About the event
“It is vital to widen opportunities for disadvantaged learners to access and succeed in degree apprenticeships, and there is further to go to encourage minority ethnic and disabled learners to follow this route.” Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Office for Students
Degree apprenticeships are a key qualification to facilitate widening access, however the profile of degree apprenticeships needs to be raised and it is vital that practitioners are able to give prospective students high quality information, advice and guidance about their options.
This NEON summit will allow widening access practitioners to hear from policy makers, other practitioners and employers. It will enable us to discuss the progress of degree apprenticeships so far and how we can raise awareness of this important qualification amongst those currently under-represented in higher education. The event will take place on Friday 22 November in central London.
- Gain an understanding of the opportunities, and challenges, degree apprenticeships offer potential students from groups traditionally under-represented in higher education.
- Learn from recent research about the effectiveness of degree apprenticeships in widening access.
- Explore ways to raise awareness of degree apprenticeships through examples of best practice.
- Hear why degree apprenticeships are a key qualification for businesses.
This event is for: widening access and/or student recruitment senior managers and officers; careers advisors in schools; staff involved in NCOPs; any staff involved in providing information, advice and guidance about routes to higher education.