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28 Apr 2021

Next Steps in Evaluation for Uni Connect and University Outreach Providers

ONLINE (MICROSOFT TEAMS)

As the Uni Connect programmes moves forward into a new phase with a greater focus on progression into and through higher education from non-traditional routes, this event will consider how we evaluate outreach work and particularly approaches which focus on context and situated practice. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Murray Saunders, Lancaster University; Rebecca Harland, FutureHY Uni Connect; Beth Isaac, Office for Students

25 May 2021

Unequal Opportunities: Graduate Employability & Progression

ONLINE (MICROSOFT TEAMS)

Members only

The number of students progressing to graduate jobs or postgraduate study is highly differentiated by class, ethnicity and gender. Drawing on research findings, this event will describe some of the material and cultural mechanisms that maintain inequalities and explore strategies for addressing them. Confirmed Speakers: Dr Richard Waller UWE Bristol; Yasmina Mallam-Hassam, St Mary's University London; Karen Kufuor, University of Westminster

23 Jun 2021

Mature Students and Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

ONLINE (MICROSOFT TEAMS)

Members only

After many years of decline in the number of mature undergraduates, the value of participation in higher education for individuals, society and the economy has been recognised by policy makers. This event will outline some of the factors that have led to the decline in mature students, set out the recent changes in policy designed to address the issue and explore how evaluation and research can support the institutional change required to attract older learners. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Jacqueline Stevenson MBE, University of Leeds; Professor John Butcher The Open University; Navjot Kaur Virk, University of Derby; Caroline McDonald Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Jacqueline Stevenson MBE University of Leeds Professor John Butcher The Open University Navjot Kaur Virk, University of Derby Caroline McDonald, Birkbeck, University of London; Paula Shaw, Associate Professor of Online Learning, University of Derby