NEON Symposium 2024
NEON would like to invite the submission of research papers and examples of best practice for the NEON Summer Symposium 2024. The event is now in its 12th year and regularly attracts over 200 delegates. This year our two-day event will be held on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of June at the University of West London.
The theme of the 2024 Symposium will be ‘Inequalities in access and success in higher education – the next 5 years’. The next year will see a general election, over 400 higher education providers in England having new access and participation plans agreed by the Office for Students, the launch of the new Commission for Tertiary Education and Research in Wales and a decision on the future of the Uni-Connect programme in England and the development of a new funding model for post-school education provision in Scotland.
It will shape the future path for this area of work to 2030. The symposium will focus on the ideas, the initiatives, innovation and strategies that will support students from all background who have the aspiration and aptitude to progress and succeed in higher education. It will bring together the key stakeholders and leaders from across the UK alongside those taking forward the most innovative practice. Key themes will include:
We are seeking research papers/best practice examples that focus on the above theme and investigate the following:
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 2024-25.
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.
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