This one-day, virtual workshop by Government Exchange, introduces Parliamentary committees by exploring where they came from, why we have them and their role in modern Parliamentary systems. The programme also explores how Select Committees work and the various roles of those that contribute to that work. And the crucial role Parliamentary Committees play in delivering good governance. This highly participative programme uses a blend of information sharing, conversation, examination of case studies and video to explore the topic, led by our highly experienced facilitator. The programme is aimed at those looking to build a foundation level understanding of Parliamentary Committees and is suitable for parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, civil servants… and anyone else that has an interest in how modern legislatures work. Participants in this interactive programme will: Understand the form and function of committees in a modern Parliament Be able to describe the different types of committees and the variety of role they deliver Examine the real-world impact of Select Committees Understand how to provide briefing for Ministers and officials appearing before a committee Receive insights on drafting evidence and appearing as a witness. Price £570.
With a General Election due to take place in 2024 NNECL is keen to know what you think policy makers, in the next Government, should prioritise for care experienced leaners. To start this listening, they are hosting this online discussion with a panel of experienced practitioners. NNECL members, have a deep understanding of your care experienced learners experience and strongly feel this knowledge should feed into the development of NNECL’s work. Non-NNECL members can also attend to input their knowledge, thoughts and perspectives. NNECL will be using the themes of the discussion to help shape on going conversations with industry stakeholders, as well inform business planning in 2024 and beyond. The panel: Joshua Williams, Head of Policy and Communications- National Youth Advocacy Service Dr Neil Harrison, Associate Professor in Education and Social Justice, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter Dr Jim Goddard, Chair of The Care Leavers Association To keep learners at the heart of what they do, NNECL will also be consulting directly with students through their Student Voices Network.
At this year’s UCAS annual conference you will: hear the latest news and developments at UCAS. get access to key stats and insights from the education sector. find out how to support students in a competitive landscape. get key takeaways to share with colleagues and use in the classroom. trioritise time for your own learning. What to look forward to: more networking opportunities with exhibitors and fellow delegates. more takeaways to embed in your curriculum. the latest insight on the new Careers Guidance report. access to new resources on Apprenticeships, Confirmation and Clearing. the new UCAS Clinic – 121 sessions with the Adviser Help Team.
This online conference from Westminster Higher Education Forum, the will focus on priorities and next steps for supporting students with disabilities in higher education, and improving their educational experience and opportunities for progression beyond university. It will bring together representatives across higher education to examine the way that responsibilities of universities are being reassessed with the backing of regulators and advocacy groups. Delegates will assess latest research, guidance on best practice, practical next steps, and implications for structures and processes within HEIs. They will also consider how to grow the involvement of those with lived experience of visible and non-visible disabilities in charting the way forward for policy and action. Those attending will discuss priorities for the future work of the Disability in Higher Education Advisory Panel, established by the OfS, in advising HEIs on strategies for tackling barriers affecting the experience of students with disabilities, including in areas such as accessibility and design of the university estate. Discussion will reflect issues raised in recent research including TASO’s What works to reduce equality gaps for disabled students, and Disabled Students UK’s Access Insights report, which draws on the findings of the annual National Student Survey. Speakers include: Mette Anwar-Westander, Founding Director and CEO, Disabled Students UK; Dr Omar Khan, CEO, Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education; Tabassum Ahmad, EmployAbility; Dr Sean Cullen, Brunel University; Helen Cooke, MyPlus Consulting; Dr Rille Raaper, Durham University; Nicola Turner, UCAS. Book here.
Matt Griffin, Programmes and Communications Officer, Causeway Education
Will Kelly, 'Opening the Doors Conference' Coordinator, University of Winchester
Catherine Fenwick, Director, Aimhigher London