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Access to HE Conference

Access to HE for Mature Learners: Recruitment, Progression, Success

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Venue: Royal Over-seas League, 5 Park Place, St James’s, London, SW1A 1LR. View map.

For over 30 years, the Access to HE Diploma has supported the widening participation agenda by creating life-changing opportunities for mature learners and those from non-traditional backgrounds. Our conference this year focuses on the key themes of recruitment, progression and success. We will be examining key issues related to these themes and exploring solutions to ensure the qualification continues to provide an alternative route back into learning, on to higher education and through to employment.

Please take a look at a video of last years' event:

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Professor Les Ebdon, Director of Fair Access to Higher Education, OFFA
  • Peter Mayhew-Smith, Group Principal and CEO, South Thames Colleges Group
  • Julie Farmer, Farmer Associates and OCN London Trustee

Programme

9:30 Refreshments, networking opportunity and exhibition
10:00 Welcome and introduction to the day
Mark Malcomson, Principal of City Literary Institute and Chair of OCN London
Jacquie Mutter, Chief Executive, OCN London
10:15 Keynote Speaker
Professor Les Ebdon, Director of Fair Access, OFFA
10:45 The Value of Access to HE Diplomas in the FE Curriculum
Peter Mayhew-Smith, Group Principal and CEO, South Thames Colleges Group
11:15 Workshop sessions
A Innovation in delivering Access to support widening participation
B Recruitment and retention of Access to HE learners
C Effective assessment strategies to improve achievement
12:20 The Access to HE Diploma and Widening Participation – what does the future hold?
Julie Farmer, Farmer Associates and OCN London Trustee
12:45 Lunch and networking opportunity
2:00 Presentation of the Michael Sargent Bursary Awards
2:45 Workshop sessions
D Developing provision and facilities in health and social care
E Preparing mature learners for higher education
F Effective assessment strategies to improve achievement
3:50 Conference closing session
Jacquie Mutter, CEO, OCN London
4:00 Networking opportunity

Who should attend?

  • Access teachers and managers in colleges
  • HE admission tutors and academic staff in universities and other HEIs
  • Quality managers in FE and HE
  • Widening participation officers in FE and HE
  • People working in the wider FE/HE field – researchers, academics, policy makers and curriculum managers.
  • Organisations and charities concerned with opening up opportunities for people from non-traditional education backgrounds.

Prices

Early bird rates (available until 20th October 2017)

OCN London members (registered centres)

£100.00

All other delegates :

£130.00

Standard rate

OCN London members (registered centres)

£125.00

All other delegates :

£160.00

Special offer – book two places and get the third free!*

To take up this offer contact Michelle Wood (m.wood@ocnlondon.org.uk).

* Please note bookings will be charged at the standard rate. 



Price: £130.00
Members Price: £100.00 Book Now!
Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017

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