Access Academy Training: Key skills for widening access (part I) – Theory
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
This two-part course is intended for practitioners who are relatively new to access and outreach work and who would welcome the opportunity to reflect systematically on their practice and enhance their skills. It will consist of two hands-on sessions to explore the core skills for successful access and outreach work. Participants will be able to use the course to refresh and re-invigorate their outreach plans.
Session 1, on 26 January 2017, will focus on the history of, and theories behind widening access. Steve Kendall and Martin Webster (NEON) will deliver the session, bringing with them decades of widening access experience and knowledge.
By the end of the session participants will:
- Understand the political context for widening access;
- Have an overview of how widening access has developed in the UK;
- Developed an awareness of different theories behind inequalities in education;
- Explored the key reasons for unequal access to higher education;
- Appreciate the need for an evidence based approach to widening access activities and the importance of monitoring and evaluation.
While we welcome bookings for individual sessions, we highly recommend booking on to both of the sessions to avoid disappointment.
Please note that session 2 of this course is scheduled for 27 April 2017.