Access Academy Training – Evaluating Outreach Work (Session 4)

Access Academy Training

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      9:30 am - 4:00 pm

For both policy makers and practitioners alike, evaluation of outreach activities remains key. It helps us understand the nature, and type, of activities that will best facilitate the transition to higher education for those from underrepresented groups. It is not however a straight forward process and brings its own set of challenges. Many practitioners feel in need of continued support to improve their own policies and practice in this area of widening access.


NEON are delighted to continue its programme of four full day training sessions around the evaluation of widening access activities. The events will be facilitated by Dr Graeme Atherton (Director, NEON & Head, AccessHE) and have been designed to cover key elements of the evaluation process.

These training sessions are available to both NEON members and non-members. NEON members can book the whole programme of four sessions at a discounted rate of £499 (38% discount) by completing the booking form at the bottom of this page.


Regrettably, it is not possible to book on to individual sessions. Delegates must book the complete four session suite.


The dates of the sessions are:

Session 1: Setting the evaluation strategy – Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Session 2: Collecting information – Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Session 3: Analysing information – Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Session 4: Making an impact – Wednesday, 1 May 2019


Time: 9.30am registration, 10am start until 4pm

Location: London, 8 minute walk from London King’s Cross station or a 6 minutes on a bus


Who should apply?

NEON’s Access Academy Training sessions are designed to be applicable to practitioners, academics and researchers from HEIs, FECs, NCOPs and third sector organisations.



Membership organisation rate: £149 each session – discounted rate of £499 (38% discount)

Non-member organisation rate: £199 each session – £796



Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, NEON

Graeme studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Trinity College Oxford and has been working in the field of education research and management since 1995. After 6 years leading Aimhigher work in London, he founded and now leads both AccessHE and NEON in the UK. Graeme holds Visiting Professorships at London Metropolitan University and Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is a member of the European Access Network (EAN) Board and has produced over 120 conference papers, and publications.