Higher Education and Schools Partnerships
25 May 2010
3rd Annual Conference. Held at The King's Fund, London

This conference brought together key decision makers responsible for 14-19 learners to examine how to reach this young talent pool and encourage their social mobility through higher education.

Programme
10:00
John O’Leary Editor, Policy Review
Welcome from Conference Chair

10:10
Professor Malcolm Gillies Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University
Working in partnership: setting the scene

10:30
Phil Harley Lead Advisor on Schools, Action on Access
Creating aspiration through Information, advice and guidance

10:50
Paul Marshall Executive Director, 1994 group
Strengthening partnerships between leading universities and schools

11:10
Questions and Discussion Session 1
11:25
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:55
Key Issue Seminar A1: Research insight – Future Track decisions, expectations and experience of students in HE, tracked since 2006
Jane Artess, Director of Research, Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU)

11:55
Key Issue Seminar A2: Transparency and aspiration: the role of emergent technology and social media
Lawrie Phipps, Programme Manager, Users and Innovation, JISC

11:55
Key Issue Seminar A3: Breaking down barriers to progression to HE – the blended way
Henrietta Harnisch, Associate Director, Education Partnerships, University of Wolverhampton

12:50
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
13:50
Michael Grove Director, national higher education STEM programme, University of Birmingham
Progression into STEM programmes

14:10
David Johnston Chief Executive Officer, Social Mobility Foundation
Social mobility: a case study

14:30
Dr Graeme Atherton Executive Director, Aimhigher London West Central & North (WECAN)
HE and School partnerships: the role of Aimhigher

14:50
Questions and Discussion Session 3
15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:20
Key Issue Seminar B1: One-way system or two-way street: how do schools and universities work together
Dr Graeme Atherton, Executive Director, Aimhigher London West Central & North (WECAN) John Hall, Head of Unit, SHELL, London Higher

15:20
Key Issue Seminar B2: Reaching out to young people and adults in rural and remote areas: Opportunities and challenges
Dr Sue Pester, Head of the Centre for widening participation and social inclusion, Aberystwyth University David Moyle, Schools and colleges liaison manager, Aberystwyth University

15:20
Key Issue Seminar B3: Online and Mobile Maps - New influences on future students’ decisions
Michael Larbalestier, Head of Research and Knowledge Management, Prospects Services Ltd

16:20
Close of conference