Partners in Progression: engaging parents to widen access to higher education


Parental engagement is essential for children’s education success and is closely linked to progression to higher education. Thus, it is essential that schools and universities work closely together to engage parents, address their concerns and ensure that all pupils’ who want to go on to university can do so, regardless of their background. This session draws on recent research including fascinating new data from: a national survey of parents; focus groups with parents, and, university case studies of best practice in parental engagement, and will support schools and universities to develop and improve their parental engagement strategy and activities.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.