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GHWY Impact and Evaluation Conference 2021 – 19 May 2021

Date of conference: 19 May 2021
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting
Time: 9:30am – 4:15pm

Are you ready to expand your knowledge about what works in widening participation within higher education and why?

Join our very own Impact and Evaluation Conference where we will share, consolidate and reflect on our collective local evidence base. This incorporates the work of the GHWY partnership, our members, our Uni Connect project and the wider local area.

The conference will also apply findings to collaborative conversations about the value and application of data, theory and insight at a strategic and operational level.

An event not to be missed. Register now to secure your place!




The conference will feature sixteen paper presentations as well as discussion groups on the themes of community engagement, collaborative approaches to outreach, and working with groups under-represented in Higher Education (HE). Presentations are paired based upon their complementarity and spread across three concurrent strands. Delegates will be able to choose their own programme of talks throughout the day according to their interests.

We are delighted to announce our key notes speakers which include:

  • Dr Eliza Kozman (Deputy Director, TASO) who will deliver a session on the evidence landscape for widening participation and the mission of TASO in relation to supporting evidence-based practice across the sector.
  • Professor Nick Emmel (University of Leeds) on the academic landscape for widening participation to HE and the value of a realist approach to evaluating this work.
  • Tracey Lancaster (Deputy VC, Leeds Beckett University) on the strategic landscape for evidence and impact across widening participation work.

The conference is open to a local and national audience working within:

• Higher Education providers/partnerships
• Secondary schools and post-16 providers
• Careers professionals
• Policymakers
• Local authorities
• Third sector/community organisation

Please contact Sarah Lawrence if you have any enquiries about the conference. 



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