Tom Fryer, founder of Write On Point, responds to the ideas in the Where next for widening participation and fair access? New ideas from leading thinkers collection published by Brightside and the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).
Rt. Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, is among the speakers at our seminar with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) addressing what more can be done to improve social mobility.
Brightside is one of over 80 members of the Fair Education Alliance, a coalition of organisations from across business, education and the third sector working together to end the persistent achievement gap between young people from the poorest communities and their wealthier peers.
Susannah Hume, Principal Advisor and Head of Skills, and Eliza Selley, Associate Advisor, of the Behavioural Insights Team explain some new approaches to higher education access through insights and evidence from behavioural economics.
David Woolley, Head of Schools, College and Community Outreach at Nottingham Trent University argues that if widening participation initiatives are to be sustained, they need to think about evaluation from the very start.
Graeme Atherton, Director of National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), shows England has a fairly good record in terms of debating the issues, collecting the data and shining a spotlight on the problems surrounding widening participation.