK universities, and exploring the implications of recent and upcoming changes in the sector.
You will walk away with the insight and tactical information you need to successfully plan and manage your institutional strategy.
Parental Engagement in Children’s Learning: Narrowing the Achievement Gap | 21 November 2018 | Central London
Parent engagement in the educational development of their children improves attainment more than any other single factor.
This workshop will demonstrate how schools can actively engage with parents and communities to support learning in the home. Based on a solid research base, Dr Goodall will explore how parents and society need to reconsider their own educational opportunities, regardless of background, and provides lots of practical suggestions of how to do so.
Next steps for widening access to further and higher education in Scotland: strengthening pathways, admissions and student support | 28 November 2018 | Central Edinburgh
This Scotland Policy Conference focuses specifically on issues in Scotland, but I thought that the content might still be of interest to you or others in your organisation – so please do pass this information to colleagues as appropriate, and we would be grateful to receive their contact details if this is possible.
NNECL annual conference, Conference theme: Wellbeing and Belonging | 28 November 2018 | University of Birmingham
The theme of this year’s conference is Wellbeing and Belonging.
Higher Education Data Conference | 29 November 2018 | Central London
Building on last year’s great success, this pivotal conference will go one step further in assessing how best to manage, analyse and protect data effectively following the implementation of GDPR, and examine how others are successfully utilising the latest data innovations to enhance the student experience.
Improving provision for care leavers: multi-agency working, implementing the local offer and progression into training, further education and employment | 8 January 2019 | Central London
This Westminster Education Forum seminar will examine the priorities for improving provision for care leavers in England.
It is bringing together policymakers with stakeholders in local authorities and more widely to assess the development of a multi-agency approach in supporting care leavers.