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EVENTS

24 June 2021, morning: Next steps for skills and apprenticeships in Northern Ireland, Policy Forum for Northern Ireland keynote seminar

This conference will examine current policy priorities for skills and apprenticeships in Northern Ireland. The agenda focuses specifically on issues in Northern Ireland, though the content might still be of interest.

The discussion is timed to follow the expected opening of consultation on a new skills strategy for Northern Ireland, to succeed the Success through Skills – Transforming Futures strategy which ran from 2011 to 2020 – as well as the recently announced Economic Recovery Action Plan, with a focus on upskilling the workforce and driving R&D activities.

The agenda will bring out latest thinking on:

  • up-skilling the workforce post-pandemic
  • addressing skills shortages in the digital, creative and construction sectors
  • strengthening the overseas talent pipeline
  • preparing the workforce for the green transition
  • widening access to apprenticeships and supporting lifelong learning

Speakers include: Jackie Henry, Chair, Skills Strategy Advisory Group; and Senior Partner, Deloitte Northern Ireland; Graeme Wilkinson, Director of Skills, Department for the Economy; Julian David, Tech UK; Dr Margaret Duddy, Education and Training Inspectorate; Terry Fennell, FDQ; Dr Declan Keeney, Ulster University; John Kennedy, Education and Training Inspectorate; Richard Kirk, Workplus; Maggy McCartney, Fleming Agri; Gavin McGuire, Federation of Master Builders; Philip McNally, KPMG Ireland; Gordon Parkes, Northern Ireland Electricity; Professor Terri Scott, Northern Regional College; and Ken Webb, South Eastern Regional College and College Principals’ Group. Book here.

24 June 2021, 1.30-3pm: Supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Towards or Into Higher Education 

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people (GRT) represent one of the most marginalised higher education minorities yet currently there is a lack of national direction and impetus for widening access to, and supporting the retention and success of this group. At the University of Sussex we have been working towards GRT inclusion through targeted university outreach. Our unique model highlights the need for close partnership working between academics, outreach, education providers and local communities.  

This free training, aimed at anyone interested in doing work in this area will cover:

  • the specific barriers faced by GRT people and the need for inclusive practice before, during and after higher education
  • the experiences and expertise of developing GRT specific outreach at the University of Sussex in partnership
  • space for you to consider how you might take our insights forward into your own institutions and contexts to support GRT towards or into higher education. 

Confirmed Speakers: Dr Emily Danvers and Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith (University of Sussex Department of Education) Chris Derbyshire (University of Sussex Widening Participation), Tommy Buck (Friends, Families and Travellers) and Bethany Harri-Lirette  (University of Sussex Student)

Access at: https://universityofsussex.zoom.us/j/95744507059

Register your interest in attending here

Please note – there is another training intended for a more specific audience of outreach practitioners on 22nd June at 1.30-3pm. It is absolutely fine to attend either but in this session we will reflect more on the general challenges and opportunities for anyone interested in developing work to support GRT inclusion.  

 

 24 June 2021: HEPI Annual Conference

The event will include the launch of the results of the Advance HE / HEPI 2021 Student Academic Experience Survey, keynote addresses by the Chief Executive of the Office for Students, Nicola Dandridge, and the Rt Hon. James Purnell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London, as well as a session on crisis and disaster management.

More information and to book here.

 

29 June 2021: ‘Improving SEND Provisions: Developing Policy to Best Help Special Needs Children & Overcoming Funding Challenges’, Public Policy Exchange Webinar

This year will mark seven years since the introduction of major reforms that significantly changed the legal framework for special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision in England following the Children and Families Act 2014. Since then, there is growing evidence of major strain on the system, both in funding shortfalls and ineffective implementation. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on SEND reported that the Covid-19 pandemic has “amplified the problems and issues that were already present in the SEND system”. The Coronavirus Act 2020 changed the absolute duty on local authorities to make provision for SEND pupils to “reasonable endeavours”. But even as this was reversed from September 2020, local authorities face a worsening financial context which hinders their support for those with SEND.

The webinar programme includes:

  • evaluate the implementation of the SEND Code of Practice as set out by the the Children and Families Act 2014
  • discuss ways to improve multi-agency collaboration involving local authorities, the third sector, schools, health providers and parents
  • understand the role of the National SEND Tribunal and how it affects the rights of special needs children
  • identify best approaches across the four nations of the UK for supporting pupils with SEND
  • create ideas to best aid the transition between school and the adult world for those living with SEND
  • discuss local authorities’ requirement to publish a ‘local offer’ and how that can be improved, especially in regards to partnership with children and young people with SEN or disability and their parents, and education, health and care partners

Key Speakers Include:

  • Neil Wilson, Event Host and Councillor at Newham Council
  • Barry Jones, Associate at the National Development Team for Inclusion
  • Chris Rossiter, Chief Executive at Driver Youth Trust
  • Dr Joseph Mintz, Senior Lecturer in Education at UCL.
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30 June 2021: ‘Equality Diversity and Inclusion: championing work and learning 

that empowers and sustains change’, UALL Work and Learning Network

This event is set out to explore and contribute to themes surrounding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). There will be key speakers to bring EDI into focus, brief presentations and a final EDI panel discussion. The Colloquium will address the following questions:

  • What does EDI look like in your current programme of studies or curriculum?
  • How does this relate to work and learning practice from past decades?
  • What does EDI look like in the workplace? 
  • Are there areas of synergy or dissonance between educational and work places?

The event will consider the following themes:

  • how EDI issues are championed within learning and work studies e.g. work-integrated learning (WIL), apprenticeships, placements, internships, continuing education, doctoral studies, staff training, voluntary and community context, coaching, part-time and full-time work-based learning (note that work can be considered as paid or unpaid).  
  • power and social justice – looking at EDI activism in today’s higher education setting.
  • organisational and partnership imperatives for EDI 
  • how do we align and reconcile older practices with newer practices in EDI?
  • decolonising the curriculum, what needs to happen?
  • ageism and working with various generations (mature students to apprenticeships).
  • policy and practice, realising social justice goals – case studies that champion change.

Please send your 300 word abstract for a poster or paper by Sunday the 6th June 2021. 

Proposals from new practitioners and researchers are particularly welcome. 

We further invite you to write up your work as a paper for the Work Based Learning e-Journal International

For information and to send your extended abstracts and case studies – contact: Paula Nottingham p.nottingham@mdx.ac.uk

 

30 June 2021: Reforming post-16 technical and academic qualifications at level 3, Westminster Education Forum policy conference

This conference will examine the future of post-16 technical and academic qualifications at level 3 and below following the DfE’s recent consultations – and takes place in the context of the Skills for Jobs white paper, and the second wave of the T Level rollout due to take place in September 2021. Areas for discussion include:

  • balancing quality and choice in the qualification system
  • delivering for labour market needs
  • progression routes and providing clarity to students and employers.

Speakers include:
Lucy Andrew, Deputy Director, Technical Education & Qualifications Reform Division, Department for Education; Angela Fairchild, Deputy Director, Technical Education & Qualifications Reform Division, Department for Education; Tom Bewick, CEO, Federation of Awarding Bodies; Robert Nitsch, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education; Paul Steer, Head of Policy, OCR; Adrian Anderson, University Vocational Awards Council; Dr Graeme Atherton, National Education Opportunities Network and AccessHE; Alun Francis, Oldham College; Ruth Gilbert, Career Colleges Trust; Siân Owen, Pearson Education; Jane Paterson-Todd, Cambridge Ahead; Catherine Sezen, Association of Colleges. Book here.

 

30 June 2021: ‘Beyond BAME (Black and Asian Minority Ethnic): in search of a new category’

Organised by the Higher Education Research Action Group (HERAG), which published a ‘stimulus paper’ entailed ‘Beyond BAME: Rethinking the politics, construction, application, and efficacy of ethnic categorisation’. Though the paper considers a number of alternatives to BAME, it does not make any specific recommendation. The aim of this workshop, therefore, is to facilitate an informed discussion in order to provide institutions with a rational for adopting alternatives. The oprganisers hope that out of the dialogue we may be able to build some consensus on what terminology might be more appropriate. More information and to sign up here.

 

1-2 July 2021: NEON 2021 Annual Symposium
The theme of the online 2021 Summer Symposium is “Access, Participation and the Post-Covid Tertiary System”. As the higher education system, like the rest of the world, grapples with the Covid-19 and its impact this year’s symposium will focus on the how the pandemic will interact with broader social and political trends to shape the work of those in the access and participation field. Alongside the pandemic there is a desire amongst policymakers to re-shape the curriculum at Level 3, extend provision of higher technical qualifications and reform the higher education admission system to ‘level up’ opportunities across the country. In this context the symposium will consider how access and participation work can be pivotal to enabling what could be a very different tertiary system to provide opportunities to succeed for students from all backgrounds.
The conference will look at the impact of Covid-19 on access/participation work and innovations in delivery that have emerged as well research and practice with learners undertaking vocational qualifications or studying in further education settings and/or collaborations between further education and higher education. We would also examine the relationship between higher education participation/access & participation practice

 

2 July 2021, 12-1pm: ‘Health Inequalities, Ethnic Health Inequalities, Structural Racism: What is it and what are we doing about it at UCLan?’, Prof Gershan Davis

Public Health England states that “ethnic inequality remains a marginalised issue within much public health, as well as wider social policy in England.” COVID 19 has clearly brought the issue of socioeconomic and racial inequalities into focus in the Health and Social Care sector. This GRaCE seminar will discuss these current issues as it affects the community and Healthcare workforce and how we aim to make a difference by supporting and copromoting positive self determination strategies with local and wider BAME communities as well as the development of appropriate interventions.

 

6 July 2021, 13:15-16:00: ‘The Future of Race Equality in Higher Education’, University of Winchester, Centre for Student Engagement 

A line-up of experienced speakers will share their reflections for how we as a sector can support progression in this area of race equality – not only for ourselves as professionals but for our students’ chances of equitable experiences and outcomes from UK Higher Education.

This micro-conference will feature the following speakers:

  • Amatey Doku (Consultant, Nous Group)
  • Maisha Islam (Student Engagement Research and Projects Officer, University of Winchester)
  • Shakira Martin (Head of Student Experience, Rose Bruford College)
  • Dennis Beale (Founder, Power of Perception)

If you have any questions: CfSE@winchester.ac.uk

For more information on the programme and/or to book here. Registration will close Thursday 1 July 2021.

 

6-8 July 2021: ‘Teaching in the Spotlight: What is the Future for HE Curricula?’, Teaching and Learning Conference 2021, Advance HE

This conference will position the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context. In particular, the conference will explore where we go from here in terms of teaching and learning in HE, and how will we deliver the curricula of the future. 

The conference will aim to:

  • create space for delegates to engage in creative thinking around teaching and learning towards continuous curriculum enhancement and innovation
  • increase the knowledge and confidence of delegates to continue to develop and improve their teaching practice and have a positive impact on the success of their students
  • engage with leaders and influencers from across the HE sector who share a passion for teaching and learning for student success in HE
  • examine how curriculum design can positively advance inclusion and equality.

So what is the future for HE curricula? Has the urgency for digital learning caused a seismic shift in HE delivery that will change the future of the sector? Have inequalities in higher education been narrowed or have new ones emerged? Do we have a workforce with the skills required to deliver this new model of HE? Do the curricula we have deliver the skills and knowledge graduates need for the post-pandemic world? And where do we go from here as we move through the 2020-21 academic year and into 2021-22 and beyond? 

 

7 July 2021, 10-12.30: ‘Roma: Equity vs Equality Virtual Conference’

This conference, which will be hosted on Microsoft Teams, will be of interest to professionals working with Roma learners and will offer the opportunity to hear the latest research and engage in conversations about working in collaboration with the Roma community. It will offer delegates the opportunity to:

  • hear about the latest research around Roma educational experiences
  • debate these in connection with the lived experience of wider communities
  • engage in conversations around inclusion, policymaking, building trust.

 

7-8 July 2021: ‘Improving health outcomes: transforming lives’, THE’s 2021 Health and Well-being Forum

A full two-day programme featuring speakers from University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Royal College of Surgeons, University of Toronto, plus many more institutions. The Forum will look at new approaches to mental health, prioritising post pandemic health and wellbeing, enhancing research capabilities through collaboration, in addition to many other themes and issues which face the global higher education market. The event will also provide exclusive insight into the metrics and methodology behind the THE Impact Rankings 2021, with a focus on SDG3: Good health and well-being, with health and well-being and the huge rise in attention to mental health being a core focus of this event.

Agenda themes: Rethinking health research and innovation; Global collaboration and the future of healthcare; Building resilient societies.

 

8 July 2021, 12-1pm: ’Re-considering the Award gap in relation to South Asian male students at UCLan: Early findings from a qualitative study into stories and journeys’, Pradeep Passi

Awarding gaps persist as a phenomenon in UK Higher Education. Pradeep will provide an overview and critique of the current literature in relation to the contributors to awarding gaps relating to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students in the UK. At this GRaCE summer seminar Pradesh will also share early findings of his research into the award gap relating to South Asian male students and offer some suggestions as to the way forward in addressing this matter at UCLan. There will be ample opportunity to discuss and explore ideas and thoughts.

 

8 July, 9:30-11:00am: ‘Graduate recruitment in a post Covid-19 world’, Bridge Group

How has pandemic affected undergraduates from a disadvantaged background in their learning and job prospects? This webinar is in collaboration with the Social Mobility Foundation and the Department for Opportunities. What new skills may they require for work in a post-pandemic world? Scrutinising what employers, universities and policy-makers can do to ensure graduate recruitment of those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds does not decline as a result of Covid-19. Our panel will be discussing:

  • have disadvantaged young people been disproportionately affected in the graduate recruitment market?
  • what has been the behaviour of employers during a pandemic?
  • how should university careers services respond?
  • are there any sectoral trends?
  • what new skills do young people need to succeed in a post pandemic world?

Speakers:

  • Andrew Bargery, Campus & Schools Engagement Leader, PwC
  • Elaine Boyes, Executive Director, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS)
  • Janine Chamberlin, UK Country Manager, Linkedin
  • Nik Miller, Chief Executive, Bridge Group
  • Sarah Atkinson, Chief Executive, Social Mobility Foundation and Department for Opportunities
  • Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, Institute of Student Employers.

Register here.

 

 

12 July 2021, 11am-12 noon: ‘UK Immigration Policy: Impact on immigrants’ mental health and mental health services’, Dr Peggy Mulongo

Globally, there is an extensive immigration flux, and the UK is amongst the main European countries hosting a large number of Immigrants. UK immigration policies can be complex and may conflict with healthcare provision’s ethics, particularly in relation to mental health services. This GRaCE seminar will explore this topic further, to help address health inequalities UK immigrants may face.

 

13 July 2021: ‘NNECL Quality Mark’, NNNECL Webinar

Launched on 24th June 2021 this NNECL webinar gives the opportunity to learn more about the developments and process. The event will feature an update from Patricia Ambrose (NNECL Director) and Moira Mitchell (NNECL QM Consultant) as well as case studies from colleagues who recently participated in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Quality Mark Pilot Project. 

The session will outline the process involved and there will be time for questions to assist you in preparing your institution for the Quality Mark submission process. 

 

13 July 2021, morning: ‘Improving children’s mental health in the wake of the pandemic – policy priorities, services and targeted support, workforce development, tackling root causes’, Westminster Education Forum policy conference

The seminar will examine current policy priorities for improving child mental health in England, with a particular focus on the impact of the pandemic. The agenda includes:

  • How multi agency partnerships identify and support children with mental ill health – key findings from joint targeted inspection
  • Immediate priorities for supporting child mental health post-pandemic – the return to in-person education, identifying children most affected, and strengthening support networks
  • Tackling root causes behind poor mental health affecting children and offering targeted support for disproportionately-impacted groups in society
  • Improving child mental health services – capacity and demand, sharing data and best practice, preventative measures and fostering a whole-system approach
  • Key policy priorities for supporting child mental health going forward

Speakers include: Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan, Associate National Clinical Director, Children and Young People’s Mental Health, NHS England; Wendy Ghaffar HMI, Specialist Adviser, Cross Remit Safeguarding, Social Policy, Ofsted; Richard Andrews, Healios; Dr Arnon Bentovim, The Child and Family Practice; Cecilia Corbetta, Place2Be; Dr Julie Greer, Cherbourg Primary School, Eastleigh; Katie Ghose, KIDS; Enid Lewis, Park Lane Primary School, Wembley; Dr Elaine Lockhart, Royal College of Psychiatrists; Dr Karen Street, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; Sally Thomas, National Education Union; and Fiona Venner, Leeds City Council; and Dr Polly Waite, University of Oxford. Book here.

13 July 2021, 2 pm: ‘New Ways to Attract & Engage Prospective Students’, Salesforce

Student recruitment has been faced with unprecedented pressures since early 2020. And while there is a glimpse of normalcy in the future, in the present, strategies, processes, competition, and expectations are still evolving at a high rate. This webinar will explore how recruitment and admissions teams have been impacted, how they reacted to these changes, and how they can capitalise on technology in new ways, by looking at themes such as:

  • what are the top trends that have seen the most drastic shift?
  • how can universities best interact with prospective students?
  • how can universities capture student interactions during the recruitment process?

Speakers (from Salesforce)

  • Corey Snow, Director, International Solution Architecture
  • Bruna Schwerz, Marketing Specialist
  • George Alecou Valerkou, Product Marketing Manager.

 

13 July 2021, morning: ‘Implementing the Turing scheme, next steps for international student exchange, and improving outcomes for students, social mobility, and the UK’s international positioning in HE’, Westminster Higher Education Forum policy conference

This conference will examine priorities, opportunities, and challenges for the rollout of the Turing Scheme, announced by the Government as the replacement for the Erasmus+ Programme. In the context of:

  • the announcement of the International Learning Exchange Programme, the parallel scheme from the Welsh Government
  • the International Education Strategy 2021, the update aimed at ensuring that it continues to meet the UK’s needs in the changing landscape for international HE in the light of changes brought about by Brexit and COVID-19

Speakers include: Lord Bilimoria, President, UK Council for International Student Affairs; Chancellor, University of Birmingham and President, CBI; Celia Partridge, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility, Universities UK International; Steve Woodfield, Head, Whitehall and Stakeholder Engagement and Lead, Turing Scheme International Engagement, British Council – and Professor Colin Riordan, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University, on developing Wales’s International Learning Exchange programme.

Areas for discussion include:

  • implementation – key priorities, expectations, and challenges for the Turing scheme
  • opportunities – and assessing the prospects for widening access to international exchange
  • international partnerships – and the impact of the scheme on the UK’s position within global HE.

Book here.

 

14-16 July 2021: AMOSSHE National Conference 2021

The AMOSSHE National Conference 2021 is an opportunity to reflect on this year’s good practice, establish strategic connections, and take achievements forward. The conference takes place online to enable participation from across the UK, as well as drawing on expertise from around the world. The conference is an inspirational, collaborative space for Student Services leaders to share expertise and good practice, develop strategy and skills, and build professional networks. It is an opportunity to reflect on this year’s good practice, establish strategic connections, and take our achievements forward. The key themes for this conference are reflections, connections and ambitions.

 

14 July 2021, 12.00-1.30: ‘Teacher Reflection on Diversity and Belonging in higher education learning’, Edge Hill University

This session in the Edge Hill University FREE online programme of CPD for people working in education, ‘Teacher Reflection on Diversity and Belonging in higher education learning’ will present key findings about student engagement, belonging and diversity; facilitate participants to put themselves into the shoes of diverse students; and reflect on and discuss real scenarios to develop solutions or changes to practice that will promote inclusion, belonging and success.  It is informed by one of the outputs created as part of the  #Ibelong project (https://ibelong.eu/) – Team Teacher Reflection.
For more information about the CPD programme, and to book a place please visit https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/education/cpd/.

 

15 July 2021, 16:00-17:30: ‘Designing and delivering anti-racist pedagogy in the academy in the 21st century: challenges and opportunities’, Birkbeck

In response to the recent Decolonising the Academy: Student Experience’ event, where the theme of anti-racist pedagogies was raised by students, the Decolonising the Academy Collective at Birkbeck have organised this online event exploring the challenges and opportunities of designing and delivering Anti-racist pedagogy in the Academy today.

Professor Heidi Mirza will provide the keynote address at the event, and she will be joined by Dr Wayne Mitchell from Imperial College and Patricia Gilbert from Birkbeck.

The Decolonising the Academy Collective at Birkbeck is a new initiative emanating from the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, which builds on the earlier work of the Decolonising the Curriculum Working Group at Birkbeck. Its aim is to develop creative, innovative and transformative learning spaces tasked with liberating the academy from the legacies of colonialism and empire. Hosted digitally via Microsoft Teams a link to join will be sent to attendees on 14 July 2021.

 

20-21 July 2021: The online Active Learning Conference

The context for this year’s conference is ‘active and online’. The Active Learning Conference seeks to engage academic practitioners, those researching active learning in higher education, educational developers, leaders and managers across the globe.

The conference focus is designing active learning, innovative pedagogies and curriculum design, leading change and researching active learning. 

Little development, however, on the pedagogy of active learning or the assessment of student retention using active learning methodology is available in the literature: how active learning can support the conceptual development of the learner. How active learning methodology can be implemented to assure that a student learns through the techniques established in active learning but taught within a new pedagogical framework? Using teaching styles which take advantage of each student’s unique way of learning will also be emphasized using cognitive activators; preparing the student to learn independently through activities requiring the use an active learning technique.

The Active Learning Conference seeks to engage academic practitioners, those researching active learning in HE, educational developers, leaders and managers across the world. Conference dates: 2-5pm on 20 July 2021 for our masterclass sessions and the full day’s conference on 21 July 2021. The submission deadline for Expressions of Interest is Tuesday 1 June 2021. Some themes: Engaging students; Assessment: Active, Authentic, Inclusive; Co-creation and collaboration; Becoming an active learning teacher; Active and inclusive; Spaces for active learning.

 

1 – 2 September 2021: ‘Student engagement in the context of COVID-19’
This RAISE Network conference will look back at the challenges faced in 2020/1 and look forward to where we go next. Our online conference will offer the opportunity to discuss practice and research, and the future of student engagement and pedagogical practice. There will be a mixture of fantastic and inspiring keynote sessions, online workshops, papers and presentations.
Staff in all roles, students, and others interested in university and college higher education are encouraged to attend. Registration will open in May. Please email any queries to raise@newcastle.ac.uk     

1-3 September 2021: deferred NET2020 Conference, University of Bath

The leading annual international conference for networking in healthcare education, the deferred NET2020 will address all areas of healthcare education across all healthcare professions. The conference will focus on the following themes:

  • student experience, engagement and achievement: including the sub-themes of Inclusivity in healthcare education; Widening participation; Student support and wellbeing; and Retention and success in healthcare education
  • Educational enhancement: including the sub-themes of Humanising healthcare education; Assessing the impact of pre- and post-registration learning on clinical practice; and Partnership working
  • learning, teaching and assessment strategies: including the sub-themes of Evidence-based learning, teaching and assessment; Inter-professional learning and working; Education in clinical practice and practice development; and technology enhanced learning
  • key challenges in healthcare education: including the sub-themes of Global challenges in healthcare education; Developing the future healthcare education workforce; and Social, economic and policy drivers in healthcare education.

Bookings are currently not open but see conference website for further details.

 

14 September 2021, morning: ‘Next steps for SEND provision in England – reform, inclusivity and access, and priorities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’, Westminster Education Forum policy conference

The conference, focusing on the future for improving SEND provision in England will be an opportunity to assess priorities for the delayed SEND Review expected later this year and challenges faced in the wake of COVID-19. Areas for discussion include:

  • reforming of SEND provision – key areas for improvement and policy priorities going forward
  • in the wake of COVID-19 – mental health needs and recovery, staff wellbeing and workload, catch-up tutoring, and lessons for future practice
  • inclusivity and access to education – educational facilities, assistive technologies and specialised equipment, and policy priorities for the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme
  • next steps for EHC plans, meeting demand, funding, and support for post-16 transitions.

Speakers include: Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, nasen; Professor Brian Lamb, Visiting Professor of Special Educational Needs and Disability, University of Derby; Dr Helen Curran, Bath Spa University; Stephen Kingdom, Disabled Children’s Partnership; Claire Learman, Friends of Kirkleatham Hall School, Redcar; Marijke Miles, National Association of Head Teachers; Neill Oldham, Highfurlong School, Blackpool; Gurvinder Samra, Shoosmiths; and Amy Skipp, ASK Research. Book here.
The launch of This is Us marks a step change in how we work and communicate, and we’re really pleased to welcome Fiona Ellison as our new Director who joins us as we embark on this new stage of our journey. We’re excited for what 2021 will bring.

 

14 September 2021: NTU TILT Annual Learning and Teaching (Virtual) Conference, Nottingham Trent University

The TILT ALTC 2021 Conference takes as its focus the experience(s) of learning and teaching in the midst of a worldwide pandemic with a view to distil insights, effective practice(s) and lessons learnt. These issues will be explored through the lens of three Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoTL) themes: Active, Collaborative Learning; Teaching, Technology and the Pandemic; and, Learning Community. We will be contact again closer to the time with a full programme.

Keynote speaker Stephen Downes will, as part of the Conference theme, consider how the pandemic has challenged academics to redefine what we mean by a university education. He works with the Digital Technologies Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada, has taught at a wide variety of institutions and is one of the originators of the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Stephen has published frequently about online and networked learning and, throughout a thirty-five-year career, has pioneered the work of online learning games, learning objects and metadata, podcasting and open educational resources.

21 September 2021, morning: ‘The future of the FE sector and priorities for the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill’, Westminster Education Forum policy conference

The conference will be an opportunity to discuss the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, which will legislate for policies announced in the Skills for Jobs white paper on priorities for the FE sector and its role in the national economic recovery.

The agenda in summary: 

  • Next steps for developing the FE sector
  • Improving governance and standards in the FE sector – accountability, the future for funding, and developing a responsive approach
  • Supporting flexibility in further education – the future for modular provision, facilitating online learning, funding support and widening access, and supporting upskilling and retraining
  • Ensuring high standards within the FE sector
  • The FE sector and post-pandemic recovery – opportunities in the White Paper, meeting employer needs, plugging skills deficits, and driving local growth
  • Implementing the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill – policy priorities.

Speakers: include: Tom Bewick, Federation of Awarding Bodies; Rebecca Garrod-Waters, Ufi VocTech Trust; Robin Ghurbhurun, Jisc; Graham Guest, Telford College; Tim Pile, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership; David Russell, The Education and Training Foundation; and Paul Warner, Association of Employment and Learning Providers; A senior speaker confirmed from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
Book here.

 

6–10 December 2021: Annual SRHE Research Conference 2021, ‘(Re)connecting, (Re)building: Higher Education in Transformative Times’

The 2021 International Conference on Research into Higher Education 2021

It has never been clearer that connection and community are essential to a thriving higher education ecosystem. The higher education sector engages a wide range of often overlapping communities at local, national, international, disciplinary, and institutional levels. As we move forward into a period of rebuilding and recovery, we now look to identify and sustain the best practices and new insights which strengthen and connect these communities.

The conference programme will be published in dur course.

 

19 October 2021: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education Digital Conference, Westminster insight

Key Points

  • Improving the recruitment, retention and attainment of underrepresented student groups
  • Protecting staff and students from discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • Improving staff recruitment practices, retention rates and career progression pathways
  • Reducing pay gaps and addressing the root causes of pay gap issues
  • Creating inclusive university cultures and environments.

Register here.

 

16 Mar – 17 Mar 2022: International higher education forum 2022, Universities UK

Save the date. Register your interest.

You can now register your interest for the International Higher Education Forum conference (IHEF). Next year’s conference will build on the success of IHEF 2021, which saw over 80 speakers and over 500 higher education professionals from around the world participate in 25 sessions over two days. 

This year’s highlights included: 

  • a heated debate on whether Covid-19 has changed international higher education forever
  • a panel discussion on radical reform
  • breakouts and roundtables on topics from transnational education, international student recruitment and outward student mobility to the UK’s International Education Strategy, carbon reduction and managing risk. 

Register your interest here and be the first to find out when tickets are available.

VACANCIES

Widening Participation Officer (ACES), University of Edinburgh

We are looking for a Widening Participation Officer (ACES) within our Student Recruitment and Admissions team (SRA) at the University of Edinburgh.

The ACES Project (Access to Creative Education in Scotland) is designed to encourage and support school and college students into creative higher education courses. It particularly focused on students who are from disadvantaged or under-represented groups – such as students living in communities where there is low progression to university, attending low-attaining schools, or due to other personal circumstances.  The project delivers these objectives by providing workshops and events which offer practical experience for potential art/design or architecture applicants.

The Widening Participation Officer will be the public face of the ACES project to prospective students and their teachers, parents and advisers and will be responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination, organisation and administration of the ACES project. You will be expected to plan all aspects of the ACES project and, often in collaboration with other practitioners but sometimes alone, deliver activities, which will include working closely with academic and admissions colleagues at the University’s Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), and external art / design / architecture practitioners. If you have any questions about this role, please contact lesley.stokes@ed.ac.uk

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • sound knowledge and understanding of the Scottish education system 
  • an understanding of and experience in supporting students within an educational setting
  • ability to communicate with a wide range of people, including school students aged 15-18, teachers, University academics and support staff, local authority officials and professional bodies 

An understanding of and empathy for the student groups targeted within WP programmes

Full time, fixed term (1 August 2021 until 31 July 2022). Salary: £28,331 – £32,816. Closing date: 23 June 2021.

 

Senior Access and Engagement Manager, Academic Office, Durham University

The Senior Access and Engagement Manager is responsible for managing the delivery of key requirements of the University’s five-year Access and Participation Plan 2020-2025. The role holder leads, manages, directs and develops the Access and Engagement teams in its delivery of access activities, ensuring effective coordination of resources and staffing. They also work closely with other senior managers and their teams responsible for delivering excellence in the student journey at Durham University, ensuring that there is joined up working and strong collaboration with other parts of the University.

The two teams that the role holder manages have the following remits:

  • Access: includes projects to support admissions pathways to the University. This includes projects such as Supported Progression, the Sutton Trust Summer School Programme and the STEP Programme.
  • Engagement: involves working with students, schools and colleges in the region to recruit students from under-represented backgrounds.

The role holder will have specific responsibility for the following access measures set out in the University’s five-year Access and Participation Plan 2020-2025: Excellence in the Local Context, Supported Progression Phase 3, and the national summer schools.  The role holder will be expected to improve the impact of these programmes by increasing the undergraduate enrolments from Low Participation Neighbourhood participants in these programmes by 80 students per annum over the 2018/19 baseline.  The role holder will also be expected to develop the national STEP programme for UK black students, so that it makes a major contribution to the University’s target of recruiting an additional 100 black undergraduate students over the 2018/19 baseline.

For further information please contact; Dr Michael Gilmore, Academic Registrar, academic.registrar@durham.ac.uk

Permanent, full time post. Salary: £41,526 – £49,553 per annum. Closing Date: 23 June 2021.

 

Student Experience Manager, MBA Programme, London Business School

We’re looking for someone to help ensure our students are getting the most out of our world-leading MBA programme. As our Student Experience Manager, you’ll focus on engaging with students to ensure they have the support, guidance and high quality information they need to succeed. You’ll help deliver programmes that improve student experience and use your insight to deliver essential information in engaging ways.

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. The Student Experience Manager will be based in the West End.

Main Responsibilities:

  • plan and deliver a range of programmes/events and help with larger initiatives.
  • oversee creation of policy documents, best practice guides and learning materials.
  • be on top of the LBS student experience to deliver effective communications.
  • act as student experience expert on a variety of key areas and student-facing communications.
  • collaborate across the school to co-ordinate timetabling and schedule planning.
  • collect and analyse data about student experience to improve future delivery and inform decisions.
  • be a role model and champion positive change around the school.
  • line manage and support a Programme Administrator in the exceptional delivery of the programme

Full time, fixed term, maternity cover position for 9-12 months. Competitive salary. Closing date: 24 June 2021.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion & People, University of Nottingham

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion & People, you will provide executive leadership and strategic oversight of the University’s equality, diversity and inclusion agenda; ensuring effective engagement and collaborative support from all faculties and professional support functions as we drive forward our ambition to be sector leading in our equality, diversity and inclusivity approach. Working closely with the Director of HR, you will also take on leadership of key initiatives as part of the implementation of the University’s People Strategic Delivery Plan.

A member of the University Executive Board, you will contribute to and share ownership of key decisions and be accountable to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall performance of your strategic areas in line with the University’s vision, goals, strategy, core principles and values. 

As the strategic lead for EDI and People your remit will include leadership of University-wide EDI priorities for both staff and student EDI agenda’s, proactively engaging with partners across the University to deliver our people strategies; creating an environment which is enriched through the diversity and inclusivity of our communities and working practices. Your ultimate goal will be to deliver against the University’s aim to embed EDI in the heart of everything we do, and to work collaboratively with our people leaders to drive forward a culture change ensuring the vision and values of the University are achieved through our people. 

Acting as the primary University representative you will also take a leadership role externally within the wider University and Nottingham communities, proactively engaging with partner and alumni groups to advance EDI opportunities, knowledge exchange and widening participation in higher education.  You will also be engaged in national policy development and have engaged at a national level with EDI-related initiatives

To be successful you will already be an established senior leader, with a recognised profile of significant achievement. Your interpersonal skills and ability to engage, influence, and motivate others are essential, as well as success in leading cultural change within a large complex organisation. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jaspal Kaur, Director of Human Resources, email jaspal.kaur@nottingham.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post (5-year term of office). Competitive salary. Closing date: 24 June 2021.

 

Research Analyst (Mental Health), House of Commons

We have a fixed-term part-time vacancy in the Social Policy Section for a mental health specialist to cover a period of maternity leave. The Social Policy Section covers health services, housing, education social security and social services. It is a busy section; specialists are grouped into a number of smaller ‘hubs’ with a focus on collaborative work. The successful applicant will work with four other members of the health and social care ‘hub’ and will bring in-depth knowledge/expertise in mental health policy and law.

The Research Analyst (Mental Health) will be required using your pre-existing knowledge and strong research skills to:

Answer individual MPs’ questions orally and in writing, on mental health policy/law.

Draft and keep up to date a range of published briefing products. This will include briefing papers and shorter online articles. Examples of our briefing products, including shorter Insights and constituency casework articles, can be found on the Library’s website

Provide ad hoc policy advice to colleagues across Parliament (e.g. in select committees and the House of Lords Library)

The House of Commons Library is committed to increasing diversity and to maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented groups. You can find out more about our values, our people and how we recruit people on the Work with us section of our website.

Part-time, maternity cover post. Salary: £50,870 per annum pro-rata. Closing date: 27 Jun 2021

 

Deputy Head of Admissions (Applicant Engagement), Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes is a leading modern institution with big ambitions. We are seeking to increase our global footprint, broaden access to an Oxford Brookes education, and further enhance our reputation as a leading global University.

The Admissions Office is at the heart of these ambitions, playing a key role in the achievement of the University’s objectives through the delivery of a fair, efficient and transparent admissions process that enables equitable access for those students with the potential to succeed at Oxford Brookes.

We have recently expanded our Admissions team to support us in delivering an exceptional applicant experience across our UG and PGT portfolio.

The new role of Deputy Head of Admissions (Applicant Engagement) will have responsibility for increasing the conversion of enquiries and applicants to enrolled students. You will lead on the University’s relationship with applicants, with responsibility for the operational management of our recruitment enquiries and conversion team. The post holder will ensure that the team is delivering the highest level of customer service, responding and evolving to meet the needs of prospective students, agents and partners. The post holder will act as the primary point of contact between the Admissions, UK and Global Recruitment, and Marketing teams.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Robert Hodgson, Head of Admissions (rhodgson@brookes.ac.uk)

Full-time, permanent post. Salary: £35,845 rising annually to £39,152 pa. Closing date: 27 June 2021.

 

Director of Policy, Ethics and Governance, UKRI Medical Research Council (MRC)

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be a key member of the senior leadership team with a chance to shape and influence across MRC, UKRI, nationally and internationally.

Role Purpose:

  • contribute to the effective running of MRC as an important member of the senior leadership team, reporting direct to the Executive Chair.
  • provide national leadership on selected policy areas relevant to MRC, actively engaging with stakeholders across UKRI, government departments, learned societies and other medical research funders and agencies.
  • provide leadership for MRC in research and corporate ethics and research integrity, developing and promoting policies and interventions to improve research quality and conduct, both nationally and internationally.
  • oversee the MRC Council secretariat, liaising effectively with Council members and ensuring the highest standards of governance.

We are keen to attract a diverse pool of applicants and would appreciate it if you could forward this on within your university networks. For further information and/or to apply for the role, please visit the external Careers Portal.

Open ended, full time post. Salary: £73,055 pa. Closing date: 27 June 2021.

 

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Durham University

With the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien, the University has re-affirmed its commitment to global excellence and fostering a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment in which our University community can thrive. We are looking to appoint an inspiring Pro-Vice-Chancellor for EDI, who shares our values and sense of purpose and who will be at the heart of leading, evolving and driving forward our EDI agenda, ensuring that EDI is effectively enshrined in all that we do.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and a member of the University Executive Board, we are seeking an exceptional individual, with proven leadership experience, vision and a record of driving and delivering impactful cultural change. The successful candidate will bring high levels of emotional intelligence, a collaborative approach, and deep insight into the emerging national and international trends, opportunities and challenges relating to the equality and diversity landscape.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive and diverse community. We will actively seek and encourage applications for this role from the broadest range of society, including all underrepresented groups with particular emphasis on BAME candidates, who are under-represented in the University.

Permanent, full time post. Closing date: 2 July 2021.

 

Widening Access and Participation Assistant, Home Student Recruitment, Widening Access & Participation, University of Sunderland

We have an exciting opportunity within our newly formed Home Student Recruitment service for a Widening Access and Participation Assistant. The Widening Access and Participation Assistant will support the planning and delivery of access to higher education activities and interventions to increase participation of a wide range of students and applicants from a broad range of diverse backgrounds. You will also support and deliver the university’s widening access and participation strategy as per our institutional targets outlined in the university’s Office for Students agreed Access and Participation Plan.

Within this position, you will play a key role in supporting the planning, delivery and evaluation of targeted outreach activities, both in person and online. You will work with a wide range of audiences including primary and secondary school pupils and adult learners. You will provide support, advice and guidance to feeder schools, colleges and other partner organisations at a range of on and off campus and digital events. This includes delivery to pupils, teachers/advisers and parents/carers on a range of areas such as; the benefits of higher education, progression routes, student finance and student life.

You will support the planning and delivery of bespoke programmes, funding and support for priority groups to ensure fair access and increase participation in higher education. This includes the planning, administration and promotion of bursaries and scholarships.

You will carry out administrative tasks such as maintaining and updating spreadsheets and databases, management of shared email inboxes, arranging and taking minutes of meetings and preparing reports and statistics.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity, or require further information regarding this role, please contact Katharine Reed, Widening Access and Participation Manager; katharine.reed@sunderland.ac.uk.

Full time, permanent post. Salary: £21,015 to £25,219 per annum. Closing date: 2 July 2021.

 

Senior Policy Officer – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Nursing & Midwifery Council,

The Senior Policy Officer (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) will play a vital role in ensuring the NMC makes sound, fair and inclusive decisions about its regulatory work supporting our nursing and midwifery professionals to provide excellent healthcare for everyone. The Senior Policy Officer (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) will be part of a wider team, and will work with colleagues across the organisation to provide advice, practical solutions and creative ideas to ensure we are compliant with equalities legislation and upholding best practise. The work will be varied and rewarding, including policy development, data analysis, supporting research and engagement internally and externally.

By improving our policies, processes and systems, and deepening the knowledge and capabilities of colleagues across the organisation, the post-holder will help ensure we are meeting our equalities aims and targets. You will explore our data and evidence, and help us report the progress we are making in engaging ways, including contributing to our communications, benchmarks and reports. You will bring people together by facilitating internal strategic forums, for example our EDI Leadership Group, and delivering training and workshops. London-based post.

You should be experienced and confident in providing advice to people and being a critical friend for the organisation. You should have excellent analytical skills and attention to detail. You should be able to translate our research, data and evidence into effective solutions to drive our work forward. We are looking for someone who can work autonomously and enjoy multi-tasking and meeting tight deadlines, while working with team members and colleagues collaboratively.

You’ll have experience in policy and will be confident dealing with internal and external queries on how we are meeting our EDI aims. You’ll be comfortable influencing decision-makers at all levels and your people skills and experience will mean you can spot risks and opportunities for improvements in our work and put effective solutions in place. You’ll be deeply committed to equality and be inclusive in all your work and engagement, motivated by achieving excellence in our approach to EDI.

Full time, permanent post. Salary: £40,000 – £45,000/annum + benefits. Closing date: 4 July 2021.

 

Vice Principal (Operations and Infrastructure), Anglia Ruskin University, Peterborough

ARU Peterborough, one of the most exciting initiatives within higher education, a new University in Peterborough. ARU is recognised both nationally and internationally as an innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial university. The new university for Peterborough is a partnership between the Mayoral Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University. The new university will be known as ARU Peterborough until it achieves full independence.

ARU Peterborough will provide a practical solution to the problem of low employment and skills levels across Peterborough. It aims to boost the skills and employability of students. It has been created to address a higher education cold spot, widen participation by attracting a diverse student population from non-traditional backgrounds to improve social mobility and to redress the skills gaps within businesses and industries across Peterborough and the rest of the region.

The new university for Peterborough is a partnership between the Mayoral Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University. The new university will be known as ARU Peterborough until it achieves full independence.

As part of this ground-breaking project, the University are now seeking to appoint a Vice Principal (Operations and Infrastructure) to lead on key areas of operational activity and to provide strategic leadership and structure of their professional services to ensure they are innovative and academically aligned. The post holder will manage the relationship between ARU Peterborough and ARU to collaborate on the delivery of supplied services.

With a relevant professional qualification at postgraduate level, you will have previous leadership and management experience in a similar level role with a proven track record in developing and leading professional and business engagement services for a University or similar environment, including developing longer-term strategies for staff, partnerships, estates, facilities, and IT.

Full time permanent post. Competitive salary. Closing date: 5 July 2021.

 

Vice Principal (Academic Development), Anglia Ruskin University, Peterborough

ARU Peterborough, one of the most exciting initiatives within higher education, a new University in Peterborough. The new university for Peterborough is a partnership between the Mayoral Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University. The new university will be known as ARU Peterborough until it achieves full independence.

ARU Peterborough will provide a practical solution to the problem of low employment and skills levels across Peterborough. It aims to boost the skills and employability of students. It has been created to address a higher education cold spot, widen participation by attracting a diverse student population from non-traditional backgrounds to improve social mobility and to redress the skills gaps within businesses and industries across Peterborough and the rest of the region.

The new university for Peterborough is a partnership between the Mayoral Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University. The new university will be known as ARU Peterborough until it achieves full independence.

We are seeking to appoint a Vice Principal (Academic Development) with previous leadership and management experience to provide strategic development of the curriculum, lead on the development of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development courses and implementation of the academic regulations for ARU Peterborough.

With a First Degree and PhD or Professional Doctorate, you will have previous leadership and management experience in a similar level role with a proven track record of implementing robust quality assurance processes including leading on the implementation and delivery of reporting activities and supporting academic colleagues to deliver excellence in teaching and research/innovation.

Full time permanent post. Competitive salary. Closing date: 9 July 2021.

 

Assistant Principal (Head of Faculty Cluster) 2 posts, Anglia Ruskin University, Peterborough

We are seeking two Assistant Principals to lead the development and delivery of the strategic and operational plans and manage all the resources (people, budgets, equipment and property) across the Faculty cluster. You will be appointed responsibility for two (of the four) Faculty Clusters each. The clusters are:

  • Faculty of Engineering, AgriTech and the Environment
  • Faculty of Health, Education and Social Care
  • Faculty of Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Faculty of Creative & Digital Arts and Sciences.

The new university for Peterborough is a partnership between the Mayoral Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University. The new university will be known as ARU Peterborough until it achieves full independence.

ARU Peterborough will provide a practical solution to the problem of low employment and skills levels across Peterborough. It aims to boost the skills and employability of students. It has been created to address a higher education cold spot, widen participation by attracting a diverse student population from non-traditional backgrounds to improve social mobility and to redress the skills gaps within businesses and industries across Peterborough and the rest of the region.

With a First Degree and PhD or Professional Doctorate, you will have previous leadership and management experience in a similar level role with a proven track record of promoting the external interests, links, partnerships, and reputation of the University and developing productive relationships to encourage collaboration and increase the potential for innovative and inter-disciplinary working.

Full time permanent post. Competitive salary. Closing date: 9 July 2021.

 

Widening Participation Advisor, Secretary and Registrar’s Office, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The post holder is expected to advise us on the development and implementation of strategies to widen access and participation of students from underrepresented groups in collaboration with stakeholders across the School and aligned to other related work such as student experience. The Widening Participation Advisor will also be expected to review existing admissions processes to ensure equity throughout.

Some of the key responsibilities and activities will be:

  • advising on and co-ordinating the development of LSHTM’s widening participation strategy in collaboration with relevant stakeholders across the School
  • supporting the implementation of WP strategy through active consultation, stresstesting and engaging with staff in a process of positive change
  • developing and implementing an approach to upskill colleagues on WP access
  • advise on WP approaches and outreach partnerships with other HEIs and specialist networks, drawing on experience in accessing outreach networks
  • be conversant on WP work within the sector at post-graduate level and to be able to advise internally
  • work with the admissions team to review existing processes, focusing predominantly on the selection processes within faculties, ensuring equity throughout
  • lead workshops with Programme Directors, actively discussing and challenging how successful candidates are being selected
  • to actively promote inclusive and anti-racist practices, systems and behaviours across the School, as part of the School’s aim to become an inclusive and fair organisation.

The successful candidate will have an extensive experience working in WP, ideally within post-graduate environment and with a track record of developing fair admissions practice by working with academic admissions tutors. They will be understanding of issues in WP agenda and/or the wider role of higher education in social mobility, ideally in the context of public health. With knowledge of the context and challenges for underrepresented groups in accessing and realising their potential in post-graduate study. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to the Head of Admissions Joanne.Cooper@lshtm.ac.uk.

Full time, fixed for 6 months or part-time 0.5FTE, fixed-term (12-14 months). Salary: £34,854 – £40,011 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). Closing date: 9 July 2021.

 

Head of Student Recruitment Events – University of Nottingham

The Head of Student Recruitment Events Team work collaboratively with colleagues across student recruitment and the wider University to create and deliver outstanding in-person and virtual experiences, to attract and recruit students with the potential to succeed and thrive.  

You are responsible for developing a co-ordinated approach for student recruitment events across the University’s schools and faculties and for managing collaboration with internal partners within External Relations and other professional services.

The Head of Student Recruitment Events be responsible for the operational leadership of the Student Recruitment Events Team, which is part of the Widening Participation and Outreach division within Student Recruitment. This involves deploying team members, managing and leading their performance and development and having operational responsibility for the team’s student recruitment events work at undergraduate and post-graduate level. You will lead the team to explore new virtual and digital activities, working with new technologies to enhance our student recruitment events.

In addition, you will support the Deputy Director of Student Recruitment (Widening Participation and Outreach) and other senior level colleagues with institutional level reports and activities. You will ensure that appropriate monitoring and evaluation of events and their outcomes are undertaken by the team to inform future practice.

You will be innovative and creative in your thinking and will match this with your exceptional planning and implementation skills. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Emma Szembek: emma.szembek@nottingham.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post. Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 pa. Closing date: 21st July 2021.