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Join us at the 9th annual Access to higher education and student success summit for 2019, dedicated to tackling issues surrounding access and participation in higher education. Featuring sector experts and seasoned practitioners, this event will provide you with the insight and practical tools you need to execute an effective strategy at your institution.
In February the then Universities Minister Chris Skidmore called for greater improvement on access, and last year the Office for Students rolled out new regulation on this topic. This conference will give you the opportunity to receive up-to-date briefings on the current issues and regulation surrounding widening participation and student success, as well as an opportunity to discuss with experts and colleagues on how best to drive student access and success.
Who should attend?
This conference is essential for staff who have responsibility for or play a part in improving attainment, retention and student success. Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend, however particularly relevant job titles include:
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Professor John Storan, Director, Continuum University of East London and Action on Access
Chris Millward, Director of Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students
Helen Thorne, Director of External Relations, UCAS
Gary Loke, Director of Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery, AdvanceHE
David Grey, Chair, UKAT
Emily McIntosh, Director of Learning, Teaching and
Student Experience, Middlesex University, London and Board Member and
Vice Chair (Research), UKAT
Emma Maslin, Widening
Participation Officer, York St John
Steve McCardle, Head of Sixth Form, Durham Johnston School
Alice McLaren, Head of Widening Participation and Outreach, University of Surrey
Gemma Standen, Outreach Officer, University of East Anglia
Nadeine Asbali, Community Engagement Coordinator, King's College London
Co-leads for the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) Students' Unions and Widening Access for Effective Partnerships Working Group.
Dr Abi James, Senior Accessibility Consultant, AbilityNet
Our speaker will discuss how accessibility of online content can either empower or impede students in reaching their full potential. She will step the audience through the key requirements of the regulations and offer tips and ideas to a) ensure that compliance is achieved and easy to monitor and b) create a culture of ‘accessibility first’ engaging hearts and minds on designing and producing online content to meet the needs of the entire student body thus providing a welcoming digital online experience for all your students regardless of disability or impairment.
Linda O'Neill, Education Lead, Centre for Excellence for children's Care and Protection, (CELCIS)
Dr Katie Ellis, Policy Advisor (Care Leaver Team), University of Sheffield
Sam Turner, Voice and Influencing Manager, Become
Our panellists will be examining the evidence on affordable widening participation schemes that universities and colleges can implement on a budget. The panel is made up of university departments, research bodies and external providers to give a well-rounded view on the most effective schemes to increase participation rates. Luke Chapman, Head of Widening Participation, Kings College London Susannah Hume, Director, TASO Richard Evans, Founder, The Profs
Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, Institute of Student Employers