Registrations are open for the Network for 2024
After the success of the 2023 Network, we are pleased to open registrations for the SCAPP New Practitioner Network 2024!
The SCAPP New Practitioner Network aims to build the knowledge, confidence and networks of practitioners who are new to roles in Widening Access and Widening Participation.
Please complete this Microsoft form to register your interest in joining, by Wednesday 31st January 2023. However we will consider registrations on an ongoing basis.
The Network will be co-facilitated by Laura Kwiatkowski (SCAPP Learning & Development Coordinator) and Nicola Kennedy (Senior Outreach Officer – Schools, Edinburgh Napier University). Topic sessions will be run by guest speakers and specialists.
Who should register?
This network is for staff who are new to working in Widening Access & Participation, in Scotland, within the last 2 years. Sessions will be aimed at entry-level roles, for those with minimal previous experience.
Please note this Network is for Paid Organisational SCAPP Members, or those from third-sector/voluntary organisations. You can check if your organisation is a Paid SCAPP Member, here.
If you are interested in participating in the network, and but are a mid-level practitioner or manager, please contact email@example.com to discuss.
Meetings will be held in a variety of in-person, online and hybrid formats, throughout 2024:
Wednesday 7th February 2024, 2pm-4pm (with lunch provided from 1:30pm), In-person* University of Stirling
Thursday 21st March, 10am – 11:30am, Online
Tuesday 23rd April, 2pm – 3:30pm, In-person/hybrid online, Glasgow location TBC
Thursday 27th June, 2pm – 4pm (with lunch provided from 1:30pm), In-person*, Edinburgh Napier University
Wednesday 4th September 10am – 11:30am, Online
Tuesday 22nd October, 2pm – 3:340pm, In-person/hybrid online, Aberdeen location TBC
Wednesday 4th October, 2pm – 4pm (with lunch provided from 1:30pm), In-person*, University of Stirling
*please try to attend these in-person sessions, where possible
There is no cost for SCAPP members to participate in this Network.
However, individuals (and their organisations) are asked to cover relevant travel costs to attend in-person sessions.
We ask that staff registering for this network seek the support of their line manager.
For any questions or if you’d like to speak further, please email Laura Kwiatkowski on firstname.lastname@example.org
SCAPP New Practitioner Network
The SCAPP New Practitioner Network aims to build the knowledge, confidence and networks of practitioners new to Widening Access and Widening Participation roles in Scotland.
The call for registrations for New Practitioners to take part in the programme for 2024 is now open.
The 2024 Network will be co-facilitated by Laura Kwiatkowski (SCAPP Learning & Development Coordinator) and Nicola Kennedy (Senior Outreach Officer – Schools, Edinburgh Napier University). Topic sessions will be run by guest speakers and specialists.
The 2023 New Practitioner Network ran from January – June 2023 with 39 members. 5 sessions were delivered, each covering a topic or area of Widening Access and Participation work. The majority of these were delivered with in-kind support from colleagues across the sector.
The 2023 network was co-facilitated by Laura Kwiatkowski (SCAPP) and Jackie Smith (ASPIRENorth). There is demand for this network to continue in the future for SCAPP Members.
”[It was most helpful/useful] To meet other people in the industry that are from all universities in Scotland. It also allowed me to understand the extent and commitment towards widening participation” – 2023 Participant