We are delighted to announce not one, but two not-to-be-missed keynote speakers this year. Mary Curnock Cook OBE stood down from her post as CEO of UCAS earlier this year and has immediately adopted a raft of other high-profile roles including Chair of The Access Project, Chelsea and Kensington College and Swindon Academy, a Trustee of both the Open University and the National Star Foundation, and Strategic Adviser to Buckingham University. Her views on opportunity and entry qualifications are highly sought after and always challenging. Unshackled from her UCAS role, she has promised to be provocative.
Prof Les Ebdon CBE is the Director of the Office of Fair Access in HE, the watchdog for equity in admissions. A tireless champion of wider participation, Les has campaigned hard for evidence-based access strategies and has transformed the opportunities for under-represented groups to access higher education. As former Vice-Chancellor of Bedfordshire University and a chemist by training, he is uniquely qualified to provide an insight into STEM recruitment and access.
Other highlights include:
- Findings from the Engineering Enrolments Survey – first glimpse data for 2017 entries into engineering HE across the country
- Workshop on entry requirements
- Workshop on under-represented groups in engineering
- Degree apprenticeships for success: policy and practice for universities, employers, government and other stakeholders.
The cost for the day is £99 per ticket for EPC members, and £125 for non-members. An invoice with payment methods will be issued once your booking is confirmed.
Who should attend?
- Heads of Department
- Admissions Tutors (both postgraduate and undergraduate)
- Staff working in university recruitment offices
- Staff working in university outreach functions
You can have a look on the programme and book your place at the RA Forum here.