FREE New Statesman & NEON Virtual Labour Conference Event

NEON Global Events

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      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As the government seemingly turns away from the goal of increasing participation in higher education, NEON has partnered with the leading political magazine the New Statesman to convene an online discussion with leading figures in the Labour Party to discuss the future of higher education participation on Thursday 24th September from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.


This event, part of the New Statesman’s virtual Labour Conference Event, will examine the arguments for widening and increasing participation in higher education in today’s political context. It will explore what current thinking is from Labour where higher education is concerned and how the widening access community can best articulate the case for their work in the light of a new government agenda, the recent admissions crisis and the ongoing impact of Covid-19.


Panel speakers include:

  • Emma Hardy MP, Shadow Minister for Further Education and Universities
  • Professor Peter John, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of West London
  • Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor, Hackney London Borough Council
  • Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
  • Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, NEON & Head, AccessHE


This important event, taking place on Thursday 24th September from 4pm to 5pm, continues NEON’s commitment to create opportunities for NEON members to have direct dialogue with policymakers. We hope as many members as possible can register and participate.

For more information and to book onto the online event, please click here.