Access Academy Training: Using data to shape best practice (In partnership with UCAS)

Access Academy Training

  • Date


  • Location/Venue

      Central London

  • Time

      12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NEON, in partnership with UCAS, presents a half-day training course on how to best use data in support of widening participation. The training event is accessible to practitioners from all levels of experience and will feature brief sessions from our experts, followed by an engaging panel discussion with the opportunity for Q&As from attendees.

Dr. Graeme Atherton is the Director of the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), a national organisation supporting those involved in widening access to higher education and social mobility throughout the student lifecycle.

Seth Fleet is the Principal Analyst within the Analysis and Research business unit at UCAS. He leads on the development and running of UCAS’s STROBE service, and has a background in the evaluation of widening participation activities.

Jo McNeil is the Fair Access in Admissions Manager at the University of Liverpool and as part of her PhD is leading a pilot using contextual data in admissions.

Event Programme
12:00 – 12:45 Registration and Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 Short welcome address from the speakers
1:00 – 2:15 UCAS Session: ‘Supporting Widening Participation Through the Provision of Data and Analysis’
2:15 – 3:00 University of Liverpool: ‘Widening Participation in Admissions, Changing Mindsets’
3:00 – 3:15 Break for tea and coffee
3:15 – 4:00 NEON Session: ‘Access to Higher Education in England: State of the Nation’
4:00 – 5:00 Panel discussion