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The Widening Participation Conference 2020 will explore the next steps for all higher education institutions in supporting high quality strategies and targeted interventions which reduce access gaps and widen participation in higher education for disadvantaged students.

Attendees will gain key insights from policy experts and leading practitioners to evaluate how all institutions can enhance their outreach and engagement activities, eliminate barriers to entry for under-represented students and support the delivery of high impact Access and Participation Plans.

Reasons to Attend

the next steps for the higher education sector in meeting the Office for Student’s targets to eliminate equality gaps in entry within 20 years

key insights on designing and executing a high impact Access and Participation Plan in line with OfS expectations

the future of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) and how it will expand for underrepresented groups

how institutions can enhance sustained outreach and engagement activities to maximise outcomes

solutions for overcoming barriers to entering elite universities for disadvantaged students

evidence-based solutions tackle progression gaps and embed social mobility within the student experience

how institutions can design teaching and learning provision to support the transition to university

with leaders from across the higher education sector working to enhance social mobility

This Conference is specifically designed for the Higher Education sector. Those in attendance will include:
  • Heads of Widening Participation
  • Widening Participation Managers
  • Access Managers
  • Heads of Outreach
  • Outreach Officers
  • Directors of Admissions
  • Admissions Coordinators
  • Directors of Student Recruitment
  • Student Recruitment Managers
    Retention Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Deans
  • Associate Deans
  • Pro Vice-Chancellors