Working with parents to widen access to higher education

Access Academy Training

  • Date


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    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

It is universally recognised that parents and carers play a key role in influencing the future aspirations and pathways of young people. Often advice given to young people will be potentially out of date and possibly ill informed. Therefore parental engagement has a key role to play in widening participation. This course will:

  • Help participants to appreciate the impact of parents and carers in future career choices
  • Investigate how an individual’s own educational experience may impact upon the information, advice and guidance (IAG) that they impart
  • Draw on the experiences of participants to consider and understand the challenges in effectively engaging parents/carers in widening participation activities
  • Critically evaluate a number of strategies for parental/carer engagement and develop an understanding of the types of activities that could work best in their own institution
  • Devise a series of activities to be delivered within their own institution, organisation or Uni Connect


Who should apply?
NEON’s Access Academy Training sessions are designed to be applicable to practitioners, academics and researchers from HEIs, FECs, Uni Connect partnerships and third sector organisations.

Time: 9.30am registration, 10am start until 4pm
Location: London, 9 minute walk from King’s Cross Station

Please note, that due to covid-19, it may be necessary to hold some of these events online – we will try and let delegates know if there are any changes, as soon as possible.

Membership organisation rate: £169
Non-member organisation rate: £259
If you are unsure if your organisations is a NEON member, please check here.

Martin Webster, Operational Consultant, NEON

Quote from previous Access Academy Training:
‘Lots of information – useful talking to others practitioners about their work too.’
‘Every aspect of the session was relevant and useful…’
‘Networking with others and sharing best practice’