Thursday 29th September 2022 11am – 12pm
Start the new session and catch up with colleagues old and new for the first of our Connect with Coffee events of the new session.
Whether you can join from your organisational or home office, these are designed to enable staff to meet, share news, catch up with colleagues you might not have seen in a while or meet new colleagues you have joined the sector
To register for Connect with Coffee click here
College Development Network
Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August 2022
The theme of Virtual College Expo22 is:
Virtual College Expo22 is the most exciting professional learning event for the college sector in Scotland, offering inspirational keynotes, workshops, seminars, and panel debate.
This year we also recognise Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 as we celebrate and share student stories from across the country.
Call for session submissions is now open!
We are inviting you to share your knowledge and experience at this year’s Virtual College Expo by submitting your online session and/or students’ stories proposals.
Deadline date is Friday 25 February
Learning to ‘Level-Up’? Supporting Working-Class Boys’ Progression to Higher Education
Widening Participation Research & Practice Conference | Thursday 8th September 2022 | Arts University Bournemouth
In 2019, a review by the Office for Students of Access and Participation Plans suggested that of the 838 targets set relating to university access, success and progression by providers, only 11 gave specific mention to working-class males.
As such, Arts University Bournemouth, the University of Portsmouth and the University of Winchester are convening a free joint conference for Higher Education practitioners to explore what can be done, and how, to better support working-class boys’ educational attainment and progression to Higher Education.
Professor Nicola Ingram, Director of Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
Author of Working-class Boys and Educational Success: Teenage Identities, Masculinity and Urban Schooling, Nicola is professor of sociology of education with an interest in analysing social class based educational inequalities across the whole education sector, and their connection to labour market outcomes. Her research is politically motivated by a personal history of growing up on a council estate with multiple markers of deprivation in Belfast, and a conflictual experience of social mobility through education.
Susan Morgan, Taking Boys Seriously, Ulster University
Building on the seminal ‘Taking Boys Seriously’ study by Ken Harland and Sam McCready (2012), Taking Boys Seriously 2 drive an innovative approach to closing the attainment gap with working-class boys in Northern Ireland. Their 10 principles of engagement situate young men as relational learners in a context where success comes down to ‘the tenacity of the relationship between the learner and the educator. Where the relationship is marked by trust, empathy and respect, any challenge or setback can be worked out’.
Future Men are a multi-award-winning specialist charity that supports boys and men along the path to becoming dynamic future men. Through practice-led services, Future Men encourage boys and men to explore, celebrate and build on the seven key characteristics which contribute to positive masculinity.
To register for a place as a delegate at this free conference, please complete the booking form here