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Establishing an effective mentoring scheme | 4 December 2018 | Central London
The National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) are holding a one day training event, ‘Establishing an effective mentoring scheme’, on Tuesday 4th December in Central London as part of their on-going series of Access Academy training events.
HE Lifelong Learning in Ireland Network conference: Transitions: Lifelong Learning and Higher Education | 7 December 2018 | Maynooth University, Ireland
Education is a highly personalised yet social phenomenon. Learning spans the lifetime of every individual and the contexts in which learning takes place cannot be separated from the influences of political, social and ever more increasingly economic concerns. The conflation of learning, education, school and college has gone largely unexamined alongside the reductionist idea that ‘being educated’ is good if for no other reason than the financial benefit to the individual of becoming a ‘high earner’.
This conference ask some difficult questions of the whole landscape of the formal education system and posit an alternative vision through the lens of Lifelong Learning of how things might be better achieved below the surface of mere custom and acceptance of the unreflected assumed norm.
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.
Working in Partnership Across the Education System to Improve Social Mobility | 16 January 2019 | Central London
In light of the growing attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers, it is imperative that all educational leaders and stakeholders across sectors take proactive steps to tackle educational inequality.
With this in mind, you are invited to meet with social mobility and inclusion experts from education institutions, local councils and charities to explore how to work across sectors to successfully support the government’s latest strategies for improving social mobility throughout the education process.
Rethinking curriculum design: building opportunities for credit transfer/RPL and inclusivity | 25 January 2019 | Central London
This one-day conference features speakers from QAA, the Universities of Strathclyde, Chester and Brighton, and the Open University. A programme can be downloaded here.
Priorities for student mental health: developing the new University Mental Health Charter, facilitating the school-university transition and improving co-ordination between support providers | 28 January 2019 | Central London
This timely conference will examine the priorities for student mental health – assessing mental health provision currently available to students at university and discussing next steps to improve support.
Addressing attainment gaps in HE: What can be done? | 30 January 2019 | Central London
There are stark gaps in attainment between different groups of students. Research has often focused upon the gap between certain ethnic groups and this has become a vital area for higher education institutions to address. More recently the gaps in attainment, and future earnings, for those from lower social classes has been highlighted.
NEON are holding this event to bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers to discuss the importance of understanding these gaps and the steps that can be taken to eliminate them in the future.
Addressing the challenges of evaluating WP initiatives | 28 February 2019 | Milton Keynes
The Open University, and Queen’s University Belfast widening participation teams, with the support
of the Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE), are hosting this one-day event which seeks
to address some of the challenges HE providers are facing in evaluating their widening participation
initiatives, and to explore some of the alternative evaluation methods being adopted.
This workshop will be of interest to:
• Academics and practitioners working in widening participation (WP);
• Research and evaluation officers;
• Policy-makers and those responsible for developing Access and Participation Plans.
Next steps for widening participation in higher education – developing collaboration between schools and universities, supporting disadvantaged groups and key priorities following the OfS review | 12 March 2019 | Central London
This timely seminar will examine the next steps for widening participation in higher education.
It will be an opportunity to discuss the ongoing review by Office for Students (OfS) of its approach to fair access and participation in higher education, including issues around implementation and funding – and measures that could be taken towards universities that do not go far enough with their Access and Participation Plans (APPs).
The seminar will also follow the expected publication of the Government’s interim report on post-18 education and funding, which will have key implications for strategies aimed at widening participation.
Lifelong Learning and Innovation | 10-12 April 2019 | Telford Innovation Campus
Annual conference, details to follow!