Access and Admissions to Higher Education #accessHE
30 Oct 2012
Broadcast from Central London

Headline Speakers

As the first cohort of students enter higher education under the new funding regime, questions are already being asked about whether demand will recover from the 10% drop in England in 2012 and what more the higher education sector can do to improve access and admissions across the United Kingdom.

This online event will learn from good practice on access and outreach, consider how access agreements can continue to be fit for purpose and establish how collaborative activity can deliver for your institution.

                

                

Programme
09:50
Aaron Porter, HE Consultant and Journalist
Welcome and introduction

10:00
Mary Curnock Cook OBE, Chief Executive, UCAS
Managing admissions in a changing landscape

10:20
Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, Access HE and Director, National Education Opportunities Network
Building regional partnerships to support access

10:40
James Turner, Director Programmes and Partnerships, The Sutton Trust
Summer schools and outreach to improve access

11:00
Session 1: Questions and discussion
11:15
Break
11:45
Janet Graham, Director, Supporting Professionalism in Admissions Programme (SPA)
Fair access and admissions in a competitive environment

12:05
Clair Murphy, Senior Higher Education Policy Advisor, Higher Education Funding Council for England
Building evidence to effectively widen access

12:25
Andrew Rawson, Director, Action on Access
Supporting institutions to improve their record on access

12:45
Session 2: Questions and discussion
13:00
Break
14:00
Professor Joy Carter, Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester; and Chair, The Cathedrals Group
Can the university sector improve access in a new fee environment?

14:20
Dr Tessa Stone, Chief Executive, Brightside
Information, advice and guidance is still critical to fair access

14:40
Vicky Hudson, Access and Funding Officer 2012-2013, Cambridge University Students' Union
Students’ unions supporting the access agenda

15:00
Session 3: Questions and discussion
15:15
Break
15:45
Key issue seminar sessions
One of the following seminars will be filmed live on the day

15:45
Janet Graham, Director, Supporting Professionalism in Admissions Programme (SPA)
National policy changes and fair admissions – what it means for your institution

15:45
Dr Paul Wakeling, Lecturer in Education, The University of York
Examining access to postgraduate study

16:45
End of broadcast