NEON Summer Symposium 2021
NEON would like to invite the submission of research papers and examples of best practice for the NEON Summer Symposium 2021. The event is now in its ninth year and regularly attracts over 200 delegates. This year our two-day event will be held on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of July – online. The theme will be:
“Access, Participation and the Post-Covid Tertiary System”
As the higher education system, like the rest of the world, grapples with the Covid-19 and its impact this year’s symposium will focus on the how the pandemic will interact with broader social and political trends to shape the work of those in the access and participation field. Alongside the pandemic there is a desire amongst policymakers to re-shape the curriculum at Level 3, extend provision of higher technical qualifications and reform the higher education admission system to ‘level up’ opportunities across the country. In this context the symposium will consider how access and participation work can be pivotal to enabling what could be a very different tertiary system to provide opportunities to succeed for students from all backgrounds.
We are seeking research papers/best practice examples that focus on the above theme and investigate the following:
More general papers covering any area of access & participation work are also welcome.
We will seek to combine papers into interesting and stimulating sessions, the outcomes of which will be captured by NEON and used to inform our agenda going forward into 2021-22.
Presenting at the NEON Summer Symposium will have a tangible outcome for presenters i.e.:
Paper presentations should be between 15-20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes allocated for further questions.
Please note: all presenters/speakers of the NEON Summer Symposium are required to register for the event.
The NEON Summer Symposium – the event for widening access professionals you can’t afford to miss