Morning, Tuesday, 19th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will bring together key policymakers and stakeholders - including universities, colleges, schools, awarding bodies and students' groups - to discuss the future shape of the university admissions system.
It is timed to take place with:
- the Office for Students’ (OfS) conducting on its wide-ranging review of the system - which will include the possibility of moving to a post-qualifications admissions (PQA) model; and
- a separate major sector-led review of the system due to report in spring, with initial research from UUK indicating that two in five students would make different decisions on their degree choices if they could make choices again.
There will be keynote contributions from:
- Helen Thorne, Director of External Relations, UCAS.
Further confirmed speakers include: Sharon Hague, Pearson; Nicola Hall, The Careers and Enterprise Company; Smita Jamdar, Martineau; and Piers Wilkinson, National Union of Students.
- The OfS review of the admissions system - focus, key areas for consideration , and next steps on the timeline;
- Key findings from the Universities UK fair admissions review;
- The university admissions system as it stands - a context and responding to the reviews;
- Reforming the existing system - addressing unconditional offers, widening participation and ensuring transparency in information available to prospective students;
- Lessons learned from comparing admissions systems around the world; and
- Examining the case for a post-qualifications admissions (PQA) system.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
Westminster Higher Education Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with a range of interested officials from the Department for Education who have reserved places.