Transitions and Transformations: New Opportunities for a 21st Century Education?

Date: 16th September 2021


Please note this event is for Members only

NERUPI Convention

Wednesday 15th to Thursday 16th September 2021 - Online

The NERUPI Convention 2021 will take place over two days and will run as an online event. It is free to staff at NERUPI member organisations.

Forgotten to register for the Convention? Email We will get you booked on if we can but this may not be possible at this late date. Presentation recordings will be available to NERUPI members after the event.

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We are also pleased to announce eleven sessions led by NERUPI Members, who will present their latest WP initiatives and evaluation approaches.

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.

Pre-Reading Suggestions

Higher Education and social inequalities: university admissions, experiences and outcomes - Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram and Michael R. M. Ward, 2017

Doing equity and diversity for success in higher education: redressing structural inequalities in the academy - Edited by Dave Thomas and Jason Arday (2021)