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Please get in touch if you have an event your organisation would like to be promoted or if you have an idea for an event that our practitioners would be interested in

Connect with Coffee

As we continue to work remotely, we realise that our opportunities to meet, network, share news and practice or just say “hello” – in the train, corridor, coffee queue or water cooler – are limited. To address this in some way, we are holding SCAPP Connect with Coffee events which will give you a chance to meet new colleagues, or catch up with existing ones.

We begin each event with a short ice breaker or presentation by a colleague on a topic of interest – e.g. hobby or interest, their career journey through WP – followed by an opportunity to meet for 20-25 minutes with someone attending the event too.

Coffee Connect normally takes place on the last working day of each month from 11am – 12pm.

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Brunch and Blether

Join us for our first Brunch and Blether event lead by Hub for Success, SCAPP and Hub partners –

Be Curious? Pocket-sized guide to Practice with Care-Experienced Students Practice Wednesday 24 March 2021  9.30 am – 11am

An ideal way to start your working day. Brunch and Blether events will bring WP practitioners together to discuss a topic, learn about practice from elsewhere and maybe provide some ideas to take back to the workplace to implement.

The topics will reflect current practice and are designed to be informative, informal and hopefully useful!

Like our Lunch and Learn events, Brunch and Blether will  normally last between 1 hour and 90 minutes with presentation (s) then opportunity to ask questions or discuss the topic under question.

If you have something that you’d like to share  and present, please get in touch at scapp@stir.ac.uk

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Lunch and Learn

Our Lunch and Learn events are designed to bring practitioners together to share practice, drawing on innovative ways that staff have developed activities for delivery to a variety of stakeholders.

The topics will reflect current practice and are designed to be informative, informal and hopefully useful!

Lunch and Learn events normally last between 1 hour and 90 minutes with presentation (s) then opportunity to ask questions or discuss the topic under question.

If you have something that you’d like to share  and present, please get in touch at scapp@stir.ac.uk

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Open University Access, Participation and Success 6th Biennial International Conference.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the OU April 2020 Conference is now taking place online and free of charge in March 2021. The conference will run from 9.15am to 12.30pm for four days from Monday 15 March to Thursday 18 March 2021. Each day will have a general theme and include a packed programme of workshops, seminars, lightning talks and posters (available to view during the breaks).

 

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World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) Seminar on Access and success at leading universities around the world taking place on Wednesday 24 March from 13.00 – 15.00.

This event is FREE and bookings are now open.
 
In late 2020 the Sutton Trust released the report ‘Room and the Top: Access at leading universities around the world’ which examined how 20 leading universities in 10 different countries are working to extend access to wider groups of students and support their success when they enter. This seminar, convened by the NEON as part of the WAHED initiative, will bring together leading universities, thought leaders and policymakers to discuss the findings of the report and its recommendations. It will ask how can universities which are seen as leading in research and scholarship either globally or in their own countries also lead on equitable access?
 
Speakers:

  • Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, WAHED

  • Khristina Gonzalez, Associate Dean of the College and Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion, Princeton University 

  • Duncan Ross, Data and Analytics Director, Times Higher Education

  • Professor Rosa Devés, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Universidad de Chile

  • Cat Turhan, Policy Analyst, Russell Group

  • Jon Beard, Director, Cambridge Admissions Office, University of Cambridge

 
For more information and to register for the event, please go to: https://worldaccesshe.com/event/access-and-success-at-leading-universities-around-the-world/
 
This is the first of a series of virtual events that we hope to convene over the course of 2021 before WAHED on 17th November 2021.

Events

Role Models in Tech

University of Stirling, Edinburgh Napier University, and Ada Scotland Festival are working with Skills Development Scotland to investigate how Education Institutions are addressing the tech gender gap.

They are collecting data about initiatives which use role models in some way  – for example, events specifically involving female staff or students, or women working in the tech industry, with the aim (or sub-aim) of inspiring girls/women to study computing/ tech.

If you’ve been involved in an initiative like this, the Role Models Team would love you to add it to their database.

They are launching their edit-a-thon on Wednesday 24th February, 4pm. If you would like to attend this, Please contact Professor Carron Shankland: carron.shankland@stir.ac.uk

If you’ve been involved in something relevant, please get in touch, whether you can come along on 24th or not.

There’s more about the project here: https://ada.scot/role-models/