Widening Participation

Independent Review of Financial Support for Students in Scotland

The consultation seeks views on the independent review of student support in further and higher education in Scotland, chaired by Jayne-Anne Gadhia. The review and consultation takes place in the wider context of Scottish Government ambitions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the post-16 learner journey and work on Widening Access.

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Professor Peter Jarvis - 80th Birthday

Three former professors of adult education, and the current chair, from the University of Glasgow were amongst some 100 friends and colleagues who celebrated the 80th birthday of Professor Peter Jarvis, the eminent adult educator, known to all in the field. Professor Lalage Bown, Emeritus Professor of Adult Education at Glasgow eloquently spoke of his contributions especially in the international sphere.

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Invitation to Participate - Global Access to Postsecondary Education (GAPS) Initiative

The GAPS mission is to build a global, engaged & collaborative access community that will champion post-secondary education for all and transform student opportunity.

Our vision is to connect the access community around the world so that the cause of access and student success for those underrepresented at the post-secondary level will gain its voice, momentum and capacity for impact, positively transforming student opportunity at the global and local level. 

I would like to invite you to participate in our work.

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Call for Contributions: EAN 2017 Giessen Annual Conference

The 26th annual conference of the European Access Network (EAN) will take place September 20-22, 2017 at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany. It is hosted by ArbeiterKind.de, Germany´s largest network for first generation students. The overall conference theme is ‘Sharing stories of empowerment: Creating new strategies for diversity and inclusion in higher education’. Practitioners, researchers and policy makers are invited to submit proposals for paper, project, workshop and poster presentations addressing the following conference strands/thematic areas:

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Research Associate: Educational Disadvantage and Place, School of Education/Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow

Job Purpose: To make a leading contribution to the project Educational Disadvantage and Place within the Education programme of the ESRC-funded Urban Big Data Centre. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of educational disadvantage and/or urban neighbourhoods, and strong proven skills in the quantitative analysis of large data sets.

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PASCAL 2016 Conference report: Inclusion strand – providing lifelong learning opportunities for all

The leaders of the five strands of the PASCAL Glasgow Conference monitored the developments at the Conference in their strand. Dr Judith Jenson, the leader of the Inclusion strand has written the attached overview of the Inclusion strand. This strand attracted considerable attention at the conference and confirmed that much remains to be done in combating exclusion and achieving a situation where learning cities are inclusive of all residents in the city.

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