NEON Summer Symposium – Call for Papers
NEON would like to invite the submission of research papers and examples of best practice for the NEON Summer Symposium 2016. This year our two day event will be held at the University of Leicester on June 9th & 10th and will focus upon
‘Rethinking Widening Access: How do we improve student outcomes across the lifecycle?’
We are seeking research papers/best practice examples that focus on all areas of improving outcomes with regards to widening access practice throughout the student lifecycle. More general papers covering any area of access practice are also welcome.
We will seek to combine papers into interesting and stimulating sessions, the outcomes of which will be captured by NEON and used to inform our agenda going forward into 2015-16. We are currently in discussions with a publisher to collate a selection of papers into a book for publication in 2017.
Presenting at the NEON Summer Symposium will have a tangible outcome for presenters i.e.:
- Informing the agenda and work of NEON
- Inclusion in the NEON Resource Room
- Possible inclusion in the 2017 publication
We would particularly be keen to accept papers/proposals in the following areas:
- Networks of Collaborative Outreach – developing sustainable models
- Measuring the impact of widening access work across the student lifecycle
- Constructing and delivering Access Agreements
- Strategic approaches to widening access across the student lifecycle
Pre-entry and transition:
- Improving attainment in schools and colleges
- Helping prospective students to make informed choices in higher education
- Facilitating progression of under represented groups to higher education
- New routes into HE and Higher level apprenticeships
The undergraduate experience:
- Higher Education and Further Education
- Supporting learners with alternative qualification
- Innovations in learning and teaching in working with students from under-represented groups
- The use of data to support innovations in student retention and success
- Supporting care leavers through higher education
- Inclusive learning and teaching for students with disabilities
- Using technology to improve student outcomes for those from under represented groups
- Improving student outcomes for learners from BAME backgrounds
- Student services and improving student outcomes
- Discipline based approaches to improving outcome of students from under represented groups
- University careers provision and widening access work
- Working with undergraduate students to improve degree outcomes and employability
- Widening access to postgraduate studies
Papers will be between 15-20 minutes length allowing time for presentation and 10 minutes for further questions.
Presenters will be invited to submit full papers by 30th July to be considered for inclusion in the NEON Resource Room section of our website. We will also be selecting a number of papers for inclusion in our forthcoming book, “Widening Access Throughout The Student Lifecycle”. To be considered final versions of papers must be submitted by 30th July.
If you wish to submit a paper or workshop proposal please download and complete the pro-forma below and return to Martin Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24th 2016
The NEON Summer Symposium – the event for widening access professionals you can’t afford to miss
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Leicester for, what promises to be, an outstanding two days.