XClose

Institute of Education

Home
Menu

VIRTUAL EVENT: Can we widen participation in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic?

16 July 2020, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Student carrying books. Image: Element5 Digital via Unsplash

Will some of the changes universities have introduced in response to COVID-19 exacerbate or ameliorate existing inequalities in access to higher education?

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Centre for Global Higher Education

Predictions abound around about the effect of COVID-19 on the number of local students who will enrol in higher education in 2020/21. However, the socio-economic backgrounds of these students is rarely discussed. 

This webinar will explore how changes, such as ‘test-blind’ admissions and other policies may help or hinder widening higher education participation from a UK, US, and European perspective.

Speakers

  • Stephen L. DesJardins, Co-Investigator on CGHE’s social and economic impact of higher education research programme
  • Peter Scott, Commissioner for Fair Access in Scotland and emeritus Professor of Higher Education Studies (UCL Institute of Education)
  • Pedro Teixeira, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics (University of Porto) and Director of CIPES (Centre of Research on Higher Education Policy)
  • Claire Callender, Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education (UCL Institute of Education), and lead of CGHE’s social and economic impact of higher education research programme

Links

Image: Element5 Digital via Unsplash