Summer Symposium 2020
We will examine the priority placed on involving students, both prospective and existing, in the design, delivery and evaluation of widening access & participation at the strategic and operational level. How can we ensure more effective, equal partnership with the beneficiaries of widening access initiatives and that the student voice becomes a key part of the work which is carried out across the whole student lifecycle?
During the two days, we will be discussing the importance of partnership working in order to both widen access to higher education (HE) and to support students from under-represented groups through HE into employment. We will hear from key figures from the education sector talking about why the student voice is important, and we will discuss the challenges of engaging students in a productive way that enhances the work we do and ensures that their needs are being met.
We are seeking research papers/best practice examples that focus on the above theme. 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 2020-21.
We would particularly be keen to receive paper proposals which focus on students and how their relationship perspectives, experiences and skills but will consider proposals on all aspect of access and participation. We would also really welcome papers that evaluate the effectiveness and/or impact of access and participation initiatives using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Paper presentations should be between 15-20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes allocated for further questions.
Please note: all presenters of the Summer Symposium are required to sign up as an attendee and attend the two day conference – click here to book.
The NEON Summer Symposium – the event for widening access professionals you can’t afford to miss