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Degree Apprenticeships: A social mobility opportunity?

23 April 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

AccessHE is pleased to open registration for the third event in the London Student Outcomes series – Degree Apprenticeships: A social mobility opportunity? 

Supported by the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) the event will be chaired by Dr Darryll Bravenboer, Director of Apprenticeships and Skills at Middlesex University.

Are Degree Apprenticeships the key to “smashing the Level 3 glass ceiling” of apprenticeships? Can they offer debt-free progression to higher level jobs for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds and deliver a real widening of participation in higher education? Or should we be concerned about who might be missing from new uses of levy funds? This event will explore these questions and more by sharing emerging best practice in this area, bringing together employers, universities and other organisations to explore some of the key challenges and opportunities for promoting social mobility through Degree Apprenticeships in London.


We look forward to welcoming Sarah-Louise Collins and Stella McKnight from the University of Winchester to present an update on their HEFCE Degree Apprenticeship Development Fundproject looking at enhancing social mobility through Degree Apprenticeships. Other speakers will be confirmed soon.

AccessHE will present research on Degree Apprenticeship provision and uptake in London, and there will also be an opportunity for discussions about the challenges facing the capital in trying to connect social mobility and Degree Apprenticeships together.

Who should attend?

We anticipate attendees will include those in business development, employer engagement, student recruitment and widening participation within higher education institutions, as well as employers and other organisations with an interest in this area. We hope the event will inform new collaborative work in 2018-19 to address Degree Apprenticeship opportunities in London.

Attendance is FREE for AccessHE members and £25 for non-members.

This is the third event in the AccessHE London Student Outcomes series, exploring four key emerging themes in widening participation across the full student lifecycle. The final event in the series will look at post-HE progression for learners from under-represented groups. Please visit the link above for more information and to register your interest in attending.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sam Turner, AccessHE London Programmes Coordinator, at sam.turner@londonhigher.ac.uk.

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23 April 2018
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Central London