Event details

Maximising the impact of early career researchers’ work on policy, practice and discourse

Friday, 16 June 2017

A joint event with OFFA and SRHE Access and Widening Participation Network 

Early career researchers make highly important contributions to the policies, practices and underlying discourse of widening participation, fair access, and issues of equity in higher education.

One of the core characteristics of widening participation research is that it seeks to bring about significant changes in what higher education looks and feels like, whether big or small. This creates fruitful opportunities for our research to meaningfully impact the world around us.

However, it can be challenging to bring new research to the attention of the right audiences who can help maximise its reach and impact.

In this seminar we will hear from early career researchers who have seen their work inform or change the way that the sector thinks about and works towards widening participation. We will also learn from some professionals who are there to enable you to make the most of your research.  

Programme

 

10. 00

Refreshments/registration

 

10.30

Welcome and outline of the session

Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Sheffield Hallam University, co-convenor SRHE Access and Widening Participation Network

10.45

How OFFA uses research

Richard Shiner, Head of Evidence and Effective Practice and Dr Alex Wardrop, Evidence and Effective Practice Manager, OFFA

11:15

How to maximise the impact of research: tales from the sector 1

 

Dr Siobhan Dytham Research Fellow in the Centre for Education Studies at The University of Warwick and Research Assistant at the Warwick Observatory for Social Mobility

12.00

Break

 

12. 15

 

Writing for The Conversation

 

Holly Squire, commissioning editor and Jacqueline Stevenson in conversation. The Conversation is a news analysis and opinion website funded by universities and written by academics, with the aim of bringing academic expertise to a broader audience.

1.00

Lunch

 

1.45

How to maximise the impact of research: tales from the sector 2

 

Dr Sally Hancock, Lecturer in Education at the University of York, specialising in higher education research. Her work has featured in Nature, Times Higher Education, and the Guardian newspaper.

2.30

Break

 

2.45

How to maximise the impact of research: tales from the sector 3

 

Becca Bland, CEO of Stand Alone which supports and raises awareness about adults, including students, that are estranged from their family or children

3.30

Discussion and closing remarks

Jacqueline Stevenson and Alex Wardrop

4.00

Close

 

 

Network: Access and Widening Participation
Date(s): Friday, 16 June 2017
Times: 10.30 - 16.00
Signup Deadline: Friday, 16 June 2017
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
Lunch Provided: Yes
Spaces Left: Places available
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: £60.00
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