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23 Jun 2021

Mature Students and Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

ONLINE (MICROSOFT TEAMS)

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.

25 May 2021

Unequal Opportunities: Graduate Employability & Progression

ONLINE (MICROSOFT TEAMS)

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

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

24 Mar 2021

Engaging Learners in Online Delivery

Online (Microsoft Teams)

The pandemic has forced us all explore the opportunities and challenges of online delivery, teaching and learning, generating a great deal of interest in sharing experiences about what works and what hasn’t gone so well. To support that process NERUPI is hosting another half-day session for members looking at two examples of online teaching in very different subjects but with the shared aim of encouraging active engagement in the learning process. Confirmed Speakers: Anne-Catherine Mechler, University of Bath; Dr Emma Davies, University of East London.

03 Dec 2020

Addressing the BAME Outcome Gap: the Importance of Research and Evaluation - Event 3

Online (Microsoft Teams)

​The attainment gap between students from different backgrounds has now been accepted as a real and urgent issue for the HE sector. However, strategies for addressing this remain underdeveloped and solutions are not straightforward. This will be a series of three half-day events with speakers including Dr Jason Arday, Durham University and Nona McDuff OBE, Southampton Solent University.

11 Nov 2020

Addressing the BAME Outcome Gap: the Importance of Research and Evaluation - Event 2

Online (Microsoft Teams)

​The attainment gap between students from different backgrounds has now been accepted as a real and urgent issue for the HE sector. However, strategies for addressing this remain underdeveloped and solutions are not straightforward. This will be a series of three half-day events with speakers including Dr Jason Arday, Durham University and Nona McDuff OBE, Southampton Solent University.

14 Oct 2020

Addressing the BAME Outcome Gap: the Importance of Research and Evaluation

Online (Microsoft Teams)

​The attainment gap between students from different backgrounds has now been accepted as a real and urgent issue for the HE sector. However, strategies for addressing this remain underdeveloped and solutions are not straightforward. This will be a series of three half-day events with speakers including Dr Jason Arday, Durham University and Nona McDuff OBE, Southampton Solent University.

18 Sep 2020

NERUPI Convention 2020

Online (Microsoft Teams)

2 days: 17 - 18 September 2020 . Bringing the Network together to reflect on the NERUPI Framework, evaluation, methods and practice. The main themes in 2020 are online pedagogy in widening participation, inequalities and evaluation methodology. Speakers include Diana Laurillard, UCL and Gurnam Singh, Coventry University.

22 Jul 2020

Transition to Higher Education at a Time of Change

Online event

This event will consider the emotional impact of climate change, Covid 19 and inequalities on society and young people as well as exploring the particular challenges experienced by students from under-represented groups in higher education.