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Collaborative partnerships for Higher Education access and success: Lessons from the sector

19 Jun 2019, 09:30 - 16:30
Woburn House
20 Tavistock Square
WC1H 9HQ, London


This conference, in partnership with Action on Access, will explore the value and importance of collaborative partnership working in Higher Education: its working styles; the creation of new and vital partnerships to support access and participation; and discuss case studies and initiatives which highlight collaborative and partnership working from a policy research and practice perspective.

Why should you attend?

The event will illuminate and illustrate to delegates examples of best practice, as part of a broader discuss into why and how collaboration and partnership works. It will in turn constructively examine and explore why collaborative partnership has so much to offer to widening participation and social mobility, and to Higher Education more widely. Speakers will include:

Speakers at the conference will include:

  • Professor John Storan, Director, Continuum, UEL, and Director, Action on Access, who will chair the event.
  • Nicola Turner MBE, Head of Sector Practice at Office for Students.
  • Gerard Lerpiniere, Director, LEAPS, on regional collaboration between universities and local authorities in Edinburgh and the Lothians with schools to raise awareness of the opportunities offered by Higher Education.
  • Scott McKenzie, Head of Widening Participation and Community Outreach at Cardiff University, on the First Campus project that aims to engage young people aged 10 to 16 years, and adults 21 and over with no Higher Education qualifications.
  • Sharon Woodward-Baker, Programme Manager, National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), on working with South Yorkshire Further Education Colleges and Schools.
  • Mike Garnock-Jones, Director of the Higher Education Progression Partnership (HEPP).
  • Helen Hall, UK Recruitment & Partnerships Director, Oxford Brookes University.
  • Professor Rob Cuthbert, Joint Managing Partner, Practical Academics, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Management, University of the West of England and Editor, SRHE News.
  • Barbara Herring, Senior Project Manager, Realising Opportunities, Newcastle University.

Who should attend?

This event is recommended for everyone who works on or is interested in issues surrounding social mobility in higher education. Possible job titles include:

  • Manager/Director of Widening Participation
  • Head/Director of Partnerships
  • Head/Director of Recruitment and Outreach
  • Manager/Director for Teaching and Learning
  • Director/Head of Student Engagement
  • Director/Head of Fair Access 
  • Director/Head of Planning and Strategy 
  • Partnership Officer
  • Outreach Officer
  • Social Mobility Officer
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information, tel: 020 7419 5412; email: esther.dudley@universitiesuk.ac.uk.

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Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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