NEON Summit: Supporting Mature Learners

Posted by rmt22 at Sep 30, 2016 04:09 PM |
Book your place now for a summit exploring support for mature learners in higher education.

We welcome thousands of mature learners onto our campus each year to study a combination of full-time, part-time, distance learning and short courses and this November we will be hosting a special one-day summit on widening access, retention and success for mature learners.

Whether through partnerships with local education providers or organisations such as the Workers’ Education Association, we work very hard to ensure that mature learners have clear and identified routes into courses at the University.

The summit, which is on the 25 November, is being organised by NEON, the professional body for widening access and social mobility. Delegates will hear about successful initiatives, new research and panel discussions, and will engage in workshops and networking activities throughout the day including:

  • Reviews of the latest research into the progression, retention and success of mature learners
  • Talks from a range of practitioners working to support mature learners
  • Presentations of findings from a special NEON members’ report highlighting current practice that specifically supports this target group
  • Discussions around future strategies to ensure HEIs can make progress in this important area.

Our own Widening Participation Team are featured speakers on the day – Dr Hannah Ordoyno, Widening Participation Manager and Charlotte Barratt, whose role is focused on supporting mature learners – will be exploring decision-making, transition and student support for mature learners, something which they are working hard on throughout the year.

Please click here for the day’s agenda and more information about how to book your place.

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