Key note speech at NEON Summit

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

15 minutes keynote presentation including 10 minutes of questions.

NEON Summit, online, on the 24th February 2021: ‘Addressing Differential Outcomes for Widening Access Learners’. A recent report from the Office for Students (OfS), “Access and participation resources – Findings from the data: sector summary” still reveals stark differences in outcomes between different groups of students:

There is a 9.6-percentage gap in attainment between the most and the least represented groups.
There is a 6-percentage point gap in the progression rate to highly skilled employment (or further study) between full time undergraduate students in the most and least represented groups.
There is a 20-percentage point gap in attainment between full time undergraduate white and black students.
There is a 4.7-percentage point gap in the progression rate to highly skilled employment (or further study) between full time undergraduate white and black students.

Other gaps also persist, and the Office for Students have made it clear they wish to see these gaps eliminated and this has become a priority for higher education institutions. This event will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers to understand the reasons that lie behind these differential educational and employment outcomes and help inform approaches to eliminate them.
Period24 Feb 2021
Held atLondon Higher, National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), United Kingdom