HEA Social Sciences Workshop and Seminar

17th Apr 2013, 10:30am - 3:30pm

Wilson Centre

Educating Teachers to be Advocates for Widening Participation

This free seminar will discuss the opportunities to educate new and
in-service teachers to be advocates for widening participation. Such an approach
can enhance the student learning experience, retention and employability of
current and future students in the education discipline and higher education
more generally.


  • 10.45am – Welcome: Professor Victor van Daal, Faculty of Education
  • 11.00am – Introduction to the Higher Education Academy: Kathy Wright,
    Discipline Lead for Education, Higher Education Academy
  • 11.10am – Teachers as advocates. Keynote: Professor Liz Thomas, HEA and Edge
    Hill University
  • 11.30am – Implications for learning, teaching and the student experience in education. Facilitated discussion: Professor Victor van Daal, Faculty of
  • 12.30am – Networking lunch
  • 1.15pm – Introduction to the afternoon session: Dr Arthur Chapman, Faculty
    of Education
  • 1.20pm – Using students to widen access. Louise Higham, Aimhigher Research
    & Consultancy Network
  • 1.40pm – Using students to improve the student experience. Professor
    Stuart Brand, Birmingham City University
  • 2.00pm – Using students to improve retention and success. Ann McManus,
    University of Cardiff
  • 2.20pm – Break
  • 2.30pm – Facilitated discussion: Dr Arthur Chapman, Faculty of
  • 3.00pm – Implications for employability: Keynote address, Iain Hulland,
    Head Teacher, Alder Grange School
  • 3.20pm – Questions and final plenary
  • 3.30pm – Close

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For further details and enquiries contact Arthur Chapman by email