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NERUPI Convention 2021: Call for Papers

Posted on: June 28, 2021

The call for papers is out now for the NERUPI Convention 2021. The deadline for proposals from our members has been extended to 15th July.

Visit the Convention page for more information and to download the Call for Papers guidance and proposal form.

The rising awareness of global issues such as climate change, the debates arising from the Black Lives Matter movement and the impact of socio-economic inequalities so starkly revealed by the Covid-19 pandemic have ignited debates about equity, culture and curriculum in education.

Online learning, teaching and student support has changed across the system, from primary to post-graduate with students facing particular pressures when making critical choices about secondary school, GCSE options, and further and higher education.

Finally, policy changes in Further and Higher Education could impact on the range of courses on offer and the way they are funded. We are living in a time of extraordinary change, but it is unclear whether this will result in greater equity in education or increased inequalities.

Join us to discuss the issues, share your work and explore ways to capture its impact. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Samina Khan, University of Oxford
  • Professor Nicola Ingram, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Chris Millward, Director for Access and Participation, Office for Students
  • Professor Marie-Pierre Moreau, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Dr Jon Rainford, the Open University
  • Dave Thomas, University of Kent

As well as the keynotes, we want to hear from our members and are therefore calling on you to get in touch with ideas for sessions on your WP projects and evaluation relevant to the convention themes.

We want you to:

  • Share your practice and research
  • Showcase the work you are doing and innovations in access, student success and graduate progression
  • Encourage exploration and discussion around widening participation initiatives
  • Tell us about evaluation of your initiatives: evaluation approaches, results, analysis and learning

Visit the Convention page for more information and to download the Call for Papers guidance and proposal form.