Where to now for outreach? Innovation and impact of Covid 19 on widening access to HE work in 2020-21
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The impact of Covid-19 has meant that Higher Education (HE) providers and Uni Connect partnerships have had to rapidly re-purpose their work to mainly virtual forms to reach learners and support schools and colleges. However, as we look forward to 2020-2021, what does this mean for widening access to higher education work going forward?
NEON is holding a second FREE online summit to highlight the work that has been done to adapt to the challenges of Covid-19 so far by the national widening access community and what new resources and projects have been developed. It will also look forward at what should priorities be for outreach work in and how we can work with schools and colleges in 2020-21.
Speakers at the event include:
- Michelle Donelan MP, Minister of State for Universities
- Sander Kristel, Chief Operations Officer, UCAS
- Leora Cruddas, Chief Executive, Confederation of School Trusts
- Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students
- Jan Parnell, Assistant Director of Education, Hammersmith & Fulham Council
- Richard Boffey, Deputy Head, AccessHE
- Cat Turhan, Policy Analyst, The Russell Group
- Matt Waddup, National Head of Policy and Campaigns, University and College Union
- Sam Bailey, Outreach Evaluation & Impact Coordinator, Imperial College London
- Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, NEON
- Sir Les Ebdon, Chair of NEON
It is crucial that we work together to support learners from widening access backgrounds as it is the learners we serve that stand to lose out from the disruption caused by Covid-19.