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Beverley Crooks, Brunel University
Approaching Widening Participation in HE
Greenwich Campus, Queen Anne 065
December 8th 2016, 5-6.00pm
Dr Beverley Crooks, Widening Participation Officer, Brunel University London
Beverley has worked in education for 30 years, first as a secondary school teacher, local education authority adviser and school inspector. She currently works as a Widening Participation (WP) officer and is responsible for implementing aspects of the University’s WP Strategy and the OFFA Access Agreement. She teaches on the professional development in academic practice course and the graduate learning and teaching programme. Beverley has written for a number WP journals. She is committed to supporting her local community and has served on the governing bodies of primary and secondary schools in west London and most recently on the governing body of Uxbridge College as Chair of the Corporation. Beverley is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Widening Participation throughout the student life cycle is vital for student success and for the survival of universities. Improving social mobility is at the heart of the governments’ agenda, however successive policy decisions over recent years have only increased the hurdles students have to overcome in order to progress to and succeed in university, Millburn 2016 states that the rungs on the social mobility ladder are growing further apart. Widening participation teams around the country have become increasingly creative in meeting the challenges faced by these tensions. This lecture will focus on how one university approaches widening participation in the ever changing landscape.
The Educational Development Unit open lecture series is free to attend
No registration required
For more details on our series: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/eddev/study/open-lecture-series
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