Over the last 18 months, HEFCE and GuildHe have supported a project run by the Southern Policy Centre to look at how freely available data can be powerfully harnessed to support very localised strategies to get more of our Key Stage 5 students to go on into Higher Education.
This conference will summarise this exciting project and its results. Our innovative approach to data analysis is for the first time giving schools, local communities and other stakeholders a really clear understanding of what they can do to boost participation in Higher Education.
Ultimately, the project has been a test; how far can data be used to inform practical policy improvements in very local neighbourhoods? The answer is: a lot! This informative half-day conference is not one to be missed.
It is particularly suitable for:
- Education professionals (from primary to HE level)
- Local authority professionals - from community workers to research officers
- Politicians from local authority to parliamentary level
- Public policy researchers
- Employers interested in skills development
- Those interested in the use of data for policy change, especially open data
We look forward to seeing you there. Please do contact Flic Goodyear (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
The line-up of speakers is nearly finalised and details will be announced shortly.
The Southern Policy Centre is the only independent think-tank and policy forum for central southern England. We were launched in November 2014 and specialise in public policy for southern England, data led decision making and innovative forms of public participation.