Widening Participation Research Centre Annual Conference
Professor Liz Thomas Inaugural Lecture
Wednesday 14th April 2010.
Professor Liz Thomas the Director of the Widening Participation Research Centre delivered her Inaugural Lecture. Liz charted her 12-year personal journey of research into the area of Widening Participation. Looking at national institutional approaches to improving social justice and student success in higher education and relating them to the development of national policies and practices . She also covered outreach and access, experiences of working class students in higher education, inclusive learning and teaching, and mainstreaming WP to improve equity and student success.
Presentation Slides [PDF]
3rd Annual Widening Participation Research Conference
Mainstreaming Equity, Opportunity and Success in Higher Education" on the 14th - 15th of April 2010, Holiday Inn, Lime Street, Liverpool.
This 24 hour international conference in central Liverpool is organised by the Widening Participation Research Centre at Edge Hill University. It aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, institutional staff and managers and policy makers from the UK and beyond to learn from each other about mainstreaming equity, opportunity and success in higher education.
Key note Speakers: [PDF]
- Professor John Storan, Director, Continuum, University of East London: Presentation [PDF]
- Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Director, Griffith Institute for Education Research, Australia
- Dr Helen May, Higher Education Academy: Presentation [PDF]
- "Life changing experiences - video of mature students' experiences at University of Hull partner colleges Doncaster College and Grimsby Institute".
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Mainstreaming Equality in Higher Education?
Tuesday 2nd June 2009
0930 - 1600, Edge Hill University
The Widening Participation Research Centre hosted a one day research conference to consider the issues involved in 'Mainstreaming Equality in Higher Education? Can practice influence and develop more meaningful policy?'
For feedback on the conference posted live on the day see our conference blog http://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/wpresearch/
For more information about the 2009 conference, including the book of abstracts and speaker presentations please click here >>>
Improving Student Success
Tuesday 21st-Wednesday 22nd April, 2009
Holiday Inn, Lime Street
The Widening Participation Research Centre at Edge Hill University hosted the 3rd International Personal Tutoring and Academic Advising Conference: Improving student success; in association with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the Higher Education Academy. Improving student retention and success is a key priority for the University and personal tutoring is central to increasing student engagement, retention and achievement (e.g. National Audit Office report on retention 2007).
For more information about the conference please visit the website: www.nacada.ksu.edu/IntrntlConf/PersTutAvsg/2009UK/index.htm
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The 1st Widening Participation Research Centre Conference
Exploring Learning Trajectories Tuesday, 20th May 2008, 11:00am - 21st May 2008, 1:30pm
This two-day conference, held to launch the Widening Participation Research Centre at Edge Hill University, brought together researchers, WP managers and practitioners, university and school and college leaders. The Widening Participation Research Centre was formally launched by Professor John Diamond at a reception on Tuesday 20th May.
For more information about the 2008 conference, including the book of abstracts and speaker presentations please click here >>>