Addressing Differential Outcomes for Widening Access Learners
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The recent report from the Office for Students (OfS), “Access and participation resources – Findings from the data: sector summary” still reveals stark differences in outcomes between different groups of students.
- There is a 9.6 percentage gap in attainment between the most and the least represented groups.
- There is a 6 percentage point gap in the progression rate to highly skilled employment (or further study) between full time undergraduate students in the most and least represented groups.
- There is a 20 percentage point gap in attainment between full time undergraduate white and black students.
- There is a 4.7 percentage point gap in the progression rate to highly skilled employment (or further study) between full time undergraduate white and black students.
Other gaps also persist and the Office for Students have made it clear they wish to see these gaps eliminated and this has become a priority for higher education institutions.
This event will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers to understand the reasons that lie behind these differential educational and employment outcomes and help inform approaches to eliminate them.
Keynote speakers include:
- William Rimington, Foresight and Insight team, Office for Students
- Elaine Boyes, Executive Director, AGCAS
- John Craven, Chief Executive, upReach
- Professor Sherria Hoskins, Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Health, University of Portsmouth
- Michelle Morgan, Higher Education Consultant
- Sukhi Bath, Head of Student Success Projects and Co-Lead BAME Awarding project, UCL
- Dr Caroline Wilson, Associate Professor, Office of Teaching and Learning, Coventry University
- Peter Riley, Head of Widening Participation and Helen Lord, Transition and Peer Support Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Dr Gurnam Singh, Associate Professor of Attainment, Coventry University
- Beth Craigie, Policy Advisor to Vice-Chancellor and Nikki Anghileri, Head of Widening Participation (Student Lifecycle), St Mary’s University
During the event, delegates will:
• Understand the current position with regards to differential attainment and progression.
• Engage with policy makers and consider how they will support the sector.
• Discuss strategies to address differential outcomes.
• Reflect on the use of data and the intersectionality of different factors that have an impact.
• Consider the role of teaching, learning and assessment in reducing attainment gaps.
• Share best practice to inform future approaches.
This event is suitable for:
• Vice-Chancellors and other members of Senior Management Teams;
• Heads of Equality and Diversity and members of their team;
• Heads of Careers and members of their teams
• Heads of Widening Access/Widening Participation;
• Heads of academic subjects;
• Other higher education professionals with an interest in attainment and progression.
Places are strictly limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.
This event will be taking place online.
Membership organisation rate: £99
Non-member organisation rate: £159
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