For the past year and a half, HEFCE and GuildHe have supported a project run by the Southern Policy Centre to look at the potential of available data to support very localised widening participation strategies.
This conference will outline the project and its results. Our innovative approach to data analysis is giving, we believe for the first time, schools, local communities and other stakeholders a clear understanding of what needs to be done to achieve participation in higher education targets.
Ultimately, the project has been a test; how far can data be used to inform practical policy improvements in very local neighbourhoods? So this half day conference is not one to be missed.
- Education professionals (from primary to HE level)
- Local authority professionals - from community workers to research officers
- Those interested in the use of data for policy change, especially open data
- Public policy researchers
- Politicians from local authority to parliamentary level
- Employers interested in skills development
We look forward to seeing you there. Please do contact Max on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Line up of speakers to be announced.
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.