SOE to co-host 'Reversing the educational inequality crisis in Bristol' event
30 August 2018
On October 9th colleagues from the School of Education are organising an evening event in City Hall (5.30 – 8.00 p.m.) to explicitly address the Bristol Learning City’s aim of increasing the participation rate in Higher Education of young people in targeted wards of the city.
This is a collaboration between the University of Bristol, UWE Bristol and Future Quest. There is wide disparity in Bristol in terms of access to Level 3 opportunities in education (A-levels and BTECs, which are the pre-requisite for entrance to HE), and this event seeks to provide a forum to discuss how this can be addressed.
The event will be organised around a discussion forum and a small number of presentations (to include Professor Judith Squires, PVC for Education, University of Bristol; Ms Jo Midgley, PVC for Student Experience, University of West of England) .
The main take-away messages for the event are:
- Structural inequalities in education must change if Bristol is to become a Learning City with equal educational opportunities for all
- Schools and stakeholders across Bristol need to work together to ensure that education and in particular Post 16 and Higher Education are equally accessible to everyone in Bristol, no matter where in the city they live.
The event is free to attend but you will need to register via the Reversing the educational inequality crisis in Bristol eventbrite page.