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Social Mobility and Access to Higher Education seminar series

17 May - 28 June, UCL

Social Mobility and Access to Higher Education seminar series

 Throughout spring/summer 2017, the UCL Access and Widening Participation team will be hosting a series of seminars which draw on world-leading research in educational equality and social mobility. The seminars will provide a space for the debate and analysis of current issues affecting policy, practice, and research in widening participation. Registration for the first seminar of the series, focusing on causes of differences in student outcomes, and delivered by Dr. Anna Mountford-Zimdars is now open.

 

All sessions are free to attend and open to colleagues across the sector who share an interest in the social mobility agenda. Places are limited, so please register to secure your place.

 

Please contact jade.hunter@ucl.ac.uk or see http://bit.ly/1JPi8B1 for further information.

 

2017 programme:

 

Event speaker

Seminar focus

Date

Dr Anna Mountford-Zimdars (King’s College London)

What can universities do to support all their students to progress successfully throughout their time at university?

Wednesday 17th May 2017

1:30-2:30pm

Dr Jake Anders

(UCL Institute of Education)

Does living closer to a university increase aspirations, exposure to information sessions and HE entry?

Wednesday 24th May 2017

1:30-2:30pm

Dr Gill Wyness (LSE)

Predicted grades: accuracy and impact

Wednesday 31st May

1:30-2:30pm

Professor Simon Burgess

(University of Bristol)

Grammar school selection, pupil aspirations and widening participation

Tuesday 6th June 2017

1:30-2:30pm

Professor Michael Reiss (UCL Institute of Education)

What causes some students to continue to study STEM subjects when they are no longer compulsory?

Thursday 15th June 2017

1:30-2:30pm

Professor Claire Cameron (UCL Institute of Education)

Risk factors and facilitators for access to higher education among care-leavers

Wednesday 21st June 2017

1:30-2:30pm

Dr Chris Brown (UCL Institute of Education)

‘White working-class boys’ and attainment

Wednesday 28th June 2017

1:30-2:30pm

 

 
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