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Room G18, Exeter Medial School Building, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus,Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU

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POSTPONED 2020 SW GSE Alumni Network Event

An Alumni and supporters event
Date29 April 2020
Time17:30 to 19:30
PlaceRoom G18, Exeter Medial School Building, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus,Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU


We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed due to the outbreak and rapid spread of the coronavirus. Our paramount concern is always for the health and safety of those attending the University’s events.

Please revisit the alumni events webpage for updates and we will inform you as soon as this event is rescheduled.


- A talk & discussion led by Dr Lee Elliot Major.

‘What can and can’t schools do to improve social mobility and how can we enable education to be the great social leveller, when it has been commandeered by the middle-classes to cement their status in society? And why should we focus on social mobility when many of society’s problems are the result of inequality? Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility argues we need a rethink on education as we face a ‘dark age of declining opportunity’

Join us on Wednesday 29th April for a GSE networking evening where we will be delighted to welcome as a speaker Dr Lee Elliot Major, Professor of Social Mobility at the University of Exeter.

Lee Elliot Major is Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility. Appointed by University of Exeter to be a global leader in the field, his work is dedicated to improving the prospects of disadvantaged young people. In 2019 Lee was awarded an OBE for services to social mobility. His books include ‘What Works?’ offering best bets for improving learning and ‘Social Mobility and its Enemies.’ He was Sutton Trust CEO and a founding Education Endowment Foundation trustee. He is a Governor at William Ellis School and a trustee of the Ted Wragg Trust.

Following what promises to be a fascinating talk and lively discussion, there will be the opportunity to network with fellow Exeter GSE alumni over drinks. 

This event is also open for non-alumni local primary & secondary school teachers to attend.  


ProviderAlumni and supporters

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