Improving student retention 2018 | 12 June 2018 | Central London
This one-day UUK conference will give delegates a full understanding of the policy landscape surrounding retention, as well as the knowledge you need to approach the challenge of student retention in your own institution.
Delegates with strategic responsibility for student retention will hear from policy makers, experts in retention, and a range of best practice case studies.
Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of social reproduction and its implications for educational research | June 19 2018 | Central London
The theoretical project of the French philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has influenced many disciplines including anthropology, political science, economics and cultural studies. Driven by his heuristic thinking tools of habitus, capital and field, Bourdieu has demonstrated both the structural barriers individuals experience when attempting to enter various stages of education and also the active role the education system plays in ensuring the reproduction of social position through various mechanisms under the umbrella term ‘symbolic violence’.
To illustrate these concepts and demonstrate their utility for researchers, this SRHE session will place these in an educational context through reflecting on both Bourdieu’s own work and the recent application of his concepts from a number of projects
HERAG Thinktank 5: Advocating for race equality in higher education | 20 June 2018 | Central London
The Higher Education Race Action Group’s (HERAG’s) fifth think tank will focus on current perspectives of senior leaders on race in higher education, strategies for engagement with race equality (‘what works’), approaches to facilitate constructive conversations about race in a university setting, and how to promote institutional engagement with the Race Equality Charter.
Getting Personal: Conceptualising and Understanding Personal Tutoring | 21 June 2018 | Central London
The SRHE Student Experience network, and Raising Awareness Raising Aspiration (RARA) a project between the University Sheffield, Kings College London, and the University of Portsmouth have joined together for a one-day conference reflecting on Personal Tutoring.
The RARA project is designed to explore specifically the way in which personal tutoring can be conceptualised and delivered with a view to help support the closure of attainment gaps for students from BME and lower socio-economic backgrounds.
Supporting Disabled Students in Higher Education: Improving Access and Attainment | 26 June 2018 | Central London
With the proportion of disabled students in HE rising and direct government funding reducing, now is a critical time for HE institutions to be looking at how they support all students and create an inclusive learning environment with equality of outcome.
Join this timely Westminster Briefing on 26th June to receive an up to date brief on government plans and initiatives from the Disabled Students’ Allowances Team Leader, DfE. Hear about recent HEFCE funding increases, examine the support HEIs should be providing and learn from leading universities how inclusion can be embedded into teaching & learning practices.
Next Steps for Improving & Evaluating Outreach in Higher Education | 28 June 2018 | Central London
As the new Office for Students takes on the role of promoting and providing the opportunity of successful participation in HE to everyone who can benefit from it, attend this timely Westminster Briefing to hear the role successful outreach programmes play in achieving that goal.
Delegates will receive a full update from Richard Shiner, Head of Evidence and Effective Practice, Office for Fair Access, including the latest on the National Collaborative Outreach Programme. Up-to-date guidance on evidencing and then evaluating such provision will be presented, and you will learn from institutions that have successfully engaged with disadvantaged communities, from planning through to appraisal.
FACE 2018: Transformative Higher Education – Access, Inclusion and Lifelong Learning | 4-6 July 2018 | University of Worcester
This year’s FACE conference explores four themes:
- Transformation – Innovation and challenging approaches to widening participation in HE
- Access – Reaching wider: best practice in collaborative outreach and HE success
- Inclusion – Towards an inclusive HE system with opportunities for all
- Lifelong Learning – Institutional, National and International policy, practice and research in flexible HE learning.
Brilliant Club 2018 Conference | 13 July 2018 | Peterborough
This year’s conference theme is: Measuring Up: Research, Evidence and Urgency in University Access and Student Success.
The conference will focus on improving pupil outcomes by exploring the interaction between research and impact, facilitating the sharing of expertise and practical activity, as well as challenging the sector to consider the effectiveness of its approaches and how we can do better.