Mature Learners Working Group

  • Date

    15/10/2018

  • Location/Venue

    University of Leicester

  • Time

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Working Group is organised by the University of Leicester.

In the next few years the number of 17-18 year olds will drop and focus on recruitment of mature learners into HE will become key. There has a been a recent fall in participation from mature learners in FE and HE due to funding changes and a lack of support. We need to underline the importance of mature learners and their journeys into HE to shape and support their development.

This working group is envisaged as a basis from which to develop a practitioner-led network of partnerships between FE providers, HEIs, Access course providers and other agencies.

The working group will create a guide to best practice across the sector from pre-entry information, advice and guidance to employability following graduation.