Improving access and outreach programmes for disabled learners

Access Academy Training

  • Date

    10/12/2020

  • Time

    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 the day 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
Agenda
TimeSession
10.00Opening
10.05Introductions
10.25Why do we need to support disabled learners to access HE?
11.00Break
11.10What do students say?
12.00Lunch
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?
15.50-16.00Close

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.

Presenters
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

 

Price
Membership organisation rate: £99
Non-member organisation rate: £159
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