Promoting Equity in Higher Education
- Eastwood Hall Nottingham, England, NG16 3SS
- 27 January 2010 00:00 - 28 January 2010 00:00
This two-day residential research conference provides an opportunity for colleagues to take stock of, and engage with, equity research five years after the HEFCE-commissioned ‘Barriers Review www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/rdreports/2006/rd13_06/ ’ was initiated.
The wide-ranging review of widening participation research was critical about both the quality and scope of much equity-related research. It also noted the lack of evidence about the effectiveness and impact of work in this area. This event will examine the role of research in promoting equity in higher education, seek to build sector capacity to undertake and use research and evaluation data and provide the opportunity for delegates to hear about current projects.
Equity is taken to mean the access, participation and experience of diverse students in higher education, including institutional anticipation and response to diversity. In short, we are connecting the areas of widening participation and equality and diversity.
The organisers envisage colleagues from the widening participation, equality and diversity, disability, lifelong learning, research, learning and teaching, academic/student support, marketing, recruitment and admissions communities will be interested in attending.
The conference is organised by the Higher Education Academy, as part of its EvidenceNet www.heacademy.ac.uk/evidencenet service.
Call for Contributions
The organisers are currently calling for contributions for the following types of conference sessions – a paper; poster or workshop. The deadline for submitting an abstract is Wednesday 14 October 2009. The email address for submissions is mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .
Booking is now open
The Research Conference is now open for bookings. The registration form is available at www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/Equity_Research_Conference_2010.