NEON is pleased to announce that our annual Summer Symposium will take place on the 16th and 17th of June at Keele University.
2022 Summer Symposium will mark 10 years since NEON was founded in 2012. As with any other organisation a 10th birthday provides an opportunity both to reflect and look forward. At our 10th symposium the theme will be what success means in terms of widening access and participation in higher education.
The conference will focus on initiatives and activities that have had clear, measurable impact over the last 10 years as well as those which consider what constitutes success for learners, schools, colleges, universities and policy makers. The government seeks to ‘reboot’ widening access work and place a stronger emphasis on ensuring learners from under-represented groups achieve good graduate outcome. This is the time for those in the widening access community to put forward their vision of success and help shape the discussion for the Office for Students, universities and the government regarding what widening access work should look like over the next 10 years of NEON’s like and what it should be striving to achieve.
Bringing together key figures from across the education sector, policymakers and employers with organisations from across sectors committed to social mobility through widening access to HE, thus NEON’s Summer Symposium will be the most important event for those working in the field in 2022.
For more details, to book your place and information on our call for paper, please click here: https://www.educationopportunities.co.uk/events/summer-symposium-2022/
Book before Thursday 14th of April to make sure you receive an “early bird booking rate”.
I look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 NEON Summer Symposium.