Part time study in Higher Education
26 Oct 2010
National Conference. Held at Inmarsat Conference Centre, London

This conference brought together leaders in higher education to discuss funding, student support and retention and examine how providers are beginning to actively change their approach to accommodate and support a range of student ability, study options and timeframes.

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

10:15
Professor Claire Callender, Professor of Higher Education Policy, Birkbeck, University of London
Setting the scene

10:35
Professor Rob Cuthbert, Professor of Higher Education Management, University of the West of England
The Browne Review - implications for part-time study

10:55
Tricia King, Pro-Vice-Master for Student Experience, Director of External Relations, Birkbeck, University of London
Meeting the challenges of the part-time student experience

11:15
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Seminar 1: The myth of equivalency - lessons from a study of part time law students
Dr Andrew Francis, Senior Lecturer and Admissions Liaison, Keele University

12:00
Seminar 2: Recruiting and admitting part-time students - discussing good practice
Leslie Currie, Senior Project Officer, Supporting Professionalism in Admissions

12:00
Seminar 3: FE-HE Collaboration - effectively meeting the needs of students
Adele Cushing, e-Learning Manager, Barnet College, representing the 157 Group

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Jane Davis, Director of Learning: Higher Education, Colchester Institute
FE-HE collaboration - new opportunities to enhance widening participation strategies

14:15
Professor Bill Jones, Member of the Executive Board, Universities Association for Lifelong Learning
Sustaining part time adult and continuing education in higher education

14:30
Case studies: Explore - Learning for learners and for the love of learning: a gym for the mind
Tim Crocker, Head of Continuing Education, North East Centre for Lifelong Learning Ian Ground, Explore Membership Scheme Leader, North-East Centre for Lifelong Learning

14:40
Kenny Archibald, Tutor/Mentor, University of Hull
The effects of student integration on non-completion

14:50
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 4: Recruiting part-time students - discussing good practice
Leslie Currie, Senior Project Officer, Supporting Professionalism in Admissions

15:30
Seminar 5: Strategies to enhance retention - transition and integration
Angela Dierks, Head of 'My Birkbeck' Student Services, External Relations, Birkbeck, University of London Kenny Archibald, Tutor/Mentor, University of Hull Dr Pam Medhurst, University Quality Officer, Collaborative Provision, The University of Hull

15:30
Seminar 6: Meeting the needs of part-time research students
Dr Caroline Gatrell, Lancaster University Management School, author of ‘Mission Impossible - doing a part-time PhD’ and Managing Part-time Study