NEON regrets to inform its members that we are postponing this year’s Summer Symposium until further notice. We had been hoping that the event might be able to be held but, as the scale of the impact of COVID-19 has become apparent, postponement is the only sensible option that is open to us.
We are currently looking at other dates when the Symposium could be held. Please note, all current bookings would be honoured at this event, if a delegate who booked onto the event would like to find out more, please contact Maria-Anna Petrou.
We will updated the website with any developments – thank you.
The eighth annual NEON Summer Symposium is on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June 2020 at the University of Exeter.
The 2019 event had over 250 delegates attend from across the country, making it the most well-attended to date.
We will examine the priority placed on involving students, both prospective and existing, in the design, delivery and evaluation of widening access & participation at the strategic and operational level. How can we ensure more effective, equal partnership with the beneficiaries of widening access initiatives and that the student voice becomes a key part of the work which is carried out across the whole student lifecycle?
During the two days, we will be discussing the importance of partnership working in order to both widen access to higher education (HE) and to support students from under-represented groups through HE into employment. We will hear from key figures from the education sector talking about why the student voice is important, and we will discuss the challenges of engaging students in a productive way that enhances the work we do and ensures that their needs are being met.
The event brings together key figures from across the education sector, policymakers, employers and organisations committed to social mobility through widening access to HE – making the Summer Symposium the most important event for those working in the field.