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7 July 2016


AccessHE Conference 2016: Students at the Heart of Social Mobility


This conference will focus on the key issues facing Higher education institutions (HEIs), schools, colleges and the voluntary sector in aiming to widening access to higher education in London. The Prime Minister has set a target to double participation in HE by those from the lowest participation areas by 2020. The government is investing £90m in the next two years in achieving this target. How can London contribute to this goal? What are the specific challenges and opportunities for the capital? How will these new funds benefit London?

Workshops and presentations will cover topics such as:

  • Supporting the success of BAME learners
  • How to create school and HE partnerships in London
  • Access to the creative arts
  • Launch of the AccessHE Student Advisory Group ‘Helping Students to Succeed’ manifesto.

Speakers will include:

  • Wes Streeting MP, Ilford North
  • Sir Simon Hughes, Head of Public Affairs, The Open University
  • Sarah Howls, Head of Student Opportunity, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
  • Professor Julius Weinberg, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University

AccessHE would like to extend an invite to people from across the educational sector to attend this important event.

Please see a draft programme here.

The Conference will be held at a Central London venue and will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm. This will be followed by a drinks reception from 4.30 – 6.15pm.

There are a limited number places available. To book, please fill out the booking form below.

Attendance for delegates is FREE and booking will close at 5pm on 22 June 2016

If you have any questions please contact Guy Cowen-Hutton at guy.cowen-hutton@londonhigher.ac.uk or on 020 7391 0687.

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