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Access to higher education and student success summit 2018

21 Nov 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
20 Tavistock Square 
United Kingdom

Join us at this national one-day conference organised in partnership with Action on Access, where we will examine the key institutional and operational issues surrounding access, participation and success in UK universities, and explore the implications of recent and upcoming changes. You will walk away with the insight and tactical information you need to successfully plan and manage your institutional strategy.

Why should you attend?

As part of this year's conference we will look at the Office for Students' work as it seeks faster progress from the sector towards real equality of opportunity across access, participation, attainment, the student experience, and student outcomes.

The conference will give you the opportunity to receive up-to-date briefing on the current issues surrounding access, participation and student success, and to discuss the implications and how to successfully navigate the numerous sector changes still to come.

Throughout the day we will examine a range of themes, including but not limited to:

  • Access and Participation Plans – where are we and what's to come?
  • Understanding and adapting to the changing regulatory landscape
  • Tackling ethnicity attainment gaps
  • Re-attracting mature students
  • Discussion and review of successful university case studies
  • Engaging in meaningful and effective collaboration
  • Engaging students

The programme will include keynote lectures, panel discussions and breakout sessions, giving delegates the opportunity to listen to, learn from and engage with speakers and colleagues. 

Who should attend?

This conference is essential for staff who have responsibility for or play a part in improving attainment, retention and student success. Relevant job titles include

  • Manager/Director of Widening Participation
  • Head of/Director Partnership 
  • Head of/Director Recruitment and Outreach
  • Manager/Director Teaching and Learning
  • Director/Head of Student Engagement
  • Director/Head of Fair Access 
  • Director/Head of Planning and Strategy 

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Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

Nuzhat Fatima

Nuzhat Fatima

Events Assistant
Universities UK

Hazel Kwatia

Hazel Kwatia

Senior Events Officer
Universities UK


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