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20th January 2021 | Education

Education resource available: Academic Ableism in Higher Education

Access the research paper ahead of the 2021 Schools and Academies & Future of Higher Education Events. 

We aim to make governance and policy-making more inclusive through sharing knowledge and excellence, and to provide value to our member communities and delegates in everything we do. 

One of the ways we do this is by working closely with our partners and contributors to provide access to leading research papers and resources. 

A new research paper for the education sector is now available to access through our resource centre, entitled Academic Ableism in Higher Education, written by Dr. Shrehan Lynch and Dr. John Macklin from the University of East London.

The paper investigates what academic ableism means, and how and why universities, and by extension, all educational establishments, need to address the issue, promoting inclusive opportunities and ensuring achievement and success are available to all students and staff.

As with all research and resources in our resource centre, this paper is free to access for our members. When you join our community you’ll also gain access to discounted bookings on future events, and opportunities to connect with an enhanced network of executive and governance leaders and practitioners. Join our member community for free.

Access the Academic Ableism in Higher Education research paper now.

Do you work in the education sector?

The Schools and Academies Series 2021 online event takes place 23rd – 15th March and is built on the premise that education should never be about standing still. Government and educators alike should always be looking at how we can innovate, how we can reform, and how we can drive change that will benefit children. 

Attendees will be able to discuss and debate how we can build a stronger education system fit for all, ensuring no child is left behind.

The agenda features an incredibly strong line-up of speakers across the three-day event, including;

  • Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governors Association
  • Katherine Mould, Digital and Remote Education Strategy, Technology and Digital Directorate, Department of Education
  • Lee Owston HMI, Programme Director, School Inspection Improvement, Ofsted

View the full agenda and book tickets for the Schools and Academies 2021 event here.

The Future of Higher Education 

Universities are a key contributor to the UK economy, generating more than £95 billion per year and over 940,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact in the academic year 2019-20 with a loss of income amounting to c£790 million. The current challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic are numerous and require an urgent response by universities.

The Future of Higher Education 2021 event takes place 27th – 29th April and will examine how the Government and Academia are tackling the wide range of issues they are faced with, and provide insight into what the future may look like post COVID-19 and how to manage the transition.

Issues such as leadership, new models of learning, student wellbeing, marketing and recruitment will be examined from both a policy and practical perspective to gain new insights into the future of higher education.

Higher Education Leaders will speak at the three-day event, including:

  • Clare Marchant, Chief Executive, UCAS
  • Nick Hillman, Director, Higher Education Policy Institute
  • Professor Amanda Broderick, Vice Chancellor, University of East London

View the full agenda and book tickets for the Future of Higher Education 2021 event here.

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Article written by
Danielle Chapman

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