‘Higher education & the third sector: Making access to STEM happen’, National Conference, 3 July 2012, London
This FREE conference is your opportunity to join a new, national practice community starting in September 2012 for those working on widening access to higher education (HE) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject areas in both the statutory and voluntary sectors.
It is vital that those in the access and STEM community continue with the work of the HE STEM programme in the last four years at both national and regional levels. This conference will explore how to do this and the key role the voluntary sector can play. It will also launch a major report setting the agenda for HE and voluntary sector partnership in STEM access in the 2010s.
Who is it aimed at?
- HE managers and practitioners with responsibility for delivering Access Agreements
- Voluntary sector organizations working in science related areas
- HE managers and practitioners with responsibility for STEM outreach and recruitment
- Student Union Officers
- Professional organisations and others in the science field.
Speakers will include:
- Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
- Professor Malcolm Gillies, Chair, London Higher & Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University
- Michael Grove, Director, National HE STEM Programme
- Office for Fair Access (OFFA) [tbc]
- Sarah Howls, Head of Widening Participation, HEFCE
There will be workshops showcasing leading practice in HE and voluntary sector collaboration in access to STEM work from:
- At-Bristol Science Centre
- Generating Genius
- Space Connections
- Teach First
- Villiers Park Educational Trust
- Aimhigher West Midlands
- Cardiff University
- North West HE STEM
- University of Bath
- University of Bradford
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