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Higher Education and Schools Partnerships
12 May 2009
Widening Participation – making funding work. To be held at Thistle, Marble Arch, London and live on policyreview.tv

With colleges and universities working to avoid the surge in university applications pushing their widening participation mix, this conference brought together key decision makers from across the education and not for profit sectors and government to discuss strategies to make strong education partnerships and improve future aspirations amongst young people. Keynote address: Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Lammy as Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Professor Alasdair Smith
Consultant, Office of the Schools Commissioner, Department of Children, Schools and Families and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex

Paul Clark
Director, Policy Development Group, Universities UK

Paul Marshall
Executive Director, 1994 Group

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Lammy as Minister of State, Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills

Questions and discussion
Session 1

Jennifer Jupe
Strategic Director, Specialism and Curriculum Networks, Specialist Schools and Acedemies Trust

Tricia Jenkins MBE
Head of Educational Opportunities, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool

Phillip Harley
Schools and 14-19 Adviser, Action on Access

Questions and discussion
Session 2

Panel debate
Planting the seed: what makes a successful partnership and what results do we want from them?