Addressing Barriers to Student Success programme conference

This event brought together all 17 projects from the Addressing Barriers to Student Success programme to celebrate achievements and to share findings, effective practice and lessons learned.

Six students holding graduation caps

We hosted an event to showcase the Office for Students' £7.5 million catalyst fund - Addressing Barriers to Student Success (ABSS).

There were opportunities throughout the day for partnerships to participate in discussion sessions and share their thoughts and learning during the workshop sessions.


0930 - 1000 Registration
1000 - 1010 Welcome
1010 - 1040 Keynote speaker - Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students 
1040 - 1110 Keynote speaker - Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor, Aston University
1110 - 1140 Keynote speaker - Fope Olaleye, Black Students' Officer, National Union of Students
1140 - 1150 Break
1150 - 1250 Breakout sessions
1250 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1430 Breakout sessions
1430 - 1500 Findings from the programme evaluation - Georgia Siora, Warwick Economics and Development
1500 - 1530 Effective practice - Nicola Turner, Head of Access and Participation (Sector Practice), Office for Students
1530 - 1600 Summary and close

This event was by invitation only for those involved in ABSS projects.

If you have any questions about this event please contact [email protected]

Last updated 27 November 2019
27 November 2019
Updated to reflect that the event has now passed

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