Creating a Culture of Inclusivity for Disabled Students
Embedding Support into the Student Life-Cycle, Reacting to Changes to DSA and Ensuring Positive Student Outcomes
Policy-UK Forum: 8.30-13.00, Tuesday 12th December 2017, Central London
£200* (plus VAT) per delegate with promotional code (see below)
With keynote addresses from:
Professor Geoff Layer
Vice-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton; and
Chair, Disabled Student Sector Leadership Group
Higher Education Policy Adviser, Higher Education Funding Council for England
Dear Mr Andrew
I am writing to remind you about the above event. Please feel free to pass onto colleagues you believe may also be interested.
As this is the opening email, we are currently offering 20% (£50) off our regular price using the discount code in this email. Further reductions (as well as free places) are also available to assist those for whom the ticket price is a barrier. Never feel excluded - we try to accommodate everyone (further details are below).
“We know that a student’s experience can be adversely affected if they have a disability and do not receive the right support to enable them to reach their full potential.”
(Professor Geoff Layer, Vice Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton, Foreword, Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education as a route to Excellence)
Being held almost a year on from the publication of the Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group’s (DSSLG) report into Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, this forum will be an opportunity to assess current practices and availability of support for disabled students.
Key areas to be addressed:
Evaluating Current Provision – Implementing the DSSLG Report, Allocating Funding and Sharing Best Practice
Delegates will discuss the outcome from HEFCE’s Review of models of support for disabled students, due to be published in the Summer and will consider how HEFCE’s increase in funding for academic year 17/18 will go towards helping the sector to invest in disability access and services. Attendees will also assess the extent to which the recommendations from the DSSLG report have been implemented so far.
Keeping Up with an Evolving Sector – Impact of Cuts to DSA, Challenges to Universities and Potential for the TEF
Delegates will assess the impact of cuts to the Disabled Students’ Allowance, which came into force last September, on the number of disabled students applying to university and the challenges that now face universities. Sessions will also consider whether the upcoming TEF will encourage institutions to improve their approaches to disability student support, given its focus on learning environment, student outcomes and teaching quality.
Ensuring Support from Application to Graduation – Embedding Provision into Learning & Teaching, Logistical Assistance and Improving Engagement
Delegates will discuss how to ensure disability support is widely available throughout the student life-cycle to ensure wellbeing and successful outcomes. Attendees will consider how to provide an institutional-wide approach to disability support, including how to better utilise student feedback from the NSS and the NUS’ Ensuring the student voice is heard survey. Delegates will also assess whether enough support is being provided to students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD), building on recommendations from the previous HEFCE report, Support for Higher Education Students with Specific Learning Difficulties.
Places at the forum (including course materials and refreshments) are:
* Use the promotional code: DBSSZO-288726 to receive the above rate. £200 is 20% (£50) off our standard fee of £250. This discount will expire at midnight on Monday 15th May 2017;
* Multiple Delegate Discount * Register 2 Delegates and the 3rd is Half Price (this can be used with the discount code above)
We are looking forward to the day and hope to see you there.
With kind regards,
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