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Higher Education Scotland – Widening access and participation

There’s a lot to celebrate, but what else can be done to continue to widen access and participation in Scottish HE


Please see the link to the recording of this fascinating conversation about widening access and participation in Scottish Higher education – Zoom recording plus chat file here. We discussed many themes, some included below:

  • Importance of role models
  • Importance of networking to improve (SCAPP)
  • Best practice examples at institutions in Scotland
  • The work being done by organisations such as LIFT-OFF
  • How educators can help support the agenda
  • Blended and hybrid learning

In this free webinar we discussed the theme of widening participation for Scottish Higher Education. We considered any impact of Covid-19 on that crucial aim and hitting the government target of attracting students from some of the most deprived areas of Scotland.

We discussed the work being done by universities and how improved student transitions and a move to blended learning could impact – in any direction – the attraction and success of these students.

We explored these issues through analysing case studies, best practice examples and the strategies used by our guest panel of speakers:

Luke Millard

Dean of Teaching & Learning at Abertay University

Adrian Pierotti

Senior Lecturer in Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University

Daniel Keenan

Widening Participation Articulation Officer at University of Glasgow

Muriel Alexander

Development Coordinator, SCAPP (Scotland’s Community of Access and Participation Practitioners)

Mairi McKinnon

Programme Manager – LIFT OFF

Ron Wilcox

Strategic Partnership Manager – Pearson

February 24 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am


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