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17 June 2019


AccessHE event – The London Factor: the Future of Access and Participation in the Capital


AccessHE is pleased to announce the programme for our free 2019 conference, The London Factor: the Future of Access and Participation in the Capital, which is taking place on Monday 17th June 2019.

With the higher education sector preparing for the funding changes widely expected to be announced by the Augar review, and policymakers demanding new approaches to university admissions as well as how access to HE is measured, the need for cross-sector dialogue around access and participation has arguably never been greater. Our conference, which forms part of a wider programme of events to mark the inaugural London HE Week, will look at a new emerging agenda for widening access to HE and improving student outcomes in London that can extend greater opportunities to all learners in the capital. The event will include details of the new £1m initiative to build a collaborative HE outreach hub for London, and also launch the latest AccessHE research report ‘POLAR Opposite – how to better measure access to higher education in England.

Speakers include:

– Dame Margaret Hodge, MP for Barking

– Sir Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Twickenham

– Professor Peter John, Vice-Chancellor, University of West London

– James Lee, Principal Policy Office for Skills and Employment, Greater London Authority

The full programme for the event can be found here. It is being held at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL. The venue is a short walk from Kings Cross St Pancras and a map is available here. It is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

Places at the event are strictly limited so please book now by emailing Richard Boffey, Deputy Head of AccessHE at richard.boffey@londonhigher.ac.uk.

We have been really encouraged by the levels of interest so far, with confirmed attendees from a range of different sectors. We do hope you can join on the 17th and help to shape the future of access and participation in London.