Supporting BTEC Students Meeting

NEON Working Groups

  • Date


  • Time

      2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Working Group focuses on sharing ideas and existing practice around supporting BTEC students, as well as research being undertaken in this space, and hope that this will lead to a more joined up approach across the sector.

This Working Group is organised by Lancaster University.

The meeting will be held online on Tuesday 5th October from 2pm to 4pm.

Please register to receive the log in details and to be able to access the meeting.


14:00 pmWelcome and introductionsChris Bayes, Group Chair
14:05 pmUpdate from Pearson – including details of the SFCA petition, #ProtectStudentChoice


Ria Bhatta, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Pearson
14:30 pmGroup Breakout sessions:


1)      An opportunity to brainstorm ideas and ways to raise awareness of the SFCA petition and how the NEON Group (NEON are a coalition partner) can support this.

2)      What do members want from the Group moving forward?

Groups led by


Chris Bayes

Becky Foster (UEA)

Becca Sykes (University of Leeds)

Dr Alex Blower (Arts University Bournemouth)

14:45Feedback from Group discussionsEach Group lead to feed back


14:50 pmBREAK 
15:00 pmGuest speakers: Introducing the ‘Skills to Succeed at University: MOOC’Dan Bond and Matt Elliot (University of Leeds)


15:30 pmDiscussion around institutional views on T levels and what the plans are for recruitment, retention and student success 
15:45 pmAOB & Next meeting detailsChris Bayes, Group Chair
16:00 pmMeeting close