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See what’s on and sign up for anything that interests you. This page will be updated as events are arranged.

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

Tuesday 30 November 2021 11am – 12pm

Join us for the second of this session’s Connect with Coffee networking events.

18 months on, we are still working remotely with a gradual return to the office for some of us.  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.

We start each session with a short presentation or ice breaker.

To register for Connect with Coffee click here

Connect with Coffee

Monday 31st January 2022 11am – 12pm

Bring in the New Year and join us for the third of this session’s Connect with Coffee networking events.

20 months on, we are still working remotely with a gradual return to the office for some of us.  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.

We start each session with a short presentation or ice breaker.

To register for Connect with Coffee click here

The Robertson Trust: Mentoring & Tutoring Research -a conversation about tutoring provision across the College and University Landscape

Thursday 2 December 2021  11am – 12.30 pm

The Robertson Trust is Scotland’s largest independent funder. Their new strategy focuses on poverty and the Trust is currently scoping how they can support interventions work that addresses the poverty-based attainment gap.

Working with The Poverty Alliance, The Robertson Trust have published reviews of interventions addressing the attainment gap, a further review with a narrower focus on mentoring and tutoring and have spoken to over 30 third and public sector stakeholders.

DonnaMarie Steel and Hazel Robertson from The Robertson Trust will share the research and thinking in this space, particularly in relation to tutoring.

They are also keen to understand the role of Universities and Colleges in providing tutoring. Specifically, they are interested in the following:

  • An understanding of what tutoring provision is currently ongoing within the College and University Sector
  • An understanding of how The Robertson Trust, as an Independent Funder, could support any gaps in tutoring provision

To register for this event please click here 

Wellbeing at work and building a healthy hybrid environment

Wellbeing at work and building a healthy hybrid environment

Tuesday 18th January 2022 11 am – 12.30 pm  or Wednesday 26th January 2022 11am -12.30pm 

This workshop, run twice on two different dates, considers the experiences of working within an ever changing and fluid work environment and provides practical strategies for ensuring that wellbeing remains a core principle of our working practice.

The sessions draw upon reflections of online and hybrid working from across the sector and collates positive practices gathered from both widening participation and wellbeing practitioners.  The format  will combine workshop presentation, group discussion and  group activity with a “Take Away Task” to work on.

The session will be led by Paula Christie from SWAPWest. Numbers are limited to 20 spaces per session.

Register here for workshop on 18th January 2022

Register here for workshop on 26th January 2022

Mental Health Declarations by Black Students - Webinar Monday 13 December 2021 13.00 - 15.00

Mental Health Declarations by Black Students – Webinar Monday 13 December 2021  13.00 – 15.00

The Open University would like invite you to their online webinar entitled ‘Mental Health Declarations by Black Students’ taking place on Monday 13 December 2021 from 13:00-15:00.

Register for the event using this Eventbrite link.

In September 2020 the Open University established a Task & Finish group under the Access & Participation Plan (APP) to explore the gap in mental health declaration rates by Black students (compared to White students).

This seminar presents feedback and findings from this group to the sector and includes the following:-

  • Hear about scholarship with OU students & staff
  • Learn from desk research on best practice from across the sector
  • How do policies and procedures impact the success of students
  • New resources created to support students and staff
  • Learn from the group’s experience of setting data baselines

The seminar will be recorded and shared after the event but attendance is recommended to enable you to interact with other delegates and ask questions from the presenters.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Widening Participation Conference - Central London 30 November 2021

Widening Participation Conference
Organised by Inside Government
30 November 2021, Central London, 8.45 am – 4pm

Cost £395

The Widening Participation Conference 2021 will explore the next steps for all higher education institutions in supporting high quality strategies and targeted interventions which reduce access gaps and widen participation in universities for disadvantaged students.

Attendees will gain key insights from policy experts and leading practitioners to evaluate how all institutions can enhance their outreach and engagement activities, eliminate barriers to entry for under-represented students and support the delivery of high impact Access and Participation Plans.

What to expect:

  • Practical guidance to improve your outreach activities and meet Access and Participation Plan targets
  • Assessing the impact of teacher assessed grades on widening participation, and examining how to support students whose education have been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Best practice guidance on evaluating the impact of your widening participation programme
  • Ask your questions and engage with other attendees in face-to-face Q&A sessions and panel discussions

 

In Addition to the In Person Event: An Additional Interactive Platform and On Demand Sessions

Your ticket also gives you access to our Conference online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, engage in discussion boards and access exclusive On Demand sessions.

Register here