Tuesday 24th April 2018, 1000-1645, London

Partnerships – between schools, universities, and the third sector – are becoming increasingly important to successful widening participation to higher education and to making a real difference to young people’s lives. 

So our conference will focus on one central question: how can universities, schools and third sector organisations work together to ensure the best outcomes for students and their teachers?

The day will include keynote speeches from Lord Winston and MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis.

We’ll also be joined by Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation at the Office for Students, and Natalie Perera, one of our Trustees and Head of Research at the Education Policy Institute, who will be chairing our panel discussion on “Working in partnership in the field”.

Confirmed speakers


Lord Winston

Professor of Science and Society at Imperial College, London, founder of the Reach Out Lab


Martin Lewis

Founder of Money Saving Expert and HE funding campaigner


Chris Millward

Director for Fair Access at the Office for Students


Natalie Perera

Head of Research at the Education Policy Institute and Causeway Education Trustee

In the afternoon there’s the opportunity to join our participatory workshops, where we hope you’ll gain insight and knowledge from colleagues from across the widening participation sector.

See the full conference programme here, and the full line-up of speakers and panellists here.

Essential Information

Date and Time: Tuesday April 24th 2018, 10:00-16:45

Venue: Auditorium, Allen & Overy, Bishops Square, E1 6AD

Full details of the conference programme and workshops are here. We'll announce more details as they're confirmed. For more information, please e-mail

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