Improving access and outreach programmes for disabled learners

Access Academy Training

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      10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Supporting disabled students to succeed in higher education remains prominent on the HE policy agenda. However, the journey to HE begins well before entry and it is crucial that HE providers work with schools, colleges and other stakeholders to ensure that learners with disabilities receive bespoke support to enable them to progress to HE at the pre-entry stage.

During this online event delegates will:

  • Consider how institutions can support the progression of disabled learners into HE
  • Consider the challenges for disabled learners to progress to HE and identify strategies to overcome these
  • Discuss the transition to online delivery and other practical elements for consideration
  • Developing an action plan for working with disabled learners
  • Opportunity to network with other widening access professionals
10.25Why do we need to support disabled learners to access HE?
11.10What do students say?
13.30Case Study: STAART University of Greenwich
14.15What do we need to consider?
15.35Action plan – what are you going to do following today?

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

Spaces at this event are strictly limited so early booking is advised.

Jamie Bytheway, Operations Manager, GM Higher

Melanie Thorley, Disability Project Officer and *AccessAbility Project Co-ordinator, University of Greenwich

Alexander Hall, Student Recruitment & Widening Participation Coordinator, The University of Manchester
Hannah Barton, Outreach and Widening Participation Officer, University of Salford
Sam Wade, Widening Participation Officer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Danielle Mannion, Outreach Project Manager, University of Bolton
George Kenyon, Outreach Hub Assistant, Manchester Metropolitan University


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Non-member organisation rate: £159
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