Conference materials

‌Social Mobility Conference – 12 June 2018

Social Mobility Conference Agenda

Presentations

A whole institution approach to Social Mobility – Nicola Sinclair and Dr Anna Mountford-Zimdars, Directors, Centre for Social Mobility

My pathway to HE: why social mobility matters - Dr Matthew Channon, Law Lecturer

University of Exeter: Challenges, priorities and plans - Nicola Sinclair , Head of WP and UK Student Recruitment, Director (Practice) Centre for Social Mobility

Workshops

The conference featured interactive workshops with professional service staff and academics as facilitators.

Inclusive teaching Practice

Professor Debra Myhill, PVC College of Social Science and International Studies, describes the outcomes of her workshop on Inclusive Teaching Practice.

University context, challenges and developments

Nicola Sinclair, Centre for Social Mobility director (practice), describes the outcomes of her workshop on University context, challenges and developments.

Conceiving disadvantage: stats, definitions and limitations

Sam Dyer, Assurance and Monitoring Manager, in the Widening Participation team, describes the workshop she hosted with Dr Kirsty Janes, data analyst in WP, on Conceiving disadvantage: stats, definitions and limitations.

 

The role of the personal tutor in supporting success and progression

Professor Wendy Robinson, Academic Dean for Students, describes the workshop she hosted alongside Sue Millward, PM Learning Analytics Project, on the role of the personal tutor in supporting success and progression.

 

Posters

We invited academic staff and students to submit poster submissions on research work they have carried out on social mobility with a prize for the best entry.
Dr Alison Black, Senior Lecturer in Education, and her team won 1st prize for potential for impact on practice with highlighting how ‘inclusion and the academisation of English secondary schools’ is impacting students with special educational needs.

Prizes

1st prize

Dr Alison Black, Senior Lecturer in Education, and her team won for potential for impact on practice with highlighting how ‘inclusion and the academisation of English secondary schools’ is impacting students with special educational needs.

2nd Prize

Visiting Scholar Jeffrey Grim, University of Michigan, won for ‘Organizing for Student Success’ bringing theory to institutional research as his project aims to understand how joined up support services within universities have the potential for enhancing student experiences and outcomes. 

Student prize

Xiaye Huang won for her innovative look at the conceptualisation of employability among Chinese students at an English Russell Group university. Download Xiaye Huang poster